Scientists around the world can apparently hang up their lab coats, because North Korea says it has found a cure for Ebola, AIDS, MERS, and SARS. The claim is a tough pill to swallow, however, and is likely to be met with a generous dose of skepticism.
North Korea has accused the US of trying to target its people by sending a live anthrax sample to a US base in South Korea. Pyongyang asked the UN to investigate America's "biological warfare schemes," while Washington laughed off the allegations.
The Obama administration would do well to apply lessons from the Korean War 55 years ago if it wants to avert a new war with China, which is growing increasingly wary of the US military’s presence in the region.
US spies tried to infect North Korean computers with Stuxnet, the same virus used to disrupt Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, but the attack was not successful, intelligence officials familiar with the campaign admitted to Reuters.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates have joined a group of 30 women activists planning to cross the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Koreas in a symbolic step for peace.
Pyongyang says it has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads making it possible to fit them into missiles. The report comes just weeks after North Korea claimed its first submarine-based missile test.
With so little reliable information on the backroom politics in N. Korea, Seoul government benefits from the media speculations about its neighbor, which helps it justify soaring defense budget, James Corbett, editor of the Corbett report, told RT.
North Korea is making waves with the reported test launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) – a game-changing “world-level strategic weapon,” according to leader Kim Jong-Un. If confirmed, the test would violate existing UN resolutions.
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.
The underlying context of the US-Japan security deal is not the always-convenient excuse North Korea, but China’s increasing military expenditure and army capability, James Corbett, editor of The Corbett Report, told RT.
Tokyo is using China “increasing its hegemonic motivation” as an excuse because the US will only accept Japan’s remilitarization if they think it can be used to contain China, Dr. Tim Beal, Asia specialist, researcher and author, told RT.