North Korea offer condolences to South for Sewol Ferry disaster

North Korea offer condolences to South for Sewol Ferry disaster

North Korea on Wednesday offered condolences to South Korea for the April 16 Sewol ferry sinking, South’s Ministry of Unification (MOU) said. The Red Cross Society of North Korea sent a message t…

April 23rd, 2014
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US urges against fourth nuclear test

US urges against fourth nuclear test

The United States said Tuesday it is monitoring North Korea closely and urged that Pyongyang not carry out a fourth nuclear test. “We have certainly seen the press reports … regarding possible …

April 23rd, 2014
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North Korea erupts with anti-gay tirade against UN Human Rights Chair

North Korea erupts with anti-gay tirade against UN Human Rights Chair

North Korean state media on Tuesday erupted with an inflammatory, anti-gay editorial targeting chairperson of the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Human Rights in North Korea, Michael Kirby. The…

April 22nd, 2014
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Increased activity at North Korean nuclear test site

Increased activity at North Korean nuclear test site

South Korea’s Defense Ministry have warned that the North Koreans may be ready to conduct a fourth nuclear test, citing increased activity at Punggye-ri, the North’s primary test site. Defense …

April 22nd, 2014
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South Korean railway head visits Pyongyang

South Korean railway head visits Pyongyang

In a rare visit, the head of South Korea's state-run railway company is scheduled to arrive in Pyongyang Tuesday to attend a meeting with the Organization for Co-Operation between Railways (OSJD), Yon…

April 21st, 2014
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Russia, eying pipeline, forgives N. Korean debt

Russia, eying pipeline, forgives N. Korean debt

Russia has formally written off 90 percent of North Korea’s debt, apparently to enable the construction of the much-talked-of gas pipeline that would stretch from Russia through the North and into t…

April 21st, 2014
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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 Pyongyang's illicit international activities harder to monitor, a report published on Tuesday says. The report, which was titled…

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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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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