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Aung San Suu Kyi's awkward North Korea problem

As the NLD celebrated its election victory, the US Treasury announced it had added four North Korean individuals and one company to its targeted sanctions list due to links with the Korean Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID),...Show More Summary

North, South Korea meet in fresh bid to improve ties after standoff

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean officials met for talks on Thursday to further ease tensions after they ended an armed standoff in August, their latest attempt to revive dialogue stalled for five years.

North Korean Kimchi to Be Given Unesco Heritage Status

North Korea's kimchi is expected to gain Intangible Cultural Heritage status. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea — North Korea to the layman — is rarely the recipient of international honors, but the nation's proud tradition of kimchi is drawing praise from Unesco. Show More Summary

South Korea Says It’s Working to Halt Refugees’ Return to North

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The president’s office said that her government was trying to secure the freedom of nine North Koreans, caught fleeing via Vietnam and now believed held by China.

Kylo Ren as North Korean leader? Star Wars events mistaken as real - CNET

People on the street who've never seen "Star Wars" believe Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren and Admiral Ackbar are actual people in the latest installment of "Lie Witness News" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

North Korean interiors look like a Wes Anderson film set

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Architecture critic Oliver Wainwright recently went to North Korea and took photos of colorful, symmetrical building interiors that look a lot like a Wes Anderson film set.

What It’s Like to Fly North Korea’s Air Koryo, “Worst Airline in the World”

Air Koryo is the North Korean state run airline that many refer to as the “Worst Airline in the World”, also granted a record low one-star rating by Skytrax (the only airline with that recognition). Tech Insider recently published a video sharing their experience flying with the carrier. Show More Summary

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un banishes top official

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday. If confirmed, the banishment of Choe Ryong Hae would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and...

Seoul to Conduct Border Live-Fire Drills Despite Pyongyang Threats

According to South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman, Seoul will conduct live-fire artillery exercises on the border with North Korea on the fifth anniversary of the largest armed incident between the two nations despite threats from Pyongyang.

China, South Korea to Discuss Return to Six-Party Talks on North Korea

South Korea’s special representative for Korean peace and security Hwang Joon-kook said that he is going to China in order to exchange opinions with Beijing on ways toward progress on the North Korean nuclear program.

North Korea threatens South Korea ahead of island shelling anniversary

SEOUL (Reuters) - Five years after North Korea fired shells onto a South Korean island, Pyongyang vowed on Sunday to retaliate mercilessly should Seoul holds fire drills near the border on the anniversary.

U.N. asks Vietnam and China to clarify fate of North Koreans

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced alarm on Friday about the fate of nine North Koreans feared to have been deported from Vietnam via China back to their homeland, saying they might face torture or even execution.

In North Korea, Websites Off Limits to Most, Little Used Even By Elite

North Korea cyber-saboteurs have hacked into the systems of South Korean banks and the Seoul subway system, among other targets, but barely 30 North Korean internet websites are actually up and running. A prominent North Korean defector who fled the country more than 10 years ago after teaching computer science [...]

North Korea executes 3 women for recording South Korean TV drama

last weekNews : The Raw Story

North Korea has executed three women for circulating a South Korean television drama, UPI reported Wednesday, citing a source. The three women were pronounced guilty for making copies of the show. The women resided near Hyesan University of the Arts in the northern Ryanggang Province and were...

China detains suspected spy near North Korea 'with map in his underwear'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese guards near the North Korean border captured a foreigner suspected of spying after he was found with a hand-drawn map in his underwear of military positions along the border, the army-run China Defence News said on Thursday.

North Korean Media Confirms UN Chief’s Visit to Pyongyang

The North Korean state news agency KCNA confirmed that Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang on Monday for four days.

China Must Push America to Solve the North Korean Crisis

Many U.S. policymakers see China as the answer to North Korean proliferation. If Beijing would just tell the North’s Kim Jong-un to behave, East Asia’s biggest problem would disappear.   Of course, it’s not that simple. To be sure, the...Show More Summary

Ban Ki-moon Will Travel to North Korea This Week: South Korean News Agency

If the trip goes ahead, Ban will be the third U.N. secretary-general to visit the country.

NRG eSports, new LCS team purchased by Sacramento Kings co-owners, announces roster

Former World champion top laner Impact and Korean mid laner GBM are among the team's signings. A group led by Sacramento Kings co-owners Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov has purchased Team Coast's spot in the North American League Championship Series ahead of the Spring Split. Show More Summary

South Korea on alert for sign of North Korea missile test

South Korea said Monday it was “closely watching” for any signs of an imminent North Korean missile test after Pyongyang reportedly issued a no-sail zone off its east coast. The South’s Yonhap news agency had quoted a government source on Sunday as saying the North had imposed the no-navigation zone off the coastal city of

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