North Korea Executes Vice Premier For ‘Disrespect’: Seoul

Hwang Sung-Hee, AFP Seoul (AFP) – North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep. The regime also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said, the latest in a slew of punishments Kim is believed to…

North Korea Executes Vice Premier For ‘Disrespect’: Seoul

Hwang Sung-Hee, AFP Seoul (AFP) – North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep. The regime also banished two other senior officials, Seoul said, the latest in a slew of punishments Kim is believed to…

Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget

Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.17 trillion yen ($51 billion) budget for the 2017 fiscal year to bolster missile defense capability amid an escalating North Korean threat and better protect disputed islands also claimed by China in the East China Sea.