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U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Seeking to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate approved the sanctions bill 96-0 ...

North Korea executes military chief: report

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea executes military chief: report

North Korea has executed its military chief on corruption charges, a South Korean news agency said Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the nation’s affairs. The Yonhap news agency said Gen. Ri Yong-gil was executed this month. It said he was charged with, among ...

Feb 10, 2016

China confirms first case of Zika virus

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in a ...

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

Feb 10, 2016

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

South Korea’s military said Wednesday it has stepped up border propaganda broadcasts targeting North Korean soldiers in protest at Pyongyang’s widely-condemned rocket launch. The army since last month has blasted across the heavily-fortified border a mix of news, propaganda messages and K-pop music using ...