N. Korean delegation get little attention at China's Victory Day celebration

N. Korean delegation get little attention at China's Victory Day celebration

North Korea's delegation to China's "Victory Day" celebrations received little attention from host President Xi Jinping, regional media coverage of the event indicated on Thursday. While South Kor…

September 3rd, 2015
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S. Korea touts Eurasia Initiative despite N. Korean obstacles

S. Korea touts Eurasia Initiative despite N. Korean obstacles

South Korea continues to stress progress made on a trans-continental project, despite little sign of the support it would need from North Korea to bring it to fruition. On Thursday the South's Mini…

September 3rd, 2015
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Singapore firm building major new commercial building in N. Korea

Singapore firm building major new commercial building in N. Korea

A Singaporean-linked company is building a major new commercial building in Pyongyang, which will incorporate a large department store and office space, sources in North Korea have told NK News. …

September 2nd, 2015
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Regret doesn't mean apology: N. Korean statement

Regret doesn't mean apology: N. Korean statement

North Korea on Wednesday denied admitting responsibility for the mine incident that injured to South Korean soldiers in August, and called on South Korea to abstain from statements undermining inter-K…

September 2nd, 2015
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Shamanism spreading in N.Korea since '90s famine: Defector

Shamanism spreading in N.Korea since '90s famine: Defector

Shamanism has been spreading in North Korea since the early 2000s despite the prohibition on religious activities, a shaman who defected last year said. Kang Mi-soon, who used to reside in Pyongyan…

September 1st, 2015
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N.Korea, Iran to increase trade – ambassador

N.Korea, Iran to increase trade – ambassador

North Korea’s ambassador to Iran said the two countries would look to increase cooperation across numerous sectors, according to local media yesterday. Speaking to Iranian news agency Fars News, …

August 31st, 2015
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N.Korean leader sends condolence letter to Moon's family

N.Korean leader sends condolence letter to Moon's family

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a condolence letter to the family of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon. Moon, who founded Pyeonghwa (peace) Motors factory in North Korea, dedicated…

August 31st, 2015
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Two Koreas agree to talks on separated families

Two Koreas agree to talks on separated families

North Korea has accepted the offer by South Korea’s Red Cross to hold working-level talks on September 7 to discuss the reunions of families separated since the Korean War, the South’s Ministry of…

August 31st, 2015
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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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