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Joining U.S. missile defence would come with little initial costs: former top soldier

The North Korean Hwasang-15 missile launched on Wednesday flew higher and further than any previous attempt, demonstrating that the Hermit Kingdom may now be capable of hitting Washington D.C. or Ottawa (if it comes to that) with a nuclear warhead.» 

International, Politics, Society

U.S. has no obligation to protect Canada from North Korean ballistic missile attack, MPs told

The good news is that despite its often colourful and bizarre threats to annihilate its foes, the regime in North Korea does not see Canada as a threat, Canadian diplomatic officials told a parliamentary committee in Ottawa Thursday. “In fact on» 


Trudeau confirms release of ailing Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Thursday the release of Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim from a North Korean hard labour camp and thanked Sweden for its role in helping to secure his freedom. North Korea’s official news agency had announced» 

International, Politics, Society

North Korea says it’s released imprisoned Canadian pastor

North Korea’s official news agency announced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been released for health reasons. The 62-year-old Lim was serving a life sentence of hard labour for crimes against the state. He is said to suffer from high» 

International, Politics, Society

Latest North Korean missile test grabs world attention

North Korea’s test of a missile it suggests is capable of reaching the U.S. will top the agenda with world leaders but it is only China that has the clout to influence the country, says a Canadian analyst. Although it’s» 

International, Politics

War of words between North Korea and U.S. escalates

The war of words between North Korea and the United States continues to escalate as Pyongyang warned Thursday that it is ready to launch a “super-mighty preemptive strike” against the continental U.S., as well as South Korean and American forces» 

International, Politics, Society

Russia, China urge restraint as tensions over North Korea increase

North Korea’s neighbours Russia and China are urging restraint as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise, creating fears that “conflict could break out at any moment.” China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped» 

International, Politics

Supporters of jailed Canadian pastor hope for his release despite North Korean outburst

Supporters of a Canadian pastor convicted of subversion and sentenced to hard labour for life by North Korea say they hope a war of words between Pyongyang and Ottawa will not derail behind the scenes efforts to have the man» 

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Cyberattacks escalate Korean tensions

Cyberattacks crashed computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV stations on Wednesday. Experts suspect North Korea orchestrated the attack but police and South Korean officials could not confirm. The attacks add to rising tensions in the region.»