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Tensions around the Korean Peninsula have recently escalated as Pyongyang has carried out a number of ballistic missile and nuclear tests in violation of the UN Security Council's resolutions.
For years, and particularly since the beginning of the most recent crisis, Washington has urged Beijing to put more pressure on Pyongyang, which heavily relies on China for imports and exports. Eighty-five percent of North Korea's imports in 2015 came ...
Wyoming, Ohio - Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared ...
In this photo taken May 30, 2009 and released by Christopher Barbara, Gareth Johnson, centre, smokes with other foreign tourists on a Young Pioneer Tours as they wear traditional costumes during a visit to the Pyongyang Film Studio in Pyongyang in ...
A speculation is being raised that North Korea is developing facilities for nuclear and biochemical weapons (NBC), which have yet to be identified by the international community.
A special adviser to South Korean president Moon Jae-in said on Friday that if Pyongyang freezes its nuclear and missile development activities, Seoul in return may scale back its annual joint military exercises with the US.
The 300-odd ladies are unique to Pyongyang, which North Korean authorities are always keen to present in the best possible light despite their nuclear-armed country's impoverished status, and ensure a steady supply of photogenic young women who are ...
Pyongyang, North Korea - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to come back again soon, on Saturday wrapped up a low-key and incident-free visit to the North Korean capital.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves the Koryo hotel for Sunan International Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman ...
On Wednesday The Washington Post, surprising no one, reported that the National Security Agency had linked May's WannaCry computer hack to North Korea.
Rodman, 56, said last week before departing for Pyongyang that he was trying to bring sports to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country, where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un.
Seoul (AFP) -- North Korea released US student Otto Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds", state media said Thursday, two days after he was evacuated from Pyongyang after falling into a coma while imprisoned in a labour camp. The 22-year-old University of ...
"The reported opening of Miniso's new branch in Pyongyang appears to be in non-compliance with the sanction measures imposed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2321 adopted on November 30 in 2016," Katsuhisa Furukawa, who served ...
The father of Otto Warmbier, the American college student held by North Korea for 17 months, isn't buying Pyongyang's explanation for how his son ended up in a coma. Speaking to reporters near the family's home outside Cincinnati, Fred Warmbier offered ...
Joseph Y. Yun, the State Department's special representative for North Korea and the U.S.'s chief representative for the six party talks, came back from his recent visit to North Korea per instructions given by U.S.
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed introducing sanctions against any countries conducting deals with North Korea.
The new level of detail about the US government's analysis of suspected North Korean hacking activity coincides with increasing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang because of North Korea's missile tests. The alert warned that North Korea would ...
Last week North Korea refused a visit by a Seoul-based malaria prevention NGO. It was a move that took many by surprise: with Seoul increasingly showing flexibility towards Pyongyang, why would the North say no to humanitarian aid? Many inter-Korean ...
Pyongyang: Snapping their heads from side to side, marching into the roads in close-fitting blue uniforms and black heels, the "traffic ladies" who marshal vehicles at the intersections of Pyongyang are an emblematic image of the North Korean capital.
Pyongyang - Dennis Rodman, the former NBA bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, flew back to Pyongyang on Tuesday for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency. He said he is "just trying to open a door" on a ...
Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman left Beijing for North Korea Tuesday. On the same day, North Korea released a US college student imprisoned there, which boosted Rodman's prestige.
North Korea has criticised Moon for submitting to US pressure and maintaining a hardline policy toward Pyongyang. "What matters is that the present chief executive of South Korea (Moon), who caught the interest of the public for his remarks that 'he ...
The article also addresses a January tweet by US President Donald Trump, in which he acknowledged Pyongyang's announcement that it was in the "final stages" of developing a nuclear weapon striking parts of the US, but said that such a strike "won't ...
Pyongyang: Snapping their heads from side to side, marching into the roads in close-fitting blue uniforms and black heels, the "traffic ladies" who marshal vehicles at the intersections of Pyongyang are an emblematic image of the North Korean capital.
That is, once you've made the decision to become Republican, you find yourself living in your own private Pyongyang. I mean this in a couple of senses.
North Korea on Tuesday released U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier, who had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, Secretary of Rex Tillerson said.
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, center, watches from courtside during a practice session for North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's Foreign Ministry official who ...
Uriminzokkiri, the state-controlled news website of North Korea, introduced an article on Monday about the inter-Korean summit meeting in 2000 between then South Korean president Kim Dae-joong and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong il, with the ...
Other astonishing pictures show the spectacular neon-beauty of capital Pyongyang illuminated at night while skyscrapers stretch across the city.
Pyongyang likely wanted to demonstrate its ability to target American warships by testing different types of missiles, a spokesman for South Korea's Joint Chiefs Of Staff said.
Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, coupled with its development of ballistic missiles, pose "direct and immediate threats to our regional allies, partners and all the world," Mattis said, describing the regime's actions as "manifestly illegal under ...
He said Pyongyang had a record of compliance with UN climate conventions, which makes sense when you consider poorer countries are the most vulnerable to its effects, including the declining availability of food, water and energy, as well as sea level ...
Ring-pull cans of pheasant meat featuring the airline's logo were visible in March for sale at a Pyongyang hotel shop for 360 Korean Won ($3.37 at June 5's official exchange rate), photographic evidence that the company has now expanded into the food ...
Pyongyang, June 6 (Xinhua) -- In the first direct attack on a member of the new South Korean government, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday accused its defense minister of seeking further isolation of Pyongyang as punishment ...
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The most comprehensive meeting between US and Australian officials since Donald Trump's election as President is expected to be dominated by the North Korean missile threat and Islamic State.
Putin: US Uses Pyongyang Nuclear Threat as Excuse for Anti-Missile Shield. St. Petersburg, Russia - The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, accused the United States on Thursday of using the threat posed by the North Korean nuclear programs as an ...
Mountains and dams at Pyongyang bus stops. North Korea: The bus stops of Pyongyang have no advertisements. Instead of exhortations to buy an energy drink or sign up to a mobile service, travellers are offered soothing images before they cram into ...
It was the first time since President Donald Trump took office that America and China - Pyongyang's only major ally - agreed to adopt such a resolution.
A state-owned North Korean company is advertizing a locally made tablet under the copyrighted name of Apple's flagship tablet, the iPad, NK News reported citing the North Korean Foreign Trade magazine in which an ad for the tablet was published.
If adopted, they would be subject to a global asset freeze and travel ban, making the listings more symbolic given the isolated nature of official North Korean entities and the sophisticated network of front companies used by Pyongyang to evade current ...
Griffin doesn't deny the realities of North Korean life - the crippling poverty of the famished countryside and the cult of personality surrounding the supreme leader and his family.
Amid growing concerns about North Korea developing a missile that could hit the U.S. mainland, an American missile expert said the engine for Pyongyang's newly developed intermediate range ballistic missile is suspected to have been sourced from ...
children play roller-skating during an International children's Day celebration held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, June 1, 2017.
Deterring Pyongyang: 2 US Supercarriers Hold Naval Drills off Korean Peninsula. For the first time in over two decades, two aircraft carriers are conducting a joint naval exercise off the Korean Peninsula.
In February last year, China's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, Wu Dawei, visited Pyongyang. Two days after Wu left, North Korea blasted off a rocket - meant, Pyongyang claimed, to put a satellite in space. Wu was in North Korea to ...


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