‘Eat less’: North Korea pressures its citizens as food crisis escalates

China 10/28/21, 16:18

Hunger and malnutrition have been a constant since communism took power in North Korea. But the situation has reportedly worsened considerably after an uncontrolled rise in prices. Under this scenario, leaders are pressuring their citizens to "reduce the amount of food they eat" at least until 2025, when they expect ...

North Korea test-fires first strategic cruise missile

U.S. 09/13/21, 15:32

North Korean state media on Monday, Sept. 13, said its government successfully tested its new long-range cruise missile over the weekend.  According to Reuters, the weapon was capable of traveling up to 930 miles (1,500km), the official KCNA news agency said. It hit the targets and fell into the country's territorial ...

North Korea executes education official for criticizing the regime

U.S. 04/10/21, 17:28

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered a senior higher education official's execution for "anti-party activities" after he complained about not receiving government support and resources to improve the communist country's education system. According to Fox News, the 50-year-old official, identified as Park, had served since last year as chairman of ...

Biden administration outreached out but no response from North Korea

U.S. 03/15/21, 15:05

A senior Biden administration official told Reuters on Saturday, March 13, that North Korea has not communicated to behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts by the Biden administration since mid-February. The previously unknown U.S. outreach raises concerns about how Biden will deal with rising tensions with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile ...

Pompeo announces negotiations with North Korea from a stronger position

U.S. 01/02/21, 19:03

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he will begin negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, moving beyond the "appeasement" stage held earlier, according to a series of tweets on Jan. 2.  "In my role as CIA Director, I opened our negotiations with Chairman Kim [Jon Un]," Pompeo said. https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1345414628709380103 This ...

President Trump responds to the report Kim Jung Un is ‘gravely ill’

U.S. 04/21/20, 04:35

Speculation is swirling around the health condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After undergoing heart surgery earlier this month he has been noticeably absent from key events, including an event marking the anniversary of the birthday of North Korea's founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, on ...

Christmas is over, but no ‘Christmas gift’ from North Korea to US

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:26

Christmas Day passed peacefully with no missile test as a “Christmas gift” from North Korea to the United States, but Seoul and Washington remain on high alert. Seoul-based Korea Herald reported South Korea said it has seen no unusual signs in North Korea, but it and the United States are still ...

President Trump says North Korea may plan a nice ‘Christmas gift’

U.S. 12/25/19, 07:05

President Donald Trump said Tuesday, Dec. 24, that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present” such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than a missile launch, according to The Associated Press. The president was asked what he will do if North Korea ...

North Korea fires missiles into sea in annual exercise, US aware of reports

World 07/25/19, 08:37

North Korea launched two short-range missiles into its East Sea early on Thursday, July 25 (local time), prompting arguments around the motive of the firing. Seoul-based Yonhap News citing South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff (JCS) said in a statement: "North Korea fired one short-range missile at around 5:34 a.m. and ...

Pictures show the difference between Obama and Trump during visits to DMZ

Politics 07/01/19, 05:41

Photos taken by the same photographer show President Donald Trump walked hundreds of steps farther than his predecessor Barrack Obama toward North Korea soil at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Associated Press photographer Susan Walsh on June 30 shot a photo of President Trump after he crossed the border at Panmunjom ...

What are the key points after Trump-Kim 50-minute meeting

U.S. 06/30/19, 07:43

What was originally supposed to be a brief exchange of pleasantries between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the border turned into talks stretching about 50 minutes. Trump had tweeted out his last-minute invitation to Kim, suggesting the North Korean leader meet him “at the Border/DMZ just ...

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