Decades of economic isolation and sanctions have taken their toll in North Korea. The roads are broad, but there are hardly any cars. Public transport is crumbling. Shops seemed to have a limited range of goods. The standard of living was uniformly middle-class.
"Dialogue doesn't happen by itself when the United States doesn't act to come up with a realistic approach that serves the interests of both sides and speaks of a restart of talks like a parrot," Kwon said in a statement carried by Pyongyang's official KCNA news agency.
The Indian Express visited Pyongyang in North Korea earlier this month for an AFC Cup football match between Bengaluru FC and North Korean military club, 4.25 SC. Mihir Vasavda captures some of the images of the life of people in this reclusive nation under its leader Kim Jong-un.
Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was arrested in North Korea in early January on charges of "hostile acts" against the state, according to the country's official news agency KCNA.
‘No longer a nuclear threat from North Korea’: US President Donald Trump, on his return from Singapore after meeting Kim Jong Un, said there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Taking to Twitter, he said, “Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I […]
North Korea, which launched a long range rocket on Sunday in defiance of international warnings, has restarted plutonium production, according to US intelligence services. Pyongyang announced in September that it would be resuming operations at its main nuclear facility at Yongbyon. The reactor there has been the source of plutonium for North Korea’s nuclear programme. […]
North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket. Pyongyang had notified UN agencies that it planned to carry out the launch, an announcement which triggered opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test. It said the rocket was being used to carry an Earth observation satellite. North Korea also […]
New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Wednesday said he has seen the reports of the nuclear test that has been conducted in North Korea, and it is a matter of concern. He also said that Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DMRK) is doing wrong deeds, which adversely impact on peace and stability of India.