May 22, 2024

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North Korea defends its military development at summit of non-aligned nations

North Korea defends its military development at summit of non-aligned nations

DPRK official also meets Russian and Belarusian counterparts, as Pyongyang looks to bolster ties with anti-US countries

North Korea defends its military development at summit of non-aligned nations
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 22, 2024
North Korean health official set to make first appearance on WHO executive board

North Korean health official set to make first appearance on WHO executive board

DPRK’s election to board has been controversial, with upcoming session to cover violence in Gaza and Ukraine

North Korean health official set to make first appearance on WHO executive board
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 19, 2024
North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula

North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula

Changes appear to be part of systematic effort to purge symbols of unification in line with orders from Kim Jong Un

North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 18, 2024
Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April

Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April

GPI Consultancy says DPRK partners requested it start preparing for what could be first press mission in years

Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 17, 2024
No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos

Images from border suggest sharp decline in activity from summer, after Seoul accused DPRK of operating 30 factories

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 16, 2024
North Korean delegation to attend Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda

North Korean delegation to attend Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda

DPRK’s decision to send vice foreign minister signals summit is becoming less important to Pyongyang, expert says

North Korean delegation to attend Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 15, 2024
Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February

Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February

Trip organized by Far East region could mark first return of tourists to DPRK since pandemic begin

Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 11, 2024
Nearly 50 countries condemn Russia’s use of North Korean missiles in Ukraine

Nearly 50 countries condemn Russia’s use of North Korean missiles in Ukraine

US, ROK and other signatories raise concern about proliferation, say they’re monitoring what Moscow provides in return

Nearly 50 countries condemn Russia’s use of North Korean missiles in Ukraine
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 10, 2024
Trump refused to sanction Chinese bank accused of helping North Korea: Report

Trump refused to sanction Chinese bank accused of helping North Korea: Report

Democrats in Congress suggest former president declined to blacklist bank because it was tenant of Trump Tower

Trump refused to sanction Chinese bank accused of helping North Korea: Report
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 5, 2024
North Korea rings in the new year with a propaganda spectacle on ice — in photos
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North Korea rings in the new year with a propaganda spectacle on ice — in photos

Kim Jong Un took in fireworks, performances and applause at mass extravaganza that promoted state achievements in 2023

North Korea rings in the new year with a propaganda spectacle on ice — in photos
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 4, 2024
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