North Korea tests short range ballistic missile over weekend

North Korea tests short range ballistic missile over weekend

North Korea fired a short range ballistic missile from the eastern province of Hwanghae on Saturday. According to South Korean military sources, the missile flew for 310 miles before landing in the se…

July 28th, 2014
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Sanctions bill scheduled for House floor vote

Sanctions bill scheduled for House floor vote

A bill toughening sanctions on North Korea may come before the U.S. House of Representatives this week, the last week before summer recess. The North Korean Sanctions Enforcement Act, which passed …

July 28th, 2014
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Two Koreas to resume joint excavation of ancient palace

Two Koreas to resume joint excavation of ancient palace

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification on Monday announced plans to resume the inter-Korean project of conducting an archaeological excavation of Manwoldae Palace in the North Korean border city of K…

July 24th, 2014
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N. Korea opens Russia-backed wharf in Rajin

N. Korea opens Russia-backed wharf in Rajin

North Korea has opened a Russian-funded transhipment terminal in the north eastern port of Rajin, according to a report carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 18. The terminal cos…

July 24th, 2014
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N. Korea announces six new economic zones

N. Korea announces six new economic zones

North Korea has designated six new economic development zones around the country, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday. The announcement follows the creation of 14 special economi…

July 23rd, 2014
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N. Korea offers use of ship at Asian Games to "lessen the burden" for ROK

N. Korea offers use of ship at Asian Games to "lessen the burden" for ROK

North Korea has said it will house its athletes in one of its ships at this year's Asian Games, in an effort to "lessen the burden" for their South Korean hosts, state media outlet the Korea Central N…

July 23rd, 2014
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In Angola, potential for North Korean investment in agriculture

In Angola, potential for North Korean investment in agriculture

A North Korean government representative has expressed an interest in investment in agriculture and agro-industries in Angola's northern Malanje province, Angola's state news agency ANGOP reported on…

July 23rd, 2014
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North Korea unresponsive to Kenneth Bae consular talk requests

North Korea unresponsive to Kenneth Bae consular talk requests

North Korea is not cooperating with Swedish requests for consular talks with Kenneth Bae, Voice of America (VOA) said on Tuesday. Sweden's Embassy in Pyongyang, which is acting on behalf of Washing…

July 23rd, 2014
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Kaesong seeks international certification

Kaesong seeks international certification

The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex is seeking quality certification for its facilities in the hopes of acquiring more foreign investment. Kaesong’s management committee is seeking the ce…

July 22nd, 2014
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North Korea to build underwater hotel in East Coast city of Wonsan

North Korea to build underwater hotel in East Coast city of Wonsan

North Korean authorities have announced an expansive development project for the east coast city of Wonsan that will include the construction of an underwater hotel, a Pyongyang Times article said …

July 21st, 2014
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UK, N. Korea agree on more cultural exchanges

UK, N. Korea agree on more cultural exchanges

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the British Council and the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, designed to expand cultural exchanges between the two co…

July 21st, 2014
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North Korea confirms Asian Games participation

North Korea confirms Asian Games participation

North Korea on Sunday confirmed participation in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, despite the North’s earlier threats of a boycott. On Friday the North had threatened to review its decision t…

July 20th, 2014
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North Korean officials in Myanmar invite journalists to visit North Korea

North Korean officials in Myanmar invite journalists to visit North Korea

North Korean officials in Myanmar invited Burmese journalists to visit the DPRK Wednesday to learn about North Korea and to meet with domestic media outlets, according to members from Myanmar's Interi…

July 18th, 2014
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UN Security Council condemns recent North Korean missile launches

UN Security Council condemns recent North Korean missile launches

The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea's ongoing short range missile launches, in a statement at the United Nations in New York on Thursday. The Council’s July President, R…

July 18th, 2014
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U.S. discourages closer Japan-NK cooperation - reports

U.S. discourages closer Japan-NK cooperation - reports

The U.S. has discouraged Tokyo from becoming too close with Pyongyang, with Secretary of State John Kerry warning his Japanese counterpart about high-level visits to North Korea, several Japanese news…

July 17th, 2014
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