Category Archives: North Korea

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

Kim Hyon-hui

February 6, 2018  The Washington Post

ut now, the reminders of what Kim Hyon-hui once did again seem to be everywhere. South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics this month, and even seeing the Olympic rings gives her flashbacks to 30 years ago, the other time this country was preparing to host the Games. Then, Kim was an elite North Korean agent. She was acting on national orders. She boarded a South Korean passenger plane, carrying a time bomb. She left the bomb in an overhead bin. She exited the plane during a layover. The plane blew up. There was a manhunt for the perpetrators. Kim was captured. And then, Kim was taken for the first time to South Korea, arrested for an act of terrorism that killed 115 people and was designed to derail the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Continue reading She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

North Korea increasing executions of top political officers amid sanctions strain

Kim Jong Un

January 31, 2018  FoxNews

North Korea is stepping up its execution of top political officers to prevent the regime from deteriorating under immense pressure caused by international sanctions, a U.S. general said after recent reports suggested that a key member of Kim Jong Un’s inner circle was reported executed by death squad. Continue reading North Korea increasing executions of top political officers amid sanctions strain

North Korean officials ransacking farmers’ homes to find food for Kim’s hungry army

North Korean commandos

January 22, 2017 FoxNews

rth Korean officials desperate to feed Kim Jong Un’s hungry army are ransacking the homes of drought-stricken farmers to collect every last grain of food inside, according to a report that highlights rising tensions between the regime and the public. Continue reading North Korean officials ransacking farmers’ homes to find food for Kim’s hungry army

North Korea nuclear test site has ‘significant’ work underway

Kim Jong Un

January 12, 2018  FoxNews

“Significant tunneling” has been detected at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to a Washington-based think tank specializing in tracking the Hermit Kingdom’s activities. Continue reading North Korea nuclear test site has ‘significant’ work underway

US deploys 3 B-2 stealth bombers to Guam in message to North Korea

 Bombers

January 11, 2018  FoxNews

The U.S. Air Force announced it has deployed three nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers and 200 air personnel to Guam — sending a strong signal to North Korea just a few days after its talks with South Korea.  Continue reading US deploys 3 B-2 stealth bombers to Guam in message to North Korea

North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April

launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile

January 4, 2018  FoxNews

An intermediate-range missile launched by North Korea last April crashed into a town near Pyongyang, possibly causing an explosion and casualties, The Diplomat reported on Wednesday. Continue reading North Korea accidentally crashed a missile into its own city last April