N.Korean husbandry, agriculture potential avenues for cooperation: expert

N.Korean husbandry, agriculture potential avenues for cooperation: expert

Recent improvements in North Korea’s agriculture and animal husbandry sectors make those potential avenues for inter-Korean cooperation, a researcher at the Seoul-based Korea Development Bank said. …

August 4th, 2015
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Explosion at DMZ injures two

Explosion at DMZ injures two

Two South Korean soldiers were injured in an explosion at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) today, according to local media. The explosion occurred at 7.40 AM at Yeonchon, in Gyeonggi Province on the we…

August 4th, 2015
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North Korean FM to attend ASEAN forum

North Korean FM to attend ASEAN forum

North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong today left Pyongyang for the ASEAN forum in Malaysia. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Ri will give a speech at the forum, though there i…

August 3rd, 2015
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North Korea won't attend CISM games in South

North Korea won't attend CISM games in South

North Korea on Friday provided notice that it would not attend the CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) World Games in South Korea this October. The sporting event, dedicated to contribu…

August 3rd, 2015
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N.Korean athletes succeed in international competition

N.Korean athletes succeed in international competition

North Korean diver Kim Kuk Hyang, 16, won the gold medal at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia on Thursday, the North's first gold in this competition. The medal is the second …

July 31st, 2015
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N. Korean rice yields down 12%: UN FAO

N. Korean rice yields down 12%: UN FAO

Rice yields in North Korea will be approximately 12 percent lower this year than in 2014, according to a new report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO estimated North …

July 31st, 2015
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Houthis may have fired North Korean missiles – South Korean intelligence

Houthis may have fired North Korean missiles – South Korean intelligence

At least some portion of the Scud missiles fired by the Yemen-based Houthis at Saudi Arabia may have been from North Korea, South Korea’s Yonhap News reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed South Kore…

July 31st, 2015
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North Korea parades detained Canadian pastor at press conference

North Korea parades detained Canadian pastor at press conference

A Korean-Canadian pastor took part in a press conference on Thursday, admitting to alleged crimes against the state in his first appearance in Pyongyang since his detention in the country in late Jan…

July 30th, 2015
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British NGO to help N.Korean mothers and disabled children

British NGO to help N.Korean mothers and disabled children

British Christian NGO Dura International is planning a project dedicated to prevent disabilities in North Korea, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Thursday. The project will focus on providing the…

July 30th, 2015
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N. Korean ambassadors add to missile speculation

N. Korean ambassadors add to missile speculation

North Korea’s ambassadors continue to fuel speculation regarding an upcoming missile launch, holding numerous press conferences discussing the DPRK’s preparations in recent days. According to a…

July 30th, 2015
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Conference seeks solution to N. Korean abductions

Conference seeks solution to N. Korean abductions

International activists and experts on abduction gathered at the British Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss how their experiences with the topic may apply to North Korea. After the Korean War…

July 30th, 2015
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N. Korea resumes imports of Swiss watches

N. Korea resumes imports of Swiss watches

North Korean imports of Swiss watches rebounded to their highest levels in years in the first six months of 2015, according to official figures from the ITC Trade Map. Swiss exports of the luxury i…

July 29th, 2015
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Former inmate shows location of North Korean detention center

Former inmate shows location of North Korean detention center

Willem van der Bijl, a stamp collector from the Netherlands, was arrested and detained in North Korea in 2011. Though he has previously given interviews – including to NK News in 2012 – and talked…

July 29th, 2015
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N. Korean ambassador rules out Iran-style deal

N. Korean ambassador rules out Iran-style deal

North Korea ruled out any likelihood of an Iran-style deal, reaffirming that its nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip. The DPRK’s ambassador to China spoke about North Korea’s stance on th…

July 28th, 2015
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Kim Jong Un photographed more than predecessors: Analyst

Kim Jong Un photographed more than predecessors: Analyst

A South Korean media analyst said Tuesday that Kim Jong Un is appearing in North Korean state media at much more frequent rates than his father or grandfather. Experts specializing in North Korean …

July 28th, 2015
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