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Korea video shows US city under attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/n-korea-video-shows-us-city-under-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea, poised to conduct a nuclear test any day now, has posted a video on YouTube depicting a US city resembling New York engulfed in flames after an apparent missile attack.</p> <p>The footage was uploaded Saturday by the North's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.</p> <p>The video is shot as a dream sequence, with a young man seeing himself on board a North Korean space shuttle launched into orbit by the same type of rocket Pyongyang successfully tested in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/n-korea-video-shows-us-city-under-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korean media Technology Uriminzokkiri AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746078 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea confirms 'miniaturised' nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/north-korea-confirms-miniaturised-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea confirmed Tuesday it had successfully carried out an underground nuclear test of a new, "miniaturised" device in what it called a targeted response to US "hostility".</p> <p>"A third nuclear test has been successfully staged," the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.</p> <p>"The high-level nuclear test, unlike in the past, had more explosive power and involved a miniaturised and lighter atomic bomb and was staged safely and perfectly," KCNA said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/north-korea-confirms-miniaturised-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korean Central News Agency North Korean media Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753301 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea video shows Obama in flames http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/n-korea-video-shows-obama-flames <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has released a new propaganda video showing US soldiers and President Barack Obama burning in the flames of a nuclear blast.</p> <p>The footage was uploaded on YouTube on Monday, two weeks after a separate video that showed New York city in flames after an apparent missile attack.</p> <p>Both videos were uploaded by the North's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/n-korea-video-shows-obama-flames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea North Korean media Technology Uriminzokkiri AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:45:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760723 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea-US drill kicks off as North cuts hotline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/s-korea-us-drill-kicks-north-cuts-hotline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean and US troops launched a joint military exercise Monday as an infuriated North Korea severed its hotline with Seoul and confirmed its decision to scrap the armistice ending the Korean War.</p> <p>The start of the two-week "Key Resolve" exercise follows a week of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, with North Korea lashing out over tightened UN sanctions adopted in response to its third nuclear test last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/s-korea-us-drill-kicks-north-cuts-hotline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korea North Korean media AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:01:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779255 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea-weekly review-6 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130313/north-korea-weekly-review-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>*** CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from March 7-13, 2013.</p> <p>March</p> <p>7 Rodong Sinmun says a statement released by a spokesman for the Supreme Command of the (North) Korean People's Army (KPA) declared an important measure for totally scrapping the Korean Armistice Agreement from March 11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130313/north-korea-weekly-review-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korean media Politics Technology War Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:02:34 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5782897 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea says South, US behind major cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/n-korea-says-south-us-behind-major-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea on Friday accused the United States and South Korea of carrying out a "persistent and intensive" cyber attack against its official websites in recent days.</p> <p>A number of official North Korean websites, including those of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the daily Rodong Sinmun newspaper, and Air Koryo airline became inaccessible early Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/n-korea-says-south-us-behind-major-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Korean Central News Agency North Korean media Technology AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784066 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-cyber attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/nk-cyber-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday accused its enemies of launching cyber attacks against its Internet servers as the communist country threatens all-out war in response to ongoing South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130315/nk-cyber-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies North Korean media Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:45:25 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5784209 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea video shows Washington under attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/n-korea-video-shows-washington-under-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has produced another video showing the United States under attack, this time with the White House and the US Capitol literally in the crosshairs.</p> <p>The four-minute video titled "Firestorms will rain on the Headquarters of War" (<a href="http://y2u.be/DyapeCiOl9A" title="http://y2u.be/DyapeCiOl9A">http://y2u.be/DyapeCiOl9A</a>) was posted Monday on the YouTube channel of the North's official website, Uriminzokkiri, which distributes news and propaganda from the state media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/n-korea-video-shows-washington-under-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health North Korean media Nuclear weapons Politics Technology Uriminzokkiri AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:45:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787485 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-Japanese PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130322/nk-japanese-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea accused Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of inciting confrontation and taking a leading role in anti-Pyongyang activities, the state media said Saturday.