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Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island

Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island

Unification ministry says man’s possessions indicate he was DPRK citizen, though it’s unclear if he was trying to defect

Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 22, 2023
North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia

North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia

Leader’s sister also carried Dior bag during Kim Jong Un’s trip, despite regime’s criticism of ‘bourgeois culture’

North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 18, 2023
US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years

US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years

Department of Transportation cites threats from DPRK’s unannounced missile tests to aviation security

US extends ban on civilian planes entering North Korean airspace for five years
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 15, 2023
North Korean hackers continue to attack critical US infrastructure: Pentagon

North Korean hackers continue to attack critical US infrastructure: Pentagon

New US Cyber Strategy reflects growing recognition of importance of secure communications since Ukraine war, expert says

North Korean hackers continue to attack critical US infrastructure: Pentagon
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 14, 2023
North Korea-Russia summit to talk arms deal would be ‘huge mistake’: VP Harris

North Korea-Russia summit to talk arms deal would be ‘huge mistake’: VP Harris

White House laments ‘act of desperation’ while expert sees major potential gains for DPRK

North Korea-Russia summit to talk arms deal would be ‘huge mistake’: VP Harris
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 11, 2023
North Korea will ‘pay a price’ for arms sales to Russia, top US official says

North Korea will ‘pay a price’ for arms sales to Russia, top US official says

Remarks follow reports of looming meeting between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin, which White House didn’t confirm

North Korea will ‘pay a price’ for arms sales to Russia, top US official says
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 6, 2023
What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

Experts disagree on if Russia needs North Korean arms but say both sides seek to counter US-ROK military cooperation

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith September 5, 2023
North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic

North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic

Multiple missions to hold receptions for founding anniversary, in what expert calls move to revive global engagement

North Korean embassies to open doors for events for first time during pandemic
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith September 1, 2023
US calls out Russian, Chinese inaction over North Korean satellite launch at UN

US calls out Russian, Chinese inaction over North Korean satellite launch at UN

DPRK defends space launch as ‘legitimate right’ during emergency UN Security Council meeting, as 13 members condemn it

US calls out Russian, Chinese inaction over North Korean satellite launch at UN
Joe Smith
Joe Smith August 28, 2023
Trump takes credit for saving Olympics, averting nuclear war with North Korea

Trump takes credit for saving Olympics, averting nuclear war with North Korea

He also claimed dialogue between North and South about Winter Games was thanks to him, in interview with Tucker Carlson

Trump takes credit for saving Olympics, averting nuclear war with North Korea
Joe Smith
Joe Smith August 25, 2023
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