Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

Pro-wrestling event an opportunity to improve DPRK-Japan relations, says Inoki

An upcoming international pro-wrestling event to take place in Pyongyang at the end of August is a chance to create a better environment for Japanese-North Korean relations, the Japanese pro wrestle…

August 21st, 2014
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North Korea threat index at highest level in 2014

North Korea threat index at highest level in 2014

The aggressive and threatening language in North Korean state news agency the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) has reached its highest level since the beginning of the year, data curated by NK News…

August 21st, 2014
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Kim Jong Un calls for North Korean fruit “supremacy”

Kim Jong Un calls for North Korean fruit “supremacy”

Kim Jong Un has said that North Korea should aim to “gain international supremacy in the fruit sector”, according to party organ, The Rodong Sinmun. Addressing North Korean fruit producers and …

August 21st, 2014
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Unreported large-scale meeting took place in Pyongyang – source

Unreported large-scale meeting took place in Pyongyang – source

A multi-day, large-scale meeting has been taking place in Pyongyang since the weekend which, uncharacteristically, has not yet been reported by North Korean state media, a source in Pyongyang has tol…

August 21st, 2014
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North will continue with rocket, missile launches – state media

North will continue with rocket, missile launches – state media

An editorial in North Korea’s state-run Pyongyang Times on August 15 boasted of the success of the country’s most recent missile test and quite clearly warned that further tests will be conducte…

August 21st, 2014
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Russian website releases North Korean IT worker CVs

Russian website releases North Korean IT worker CVs

Documents available on the website of a Russian information technology organization have revealed the qualifications and curricula vitae of dozens of North Korean IT specialists who Pyongyang is prop…

August 21st, 2014
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Paper: North Korea moves tank divisions to province bordering China

Paper: North Korea moves tank divisions to province bordering China

A conservative South Korean daily has reported that North Korea has moved several tanks and armored divisions to a province bordering China. The Chosun Ilbo, quoting an anonymous source, said about…

August 21st, 2014
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North Korea invests in improved football coaching

North Korea invests in improved football coaching

North Korea held a five-day course for the coaches of DPRK’s premier league football teams under the instruction of Lim Kim Chon, a FIFA instructor from Malaysia. Taking place August 5-9, the Kor…

August 21st, 2014
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Japanese mayor to visit N. Korea’s Rajin port for economic survey

Japanese mayor to visit N. Korea’s Rajin port for economic survey

The mayor of Japanese port city Sakaiminato Katsuji Namakura will visit Rajin on Thursday for an economic survey, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo News. “Keeping in mind that Rajin port …

August 20th, 2014
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North Korea hackathon ideas "futile", says Uriminzokkiri

North Korea hackathon ideas "futile", says Uriminzokkiri

Update: an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the report was from daily newspaper the Rodong Sinmun, when in fact it was published in Uriminzokkiri, a pro-North Korea website based in…

August 20th, 2014
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North Korea silent on high-level meetings

North Korea silent on high-level meetings

The proposed high-level talks between North and South Korea did not materialize Tuesday, after Pyongyang failed to respond by the suggested deadline. The South’s Ministry Of Unification (MOU) pro…

August 19th, 2014
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North Korean delegation attended Russian arms fair, spokesperson confirms

North Korean delegation attended Russian arms fair, spokesperson confirms

A delegation of North Koreans attended Russian arms fair Oboronexpo 2014 last week, a spokesperson for the arms fair's secretariat told NK News on Tuesday. The news confirms reports by Radio Fre…

August 19th, 2014
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North labels UFG drills part of U.S.-ROK 'nuclear threats'

North labels UFG drills part of U.S.-ROK 'nuclear threats'

SEOUL – The DPRK has stepped up its criticism of the annual U.S.-ROK Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) military exercises, decrying the “nuclear threats” they say are behind the new U.S. and South Ko…

August 19th, 2014
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Pope Francis calls for inter-Korean forgiveness, reconciliation

Pope Francis calls for inter-Korean forgiveness, reconciliation

Pope Francis’ five-day visit to South Korea ended with a call for reconciliation with North Korea on Monday. The end to the pope’s historic visit also included a call for increased humanitarian…

August 19th, 2014
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Joint military drills begin amid threats from North Korea

Joint military drills begin amid threats from North Korea

The Ulji Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint U.S.-ROK military drills began Monday amid threats of pre-emptive military strikes from North Korea. The drills, which are set to run until August 29, have con…

August 18th, 2014
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