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North Korea issues angry response to US sanctions for Sony hack

North Korea has accused the US of “groundlessly stirring up bad blood” towards the country after imposing sanctions in response to the alleged hack on Sony Pictures. A spokesperson for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry denied that the country had been involved in the cyberattack on the movie studio and said that Washington’s refusal to participate in a joint investigation to find the real culprits revealed its “guilty conscience.”

The US has described the sanctions as only the ‘first’ part of its response

The US announced new economic sanctions against Pyongyang on Friday, targeting ten individuals and three North Korean entities, including the country’s primary intelligence agency. North Korea’s response this Sunday said that the US was…

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US places sanctions on North Korea for hacking Sony

In what’s described as the “first” response to the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Obama administration today announced new sanctions against North Korea. These sanctions are separate from those already imposed against Pyongyang over the country’s nuclear program and come in response to “recent provocations,” the US Treasury Department said in a press release. President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the sanctions earlier today.

“This step reflects the ongoing commitment of the United States to hold North Korea accountable for its destabilizing, destructive and repressive actions, particularly its efforts to undermine US cyber-security and intimidate US businesses and artists exercising their right of…

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North Korea blames US for internet outage, calls Obama a reckless ‘monkey’

North Korea believes it is being punished for a crime it did not commit. KCNA, the North’s state-run media outlet, has published an official statement from an unidentified spokesperson that accuses the US of shutting down the country’s internet access earlier this week.

“The United States, with its large physical size and oblivious to the shame of playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would, has begun disrupting the Internet operations of the main media outlets of our republic,” reads the statement.

Insults were flung

Among other insults, the government spokesperson blames President Obama personally for the release of The Interview, adding in an apparent racial slur: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a…

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Uber CEO faces two years in prison for operating illegal taxi service in South Korea

South Korean prosecutors have indicted the founder of Uber, Travis Kalanick, for operating an illegal taxi service in the country. The formal accusation against Kalanick and another man, a local rental car service operator, was made without physical detention. Yonhap News says that violators of the Korean law in question, which stops rental car services from offering paid passenger transport, could face a fine of up to 20 million won ($ 18,121), or up to two years in jail.

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FBI officially names North Korea as culprit in Sony hack

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that North Korea is behind the cyberattack on Sony last month that’s led to the release of stolen emails and social security numbers and the cancellation of The Interview. The FBI formally identified North Korea’s government as culprit in the hack this morning, following anonymous reports from US officials Wednesday evening. North Korea has been widely suspected to be behind these attacks for weeks.

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North Korea calls Sony Pictures hack ‘a righteous deed’ but denies involvement

North Korea is applauding the devastating hack on Sony Pictures, though it is not taking responsibility for the attacks. According to The New York Times, a spokesperson quoted by the North Korean Central News Agency said that the country was not involved in the hack and did not know why Sony was singled out as a target. However, he suggested that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers” of North Korea who are joining its efforts to “put an end to US imperialism.”

“A film abetting a terrorist act.”

The Sony Pictures hack, which put the company’s computer systems offline last month and led to leaks of tens of thousands of sensitive documents, is suspected to come out of North Korea. Code found from the attack is…

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Sony Pictures investigating possible ties between hackers and North Korea

Sony Pictures, whose executives were reportedly working on chalkboards as recently as yesterday, are investigating a possible connection to North Korea in the attack that took down their computers earlier this week. Specifically, according to Recode, the company is “exploring the possibility that hackers working on behalf of North Korea, perhaps operating out of China.”

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CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection: California and South Korea unite for a minimal menswear collaboration

CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection


While Japan may garner more attention than its neighboring countries combined when it comes to fashion design, those in the know have been watching Korea in recent years. Why? Because of brands like ,…

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North Korea: Anonymous Country: Disguised as a tourist, photojournalist Julia Leeb offers a glimpse of the isolated society in a new hardcover book

North Korea: Anonymous Country


North Korea may be a familiar figure in international news headlines, but even in the age of the internet, the little we know stems mostly from rumors, accounts from defectors who risked their lives to escape and bizarre YouTube ,…

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Amazing Coffee Shop in South Korea is Shaped Like a Rolleiflex Camera

There is a coffee shop located about six miles east of Seoul, South Korea. Building  shaped like an enormous Rolleiflex camera. This Dreaming Camera Cafe is two-storey building that’s both a coffee shop and a miniature camera museum. Opened by an ex-helicopter pilot in the air force. This unique combination makes this place a must-visit if you’re a…
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