North Korea a step closer to Asia Games participation

North Korea a step closer to Asia Games participation

South Korea sent a two-page letter to the North across the border at Panmunjom Tuesday, continuing discussions over the DPRK's participation in the Asian Games. The letter, signed by the organizati…

August 27th, 2014
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North Korea slams US over Ferguson riots

North Korea slams US over Ferguson riots

North Korea's foreign ministry has said that recent events in Ferguson, Missouri are evidence of widespread racial discrimination and human rights abuses conducted by American authorities, in a statem…

August 26th, 2014
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Christian NGO behind North Korea surfing tour

Christian NGO behind North Korea surfing tour

Love North Korea Ministries (LNKM), a Christian NGO operating in North Korea, was behind the first ever "surf camp" tour of the country, LNKM director Gabe Segoine told NK News in an interview on Mond…

August 26th, 2014
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North Korean documentary promotes Masikryong domestically

North Korean documentary promotes Masikryong domestically

Masikryong Ski Resort has recently featured on North Korean television in a documentary promoting the ski resort’s year-round activities to domestic residents and attract off-season guests. “A…

August 26th, 2014
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Old style 5,000 won bills still in wide circulation – source

Old style 5,000 won bills still in wide circulation – source

Old-style 5,000 won bills are still in wide circulation in North Korea, despite the recent introduction of a newly designed bill, a source in Pyongyang told NK News. The source, who requested anon…

August 26th, 2014
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At anniversary event, official calls for N. Korean defense industry to modernize

At anniversary event, official calls for N. Korean defense industry to modernize

North Korea's defense industry needs to improve production quality and modernize, the General of the Korean People's Army (KPA) was reported as saying on Sunday in Pyongyang. The call, which was ma…

August 25th, 2014
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Report: Upgraded rocket arsenal may be coming

Report: Upgraded rocket arsenal may be coming

With recent activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, an American research institution has concluded that North Korea may have more powerful, longer-range rockets it can test by year’s end.…

August 25th, 2014
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N. Korea threatens nuclear strike in response to UFG

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike in response to UFG

North Korea is prepared to launch a preemptive nuclear strike in response to the Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint drills by the U.S. and South Korea, a Rodong Sinmun editorial said Thursday. The editor…

August 22nd, 2014
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N. Korean authorities crack down on plasma TVs: report

N. Korean authorities crack down on plasma TVs: report

North Korea’s surveillance bureau Group 109 (109 Sangmu) has been cracking down on USB ports and remote control functions in plasma TVs since mid-August, according to a Radio Free Asia (RFA) article…

August 22nd, 2014
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Video emerges of North Korean ballistic missile launches

Video emerges of North Korean ballistic missile launches

Video footage of a North Korean ballistic missile test from June emerged on Youtube last week, showing the launch and leadership figures that attended. The footage, taken from state news outlet Kor…

August 21st, 2014
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Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

An upcoming international pro-wrestling event to take place in Pyongyang at the end of August is a chance to create a better environment for Japanese-North Korean relations, the Japanese pro wrestle…

August 21st, 2014
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North Korea threat index at highest level in 2014

North Korea threat index at highest level in 2014

The aggressive and threatening language in North Korean state news agency the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) has reached its highest level since the beginning of the year, data curated by NK News…

August 21st, 2014
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Kim Jong Un calls for North Korean fruit “supremacy”

Kim Jong Un calls for North Korean fruit “supremacy”

Kim Jong Un has said that North Korea should aim to “gain international supremacy in the fruit sector”, according to party organ, The Rodong Sinmun. Addressing North Korean fruit producers and …

August 21st, 2014
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Unreported large-scale meeting took place in Pyongyang – source

Unreported large-scale meeting took place in Pyongyang – source

A multi-day, large-scale meeting has been taking place in Pyongyang since the weekend which, uncharacteristically, has not yet been reported by North Korean state media, a source in Pyongyang has tol…

August 21st, 2014
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North will continue with rocket, missile launches – state media

North will continue with rocket, missile launches – state media

An editorial in North Korea’s state-run Pyongyang Times on August 15 boasted of the success of the country’s most recent missile test and quite clearly warned that further tests will be conducte…

August 21st, 2014
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