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Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him

Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him

Christopher Emms says he’s only willing to face charges in UK for his role in 2019 crypto conference in Pyongyang

Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 15, 2022
After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future

After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future

Pyongyang could run into problems with maintenance for two Antonov planes it purchased in 2013, experts say

After Kyiv severs ties, North Korea’s Ukrainian jets face uncertain future
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 14, 2022
North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine

North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine

Expert says move seeks to improve ties with Russia, as Kyiv swiftly severs diplomatic ties with Pyongyang

North Korea recognizes breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer July 14, 2022
North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year

North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year

Aviation expert says Air Koryo plane’s loop over east coast could be test flight following significant repairs

North Korean jet takes trip to nowhere in first DPRK flight broadcast in a year
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 14, 2022
New US ambassador stresses security cooperation with Seoul as he takes post

New US ambassador stresses security cooperation with Seoul as he takes post

At welcoming event for Philip Goldberg, ROK foreign minister also says alliance can overcome North Korean threats

New US ambassador stresses security cooperation with Seoul as he takes post
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 13, 2022
Seoul calls repatriation of North Korean fishermen ‘crime against humanity’

Seoul calls repatriation of North Korean fishermen ‘crime against humanity’

Presidential office vows to investigate after photos show one man resisting handover, as 2019 case erupts into scandal

Seoul calls repatriation of North Korean fishermen ‘crime against humanity’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 13, 2022
Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Raid into 2019 repatriation and DPRK’s 2020 killing of ROK official target spy agency's role in cases, prosecutors say

Seoul prosecutors raid spy agency over forced repatriation of North Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 13, 2022
North Korean spaceport likely undergoing major construction: Imagery
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North Korean spaceport likely undergoing major construction: Imagery

Activity ramps up at Sohae satellite launch complex after Kim Jong Un ordered large-scale upgrades in March

North Korean spaceport likely undergoing major construction: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 13, 2022
North Korea says it will ‘never recognize’ UN special envoy on human rights

North Korea says it will ‘never recognize’ UN special envoy on human rights

Foreign ministry statement follows legal expert Elizabeth Salmon’s official appointment to the role last week

North Korea says it will ‘never recognize’ UN special envoy on human rights
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 13, 2022
New photos show North Korean fisherman resisted during 2019 repatriation

New photos show North Korean fisherman resisted during 2019 repatriation

Expert says images ‘absolutely shocking’ and raise constitutional concerns about decision to send two men back to DPRK

New photos show North Korean fisherman resisted during 2019 repatriation
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