Another construction occurs in Pyongyang - RFA

Another construction occurs in Pyongyang - RFA

There may have been another apartment collapse in North Korea recently, about six months after a fatal incident in Pyongyang in May. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on November 19 that part of a 38-…

November 22nd, 2014
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N. Korea denounces South ahead of Yeonpyeong anniversary

N. Korea denounces South ahead of Yeonpyeong anniversary

North Korea on Friday denounced South Korean military and government ahead of the anniversary of the Yeonpyeong bombardment, claiming stating that the South should learn the lesson of the fatal bombar…

November 21st, 2014
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Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang

Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang

Satellite imagery and tourist photos taken in August and September have revealed the rapid manner in which North Korean authorities have rebuilt an apartment block that collapsed in Pyongyang earlier …

November 20th, 2014
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North Korean special envoy meets Putin

North Korean special envoy meets Putin

North Korea state media reported today that Kim Jong Un's special envoy Choe Ryong Have met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Tuesday. The visit comes d…

November 20th, 2014
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North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote

North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote

North Korea has reacted angrily to the adoption of a draft resolution on its human rights situation, which passed a UN General Assembly committee vote on Tuesday. State media outlet the Korean Cent…

November 19th, 2014
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UN passes measure condemning N. Korean abuses

UN passes measure condemning N. Korean abuses

A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft resolution recommending that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court. The non-bin…

November 18th, 2014
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Pyongyang watcher: Kim Sul Song is Kim Jong Un's head secretary

Pyongyang watcher: Kim Sul Song is Kim Jong Un's head secretary

Kim Sul Song, Kim Jong Un’s older half-sister, has recently begun playing an important role in North Korea’s policy-making, a North Korea watcher has recently argued. Kim Sul Song has an enormo…

November 18th, 2014
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Satellite imagery reveals China's $350m suspension bridge to nowhere

Satellite imagery reveals China's $350m suspension bridge to nowhere

North Korea appears to have abandoned efforts to connect the Chinese funded $350m new Yalu River suspension bridge to domestic infrastructure, satellite imagery published at the end of September revea…

November 18th, 2014
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10 months on, evidence of Pyongyang train station refurbishment yet to emerge

10 months on, evidence of Pyongyang train station refurbishment yet to emerge

A refurbishment of Pyongyang's main railway station has made no progress since plans were announced in January 2014, photos and reports from local tour operators have recently indicated. The statio…

November 18th, 2014
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North Korea denounces planned U.S-ROK arms sale

North Korea denounces planned U.S-ROK arms sale

North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper denounced South Korea’s plans to purchase PAC-3 interceptor missiles from the U.S., threatening to build its nuclear program in response. The edit…

November 17th, 2014
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North Korea criticizes Christmas tree near DMZ

North Korea criticizes Christmas tree near DMZ

North Korean state media has again criticized plans to increase the height of a huge “electronic display board,” otherwise known as a Christmas tree, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday. …

November 17th, 2014
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Hyundai chairwoman headed to Kumgang for anniversary

Hyundai chairwoman headed to Kumgang for anniversary

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification on Sunday approved Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun to visit North Korea for the anniversary of the Mount Kumgang resort. The ceremony, to take place …

November 17th, 2014
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Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

It’s a story that begins with North Korea trying to refuse to imprison him, and ends with him going home on the personal airplane of America's top spy. It’s clearly more than an average vacatio…

November 14th, 2014
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KCNA blasts U.S. for 'exaggerating' North's missile capability

KCNA blasts U.S. for 'exaggerating' North's missile capability

North Korea, which regularly threatens to strike the United States with its nuclear arsenal, on Friday accused the U.S. of exaggerating its missile capabilities. The North’s Korean Central News A…

November 14th, 2014
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North Korean state media: Choe Ryong Hae to visit Russia

North Korean state media: Choe Ryong Hae to visit Russia

North Korean Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae will soon be dispatched to Russia as a special envoy, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday. The KCNA report simply stated that, Choe, a …

November 14th, 2014
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