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Canadian dollar rebounds after hitting eight-month low

The Canadian dollar showed signs of some strengthening on Tuesday after slipping to an eight-month low of 76.92 US cents in mid-afternoon trading on Monday.

Op-Ed: Former Bush security advisor warns of coming blockchain war

Juan Zarate served the George W Bush administration as a deputy advisor for combating terrorism after 9/11. He is credited with developing financial instruments that put pressure on sanctioned states.

Op-Ed: North Korea may steal and mine cryptocurrencies for revenue

North Korea may be producing its own hackers and cryptocurrency miners as a means of collecting much needed revenue, as well as perhaps using cryptocurrency as a means of payment for illegal transactions as the country is subject to severe sanctions.

North Korea allegedly hacking PCs to mine Monero cryptocurrency

North Korea has been accused of hacking server networks to install mining scripts for the Monero cryptocurrency. A new Monero mining hacker group has been seizing control of servers over the past year. It's now been linked back to North Korea.

Canada not talking to U.S. about joining missile defense system

Canadian and U.S. officials quietly held exercises last spring to practice dealing with worst-case nuclear scenarios, yet Canada has balked at joining the U.S. ballistic-missile shield program.

Canada sets aside two bunkers over North Korea missile threat

Rising tensions, particularly between North Korea and the rest of the world, have prompted Canada's federal government to review, and in some cases, take action on contingency plans to assure the continuity of the government in the event of a crisis.

Trump asks U.S. Congress for $5.9 billion more for the military

On Monday just as President Donald Trump was leaving Japan for South Korea on a trip that he claimed was aimed at countering what he called the "North Korean menace", he announced that he would request another $5.9 billion for the military.

Op-Ed: US sanctions more companies and people for supporting North Korea

On Thursday the U.S. blacklisted nine companies and government institutions for alleged support of North Korean weapons programs. The list includes two Russian firms.

China pledges $124 billion for new 'Silk Road' trade initiative

Beijing - 30 different countries have just ended a two-day summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan. China plus 29 other countries reaffirmed commitment to build open economies and to develop free and inclusive trade under China's Belt and Road initiative.

Essential Science: The poison behind the killing of Kim Jong-nam

Authorities in Malaysia reported that Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent called VX. We take a look as to what this chemical is and why it is so deadly.

North Korea just revealed its Internet, contains only 28 websites

North Korea has accidentally exposed the server powering its ".kp" websites. It has just 28 registered domains, showing the tight restrictions applied to the Internet in the country. They include a social networking site and education information.

Introducing Manbang, North Korea's version of Netflix

Netflix, an on-demand video streaming service, has a new competitor called Manbang, which North Korea invented. It allows people to watch five channels in real time and view information about the country's leader.

Review: Homefront — The Revolution will now be playable Special

Homefront: The Revolution is a unique followup as the gameplay is an improvement from its predecessor but the story lacks the emotional substance that the original was remembered for.

North Korea threatens China with 'nuclear storm'

Tensions are increasing between long-time allies North Korea and China, and now, the hermit-state has actually threatened China with nuclear retaliation.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

North Korea invents 'hangover-free alcohol'

North Korea claims it has invented hangover-free alcohol. The reclusive dictatorship says it has perfected a liquor that doesn't cause nasty after-effects.

Donald Trump says dictator Kim Jong-Un deserves 'credit'

Presidential candidate, and controversy-stirrer, Donald Trump has declared that the horrific dictator Kim Jong-Un deserves “credit” for the way in which he uses murder to remove his rivals.

Op-Ed: North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to life and hard labour

Pyongyang - The North Korean Supreme Court has sentenced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison with hard labour. The state prosecutors had actually sought the death penalty.

North Korea has declared war on deforestation

Pyongyang - North Korea may be a strange, reclusive country that most of us don't understand, but the nation is participating in the climate talks, and has agreed to "declare war" on deforestation, even while preparing for another round of nuclear tests.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Kim Jong–un makes his own time zone

They say time waits for no one. Unless you're a deified, powerful and ruthless dictator. In which you case you can simply change it. And that is exactly what Kim Jong–un has done, introducing a new time zone — "Pyongyang time."

