North Korea freed a Chinese fishing vessel and its crew after the boat’s owner posted updates on his microblog account saying that he’d been told to pay a 600,000- yuan ($97,800) ransom to win their release.
North Korea fired three short-range missiles yesterday as it showcased its military ambitions in defiance of international sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.
An aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met a senior North Korean party official in Pyongyang, raising the possibility of an easing in regional tensions after months of threats from the totalitarian state.
Relocating Britain’s nuclear missiles from Scotland in the event of the country winning independence could take “a generation,” said Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee.
There has been a lot of talk about Iran making a sudden dash for the bomb. The fear is that, with its thousands of gas centrifuges and its tons of enriched uranium, Iran might be able to make a bomb’s worth of nuclear fuel before the U.S. or any other country could intervene to stop it.