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North Korea fires projectiles into waters off the east coast, South Korea’s military says

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The projectile was fired around 6:40am on Tuesday the Joint Chiefs statement said, adding that the South Korean military is “maintaining a readiness posture” for potential “additional launches.” […]

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Kim Yo-jong: Kim Jong-un’s influential sister open to resume talks if hostile policies end

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s influential sister has hinted at the will to resume talks with South Korea if it ends its “hostile policies”. Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War. The conflict, which split the peninsula into two, ended in 1953 […]

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North Korea expanding uranium enrichment at Yongbyon nuclear complex, satellite images show

Satellite images show North Korea expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it is intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. A report from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey said photos taken by satellite imagery company Maxar showed construction in an area […]

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Queen Elizabeth II sent message of congratulations to North Korea on national day

Queen Elizabeth sent a message of congratulations to the people of North Korea on their national day. The message was sent on behalf of the Queen by the UK’s Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) “as has been done before,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. This is standard practice on other national days across the world, […]

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IN PICTURES: North Korea throws night parade to celebrate 73rd birthday

North Korea held an annual parade to commemorate the 73rd founding day. Military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang Late-night parade was held to celebrate the 73rd founding anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Soldiers march during the paramilitary parade at Kim Il Sung square Multiple rocket launchers and tractors carrying […]

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North Korea parades soldiers wearing hazmat suits to commemorate founding day

North Korea held an annual parade to commemorate the 73rd founding day, however the state did not display any major ballistic missiles. State media pictures showed night time parade military march of soldiers wearing hazmat suits. Fire trucks, tractors and fireworks were also on display. The Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un was photographed without a mask […]

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Kim Jong-un calls for urgent action to combat ‘danger’ of climate change

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has highlighted the danger of climate change as the country faces a severe food shortage. Typhoons last year badly impacted vital crops, while weeks of drought followed by heavy monsoon rains have damaged them this year as well. He said measures to overcome “abnormal climate” were needed, and also […]

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North Korea may have restarted its 5-megawatt Yongbyon nuclear reactor, UN atomic agency says

North Korea has supposedly restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, the UN atomic agency has said in a report. Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons, is believed to be produced at the reactor’s complex. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expelled by Pyongyang in 2009 but relies on satellite imagery to carry out assessments. […]

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North Korea exports 300,000 bottles of rice-based beer to China amid food crisis

North Korea exported over 300,000 bottles of rice-based beer to China in July, according to the latest trade data, a month after DPRK leader Kim Jong Un declared a “food crisis” and the need for emergency food distribution. According to China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC), North Korea exported $39,604 worth of beer totaling 163,852 […]

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Sanctions coupled with the pandemic cripples North Korea’s economy to lowest level in 23 years

North Korea has adopted an autocratic model of governance that is centrally planned, socialist and self-reliant. The model emphasizes on the growth and development of industries and investments in sectors such as steel, cement, iron and machinery. Kim-Jong-Un is presently the Supreme Leader of the nation. He has held this position since 2011. He also […]

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North Korea ‘ghosts’ South Korea on hotline amid military drills with United States

North Korea has failed to respond to phone calls from the South, just weeks after the two countries restored hotlines, officials in Seoul say. It comes hours after the influential sister of North Korea’s leader said the South should pay a price for holding military drills with the US. The drills have increased tensions weeks […]

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North Korea Floods: Kim Jong-un calls on military to carry out relief work

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un called on the military to carry out relief work in areas recently hit by heavy rains, state media report. More than 1,000 homes were damaged and about 5,000 people evacuated after the ensuing flooding, state television reported earlier this week. The move comes amid concerns over an economic crisis […]