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Do the Koreas Speak the Same Language?

Deborah Smith, who translated a manuscript smuggled out of North Korea, discusses an interesting issue: One question I’ve often been asked since I started learning Korean is: do the two halves of the peninsula speak the same language? The answer is yes and not quite. Yes, because division happened only in the previous century, which […]

US, S. Korea and Japan look to turn screw on Pyongyang

Senior US, South Korean and Japanese officials met on Monday to discuss how better to enforce international sanctions against North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs. The Washington talks came shortly after United...Show More Summary

UN slams North Korea over 'provocative' sanctions evasion

Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door meeting on "the importance of full compliance" with sanctions resolutions, said Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, the council president. Show More Summary

Britain urges Malaysia to share evidence on Kim VX attack

Britain on Monday urged Malaysia to share evidence from the lethal VX nerve gas attack on Kim Jong-Un's half-brother with the United Nations, which could take action against North Korea. British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said information...Show More Summary

U.S., Japan, South Korea explore ways to restrict Pyongyang weapons funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan discussed ways to further restrict funding for North Korea's weapons programs during talks in Washington on Monday, the countries said in a joint statement.

North Korea Executes Five Officials With Anti-Aircraft Guns

One week ago, following news that China had banned coal imports from North Korea in retaliation to Kim Jong Un's latest ballistic missile test, we mused that North Korea's regime appears to be in jeopardy, even though we had no explicit knowledge of tensions inside the top echelons of the country's political system. Show More Summary

Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

U.S. officials huddled Monday with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was … Click to Continue »

North Korea Executes Officials After Enraging Kim Jong Un, What Got Them Killed? [Opinion]

North Korea is not exactly known for being the best of places to be this day and age, and it seems a few officials under Kim Jong Un found that out the hard way after being killed for reportedly enraging the North Korean Leader this week. Show More Summary

South Korea calls for action against North Korean leadership

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Korea called on Monday for major powers to criminally pursue North Korea's leadership before its "ever-worsening" human rights record including mass executions and forced labor threatened world peace.

'Enraged' Kim Orders Execution of 5 Top Officials: S. Korea

North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday. The comments by the National Intelligence Service in a private briefing to lawmakers come as Malaysia investigates the poisoning death of Kim's estranged...

Seoul: Kim Jong Un had 5 senior security officials executed with anti-aircraft guns for enraging him

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday. The comments by the National...Show More Summary

How to Persuade China to Squeeze North Korea’s Lifeline

Beijing is reluctant to give Pyongyang a real ultimatum - but the US can bring it round

North Korea executes security officials who 'enraged' Kim Jong Un

13 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Reports of the executions come as Malaysia investigates the poisoning death of Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother.

North Korea, Kim Jong Un assassinated brother, South Korea says

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Members of North Korean state ministries were reportedly responsible for the mysterious assassination of leader Kim Jong Un’s brother earlier this month, according to South Korean officials. South Korea lawmakers have also said that the brutal dictator directly ordered his half-sibling’s demise,...

EU boosts North Korea sanctions in line with UN

The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year. The EU member states … Click to Continue »

Killing of Kim Jong Nam organized by North Korean ministries: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean intelligence believes suspects wanted for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader included several officials who worked for the reclusive state's foreign and security ministries, according to lawmakers in Seoul.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. Show More Summary

This Is The Tank North Korea Fears It Might Someday Have to Fight

Ed Kim Security, Asia The K2 Black Panther suits Korea’s geography The South Korean army has peculiar needs. For one, just across the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea possesses one of the largest tank armies in the world. In this cauldron of densely packed military forces, both sides share a peninsula that is also very mountainous. Show More Summary

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