North Korea unveils video footage of SLBM launch

North Korea unveils video footage of SLBM launch

North Korean state media outlet Uriminzokkiri released a video on Tuesday showing footage of the launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The video, which is a little more than two minutes…

May 27th, 2015
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Analyst sees potential in North Korean AIIB membership

Analyst sees potential in North Korean AIIB membership

A long-time Korea watcher has written of North Korea joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), saying that membership requirements could be leveraged in such a way as to foster progress…

May 27th, 2015
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North Korea investigating tidal power

North Korea investigating tidal power

North Korea’s Ocean Science Department at the State Academy of Sciences is planning on the nationwide development and use of tidal power, according to a report from the Korean Central News Agency (K…

May 27th, 2015
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WomenCrossDMZ took 'boilerplate' propaganda march in N. Korea: Observers

WomenCrossDMZ took 'boilerplate' propaganda march in N. Korea: Observers

WomenCrossDMZ peace activists were taken on a "boilerplate" propaganda march of Pyongyang by a body well-known for cultivating relations with North Korea sympathizer groups, observers said Tuesda…

May 26th, 2015
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Koreas' Peace Symposium pushes for more engagement

Koreas' Peace Symposium pushes for more engagement

The WomenCrossDMZ International Peace Symposium took place Sunday in central Seoul, attended by the 30 women who made their way across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea on Sunday.…

May 26th, 2015
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S.Korea's hosts OSJD meeting in Seoul, seeks full membership

S.Korea's hosts OSJD meeting in Seoul, seeks full membership

The Organization for the Cooperation of Railways’ (OSJD) meeting of company presidents and logistics departments will be held in Seoul from tomorrow for two days. The Korea Railroad Corporation (…

May 26th, 2015
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Northern Irish march in solidarity with Korea peace walk

Northern Irish march in solidarity with Korea peace walk

A few hours after the historic DMZ crossing in Korea, a group of Northern Irish activists made a symbolic walk in solidarity through a city once notorious for its divisions. Derry (or Londonderry depe…

May 26th, 2015
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N. Korean doctor and wife captured by Islamic State in Libya: local media

N. Korean doctor and wife captured by Islamic State in Libya: local media

Islamic State (IS) militants may have captured a North Korean doctor and his wife in Libya, a local media source suggested on Monday. "(They were kidnapped) when they were on their way to Tripoli …

May 25th, 2015
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North Korea blasts May 24 sanctions

North Korea blasts May 24 sanctions

North Korea took aim at the May 24 sanctions, a set of trade and economic restrictions put in place after the sinking a ROK navy vessel in 2010, in a strongly worded article published yesterday by the…

May 25th, 2015
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N. Korea watchers see little hope for long-term impact from WomenCross

N. Korea watchers see little hope for long-term impact from WomenCross

Now that the WomenCrossDMZ march is complete, North Korea watchers are largely skeptical about its impact, with even those of a less hawkish bent unconvinced of its long-term influence. The marcher…

May 25th, 2015
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South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) and United States armies will stand-up a new, joint military formation this summer. The combined forces division, dubbed the “U.S.-ROK Combined Division” (or …

May 25th, 2015
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Women activists cross DMZ between North, South Korea

Women activists cross DMZ between North, South Korea

An international group of women activists crossed the DMZ between North and South Korea today, in a controversial attempt to kick-start peace talks between the two countries. The group originally i…

May 24th, 2015
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North, South Korea reach KIC wage agreement

North, South Korea reach KIC wage agreement

North and South Korea reached an agreement on the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) wage issue on Friday, the Ministry of Unification has announced. The MoU said the two parties agreed on a minimum …

May 22nd, 2015
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Experts debate breaking the inter-Korean deadlock

Experts debate breaking the inter-Korean deadlock

SEOUL – South Korean experts from across the ideological divide gathered Thursday at the Unification Strategy Forum, organized by the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) at Kyungnam University.…

May 22nd, 2015
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Video captured of Kim Jong Un's brother at Clapton concert

Video captured of Kim Jong Un's brother at Clapton concert

The older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended concerts by English guitarist Eric Clapton this week in London, a source told NK News on Thursday. Kim Jong Chul attended Clapton’s c…

May 22nd, 2015
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