North Korea suggests Russian development of copper asset

North Korea suggests Russian development of copper asset

North Korea has offered to allow Russian companies develop a copper deposit in a northern North Korean province, an April 27 report from the Far East Development Ministry stated. A North Korean del…

April 27th, 2015
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North Korean workers in Russia up 20%

North Korean workers in Russia up 20%

The amount of North Korean citizens officially working in the Russian Federation from the start of 2015 is now 20 percent higher year on year, information from Russian media stated. A total 47,364 …

April 27th, 2015
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Kim Yong Nam meets heads of state in Indonesia

Kim Yong Nam meets heads of state in Indonesia

North Korea’s nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam has met with various world leaders, including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, while attending the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia on April 22…

April 27th, 2015
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Russia pushes for no-visa regime with North Korea

Russia pushes for no-visa regime with North Korea

Russia’s Minister for Far East Development called for a visa-free regime with the DPRK at a meeting of the North Korea-Russia business cooperation council on Saturday. Alexendar Galushka said he …

April 27th, 2015
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Re-list North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism - Report

Re-list North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism - Report

A report to be released Monday argues forcefully in favor of returning North Korea the U.S. state sponsors of terror (SSOT) list.Authored by lawyer, blogger and regime critic Joshua Stanton, Arsenal o…

April 27th, 2015
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Criticizing human rights before DMZ march 'bananas' - Steinem

Criticizing human rights before DMZ march 'bananas' - Steinem

UNITED NATIONS – Gloria Steinem on Friday described demands that organizers of an upcoming DMZ crossing bring up North Korean human rights violations as “bananas.” Steinem, perhaps the most v…

April 25th, 2015
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Son of North Korea sanctions violator avoids prison sentence

Son of North Korea sanctions violator avoids prison sentence

Illinois resident Gary Tsai was handed a lenient supervised sentence on Friday stemming from a case involving his father and alleged support for a North Korean entity known to be one of the country's …

April 25th, 2015
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Eugenebell Foundation dispatch medical team to N.Korea

Eugenebell Foundation dispatch medical team to N.Korea

A team from the Eugenebell Foundation arrived in North Korea on April 21 for a three-week visit to help treat tuberculosis (TB) at 12 medical facilities in Pyongan province, Hwanghae province and Pyon…

April 24th, 2015
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China asks N. Korea to join 'One Belt, One Road' initiative

China asks N. Korea to join 'One Belt, One Road' initiative

China has asked North Korea to be a part of its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, a plan to increase multinational economic cooperation and development along the “silk road” trade route to Eur…

April 24th, 2015
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North Korea to develop new international tourism zone

North Korea to develop new international tourism zone

North Korea is developing a new international tourist zone in Samjiyon County in the northeast of the country, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Thursday. The area is close to the China-No…

April 24th, 2015
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No laws to protect N.Korean workers at Kaesong: HR Watch

No laws to protect N.Korean workers at Kaesong: HR Watch

Human Rights Watch on Thursday said that workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) are not legally protected against human rights violations such as sexual harassment and poor working conditions…

April 23rd, 2015
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N. Korea criticises THAAD in statement to Moscow

N. Korea criticises THAAD in statement to Moscow

North Korea criticized U.S. plans to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea in a communication from their Russian embassy to Moscow, according to the Interfax news agency on April 22. …

April 23rd, 2015
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N. Korea building possible military site close to Yeonpyeong-do

N. Korea building possible military site close to Yeonpyeong-do

North Korea is constructing a military site on a small island close to Yeonpyeong-do, the South Korean news site TV Chosun reported Thursday. According to South Korean military authorities, the DPR…

April 23rd, 2015
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Kremlin ready for bilateral talks with Kim Jong Un: Putin aide

Kremlin ready for bilateral talks with Kim Jong Un: Putin aide

Russia’s presidential aide to Vladimir Putin has said on Wednesday that the Kremlin is preparing for bilateral contact with Kim Jong Un during his expected visit to Moscow in May. Yury Ushakov re…

April 22nd, 2015
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MoU plans N. Korean soccer, wrestling matches

MoU plans N. Korean soccer, wrestling matches

The South Korean government announced plans on April 21 to hold a soccer match and Korean wrestling championship with the DPRK in celebration of the upcoming 70th anniversary of Korean independence fr…

April 22nd, 2015
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