President Obama Promises an End to the War in Afghanistan and ‘Firm Action’ on North Korea and Iran

(photo: whitehouse.gov)
(photo: whitehouse.gov)

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Barack Obama addressed many of the most pressing issues on the world stage including the tense diplomatic situations in Iran and North Korea and the War on Terror in Afghanistan.

On the campaign trail, President Obama vowed to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. However, shortly after the election, the White House said they would not be able to commit to a specific withdrawal schedule in Afghanistan. Addressing the nation tonight, President Obama returned to his campaign promise and said the remaining U.S. troops in that country would be withdrawn in the next 22 months. Continue reading “President Obama Promises an End to the War in Afghanistan and ‘Firm Action’ on North Korea and Iran”

New York’s Korean Community Unfazed by North Korea’s Nuclear Test

People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korea's nuclear test at the Seoul Railway station. (Photo: Getty)
People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korea’s nuclear test at the Seoul Railway station. (Photo: Getty)

While Korean media in New York City was abuzz with the news that North Korea had conducted its third nuclear test, the radioactive blast left members of the city’s Korean community decidedly nonplussed. Continue reading “New York’s Korean Community Unfazed by North Korea’s Nuclear Test”

North Korea Mourns Kim Jong-il

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Kim Jong Il (Getty)

A series of reports published yesterday by the Korean Central News Agency, a propagandist media outlet run by the repressive North Korean regime, shed light on the official response to the death of the country’s “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong-il. According to KCNA, North Koreans reacted to the passing of their beloved despot Saturday night by weeping profusely and uniting around Mr. Kim’s chosen successor, his twentysomething son Kim Jong-un.

His demise is the greatest loss to the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean revolution at the historic period when a landmark phase is opened for building a thriving socialist nation,” one KCNA report read. “The grief-stricken Korean people are, however, renewing their pledge to remain true to the leadership of Kim Jong-un by overcoming their sorrow and displaying fresh strength and courage.”

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North Korean News Agency Explains 'The 99 Percent'

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Kim Jong Il is the 99%. (Getty)

KCNA, the preferred news outlet of Kim Jong Il’s North Korean regime, covered recent Occupy Wall Street protests in Washington, D.C. with a rather detailed exposition of the “We Are The 99%” chants that have become a de facto motto of the demonstrations.  Continue reading “North Korean News Agency Explains 'The 99 Percent'”

North Korea Reports on U.S. Dissatisfaction With “The Wall Street”

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (Getty)

KCNA, the official state news agency of North Korea, has another report out on the Occupy Wall Street protest movement describing polls that show “vast majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the Wall Street.”  Continue reading “North Korea Reports on U.S. Dissatisfaction With “The Wall Street””