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  • Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site

    2 days ago

    Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

    North Korea has told U.N. agencies it will launch a rocket carrying what it called...

  • North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch

    5 days ago

    North Korea told U.N. agencies on Tuesday it plans to launch a satellite as early as next week, a move that could advance the country's long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6.

    News of the planned launch between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25 drew fresh U.S....

  • North Korea nuclear test needs ‘swift response,’ Israel says

    January 13, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Israel said last week’s nuclear test by North Korea “must be met with a swift response by the international community.”

    “Israel condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, and joins the international community in expressing concern of the danger that this act poses to...

  • North Korea bomb claim a new challenge for Clinton campaign

    January 6, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    To Republican presidential contenders, North Korea’s claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb may further make the 2016 race what they dearly want it to be: a referendum on President Barack Obama's foreign policy and, by extension, Hillary Clinton’s. 

    For months, these Republicans...

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  • After nuclear test, U.N. readying new measures against North Korea

    January 6, 2016 | 11:13 am

    The U.N. Security Council said on Wednesday it would begin working immediately on significant new measures in response to North Korea's fourth nuclear test, a threat diplomats said could mean an expansion of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.

    North Korea said it successfully...

  • North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as deadline looms

    August 21, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back.

    South Korean Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo said his...

  • Iran is mankind’s enemy

    By Dennis Prager

    January 28, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Iran today is America’s greatest enemy, Israel’s greatest enemy, the Jewish people’s greatest enemy and the greatest enemy of moral civilization.

    There is, apparently, no evil that the Iranian Islamic regime will not engage in to further its ends. 

    It is one of the only...

  • Stars get serious: Top moments from the 2015 Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 12, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The typically boozy, loosey-goosey ambience of the Golden Globe awards, whose viewers are usually more concerned with red carpet arrivals than seriousness of ceremony, took on a more earnest tone last night in the aftermath of the Paris, France terror attacks that have gripped the...

  • Sony Pictures puts ‘The Interview’ back in theaters

    December 23, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Sony Pictures said on Tuesday it will release "The Interview" to a limited number of theaters on Dec. 25, less than a week after it canceled the comedy's release following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

    [ROB ESHMAN: How to hack the Sony hackers]

    The decision...

  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

    December 20, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

    An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would...

  • U.S. blames N.Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows ‘consequences’

    December 19, 2014 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible.

    It was the first time the United States had directly accused...

  • For North Korea’s cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

    December 19, 2014 | 9:06 am

    The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.

    Non-conventional capabilities like cyber-warfare...

  • FBI deeply concerned about destructive nature of Sony hack

    December 19, 2014 | 8:59 am

    Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood move studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. :

    "Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony...

  • U.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack

    December 17, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    U.S. investigators have determined that NorthKorea was behind a cyber attack on Sony Corp's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.

    One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored" and several sources said that North Korea was the government involved.

    ...
  • ‘Interview’ writer: If they want to bomb somebody for free speech, I’d like to be at ground zero

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 17, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    On Dec. 17, eight days after my interview with screenwriter Dan Sterling of “The Interview” – the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy about goofy journalists who land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and then are tasked by the CIA to assassinate him – Sony...

  • Sony Pictures CEO consulted U.S. State Dept on film, leaked emails show

    December 17, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    The head of Sony Pictures consulted with a senior U.S. official in June, days after North Korea threatened "merciless countermeasures" over the release of an upcoming film featuring a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un, leaked emails show.

    In an internal June 26 email seen by...

  • Sony pulls release of ‘Interview’ as U.S determines N.Korea behind attack

    December 17, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Sony Pictures on Wednesday pulled the theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," hours before a U.S. government source said investigators determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony over the film.

    Hackers attacked Sony Corp last month, leaking...

  • New York premiere of North Korea comedy canceled after threats

    December 17, 2014 | 11:05 am

    The New York premiere of "The Interview," a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group.

    The hackers, who said they were...

  • How to hack the Sony hackers

    By Rob Eshman

    December 16, 2014 | 6:40 pm

    I know what I’m doing on Christmas Day: First Chinese food, then “The Interview.”

    I’ll be eating Chinese food on Christmas because I’m a Jew, and that’s tradition.

    Then I’m going to go to a theater to watch “The Interview” because I’m an American, and that’s patriotism.

    ...
  • Sony ‘R’ Us

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 15, 2014 | 10:12 am

    The most shocking thing about the digital disemboweling of Sony Pictures’ computer data is that anyone would actually find it shocking.

    That goes for everything from the vulnerability of everyone’s personal and proprietary data, not just Sony’s, to the revelation that a...

  • ‘Interview’ screenwriter Dan Sterling: Fallout from comedy about Kim Jong-un isn’t so funny

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 12, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    DEVELOPING [Dec. 17, 2014]: Sony Pictures said on Wednesday it canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," after major U.S. theater chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.


     

    *Over coffee at a Larchmont...

  • Sony CEO ordered ‘The Interview’ toned down, Rogen objected

    December 10, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio.

    The comedy, slated for U.S. release...

  • Group claiming Sony hack demands ‘Interview’ not be released

    December 8, 2014 | 6:52 pm

    A group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded the company cancel the release of "The Interview," a film comedy that depicts an assassination plot against North Korea's leader.

    A letter posted on a file-sharing site on...

  • North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

    September 15, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release.

    Miller joins Kenneth Bae...

  • North Korea fires three short-range rockets as Pope visits South Korea

    August 14, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

    The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and...

  • Why would North Korea help Hamas build tunnels?

    By Jared Sichel

    July 28, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    According to a Saturday piece in the Daily Telegraph, unnamed Western security officials say North Korea is restocking Hamas's fast-depleting supply of rockets and equipment. 

    Even more worrisome, according to the report, the North Koreans have used their own expertise in...

  • North Korea slams U.S. movie on leader assassination plot; Un calls it ‘act of war’

    June 25, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    North Korea on Wednesday denounced a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism and threatened to unleash a "merciless counter-measure" if Washington failed to ban the movie.

    The movie "The Interview", starring...

  • ‘Homeland’ gets a South Korean adaptation

    February 20, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    South Korea is the latest country to buy the Israeli drama “Prisoners of War,” aka the original version of Showtime’s hit program “Homeland.” According to The Hollywood Reporter this particular adaptation will focus on tensions between South Korea and North Korea.

    Since...

  • Letters to the editor: North Korea, AIPAC, BDS and more

    February 12, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    The Holocaust Abroad

    Thank you for your excellent cover and feature story on North Korea (Holocaust in the Hermit Kingdom,” Jan. 24.)  The following week was our annual student-led retreat at AJRCA.  We were so moved by the story that, in memory of International Holocaust...

  • Letters to the editor: North Korea, Howard Stern, nachas and more

    February 5, 2014 | 10:26 am

    North Korea’s Familiar Struggle

    I am writing to give you a heartfelt thanks for the cover story on the human rights situation in North Korea (“Holocaust in the Hermit Kingdom,” Jan. 24). I was born in the United States, my parents are South Korean immigrants, and in my family...

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