North Korea fires rail-launched missiles in response to U.S. sanctions.

U.S. 01/15/22, 14:56

In its third weapons launch this month, North Korea confirmed Saturday that it test-fired train-launched ballistic missiles in apparent retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the Biden administration over its continued test launches. As reported by The Guardian, citing North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, the drill was to "verify and ...

‘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 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 ...

President Trump downplayed North Korea missile tests

Politics 08/03/19, 08:34

President Trump on Friday, aug. 2, made a series of tweets downplaying North Korea's recent missile tests. "Kim Jong Un and North Korea tested 3 short range missiles over the last number of days. These missiles tests are not a violation of our signed Singapore agreement, nor was there discussion of ...

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

World 06/02/19, 21:42

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean publications on Monday showed Kim Yong Chol sitting near a clapping Kim Jong Un and other ...

North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

World 05/15/19, 21:26

North Korea said Wednesday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages. The official Korean Central News Agency said an average of 54.4 millimeters (2.1 inches) of rain fell throughout the country in the first five months of this year. It said that ...

Update: Pompeo says talks with North Korea will resume

Politics 02/28/19, 08:58

The Latest on the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says nuclear negotiations with North Korea will resume quickly following the collapse of President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon). Pompeo tells ...

Seoul hopes Kim’s China trip leads to 2nd Kim-Trump summit

World 01/08/19, 01:27

South Korea says it hopes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China will act as a "stepping stone" for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom made the comments a few hours after Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday aboard a ...

Kim Jong Un expected to ring in 2019 with big policy speech

World 12/30/18, 21:11

Kim Jong Un will be keeping North Korea watchers busy on New Year's Day, when he is expected to give his annual address laying out the country's top priorities for the year ahead. The speech, which is normally broadcast on North Korea's state-run television network, is often the best gauge of ...

North Korea says it has tested ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’

World 11/15/18, 19:44

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of "a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," the nation's state media reported Friday, though it didn't describe what sort of weapon it was. It didn't appear to be a nuclear or missile-related test, a string of which last year had many ...

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