North Korea must really hate K-pop. After South Korea punished its estranged neighbor for allegedly testing a hydrogen bomb by deafening its border patrols with Hot 100 hits, North Korea struck back by launching a long-range rocket on Sunday, triggering a United Nations Security Council meeting and unnerving everyone else. South Korea... More »
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PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by...Show More Summary
North Korea is freezing all assets related to the Kaesong Industrial Complex and cutting two communications hotlines between the neighboring countries.
South Korean media reported Wednesday that its Communist northern neighbor North Korea has had its own army chief of staff executed. Ri Yong Gil is one of the most senior officials to have been reportedly killed through purging, as young dictator Kim Jong-un continues to consolidate power, according to BBC News. Kim is the third [...]
PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by the North, a "declaration of war".
DPRK's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said that North Korean authorities have decided to disable all emergency contact lines with South Korea.
North Korea ordered all South Koreans to leave the Kaesong industrial zone that both countries run on Thursday, calling Seoul’s decision to shut down operations at the complex a “declaration of war.” The announcement was made by theShow More Summary
Days after criticizing North Korea for launching a satellite into space, the United States sent its own, brand new military satellite into orbit Wednesday morning.
Until the North Korean nuclear test grabbed everyone's attention, the most important recent news to come out of Korea was the late 2015 deal between South Korea and Japan regarding the comfort women. Indeed, in so far as North Korea's...Show More Summary
Only a political, and in no way a military, solution can resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, Russian Ambassador to Japan Yevgeny Afanasyev said.
On Sunday, Pyongyang launched a long-range missile. While China still opposes expanding sanctions on North Korea, Washington has recently stressed its determination to support South Korea and Japan against the North's nuclear threat. The post Beijing and Washington: An Uneasy Balance in the Korean Peninsula appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
A North Korean career military chief is the latest top-ranking official to be executed for corruption and other charges in the Hermit Kingdom, South Korean media reported on Wednesday. Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, was executed earlier this month, Yonhap News reported. Show More Summary
Donald Trump didn’t only send angry tweets the morning after winning the New Hampshire Republican primary. He also made the media rounds offering up foreign policy wisdom that would make even Dick Cheney cringe. On North Korean leader...Show More Summary
Got any old flash drives gathering dust in a drawer? There's a growing movement to get them into the hands of ordinary North Koreans, loaded with Western movies and shows in the hopes of offering a more realistic look at the outside world Pyongyang paints as utterly bleak. Andy Greenberg...
Japan bans North Korean ships from its ports, as South Korea announces closure of joint industrial park on border.
Kim Jong Un has executed another top military official, sources say. Army Gen. Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, was reportedly executed last week after being found guilty of pursuing personal gains and corruption. Appointed military chief in 2013, Ri was spotted in...
If you've ever wanted to take part in an international smuggling operation -- for a good cause -- here's your chance. A human rights group is looking for old USB thumb drives that will be filled with western and South Korean movies and...Show More Summary
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader.
UN Security Council must send to North Korea its signal of disapproval over provocative actions, but the country's population should not be affected by possible sanctions against the country, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said.