</p> <p>The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea said Abe's recent statement that the North is fated for collapse is a sign that the country is blindly following the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130322/nk-japanese-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Mass media North Korean media Technology Yonhap News Agency Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:31:17 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5791671 at http://www.globalpost.com 2,000 S. 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Korean propaganda website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/2000-s-korean-email-users-registered-n-korean-propaganda-website <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> About 2,000 South Korean email accounts were registered with a North Korean propaganda website, according to the list of email accounts released by an anonymous hacker on Friday, raising speculations over whether to punish the email users for violating the National Security Law banning contact with North Korean materials.</p><P>The list of 9,001 users, which the hacker "Anonymous" claimed it got from hacking the website of Uriminzokkiri, includes about 2,000 local email accounts serviced by Internet portal sites Daum, Naver and Nate as well as universities, media firms and local electronic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/2000-s-korean-email-users-registered-n-korean-propaganda-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korean media Technology Uriminzokkiri Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:47:19 +0000 Asianet 5803001 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacked N. Korean Internet sites remain out of commission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/hacked-n-korean-internet-sites-remain-out-commission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> North Korean Internet sites attacked by members of an international hacktivist group remained out of commission on Monday, five days after the cyber assault.</p><P>Yonhap News Agency, which has been monitoring the affected sites, confirmed that while the Web page of Uriminzokkiri, North Korea's main Internet-based media and propaganda, outlet was repaired over the weekend, its Twitter account remained closed with "Tango Down" messages popping up whenever a person tries to view the content.</p><P>"Tango Down" is a commonly used term by hackers to point out they have paralyzed a site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/hacked-n-korean-internet-sites-remain-out-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies North Korean media Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:50:27 +0000 Asianet 5806693 at http://www.globalpost.com US 'fully committed' to defending Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/us-fully-committed-defending-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington is "fully committed" to protecting Japan, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, days after Pyongyang threatened the Japanese capital would be "consumed in nuclear flames".</p> <p>"The United States is fully committed to the defence of Japan," Kerry told a joint press conference in Tokyo with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, ahead of a widely anticipated missile launch by North Korea.</p> <p>Kerry's comments came after the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday that any attempt by Japan to shoot down a North Korean missile would result in war.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/us-fully-committed-defending-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korean Central News Agency North Korean media AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815235 at http://www.globalpost.com US wants 'immediate release' of American jailed in N.Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-wants-immediate-release-american-jailed-nkorea-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Thursday called for the "immediate release" of a Korean-American tour operator sentenced in North Korea to 15 years of hard labor for "hostile acts" against the government.</p> <p>"We urge the DPRK authorities to grant Mr Bae amnesty," deputy acting State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told journalists, referring to jailed US citizen Pae Jun-Ho, who is known in the United States as Kenneth Bae.</p> <p>"We have concerns about the lack of transparency in this case," Ventrell said, adding that Washington was still seeking details of the charges filed against Bae.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-wants-immediate-release-american-jailed-nkorea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Korean Central News Agency Law North Korea North Korean media Politics AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 03:01:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830248 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea blames convicted U.S. man for propaganda activities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130509/n-korea-blames-convicted-us-man-propaganda-activities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A spokesman for North Korea's Supreme Court said Thursday a Korean American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor last week was engaged in a variety of propaganda activities in China to topple the Pyongyang government and that he was denied counsel in his trial held behind closed doors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130509/n-korea-blames-convicted-us-man-propaganda-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Korean Central News Agency Law North Korea North Korean media Politics Kyodo News International Thu, 09 May 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Kyodo News International 5834659 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea urges Japan to settle past, does not refer to abductions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130520/n-korea-urges-japan-settle-past-does-not-refer-abducti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> North Korea on Monday urged Japan to apologize and provide compensation for the suffering of Korean people from its 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean Peninsula.</p> <p> The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper, however, did not refer to the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s, which Pyongyang claims has been settled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130520/n-korea-urges-japan-settle-past-does-not-refer-abducti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korean abductions of Japanese North Korean media Kyodo News International Mon, 20 May 2013 08:45:41 +0000 Kyodo News International 5841811 at http://www.globalpost.com