Here we go again: North Korea claims it has cure for AIDS, Ebola

Pyongyang - North Korea says it has gone where no other country has gone before: It has discovered the drug that can prevent and cure Ebola, AIDS, SARS and MERS.

North Korea's foreign visitors no longer have 3G access

North Korea turned off 3G networks for foreign visitors due to a "service outage" from a "local provider." It is still unclear what happened and when the service will be restored.

North Korea willing to nuke USA, looks to become economic power

More rhetoric is seeping out of North Korea, though it appears to be more measured than usual. During an exclusive sit down with CNN, a leading North Korean official said his country would use nuclear missiles if the U.S. “forced their hand.”

S. Korea activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs into North

Seoul - A South Korean activist said Thursday he had launched thousands of copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, after police blocked a previous attempt last week.

North Korea 'prepared to fire' nuclear missile

London - In an extremely rare and unusual interview with Sky News, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain, Hyun Hak Bong said his country was prepared to use nuclear missiles in response to a nuclear attack by the U.S.

Afghan bank clerks rob their own bank of $1.4 million and run

Kabul - Bank clerks in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) from the country's central bank when they raided their own bank and fled, said one official on Saturday.

North Korea will soon make military service mandatory for women

In an effort to create a stronger military, North Korea will make military service mandatory for all eligible females between the ages of 17 and 20. The young women will have to serve until they are 23.

N. Korea may be restarting nuclear reactor for atom bomb research

U.S. security think tank 38 North has analyzed satellite imagery and surmises that North Korea may be restarting a research reactor to carry on atomic bomb research.

Op-Ed: Some experts still doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Washington - While FBI director James Comey presented new evidence to show that North Korea was responsible for the recent hacking of Sony Corporation many experts still doubt that North Korea is the culprit.
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Kim Jong Il shaking hands with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev
Kim Jong Il shaking hands with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev
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The US Secretary of the Navy  Dr. Donald C. Winter  visits South Korea s Hyundai ship works.
The US Secretary of the Navy, Dr. Donald C. Winter, visits South Korea's Hyundai ship works.
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Pyongyang: North Korea said on November 30  2013   it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman  f...
Pyongyang: North Korea said on November 30, 2013, it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman, for "hostile acts" against the state and accused him of being "a criminal" who was involved in the killing of civilians during the 1950-53 Korean War
Photo released by North Korean Central News Agency
Executive board member of Han Voice  Randal Baran-Chong.
Executive board member of Han Voice, Randal Baran-Chong.
All smiles: Merrill Newman holding hands with his wife  Lee  and son  Jeff  after arriving at the ai...
All smiles: Merrill Newman holding hands with his wife, Lee, and son, Jeff, after arriving at the airport in San Francisco.
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From left to right: Two HanVoice representatives  Founding Director of Global Advocacy and Leadershi...
From left to right: Two HanVoice representatives, Founding Director of Global Advocacy and Leadership Institute, Pam Shine, and President of the National Development Institute, Suk Woo Kim.
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on stat...
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on state television.
North Korea State Television
A North Korean vehicle carrying a missile pictured during a mass military parade in Pyongyang s Kim ...
A North Korean vehicle carrying a missile pictured during a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on April 15, 2012 celebrating 100 years since the birth of the late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.
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Graphic depicting weapons threat.
Graphic depicting weapons threat.
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Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto  Ji-In Hong
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto, Ji-In Hong
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Korean food vendor.
Korean food vendor.
Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
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Screenshot of North Korea internet page  via Reddit
Screenshot of North Korea internet page, via Reddit
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UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights in North Korea members Marzuki Darusman  Commission Chair...
UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights in North Korea members Marzuki Darusman, Commission Chairman Michael Kirby and Sonja Biserko.
UN News Agency Jean-Marc Ferré
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance by the State Merited Chorus in this undated ph...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance by the State Merited Chorus in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 22, 2013
With permission by Reuters
South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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CanKor Columnist  Jack Kim; HanVoice Executive Director  Randall Baran-Chong; Conservative MP Barry ...
CanKor Columnist, Jack Kim; HanVoice Executive Director, Randall Baran-Chong; Conservative MP Barry Devolin.
Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22  taken by DigitalGlobe
Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22, taken by DigitalGlobe
Via Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and DigitalGlobe © 2012.

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