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US think tank reports North Korea building facility large enough ‘to store ballistic missiles’

North Korea is building a facility “likely designed to support ballistic missile operations”, according to a report by a US think tank. The news has emerged after satellites images were analysed by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The facility is reportedly near completion and is being constructed near Pyongyang International Airport….


Talks between US and North Korea collapse

Talks between North Korea Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, and US President, Donald Trump, have collapsed after a disagreement between the two leaders regarding nuclear disarmament. The talks were happening in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the two leaders were expected to announce progress on denuclearisation. Two contradicting stories have emerged from either side regarding who is…


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Kim Jong-un smiles for first official portrait North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has commissioned his first official portrait. The image captures a smiling Mr Kim wearing a suit and tie. His portrait was unveiled on state TV in Pyongyang during a visit from Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. This is the first time an official photo…


Mattis issues warning to North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea on Friday morning, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear program, emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis. “Our goal is not war but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the…


North Korea’s missile sparks global tensions

On the 12th February, North Korea successfully test-fired a missile, dangerously aggravating Japanese leaders. The missile was fired into the Sea of Japan, with Kim Jong-Un supervising the launch. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting President Trump in the US at the time, called the test-fire “absolutely intolerable”, while Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary,…

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Review: The Interview

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen Screenplay: Dan Sterling Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park Runtime: 112 mins Genre: Comedy/Action   It’s hard to decide what’s more offensive: Seth Rogen’s constant reliance on silly slapstick, James Franco’s horrific overacting throughout, or the portrayal of Kim Jong-un as a Katy Perry-loving, childish, tantrum-throwing dictator. Probably the latter. The film…

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