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North Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programs in 2019 in breach of sanctions: UN report

February 11, 2020 8:03 am

The 67-page report to the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee, which is due to be made public next month, comes as the United States tries to revive stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea.

North Korea’s internet use surges, thwarting sanctions and fueling theft

February 10, 2020 8:44 am

The study concludes that since 2017 — the year President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against the country — the North’s use of the internet has surged about 300%.

Trump sends birthday wishes to Kim Jong Un but nuclear talks still on hold

January 11, 2020 12:10 pm

While Kim could personally like Trump, he would not lead his country on the basis of personal feelings, Kim Kye Gwan, an adviser to the North Korean foreign ministry, said in the statement.

Trump bet he could isolate Iran and charm North Korea. It’s not that easy

January 02, 2020 8:51 am

Both the Iranians and the North Koreans seem to sense the vulnerability of a president under impeachment and facing reelection, even if they are often clumsy as they try to play those events to their advantage.

World to see 'new strategic weapon' in near future: Kim Jong Un

January 01, 2020 7:43 am

Kim's comments came after a monthslong standoff between Washington and Pyongyang over disagreements involving disarmament steps and the removal of sanctions imposed on the North,

US military tracking Santa - and any 'Christmas gift' from North Korea

December 24, 2019 7:46 am

Pyongyang warned Washington earlier this month of a possible “Christmas gift”.

US warns North Korea against 'ill-advised behavior' as deadline looms

December 13, 2019 9:48 am

North Korea said earlier on Thursday the United States had nothing to offer it in possible renewed talks aimed at getting Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs, a day after Washington said it was ready to take "concrete steps" toward securing a deal.

North Korea carries out 'very significant' test at satellite launch site: KCNA

December 08, 2019 7:26 am

The KCNA report did not specify what was tested, but the site has previously been used to launch rockets into space as well as test missile engines.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile': Seoul

November 28, 2019 2:13 pm

In the past, such reports by South Korea about North Korean launches have turned out to be test launches of missiles and artillery pieces.

North Korea calls Biden ‘rabid dog’, just the latest in Pyongyang’s long list of insults

November 20, 2019 2:53 pm

In the most recent commentary against Biden, North Korean state media said Biden was “bereft of elementary appearance as a human being, much less a politician” who had “again reeled off a string of rubbish against the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK”.


Kim Jong Un goes horse riding on sacred mountain, plans 'great operation'

October 17, 2019 11:52 am

It was unclear what the operation might involve, but Kim has often made trips to the sacred mountain at times of major policy endeavours

Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin in Russia

April 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his late father, Kim Jong Il, visited in 2011.

Express Rewind: A look back at major events that shaped 2018

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

As 2018 approaches to an end, here is a recap of major political events, developments, disasters and crises that unfolded across the world

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un's historic Singapore handshake

June 12, 2018 1:13 pm

Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Singapore Summit: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on Tuesday. This is the first time leaders of the two countries have met.

Photos: The stage is set for the high-stakes Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

June 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Denuclearization of North Korea is the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".