DPRK foreign minister to attend UN General Assembly

DPRK foreign minister to attend UN General Assembly

North Korea's foreign minister Ri Su Yong is likely to attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, according to an unnamed "diplomatic source" quoted by South Korean …

September 1st, 2014
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Detained Americans in North Korea ask for US help in CNN interview

Detained Americans in North Korea ask for US help in CNN interview

Three detained American citizens in North Korea have said they are hoping for a swift resolution of their cases and that they hope the United States will send an envoy to help secure their releases, …

September 1st, 2014
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North Korea launches projectile from east coast

North Korea launches projectile from east coast

North Korea on Monday fired yet another projectile into the sea off of its east coast, South Korean Defense Ministry official said. A ministry official told AFP that the projectile flew 220 kilomet…

September 1st, 2014
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North Korea condemns British television drama

North Korea condemns British television drama

The upcoming Channel 4 drama "Opposite Number" is part of a concerted Western effort to slander North Korea and its attempts to acquire nuclear weapons, according to an article on state news agency K…

September 1st, 2014
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North Korea’s revolutionary fund manager defects to Russia

North Korea’s revolutionary fund manager defects to Russia

Senior-level banking official Yoon Tae Hyung, the man in charge of handling Kim Jong Un’s “revolutionary funds”, has gone missing in Russia with 5 million U.S. dollars, according to South Korean…

August 29th, 2014
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North Korean veterans turn to violent, drug-related crimes: report

North Korean veterans turn to violent, drug-related crimes: report

A number of North Korean veterans in tough living situations have been committing violent and drug-related crimes, according to a Radio Free Asia (RFA) article published on Tuesday. The trend has p…

August 28th, 2014
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Joint U.S.-ROK drills end a day early

Joint U.S.-ROK drills end a day early

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) Joint U.S.-ROK military drills have wrapped up a day earlier than scheduled, amid sustained criticism from North Korea. The largely computer simulated drills, which…

August 28th, 2014
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Mapped: North Korea's oil routes

Mapped: North Korea's oil routes

North Korea has stepped up oil imports from Russia with a growing fleet of tankers plying the country’s far eastern ports and terminals, NK News can reveal after a two-month investigation into the D…

August 28th, 2014
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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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