North Korean Windows fans, rejoice! Microsoft announced today that a Windows update coming on Oct. 20 will allow Windows users to align their PCs with the recently announced North Korea time zone. “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has implemented its own time zone with UTC +8:30,” Microsoft wrote today in a short post on its […]
PREPARATIONS are underway in Pyongyang for a massive military parade on Saturday October 10th to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the North Korean Workers' party, ruled by the Kim family dictatorship. Seventy years on from...Show More Summary
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Ahead of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party anniversary on Saturday, it is a parade of taxis, not tanks, that stands out most in the isolated country's capital, Pyongyang. Parts of impoverished North Korea have...Show More Summary
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Smartphones, traffic jams and modern, energy-saving lights casting a dim glow on the streets - North Korea's capital shows signs of change even as it prepares for a pageant of military muscle and propaganda of the kind the country is know for.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government believes North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon against the U.S. homeland and stands ready to defend against any such attacks, a high-level U.S. military official said on Wednesday.
Fans can watch the Philippines vs. North Korea soccer match live online and see if the Azkals can fend off a North Korean team out to a strong start in World Cup qualifying. The teams will meet Thursday at Kim Il-Sung stadium in Pyongyang, with the match starting at 3:30 p.m. Show More Summary
North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway.
Photographer Mihaela Noroc has been backpacking from continent to continent for the past two years to document the diversity of women around the world. She's journeyed from Myanmar to Chile and everywhere in between for her project The Atlas of Beauty. Show More Summary
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton received the first phone call while he was driving to work: The company's email system was down. It was the beginning of what has become known as the "Sony Hack," a series of North Korean cyber attacks...Show More Summary
North Korea has released a 21-year-old who was detained after he illegally crossed the border earlier this year, according to reports. Agence France-Presse reports that Joo Won-moon — a South Korean who also holds permanent U.S. residency status — was set free Monday at Panmunjom, a border village. His release came about six months after his […]
A 21-year-old NYU student is safe in South Korea after being held in North Korea for more than five months. According to the Times, Joo Won-moon was handed over to South Korean officials at a border town Monday afternoon. Won-moon, who is a citizen of South Korea and a U.S. permanent... More »
Joo Won-moon, the 21-year-old NYU student and South Korean national who crossed the Chinese border into North Korea in April—in hopes of improving the North's relations with the South—has been released by North Korean officials after a six-month detainment. [ more › ]
Joo Won-moon was released from North Korea on Monday, after spending five months in criminal detention. The South Korean citizen, who attended New York University, was arrested in April — after entering the country illegally. He was subsequently detained on suspicion of violating the National Security Law. Show More Summary
Joo Woo-moon believed his arrest would cause a “great event” to happen.
He was one of four South Koreans known to be held in North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday freed a South Korean national who is a student at New York University, in a possible sign it wants better ties with rival Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long-range...Show More Summary
Five months after he was detained for allegedly entering North Korea illegally, 21-year-old Joo Won-moon, 21, has put the hermit nation behind him. Seoul says the South Korean citizen and permanent resident of the US was handed to South Korean officials at the border on Monday after he was initially...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government says a South Korean student from New York University has been released by North Korea after about six months of detention. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday that North Korea repatriated Won Moon Joo, 21, at the border village of Panmunjom. Show More Summary
Reports say Joo Won-moon, arrested in April for illegal entry, was repatriated through border truce village.
North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a "great event."