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Russia Against 'Behind the Back' Deals on N.Korea Nuclear Issue

Moscow would not support any covert deal on Pyongyang's nuclear issue. Attempts to pressure North Korea are counterproductive.

Could AIIB Membership Bring an End to North Korea's Isolation?

Pyongyang's membership in the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may facilitate the resolution of North Korea's political and security issues as well as boosting the country's economic growth, a US expert noted.

U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.

Pyongyang Repeats Request for Inter-Korean Probe Into Cheonan Sinking

North Korea has reportedly repeated its call for a new joint investigation into the sinking of a South Korean warship in 2010 in an attempt to ward off accusations of its involvement in the incident and prompt Seoul to lift its sanctions.

Alert: North Korea Now Capable Of Using Photoshop To Launch Missiles From Submarines

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Whenever our friends in Pyongyang decide to troll the planet with one of their hilariously bad propaganda pieces, it always makes me wonder just how serious the North Korean regime is about this whole war thing. I mean, using video game footage and music to threaten 'Merica? C'mon, son. Show More Summary

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect

SEOUL (Reuters) - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

North Korea Claims It Has Built Small Nuclear Warheads

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Pyongyang said it already has nuclear weapons compact enough to be carried by missiles, but an American commander cast doubt on the North’s other recent claims.

N Korea Can Produce 'Mini-Nukes', Increases Missile Accuracy - Reports

Pyongyang's military potential reached the next level, according to Yonhap.

Pyongyang Retracts Approval for UN Chief’s Visit to Kaesong Complex

Ban Ki-moon has announced that North Korea had cancelled its earlier permission for the UN Secretary General to visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex.

U.N. chief Ban says North Korea retracts approval for visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea for a visit to an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the move "deeply regrettable".

Latest Target of Kim Jong Un's Wrath: Failed Lobster Breeders

Employees at a terrapin farm on the outskirts of Pyongyang might want to lay low for a while. According to North Korean state news agency KCNA, their Dear Leader isn't too pleased with the way things are managed at Taedonggang Terrapin Farm, which was visited by Kim Jong Un’s father...

Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse

Kerry linked poor Internet freedom to questionable human rights and a stifled economy without innovation or freely exchanged ideas. Washington accuses Pyongyang of being behind last year's massive hack of Sony Pictures over a film that centered on the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

US: N Korea not close to being ready for nuclear talks

Secretary of State John Kerry slams North over recent "provocations" and says Pyongyang continues to break promises.

South Korea spy agency under scrutiny after reporting Pyongyang execution

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean spy agency's assertion that North Korea purged its defense chief and executed him with anti-aircraft fire is one of its boldest claims ever, and, given the agency's chequered history, has come under growing scrutiny.

North Korea launches firing drills in Yellow Sea

North Korea launched live-fire drills near the disputed sea border with South Korea late Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, amid high tensions over Pyongyang’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test. The reported firing drills — some shot from a war […]

What's Behind All The Reports Of North Korea's Purges And Executions

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Since Kim Jong Un inherited the leadership of the Hermit Kingdom from his father in 2011, numerous reports of purges and executions of officials in Pyongyang have surfaced, sometimes describing cruel and gruesome sentences. Another of...Show More Summary

The Last Days of North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean defense minister Hyon Yong Chol settled into a concert hall seat on an evening in late April to watch Pyongyang's best-known pop act, the Moranbong Band, perform hits including "Glorious Motherland" and...Show More Summary

News in Brief: Newly Sworn-In North Korean Official Wondering How He’ll Eventually Be Executed

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

PYONGYANG—In light of the recent execution of yet another high-ranking North Korean official, newly sworn-in legislator Park Jun-seo told reporters Wednesday that he is wondering which method will eventually be used to put him to death. Show More Summary

North Korea 'executes defence chief' on treason charges

Minister reportedly killed by anti-aircraft gunfire with hundreds watching at a shooting range in Pyongyang.

North Korea tests anti-ship cruise missiles: Seoul

North Korea test-fired three anti-ship cruise missiles Saturday, following warnings from Pyongyang that it would fire on South Korean naval vessels it accuses of violating the disputed Yellow Sea border. The South Korean Defence Ministry said the three short-range KN-01 […]

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