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Putin to visit North Korea from Tuesday for summit with Kim Jong Un: Kremlin

Putin to visit North Korea from Tuesday for summit with Kim Jong Un: Kremlin

Russian leader’s first trip to country in 20 years comes amid global scrutiny of DPRK arms shipments for use in Ukraine

Putin to visit North Korea from Tuesday for summit with Kim Jong Un: Kremlin
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 17, 2024
North Korea building apparent anti-tank barriers along border: ROK military

North Korea building apparent anti-tank barriers along border: ROK military

Seoul says Pyongyang has also been reinforcing roads and laying mines in move that may aim to broadcast war readiness

North Korea building apparent anti-tank barriers along border: ROK military
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park June 17, 2024
North Korea has added 20 nukes to arsenal since last year, think tank estimates

North Korea has added 20 nukes to arsenal since last year, think tank estimates

Researchers say DPRK has enough fissile material for 90 warheads, expressing concern over pursuit of tactical weapons

North Korea has added 20 nukes to arsenal since last year, think tank estimates
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 17, 2024
Foreign cargo planes appear to land in Pyongyang as Kim-Putin summit looms
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Foreign cargo planes appear to land in Pyongyang as Kim-Putin summit looms

Three more planes than usual visible at airport as Kremlin says Putin to visit region near North Korea on Tuesday

Foreign cargo planes appear to land in Pyongyang as Kim-Putin summit looms
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 17, 2024
Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital

Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital

Diplomats are only fourth and fifth to enter country since pandemic began, as DPRK continues to shun European countries

Ambassadors of Brazil and Nicaragua take up posts in North Korean capital
Joe Smith
Joe Smith June 17, 2024
G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit

G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit

Statement comes amid speculation about how two sides will further bolster military cooperation around the war in Ukraine

G7 condemns North Korea-Russia arms trade ahead of possible Putin-Kim summit
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 17, 2024
North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China
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North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China

Imagery shows DPRK built temporary structures as stopgap while expanding security infrastructure during pandemic

North Korea dismantles guard posts as it finishes reinforcing border with China
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle June 17, 2024
Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting

Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting

But Gallup Korea survey also finds majority support ROK loudspeaker broadcasts, viewing DPRK trash balloons as threat

Six in 10 South Koreans say Seoul should put stop to anti-North Korea leafleting
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy June 14, 2024
Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards

Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards

Expert says countries may seek to ‘rewild’ rare species in DPRK, noting challenges due to lack of food and habitat

Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 14, 2024
Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
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Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit

Satellite imagery shows construction in Kim Il Sung Square consistent with a parade, despite lack of marching practice

Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
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