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 ...

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 ...

Feb 10, 2016

U.S. plans to cut missile defense budget

The U.S. Defense Department plans to slash the budget for missile defense including programs to address a threat from North Korea as part of its budget request for fiscal 2017, the department said Tuesday. The Pentagon estimated the amount of the overall defense budget ...