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Activist vows more leafleting unless Kim Jong Un apologizes for trash balloons

Activist vows more leafleting unless Kim Jong Un apologizes for trash balloons

Seoul says it has no authority to stop civic groups launches, raising concerns North Korea will restart balloon blitz

Activist vows more leafleting unless Kim Jong Un apologizes for trash balloons
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park June 3, 2024
Kim Jong Un sends top officials to reeducation in push to enforce obedience

Kim Jong Un sends top officials to reeducation in push to enforce obedience

Even members of North Korea’s Politburo must attend classes at new party school to become ‘genuine revolutionaries’

Kim Jong Un sends top officials to reeducation in push to enforce obedience
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 3, 2024
Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact over North Korean trash balloons

Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact over North Korean trash balloons

Proposal would enable military drills and propaganda broadcasts near border, after DPRK withdrew from deal last year

Seoul to suspend inter-Korean military pact over North Korean trash balloons
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy June 3, 2024
EU blacklists Russian governor for gifting kamikaze drones to Kim Jong Un

EU blacklists Russian governor for gifting kamikaze drones to Kim Jong Un

Primorsky Krai leader helped DPRK evade sanctions, EU says, also designating Russian firm and DPRK nationals

EU blacklists Russian governor for gifting kamikaze drones to Kim Jong Un
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin June 3, 2024
North Korea blitzes South Korea with over 700 trash balloons: ROK military

North Korea blitzes South Korea with over 700 trash balloons: ROK military

Hundreds of balloons carrying cigarette butts and other waste fly over inter-Korean border in latest escalation

North Korea blitzes South Korea with over 700 trash balloons: ROK military
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 2, 2024
US exports over $200K in goods to North Korea, likely humanitarian aid

US exports over $200K in goods to North Korea, likely humanitarian aid

Census Bureau data shows multiple shipments of apparent private aid since November, the first in seven years

US exports over $200K in goods to North Korea, likely humanitarian aid
Lina Park
Lina Park May 31, 2024
North Korea threatens ‘unforeseen disaster’ over alleged US spy plane flights

North Korea threatens ‘unforeseen disaster’ over alleged US spy plane flights

Accusations of espionage follow DPRK satellite launch and warnings against US and ROK ‘intrusions’ into territory

North Korea threatens ‘unforeseen disaster’ over alleged US spy plane flights
Russian gunmaker claims North Korea copied his sniper rifle design

Russian gunmaker claims North Korea copied his sniper rifle design

CEO of Lobaev Arms endorses knockoff fired by Kim Jong Un and says he’s willing to help ‘ally’ DPRK with mass production

Russian gunmaker claims North Korea copied his sniper rifle design
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 31, 2024
US says it confirmed Russia used North Korean ballistic missiles against Ukraine

US says it confirmed Russia used North Korean ballistic missiles against Ukraine

Defense Intelligence Agency lays out evidence recovered debris came from Hwasong-11, finding clear visual match

US says it confirmed Russia used North Korean ballistic missiles against Ukraine
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 31, 2024
North Korea claims it launched 18 missiles at once in warning to South

North Korea claims it launched 18 missiles at once in warning to South

Kim Jong Un says DPRK ready to launch preemptive strike while guiding major missile salvo involving 600mm MLRS

North Korea claims it launched 18 missiles at once in warning to South
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 31, 2024
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