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North Korea, destroys, liaison office, border, South, 'terrific explosion'

North Korea destroys liaison office on border with South in ‘terrific...

06 June, 2020 8:29 am 8:29 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea on Tuesday in a “terrific explosion” after it threatened to take action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a campaign to send propaganda leaflets into the North. North Korea’s KCNA state news agency said the liaison … Read More


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North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

06 June, 2020 8:55 am 8:55 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday the United States has no standing to comment on inter-Korean affairs, and it is in Washington’s interest to stay quiet if it wants the upcoming presidential election to go smoothly, state media reported. The statement comes after the US State Department said it was disappointed at North … Read More


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North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea – KCNA

06 June, 2020 3:11 pm 3:11 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported. For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South … Read More


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North Korea warns South Korea to stop defectors from scattering anti-North ...

06 June, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned South Korea to stop defectors from sending leaflets into the demilitarized zone separating the countries, saying it may cancel a recent bilateral military agreement if the activity persists. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as Kim Jong Un’s chief of staff, issued the warning … Read More


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North Korea to open schools amid signs of relaxation of virus rules

06 June, 2020 11:33 am 11:33 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will open schools this month after delays over concern about the novel coronavirus, state media has reported, the latest sign of opening up even though the isolated country has said it has had no confirmed cases of the disease. North Korean schools usually begin their spring term on April 1, … Read More


Pyongyang airport, North Korea, missile programme, US think-tank

Facility near Pyongyang airport linked to North Korea’s missile progr...

05 May, 2020 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – A new facility near Pyongyang International Airport is almost certainly linked to North Korea’s expanding ballistic missile programme, according to a report from a Washington-based think-tank. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) cited commercial satellite imagery it says shows the facility and a nearby underground structure have the capacity to … Read More


Trump, hails, Kim reappearance, North Korea, denuclearization, prospects bleak

Trump hails Kim reappearance, but North Korea denuclearization prospects bl...

05 May, 2020 8:32 am 8:32 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health, but prospects for the US efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever. On Saturday, North Korean media said Kim cut a ribbon at a ceremony on … Read More


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Fresh evidence busts reports of Kim Jong Un’s death

04 April, 2020 1:39 pm 1:39 pm

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, amid conflicting reports about Kim’s health and whereabouts. The monitoring project, 38 North, said in its report … Read More


North Korea, test fires, multiple, short-range, anti-ship missiles

North Korea test fires multiple short-range anti-ship missiles

04 April, 2020 10:30 pm 10:30 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea launched multiple short-range anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired air-to-surface missiles on Tuesday as part of its ongoing military exercises, South Korea’s military said. The missile tests came on the eve of a national holiday in North Korea to celebrate the birthday of Kim Il Sung, … Read More


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North Korea calls for tougher virus curbs, but leader wears no mask in phot...

04 April, 2020 3:29 pm 3:29 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea called for tougher and more thorough countermeasures to keep citizens safe from the fast-spreading coronavirus at a meeting where leader Kim Jong Un presided, state media said on Sunday. North Korea continues testing for the virus, with more than 500 people in quarantine, but has no confirmed infections yet, a … Read More


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Lift sanctions on Iran, North Korea, Venezuela in coronavirus crisis: UN ri...

03 March, 2020 11:38 pm 11:38 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – A UN human rights expert called on Tuesday for lifting international sanctions against countries ranging from Iran to North Korea and Venezuela to ensure that food supplies reach hungry populations during the coronavirus pandemic. Iran, under sweeping U.S. sanctions for its nuclear and missile programmes, is among the hardest-hit by the new … Read More


North Korea, fires, more missiles, amid coronavirus outbreak

North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak

03 March, 2020 11:42 am 11:42 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Two “short-range projectiles” were launched from the coastal Wonsan area, and flew 230 … Read More


South Korea, detected, North Korea, missile fire, 'inapproriate, amid coronavirus

South Korea says detected North Korea missile fire ‘inapproriate̵...

03 March, 2020 8:34 am 8:34 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic. The suspected missiles were fired around 6:45-50 a.m. KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North … Read More


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North Korea once again fires two missiles as first test of the year

03 March, 2020 11:26 am 11:26 am

SEOUL (WEB DESK) – North Korea once again fired two missile as the first test of the year on Monday. According to the British news channel BBC, North Korea launched two unidentified projectiles off its east coast on Monday, the South Korea military says, in its first apparent weapons test of the year. Little is … Read More


North Korea, Kim, unveil, 'new path', New Year, speech, US, deadline

North Korea’s Kim to unveil ‘new path’ in New Year speech...

12 December, 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a “new path” he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet his deadline to soften its stance over denuclearisation. The New Year … Read More