Kim Jong Un, in Surprise Visit to Beijing, Shores Up Chinese Support

North Korean President Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to Beijing, China, this week and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It was the first time the two met face-to-face and the first time the reclusive leader met with a foreign head of state since assuming power in 2011. The meeting is the first […]

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Kim Jong Un Signals Willingness to Talk About Nuclear Program

In a surprising development, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has signaled that he is willing to enter into negotiations with United States about giving up his country’s nuclear and ballistic missile program.  He also expressed willingness to suspend those missile tests while the dialogue is underway.  The overture was made to South Korean negotiators […]

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High-Level South Korean Delegation Visits North in Sign Summit May be Forthcoming

A high-ranking delegation from South Korea is in North Korea today and has met with that country’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un, the South Korean government announced.  The group, a 10-member delegation, was sent to Pyongyang by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to focus on inter-Korean relations and lay the groundwork for talks, which would […]

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North Korea Ends Olympics in a Surprising Fashion – With an Invitation to Talk

Updated 1:20 p.m. The North Korean government has made an overture to the U.S. for direct talks telling the South Koreans that they have “ample intentions of holding talks with the United States.” The statement was made by a North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol during a rare visit to the South.  In a notable […]

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Russian Hackers Attacked the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Sought to Blame North Korea

Russian military hackers launched a cyberattack against hundreds of South Korean computers in an effort to disrupt the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang.  The attacks resulted in interruptions to internet and broadcast services, as well as the Olympics website.  Many attendees of the opening ceremonies on February 9 were unable […]

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Vice President Mike Pence had a Secret Meeting Scheduled with the North Koreans But They Cancelled, According to His Staff

Vice President Mike Pence had planned to secretly meet with North Korean officials while in South Korea a few weeks ago, but the North Koreans backed out of the meeting, according the Vice President’s office. Pence was on a trip to the far east to visit with allies Japan and South Korea, and to also […]

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North Korean Government on Verge of Expanding Cyber-Espionage Operations, Security Firm Says

A cybersecurity firm in California, FireEye, has concluded with high confidence that a North Korean cyber-espionage group known as APT37 has expanded its operations in both scope and sophistication, and that it’s working on behalf of the North Korean government, according to a report released by the firm today. FireEye says that APT37’s primary mission […]

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Vice President Mike Pence Said U.S. is Open to Continued Dialogue with North Korea But Sanctions Will Remain

Vice President Mike Pence has relayed to South Korean President Moon Jae-in the U.S.’ approval of continued talks with the North Koreans, but stressed that the North would get no sanctions relief simply for continuing a dialogue.  Pence lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, over the weekend Pence […]

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The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are drawing an element from all over the world besides athletes: Cyber attackers.  Experts believe the biggest security threat to the Games may be virtual. Cyber criminals have long targeted Olympic Games.  At the Beijing, London and Brazil events, officials recorked millions of attempted attacks a day – […]

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