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North Korea develops software to teach ideology

North Korea develops software to teach ideology

Technology
North Korea has developed software designed to teach ideology to party members and workers, according to North Korean party daily Rodong Sinmun. Called Chongseo 1.0, it contains writings by the country's founder Kim Il-sung and his son - former leader Kim Jong-il. The paper explains that the encyclopaedia-like electronic book program aggregates classical works and anecdotes about the two Kims, as well as material related to current leader Kim Jong-un. The program works on different devices and operating systems - including Windows and North Korea's Linux-based Red Star - and the plan is to distribute it nationwide. And it won't stop there. Developers are already working on the next version - Chongseo 2.0, adding various functions...
N Korea: US ‘hell bent’ on hostility and ‘obsessed with sanctions’

N Korea: US ‘hell bent’ on hostility and ‘obsessed with sanctions’

World
North Korea says the US is "hell bent" on hostile acts and "obsessed with sanctions" – three days after Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met in what Pyongyang called an "amazing event".A press statement from Pyongyang's UN Mission accused the US of trying to exert "overt pressure" and have the world's nations implement UN sanctions. It said the US and 23 other countries sent a letter to the UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions on North Korea demanding urgent action "under the absurd pretext of 'excess in the amount of refined petroleum imported"'. Image: North Korea says the US is obsessed with sanctions The US and the other countries accused North Korea of violating UN sanctions by importing more refined petroleum products
South Korea: ‘Complete denuclearization’ of North Korea remains the goal

South Korea: ‘Complete denuclearization’ of North Korea remains the goal

World
SEOUL, July 3 (UPI) -- South Korea's goal in the North Korean nuclear issue is none other than complete denuclearization, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday, amid speculation that the United States may settle for a nuclear freeze. Talk of a nuclear freeze rose significantly after a New York Times report that U.S. officials may abandon their goal of getting North Korea to completely give up its nuclear programs. The report came after Sunday's surprise meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "Complete denuclearization is clearly the position of our government," Kang told a parliamentary meeting in response to a lawmaker's question about whether the government would oppose it if the U.S. moves toward a nuclear freeze. that i...
North Korea calls Japan a ‘malignant tumor’ for Aegis Ashore deployment

North Korea calls Japan a ‘malignant tumor’ for Aegis Ashore deployment

World
July 2 (UPI) -- North Korea verbally attacked Japan on Tuesday, calling the country a malignant tumor that is "disturbing the peace of Northeast Asia." Korean Workers' Party paper Rodong Sinmun compared the world's third-largest economy to cancer, referring to its latest military decisions. Japan plans to deploy two Aegis Ashore interceptors, largely to prepare for possible North Korea ballistic missile attacks. In May, Pyongyang tested several short-range missiles. North Korea described Japan's decision as part of the country's goal to "realize military ambitions." "Japan, in a frenzy amid reinvasion maneuvers, is a malignant tumor that is destroying peace and stability in Northeast Asia," the Rodong said. The Aegis Ashore systems were approved for purchase in January by the U.S. State...