North Korea likely behind $100 million Horizon crypto hack: Experts

A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker. Budrul Chukrut | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to the theft of around $ 100 million in cryptocurrency, according to analysis from blockchain researchers. The hackers targeted Horizon, … Read more

Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

US President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol at the Presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2022. Jeon Heon-Kyun | Reuters US President Joe Biden, in Seoul before heading to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for … Read more

North Korea officially reports first Covid-19 outbreak

North Korea officially confirmed its first Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday, with state media reporting a sub-variant of the highly transmissible omicron virus, known as BA.2, had been detected in Pyongyang. Kim Won Jin | Afp | Getty Images North Korea officially confirmed its first Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday, with state media reporting a sub-variant of … Read more

New South Korea president Yoon Suk-yeol faces foreign policy hurdles

South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol isn’t going to “have much of a honeymoon period,” said Kathleen Stephens, president and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America and former US ambassador to South Korea. “I think he said the right thing as he is inaugurated, about his desire to see Korea play a larger … Read more

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un exchange letters

Korean leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in exchanged personal letters this week, the North’s state news agency KCNA reported. This file photo shows the two leaders at the end of an inter-Korean summit in 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps | Getty Images News | Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to a … Read more

U.S. is taking ‘a close look’ at whether to label Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Here’s what that means

WASHINGTON – As the international community seeks new ways to increase economic pressure on the Kremlin for its brutal war against Ukraine, the idea of ​​labeling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism has recently gained attention within the Biden administration. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked US President Joe Biden to designate Russia a state sponsor … Read more

North Korea is committed to an ‘alarming change’ in nuclear policy: Professor

North Korea ultimately wants to have more nuclear weapons to use against US troops in South Korea and Japan in the event of an invasion, according to a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. North Korea currently has the ability to use a small number of nuclear weapons against the United States, said … Read more

North Korea developing new long-range missile system, U.S. official says

People watch a TV broadcasting file footage of a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be a pair of ballistic missiles off its east coast, in Seoul, South Korea, September 15, 2021. Kim Hong-Ji | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Biden administration confirmed Thursday that North Korea recently conducted two tests of a … Read more

North Korea, China and U.S. closely watching South Korea’s election

Supporters await the arrival of presidential candidate Yoon Seok-youl of the main opposition People Power Party during a presidential election campaign on Feb. 15, 2022, in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-jun | Getty Images News | Getty Images A conservative victory for South Korea’s upcoming presidential election could see the country adopt a rigid stance … Read more

North Korea caps month of tests with longest-range missile since 2017

A tactical guided missile has been launched, according to state media, at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this photo released January 17, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA | via Reuters North Korea conducted its largest missile test since 2017 on Sunday, sending a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile soaring … Read more