Upgrades to N. Korean farm complex include spa, theater, pool

Upgrades to N. Korean farm complex include spa, theater, pool

Recent articles in North Korean media and satellite imagery indicate that large-scale upgrades to a vegetable cooperative farm near Pyongyang – which include swimming pools and a theater – were co…

August 28th, 2015
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South Korea’s Red Cross offers talks with North Korea on separated families

South Korea’s Red Cross offers talks with North Korea on separated families

South Korea’s Red Cross has offered working-level talks with its North Korean counterpart on September 7 to discuss reunions of families separated since the Korean War, the South's Ministry of Unifi…

August 28th, 2015
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S. Korean expert suggests concurrent Six-Party, peace talks

S. Korean expert suggests concurrent Six-Party, peace talks

A South Korean professor and former foreign affairs official on Friday proposed combining a resumed Six-Party Talks (SPT) with talks on formally ending the Korean War. Kim Sung-han of Korea Univers…

August 28th, 2015
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Sanctioned N. Korean vessel becomes regular visitor to Russia

Sanctioned N. Korean vessel becomes regular visitor to Russia

Vessels tied to sanctioned shipping company Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) are making more frequent use of Russian ports, the NK News vessel tracker shows. While the vessel was seen visiting the …

August 27th, 2015
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Claims N. Korean scientist defected to Finland fabricated: journalist

Claims N. Korean scientist defected to Finland fabricated: journalist

Claims a North Korean biochemical weapons expert carrying gigabytes of "information on human experiments" defected to Finland in June were fabricated, a South Korean journalist has admitted. Lee B…

August 27th, 2015
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Soldier's injury highlights dangers of S. Korean mines

Soldier's injury highlights dangers of S. Korean mines

Another landmine accident, this one involving an M-14 buried by South Korea, occurred on Sunday on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), wounding a South Korean noncommissioned officer. …

August 27th, 2015
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Kim Jong Il 'birthplace' undamaged, despite claim 'raging fire' burned it down

Kim Jong Il 'birthplace' undamaged, despite claim 'raging fire' burned it down

Kim Jong Il's Mount Paektu "birthplace" and surrounding areas appear to be undamaged, despite October 2014 reports in the South Korean media which said a "raging wildfire" had burned the tourist spot…

August 27th, 2015
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Flood in North Korea's Rason SEZ kills 40

Flood in North Korea's Rason SEZ kills 40

A flood in North Korea’s Rason area over the weekend killed 40 people, damaged hundreds of homes and washed away roads, according to a spokesperson from the Red Cross East Asia Affairs Society in Ch…

August 26th, 2015
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New president of Korea Hana Foundation sworn in

New president of Korea Hana Foundation sworn in

The former head of Daily NK's Unification Strategy Research Center Son Gwang-ju was today sworn in as president of the Korea Hana Foundation, an organization which supports North Korean defector sett…

August 26th, 2015
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S. Korea asks journalists to stop describing loudspeakers as 'propaganda'

S. Korea asks journalists to stop describing loudspeakers as 'propaganda'

Journalists should stop referring to loudspeaker broadcasts aimed at North Korea as "propaganda," South Korea's Ministry of National Defense requested on Tuesday. The bulletin, which provoked wides…

August 25th, 2015
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N. Korean delegation to attend Eastern Economic Forum

N. Korean delegation to attend Eastern Economic Forum

A North Korean delegation will participate Vladivostok’s Eastern Economic Forum in early September, according to a recent press release from Russia’s Ministry of Far East Development. The DPRK …

August 25th, 2015
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Analysis: What to expect after the inter-Korean talks

Analysis: What to expect after the inter-Korean talks

After the extremely long talks between South and North Korea, the two Koreas have reached an agreement that mainly suspends the current conflict and resumes reunions of divided families. Despite th…

August 25th, 2015
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Two ships crewed by N. Koreans arrested in South Africa

Two ships crewed by N. Koreans arrested in South Africa

A recent series of articles in the shipping business journal Trade Winds outlined the seizure and court ordered auctioning of two vessels in the South African port of Durban. According to the artic…

August 24th, 2015
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North, South Korea reach six-clause agreement after talks

North, South Korea reach six-clause agreement after talks

Update, 25 August 2015, 10:00 PM EST: The Korean Central News Agency released the full text of the inter-Korean agreement, which reveals that North Korea agreed to "lift the semi-war state" but did no…

August 24th, 2015
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South Korea uses standoff to promote extended military service

South Korea uses standoff to promote extended military service

Amid the ongoing confrontation between South and North Korea over the mine explosion and propaganda broadcasts, media from both Koreas are reporting on young soldiers volunteering to extend their mili…

August 24th, 2015
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