Congressmen blame China for need for THAAD deployment

Congressmen blame China for need for THAAD deployment

U.S. congressmen said on Friday that a primary reason the U.S. needs to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea is China’s failure to rein in the North. "If C…

May 29th, 2015
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N. Korea releases satirical video calling President Park 'mentally ill'

N. Korea releases satirical video calling President Park 'mentally ill'

North Korean state media outlet Urimizokkiri on Friday released an unusually satirical video insulting South Korea’s president. While insults directed at Park are not uncommon in the DPRK media, …

May 29th, 2015
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Kim Yo Jong reappears after 47-day absence

Kim Yo Jong reappears after 47-day absence

Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong made her first public appearance in 47 days, the North’s state media revealed Friday. Kim Yo Jong accompanied Kim Jong Un on an inspection of a tree nurser…

May 29th, 2015
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UN can coordinate between countries during unification - MOFA diplomat

UN can coordinate between countries during unification - MOFA diplomat

Seoul’s Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs said North and South Korea should take the lead on unification, with the UN arbitrating between the two Koreas and neighboring countries, …

May 28th, 2015
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North Korea exports record coal in April

North Korea exports record coal in April

North Korean coal exports hit their highest level in five years in April, before which no data is available, according to Chinese customs figures. In recent years coal has been the DPRK’s most va…

May 28th, 2015
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North Korea unveils video footage of SLBM launch

North Korea unveils video footage of SLBM launch

Update 5/28/2015: Analyst Dave Schmerler noted Wednesday that the first 10 second portion of the launch footage matches footage of a U.S. Trident I SLBM launch. At least this portion is confirmed to …

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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