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Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends South Korea visit

May 22, 2022 6:06 pm

Biden's visit to Osan Air Base, where thousands of US and South Korean service members monitor the rapidly evolving North Korean nuclear threat, was his final stop before he arrived in Tokyo later Sunday.

Rejecting ‘Love Letters’ to North Korea, Joe Biden offers carrots and sticks instead

May 22, 2022 2:03 pm

Joe Biden and Yoon announced that they would explore ways to expand the joint military exercises that have historically irritated North Korea so much that Trump sought to curtail them during his presidency in a concession to Kim.

Joe Biden says US offered Covid vaccines to North Korea but no response

May 21, 2022 2:05 pm

North Korea has imposed a sweeping lockdown and other restrictions during its first confirmed outbreak.

Biden, South Korean leader to consult on how to check North Korea

May 21, 2022 12:35 pm

In South Korea, Biden is touring factories for computer chips and next-generation autos in a democracy and engaging in talks for greater cooperation.

North Korea's suspected Covid-19 caseload nears 2 million

May 19, 2022 12:14 pm

North Korea's anti-virus headquarters reported a single additional death, raising its toll to 63, which experts have said is abnormally small compared to the suspected number of coronavirus infections.

North Korea reports 15 more suspected Covid-19 deaths

May 15, 2022 11:43 am

After maintaining a widely disputed claim to be coronavirus-free for more than two years, North Korea announced Thursday that it had found its first Covid-19 patients since the pandemic began.

How North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis

May 14, 2022 2:00 pm

Experts said that so far the pace of testing suggests North Korea cannot handle the number of symptomatic cases it has reported.

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting Covid-19 outbreak

May 13, 2022 7:43 am

The true scale is unclear, but a big Covid-19 outbreak could be devastating in a country with a broken healthcare system and an unvaccinated, malnourished population.

Explained: North Korea confirms Covid-19 crisis, what happens in the country here onward?

May 15, 2022 7:02 pm

Despite the crisis, Pyongyang may not necessarily be willing to accept help from foreign entities, including the UN, NK News said.

North Korea reports first Covid-19 outbreak with Omicron case, orders lockdown

May 12, 2022 7:46 am

A report from North Korea said people in Pyongyang had contracted the Omicron variant, without providing details on case numbers or possible sources of infection.


How North Korea celebrated its 73rd anniversary

September 10, 2021 10:36 pm

Experts said the toned-down event reflected the harsh challenges facing North Korea as its broken, mismanaged economy is further strained by continuing US-led sanctions.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US, Biden says no 'new wrinkle in what they did'

March 25, 2021 8:31 pm

The missile launch is viewed as a demonstration of North Korea’s military strength by Kim Jong Un to pressure Washington into negotiations that are being stalled after Joe Biden took office in January.

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

North Koreans pay respect to founding leader Kim Il-sung on 25th death anniversary

July 09, 2019 7:34 am

Hundreds of North Koreans visit the national monument in Pyongyang to pay tribute to country's founder Kim Il-sung. The communist state organises various programmes and concerts to mark this event.

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.

Drones and gymnasts: North Korea marks 70th anniversary with military parade

September 11, 2018 6:55 am

Pyongyang residents, who trained for months for the anniversary, held up the bouquets to spell out words and slogans.

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

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".

Glimpses of life inside North Korea, the world's most isolated country

September 27, 2017 5:39 pm

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.

N-Korea jails US student Otto Warmbier for 15 years with hard labour

March 17, 2016 4:10 pm

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.


World News Wrap — Trump-Kim Summit: The hidden messages you missed in these gestures

June 13, 2018 10:41 am

The US President and the North Korean leader met at the "neutral" destination on Tuesday. With the world watching, they shook hands, smiled for the cameras and agreed to further bilateral ties.

DMRK's action affects peace of India: MEA

January 06, 2016 11:40 am

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.

Family reunions between the two Koreas continue after 20-month gap

October 26, 2015 12:46 pm

For the first time since February 2014 South Koreans are being allowed into the North for family reunions.