March 04, 2021


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

Seoul to spend $8 million on high-tech system that analyzes North Korea data

Unification ministry wants to build AI tool that can analyze DPRK-related files and make inferences about the future

Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis March 2, 2021

US and South Korea vow to maintain stability ahead of contentious military drill

U.S. national security advisor and South Korean National Security Office director spoke by phone on Tuesday

Jeongmin Kim March 2, 2021

North Korea is a ‘serious threat’ to peace and security: US Ambassador to the UN

Washington’s newly-confirmed U.N. ambassador stresses the importance of denuclearization and diplomacy

Jeongmin Kim March 2, 2021

Thousands of North Koreans left Russia in 2020 while new visas dropped by 52%

New government data suggests that 14,000 North Koreans left Russia last year while about 1,800 entered the country

Min Chao Choy March 1, 2021

Russian man exits North Korea on hand-pushed trolley, calls it ‘big adventure’

Diplomat refuted “negative comments” about how N. Korea treated his peers after eight Russians left the DPRK last week

Colin Zwirko March 1, 2021

New North Korean book on Kim Jong Un skips Trump’s dramatic Hanoi Summit walkout

The 621-page biography highlights one U.S.-DPRK summit, but not the other

Won-Gi Jung March 1, 2021

South Korea warms up to Japan and hopes to see North Korea at the Tokyo Olympics

President Moon Jae-in says he’s “always” ready to talk with Japan and that the Olympics are a diplomatic “opportunity”

Jeongmin Kim March 1, 2021

North Korean hackers breached sensitive defense network at Russian firm

DPRK-linked Lazarus Group accessed restricted data by using “highly interesting technique,” according to Kaspersky

Min Chao Choy February 26, 2021

North Korea ordered to pay $2.3 billion for kidnapping, torturing US Navy crew

Eighty-two USS Pueblo crew members were held captive for nearly a year starting in 1968, while one was killed

David Volodzko February 26, 2021

Russian diplomats exit North Korea on trolleys built for evacuating foreigners

The eight Russian Embassy staff left amid an overall exodus of diplomats and aid workers who were stationed in Pyongyang

Chad O'Carroll February 25, 2021