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NPR Can’t Help Hyping North Korean Threat

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on March 8 that “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea. Between then and April 27, NPR.org published 60 stories on US/North Korea relations. Here’s a representative exchange (Morning Edition, 4/20/17): David Greene, host: A pretty ominous-sounding warning from North […]

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Trump Advisers Call for More Troops to Break Afghan Deadlock

Kabul (Tasnim) – Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock in the 15-year war there, in part by pressuring the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. The added troops would allow American advisers to work with a greater number […]

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US Bill Calls for Inspections of Russian Far East Seaports

Moscow (SCF) – On May 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea targeting its shipping industry and slave labor among other things as tensions continued to mount over North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) is designed to undercut North Korea’s economy […]

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North Korea Accuses CIA of Biochemical Plot to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un

Pyongyang (GPA) – Pyongyang says this effort from the U.S. and South Korea has gone “beyond the limits.” North Korea accused the CIA and South Korea’s intelligence service of attempting assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-Un, with a bio-chemical weapon. The statement from North Korea’s Ministry of State Security released Friday said the U.S. intelligence agency […]

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Trump Demands Payment for THAAD System He Sent to South Korea

Seoul (GPA) – After upsetting both adversaries and allies by moving a missile defense system to South Korea, Trump is now demanding payment for his idea. This week saw the arrival of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system that was delivered to South Korea ahead of schedule under orders of the […]

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NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

New York (FAIR) – Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds”—New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad (4/24/17) painted a dire picture of a Trump administration forced to react to the growing and impending doom of North Korea nuclear weapons. “As North Korea Speeds Its Nuclear […]