Possible evidence links Kim Jong Un to drones

Possible evidence links Kim Jong Un to drones

An image from Korea Central Television (KCTV) emerged this week that appears to contradict North Korea’s claims that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) found in South Korea are not of North Korean …

April 18th, 2014
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How an assertive Russia views the Korean Peninsula

How an assertive Russia views the Korean Peninsula

Russia and Ukraine may have reached a deal to calm tensions that capped by Moscow’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula, but Russia's actions show what lengths it will go to defend its interest, even …

April 18th, 2014
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Spy-case causes stir in defector community

Spy-case causes stir in defector community

As the final verdict approaches in the appeal trial on Yoo Woo-seong’s espionage case, tensions have ramped up in South Korea's defector community. Last week, 10 defector organizations in the Sou…

April 17th, 2014
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AFP delegation complete Pyongyang tour

AFP delegation complete Pyongyang tour

A delegation of Agence France-Presse (AFP) headed by its Global News Director Philippe Massonnet left North Korea on Wednesday, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on April 16. According …

April 17th, 2014
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S. Korea rejects North's proposed joint drone investigation

S. Korea rejects North's proposed joint drone investigation

South Korea has rejected North Korea’s offer to jointly investigate drones found in Southern territory. North Korea’s National Defense Commission, after insisting that the controversy over thre…

April 17th, 2014
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Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

North Korea is not known for its ringing endorsements of South Korea’s leadership, but its recent assessments of Park Geun-hye have taken a very personal tone of late. Specifically, they have res…

April 16th, 2014
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N. Korean illicit trade adapts to international sanctions – Report

N. Korean illicit trade adapts to international sanctions – Report

The increasingly informal nature of North Korea's economy is making the Pyongyang's illicit international activities harder to monitor, a report published on Tuesday says. The report, which was tit…

April 15th, 2014
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Detained missionary again claims NIS help

Detained missionary again claims NIS help

North Korea-affiliated media outlet Uriminzokkiri has broadcast an interview with South Korean missionary Kim Jeong-wook, who again claimed that he received assistance from South Korea’s Intelligenc…

April 15th, 2014
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State media touts 'people-friendly' leaders

State media touts 'people-friendly' leaders

On the day before national founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday on April 15, the Rodong Sinmun has touted the DPRK leadership’s “people-friendliness” in an editorial entitled “together with the pe…

April 14th, 2014
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Kim gives Chongryon $2 million - report

Kim gives Chongryon $2 million - report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly provided about $2 million to Chongryon, the pro-Pyongyang federation of Korean residents in Japan. Voice of Russia (VOR) reported on Sunday that Chong…

April 14th, 2014
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Locals triumph in the Pyongyang marathon

Locals triumph in the Pyongyang marathon

A year after a foreign competitor was awarded the victory, native son Pak Chol triumphed in the Pyongyang marathon on Sunday. Park finished with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds, the As…

April 14th, 2014
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What to expect at the Pyongyang Marathon

What to expect at the Pyongyang Marathon

For the first time since its inception in 1981, recreational runners from around the world will be permitted to participate in the Pyongyang Marathon, taking place Sunday. According to the handful…

April 12th, 2014
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Pak’s position reaffirmed, despite rumors of dismissal

Pak’s position reaffirmed, despite rumors of dismissal

Pak Pong Ju’s position as North Korea’s premier has been reaffirmed at the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on Wednesday, despite rampant speculation in the South Korean press about his impe…

April 11th, 2014
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North considers reinvestigating Japan abductees - report

North considers reinvestigating Japan abductees - report

Closed-door negotiations between Japan and North Korea may have already borne fruit, as Japanese media reported that Pyongyang has agreed to reinvestigate abductions in return for eased sanctions. …

April 11th, 2014
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Data shows Brazilian exports to North Korea soared in 2013

Data shows Brazilian exports to North Korea soared in 2013

Exports from Brazil to North Korean saw a 446 percent increase in the first nine months of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012, according to data released by the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Mi…

April 10th, 2014
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