March 04, 2021


Latest North Korea news from NK News correspondents

It took six hours and two military alerts for South Korea to catch a defector

Human surveillance units only reported two out of 10 incidents where cameras recorded a man crossing the border

Won-Gi Jung February 23, 2021

North Korea and Thailand are cozying up after sanctions choked their friendship

Officials from both countries met in Bangkok last week, years after U.N. regulations put a halt to their budding trade

Colin Zwirko February 23, 2021

US hits North Korean hackers back with new details on cryptocurrency theft

Cybersecurity agency aims to disrupt ongoing attacks against finance and energy sectors by DPRK-linked Lazarus Group

Nils Weisensee February 22, 2021

North Korean ships return to sea after a quiet COVID-19 winter

At least eight DPRK-flagged ships were active in Feb. 2021, as well as suspicious foreign-flagged ships

Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021

Michael Elleman, a ‘top expert’ on North Korean weapons, dies at 62

Friends and colleagues remember Elleman as a “great teacher” who once inspected missiles for the U.N.

Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021

North Korean defectors sue South Korean unification minister for defamation

Four defectors filed a criminal defamation complaint against minister Lee In-young on Monday

Won-Gi Jung February 22, 2021

After months of delays, Kim Jong Un’s premier hospital could soon open up

A workers’ base camp was recently removed from Pyongyang General Hospital-related construction grounds 

Colin Zwirko February 19, 2021

US Bitcoin service to pay $507,375 after North Koreans used its platform

U.S. Treasury says that BitPay allowed individuals in North Korea to make transactions, despite sanctions

David Volodzko February 19, 2021

New South Korean bill calls for more public info on North Korean cyberattacks

The bill surfaces just days after a Seoul lawmaker argued with the NIS over whether North Koreans hacked Pfizer

Won-Gi Jung February 19, 2021

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021
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