North Korea

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7:00 am
Sun September 15, 2013

A Kentuckian's Notes from a Trip to North Korea

Baxter and Thomas
Credit David Thomas

It wasn't something they really expected to happen.

Years ago, David Thomas and his friend Clay Baxter were watching the Australian Open. Thomas, who had never been overseas, asked Baxter if he ever wanted to visit the continent. Baxter doesn't enjoy travel. He said no. Thomas, persisting, asked where Baxter might want to travel.

He answered: North Korea.

"I didn't even know you could go there. I thought it was illegal," Thomas says. "You have to go with an organized tour group. They're approved by the government."

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6:59 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Furious Over Sanctions, North Korea Vows to Nuke United States

Credit Creative Commons

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is vowing a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. The harsh rhetoric Thursday comes hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for "pre-emptive nuclear strikes on the headquarters of the aggressors" because Washington is pushing to start a nuclear war against the North.

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