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North Korea Experiments With Nuclear Detonator
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North Korea Experiments With Nuclear Detonator

North Korea has experimented with a "nuclear detonator device," a South Korean presidential adviser said. The news comes shortly after the announcement that the isolated country fired three ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan.   The United States and South Korea have been warning for weeks that a nuclear test is imminent. According to South Korean adviser Kim Tae-hyo, the detonator has been experimented with, but it remains unclear what exactly that means. No details have been disclosed. Kim did tell reporters that North Korea has entered the final stages before conducting a nuclear test. Despite the coronavirus outbreak that North Korea is currently battling, the country has managed to further develop a long-standing but idle nuclear reactor. This could be seen on satellite...
North Korea Tried to Hack into International Nuclear Agency
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North Korea Tried to Hack into International Nuclear Agency

North Korea has attempted to hack into the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and South Korean defence contractors, Asian news website Nikkei reports, citing a United Nations (UN) report that Nikkei has seen.   Kimsuky, a group of hackers backed by North Korean intelligence, sent out phishing attacks, according to the UN report, during which it got hold of the email addresses of government officials and an IAEA security officer. The same group of hackers also allegedly attempted to hack into the VPN networks of Korea Aerospace Industries, one of South Korea's largest defense companies, to steal technical data. The UN report also confirms earlier reports from private research firm Chainalysis, which reported in January that North Korea had stolen nearly $400 million (€348 mil...
North Korea Fires Projectile into Sea Again
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North Korea Fires Projectile into Sea Again

North Korea has fired another unidentified projectile into the sea. The South Korean military made the announcement on Wednesday.   The projectile, believed to be a ballistic missile, flew toward the Baltic Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. The Japanese government in Tokyo also spoke of a "suspected ballistic missile". The projectile was fired into the sea east of the peninsula, South Korean armed forces chiefs of staff said. No further details were given. Last week, leader Kim Jong Un had already shown his willingness to strengthen his country's military capacity. UN resolutions prohibit North Korea's self-proclaimed nuclear power from testing ballistic missiles, but the country pays little attention to this. In 2021, North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a new type ...
North Korean Hackers Also Target Pfizer Over Vaccine
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North Korean Hackers Also Target Pfizer Over Vaccine

North Korean hackers also target the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.   South Korean intelligence officers have said this to a parliamentary committee in Seoul, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. The hackers tried to break into servers to learn more about the production of the vaccines at Pfizer. It is not the first time that reports have surfaced about the great interest of North Korean hackers in pharmaceutical companies involved in making corona vaccines. For example, late last year, Microsoft reported that North Koreans had attacked seven major pharmaceutical companies in Canada, France, India, the US and South Korea.
Secretary of US State to North Korea for Consultation
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Secretary of US State to North Korea for Consultation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to North Korea on Thursday to discuss the nuclear weapons-freeing of the Korean peninsula. He will consult with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reports the Dawn News.   That was what the White House said in a statement. Regarding a timetable for the dismantling of the nuclear weapons arsenal of North Korea, Washington did not let itself go. At the historic summit on June 12 between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader denounced the 'denuclearisation' of North Korea. Sources from US intelligence agencies reported in recent weeks that the Pyongyang regime is keeping information about its nuclear program secret because it does not want to give up all nuclear weapons. Pompeo has not yet spoken about this.
Surprise Meeting Kim and Moon to Save Summit with the US
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Surprise Meeting Kim and Moon to Save Summit with the US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have talked today about possible talks with US President Trump. The meeting follows after a turbulent week, in which Trump blew the summit in an open letter to Kim.   From the summit between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, moving images have been released, but without sound, reports eMedium. South Korea has announced that Moon and Kim have spoken for two hours in the demilitarised zone near the border. What the result of the talks between the leaders of the two Koreas, Moon is expected to announce tomorrow. Trump's spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that an American preparation team would leave for Singapore this weekend as planned, "in case the summit continues". According to the American medium Politicobes...
Productive Talk about the US and North Korea Summit
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Productive Talk about the US and North Korea Summit

Productive Talk about the US and North Korea Summit. US President Donald Trump says there has been a productive talk between the United States and North Korea to allow the meeting between him and Kim Jong-un to continue.   The summit was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, but Thursday Trump abandoned the meeting with the North Korean leader, as the North Koreans, according to Trump, have behaved hostile. Yesterday Trump already said that he did not rule out that the summit would continue anyway. Now the American president on Twitter reports that there has been a productive discussion to let the top go on. The tweet also states that if the summit continues, it will probably happen on the same day and the same location, posted by CNN News. South Korea, which mediated the talks betw...