Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Updated 4:13 am PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Policemen stand guard outside VinFast, an automotive startup manufacturer in Hai Phong, Vietnam Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared for his second summit with President Donald Trump, top members of his delegation made a whirlwind tour of one of Vietnam’s most successful conglomerates. less Policemen stand guard outside VinFast, an automotive startup manufacturer in Hai Phong, Vietnam Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepared for his second summit with President Donald ... more Photo: Minh Hoang, AP Photo: Minh Hoang, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Policemen stand guard outside VinFast, an automotive startup … [Read more...] about On summit sidelines, North Koreans study Vietnam’s economy
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.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AlertMe ROME — North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding along with his wife, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea’s spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the status of North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil. It said he went into hiding with his wife in November before his posting to Italy ended late that month. ADVERTISEMENTSkip A high-profile defection by one of North Korea’s elite would be a huge embarrassment for leader Kim Jong Un as he pursues diplomacy with Seoul and Washington and seeks to portray himself as a geopolitical player. South Korean lawmaker Kim Min-ki said an official from … [Read more...] about North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes did he defect?
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un delivered his much-anticipated New Year’s address in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As expected, the speech was largely focused on North Korea’s economy but included some mixed messages about denuclearization. Kim said he remains committed to eliminating nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula and is ready for a second summit with President Donald Trump, but also warned he will “find a new way to settle peace on our peninsula” if the United States “misinterprets our people’s patience, and makes one-sided demands and continues down the path of sanctions and pressure on our republic.”“If the United States takes sincere measures and corresponding action to our leading and pre-emptive efforts, then relations will advance at a fast and excellent pace through the process of implementing definite and groundbreaking measures,” he said. The New Year’s address is an annual event in North Korea … [Read more...] about North Korean Dictator Ready to Meet Trump, Threatens to Halt Denuclearization if Sanctions Continue
By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency's database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. gi The ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors had been stolen through a computer infected with malicious software at an agency called the Hana centre, in the southern city of Gumi."The malware was planted through emails sent by an internal address," a ministry official told reporters on condition of anonymity, due to the sensitivity of the issue, referring to a Hana centre email account.The Hana centre is among 25 institutes the ministry runs around the country to help some 32,000 defectors adjust to life in the richer, democratic South by providing jobs, medical and legal support.Defectors, most of whom risked their lives to flee poverty and political oppression, are a source … [Read more...] about Mystery hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South
Dec 28, 12:48 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 12/28/18 AT 12:48 AM The personal information, including names, birth dates and addresses, of almost 1,000 North Korean defectors was leaked when a computer at a government-run resettlement center in South Korea was hacked."Recognizing a possibility of one personal computer at the Hana Center in North Gyeongsang Province having been hacked, we carried out an on-site probe on Dec. 19 in cooperation with the provincial government and the center and confirmed the computer was infected with a malicious code," the Ministry of Unification confirmed Thursday, Yonhap News reported. "In that computer, there was a file containing personal information of North Korean defectors. The file was confirmed to have been leaked.”Malicious code was used to infect the computer from which the data was stolen. The ministry added that this was the … [Read more...] about Nearly 1,000 North Korean Defectors’ Details Leaked, Seoul-Run Resettlement Center Hacked