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U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula
Source: Reuters

U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula

U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the Souths Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source. The bombers will take part in the drills at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and as United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman...


Activists smuggling films and music on USB sticks in the secret information war for the minds of North Koreans
Source: Reuters

Activists smuggling films and music on USB sticks in the secret information war for the minds of North Koreans

On a dirt path along the Chinese border, a man slips under a barbed wire fence with a package he hopes can bring down the North Korean regime from within. He scrambles down to the rocky shoreline before casting it into the waters, bound for the North Korean soldiers on the other bank. His weapon is not a bomb or a covert spying device, but a bundle of USB sticks strapped to a tyre tube and l...


Russia tells US, N Korea 'hot heads' to calm down
Source: Al-Jazeera

Russia tells US, N Korea 'hot heads' to calm down

Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged hot heads to calm down, calling an escalating war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong-un a kindergarten fight. Trump called the North Korean leader a madman on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a mentally deranged US dotard who would face the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history in retaliation for...


S Korea sees largest protests against President Park Geun-hye

Huge rallies have been held across South Korea for what is thought to be the largest protests so far demanding President Park Geun-hye steps down. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to manipulate power from behind the scenes. The president has apologised twice, but has so far resisted calls to resign. Organisers said 1.5 million were in Seoul, and another 400,000 in...


Phupu plays full bout, Sirish sets national record

All three Nepali athletes - judoka Phupu Lhamu Khatri, archer Jit Bahadur Muktan and swimmer Sirish Gurung - lost their very first round matches in the Rio Olympics 2016 and crashed out of the global sporting meet in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. Judoka Khatri plays full bout Judo player Phupu Lhamu Khatri lost 11-0 against Cuban opponent Maricet Espinosa in womens U-63 kg category in the round o...


North Korea confirms it test-fired ballistic rockets

North Korea said Wednesday it test-fired ballistic rockets as part of a simulated pre-emptive attack on ports and airfields in South Korea, in a likely reference to the three missile launches that Seoul says the North carried out a day earlier. Leader Kim Jong Un guided the launches and expressed his satisfaction with them, the Norths official Korean Central News Agency reported, without saying...


N. Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US
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N. Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US

North Korea said Monday it will end a diplomatic communication channel with the United States and hinted at harsher punishment for Americans detained in the country in retaliation for U.S. sanctions that target leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. government last week imposed penalties on Kim and 10 other top officials for alleged human rights abuses. North Korea is already sanctioned because of its nu...


Trump: Saddam killed terrorists 'so good'
Source: BBC

Trump: Saddam killed terrorists 'so good'

Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is praising Iraqi President Saddam Husseins ruthlessness. Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good, Trump told supporters at a campaign rally Tuesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. They didnt ...


Global stocks rise as UK, US markets remain shut for holiday
Source: BBC

Global stocks rise as UK, US markets remain shut for holiday

Major stock markets edged up on Monday amid greater optimism about the global economy, but trading volumes were low in European trading as the U.K. and U.S. markets were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Germanys DAX gained 0.3 percent to 10,315 while Frances CAC-40 was 0.1 percent higher at 4,518. Earlier, Tokyos Nikkei 225 rose 1.4 percent to 17,068.02 and Hong Kongs Hang Seng added 0.3...


South Korea, U.S. begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack
Source: Reuters

South Korea, U.S. begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack

South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defences against North Korea, which called the drills nuclear war moves and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive. South Korea said the exercises would be the largest ever following North Koreas fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch last month that triggered a...


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