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Kim Yo Jong, North Korea's propaganda princess, is reportedly pregnant

  • During her trip to the Winter Olympics, Kim told South Korean President Moon Jae In that she's expecting her second child, according to reports and sources reviewed by the Korea Herald.
  • Kim exhibited some discomfort, the Korea Herald said, and confided in Moon during the visit, which was greeted by cheery press coverage despite her role in a North Korean regime that tortures and kills its own citizens.
  • Kim made news by extending an invitation to Moon to meet with her brother, which would be the first time the dictator has ever met another head of state.
  • If true, reports of Kim's second pregnancy would confirm speculation that she already has a child.
  • Kim's children would belong to the ruling dynasty and likely serve in some political office, but would not likely stand in line for succession, as her brother is also thought to have children of his own.

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Kim Yo Jong, North Korea's propaganda princess, is reportedly pregnant

  • Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and the head of Pyongyang's propaganda department, is reportedly pregnant.
  • During her trip to the Winter Olympics, Kim told South Korean President Moon Jae In that she's expecting her second child, according to reports and sources reviewed by the Korea Herald.
  • Kim exhibited some discomfort, the Korea Herald said, and confided in Moon during the visit, which was greeted by cheery press coverage despite her role in a North Korean regime that tortures and kills its own citizens.
  • Kim made news by extending an invitation to Moon to meet with her brother, which would be the first time the dictator has ever met another head of state.
  • If true, reports of Kim's second pregnancy would confirm speculation that she already has a child.

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Ivanka Trump is reportedly going to get a lavish, First Lady-style welcome at the Winter Olympics — in the hope she'll persuade Trump to visit North Korea

  • Officials are said to be planning to roll out the red carpet ahead of the Winter Olympics — with the ultimate goal of lobbying her father, President Donald Trump, to visit North Korea on a diplomatic trip.
  • Seoul plans to host Ivanka Trump as if she were First Lady, South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reported on Monday.
  • According to the newspaper, officials plan to flatter Ivanka by having South Korean President Moon Jae In accompany her to watch a skiing competition, and by getting First Lady Kim Jung Sook to show her round the country.
  • Although Seoul has no diplomatic obligation to host the president's child on such a grand level, officials are "considering exceptional measures" because of Ivanka's influence in the White House, an unnamed South Korean government official told The Chosun Ilbo.

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US intelligence agencies are scrambling at a nearly unprecedented rate to focus resources on North Korea

  • Senior officials have made no secret of the fact that the administration is ramping up its intelligence capabilities to focus on the Korean Peninsula, but six sources familiar with US planning described a nearly unprecedented scramble inside the agencies responsible for spying and cyber warfare.
  • Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais In November 2017, rumors flew around the halls at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, that the agency would also be surging analysts of all disciplines to work at the brand-new Korea Mission Center, established in May of that year, a symbol of serious potential for military action, one former intelligence official told FP.
  • North Korea relies to some extent on cryptocurrency to evade international sanctions, and Pyongyang has also been actively targeting South Korea's Bitcoin exchanges, according to Priscilla Moriuchi, who until last year led the National Security Agency's East Asia and Pacific cyberthreats office.

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A former North Korean cheerleader describes the 'psychological training' she underwent to get 'into the heart of the enemy'

  • Han Seo-hee, a North Korean defector living in South Korea, told the BBC that she and the other members of the group were trained "to have this basic mindset that we were on the frontline of promoting the Juche ideology," a state-sponsored belief that the North Korean regime uses to promote its socialist and nationalist agenda.
  • Business Insider reported that a range of news organizations, from CNN to Reuters, were criticized for their "surprisingly cheery" reporting on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister — and propaganda minister — Kim Yo Jong, who attended the Games.
  • Fox News, The Washington Post, and BBC also received criticism for comparing Kim to President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump.
  • Members of the "Army of Beauties" are actually college students who have been chosen by the government to represent the country abroad, Suki Kim, a Korean-American author, told Business Insider in a recent interview.

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Cryptocurrency Trader Loses $603,000 in Margin Trading, Steals $2 Million

  • Earlier today, it was revealed that 24-year-old trader Joseph Kim, who worked for a Chicago based firm Consolidated Trading, allegedly stole $2 million to cover losses he made in margin trading and personal investments in the cryptocurrency market.
  • According to the criminal complaint obtained by Bloomberg, Kim illegally transferred massive amounts of bitcoin and Litecoin from company wallets of Consolidated Trading to his personal cryptocurrency wallets.
  • At the time, Kim told the company that he had taken a necessary approach to unblock the company’s cryptocurrency exchange account by transferring $433,000 worth of bitcoin to his personal wallet.
  • But, as he continued to lose more funds through high risk trading, he placed larger high risk bets, eventually losing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin of the company.
  • It is important to acknowledge that high risk margin trading within the cryptocurrency market can lead to two drastic outcomes: a massive gain or a massive loss.

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Cryptocurrency News 2/16/2018

  • Personally, I think it’s admirable that Coinbase has decided to up their game compared to other exchanges – instead of losing cryptocurrency, they’re actively playing with the most terrifying currency of them all – the US dollar.
  • Nonetheless, on a weekend just after joining the unit, Kim transferred about 980 Litecoins valued at $48,000 from a Consolidated account to an account that wasn’t affiliated with the company, the U.S. said.
  • Days later, a supervisor discovered the Litecoin transfer and questioned Kim, who claimed that he’d moved the funds to his “personal digital wallet for safety reasons.” Kim claimed it was intended to serve as “an intermediary holding space” to avoid issues he claimed to be having with the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, located in Hong Kong.
  • In a second instance in November, a supervisor noticed that Kim transferred about 55 Bitcoins valued at about $433,000 from a company account into an unrecognized account.

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