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Pyongyang accuses Joe Biden of pursuing hostile policy towards North Korea

North Korea hit out at the Biden administration as it prepares to unveil its strategy for dealing with Pyongyang and its nuclear programme. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday that a review of US policy had been completed and suggested Mr Biden had learned from the experience of the previous four administrations who have tried, […]

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‘North Korea is facing worst-ever situation’: Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong Un says North Korea is facing its “worst-ever situation” and called on “grassroots” members of the ruling Workers’ Party to be more proactive and responsible in carrying out the country’s new five-year economic plan. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said Kim made the comments during an opening speech at a meeting […]

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North Korea drop out of the Tokyo Olympics amid Covid-19 fears

North Korea will reportedly drop out of the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over the coronavirus. The country said it would skip this summer’s Olympic Games to “protect players from the world public health crisis caused by Covid-19,” according to a report published Tuesday in North Korean media DPRK sports, a website on sports affairs. […]

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Dozens of foreign diplomats and aid workers have fled North Korea amid food shortage and ‘unprecedented’ COVID restrictions

Foreign diplomats and aid workers have fled North Korea in mass in recent months due to shortages of goods and “unprecedented” restrictions on daily life imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Russian embassy in a statement on its official Facebook page that there are now only 290 expatriates within North Korea, including just […]

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‘Countries across the globe are firing projectiles’: North Korea accuses United Nations of double standards

North Korea has accused the UN Security Council of double standards as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of United Nations resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile last week, prompting Washington to request a gathering of the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) sanctions committee. […]

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‘Tactical Guided Projectile’: North Korea confirms testing new nuclear warhead missile

North Korea has confirmed that it launched missiles on Thursday and that they were a ‘new-type tactical guided projectile’. The country’s Friday statement, issued through state media outlet KCNA, says the two weapons struck a test target 600km off North Korea’s east coast, disputing Japanese assessments that they flew just over 400km. It added that […]

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North Korea test fires two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, the first test since Joe Biden became the President of the United States. Pyongyang is banned from testing ballistic missiles, which are considered threatening weapons, under UN Security Council resolutions. Japan said no debris had fallen within its territorial waters. It comes just days […]

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‘If you want to sleep in peace don’t spread the stink’: Kim Jong-un’s sister warns United States

Kim Yo-jong, the influential sister of North Korean supreme leader has warned the US not to “cause a stink”, as President Joe Biden prepares to set out his Korean policy. In remarks on state media she criticised the US and South Korea for conducting joint military exercises. Her comments come a day before top US […]

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Russian diplomats and their family members leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley

Eight Russian diplomats and family members arrived home from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to Pyongyang’s coronavirus restrictions. Video posted on Russia’s foreign ministry showed  the trolley, laden with suitcases and women, being pushed across a border railway bridge by Third Secretary Vladislav Sorokin, the only man in the group. They waved and […]

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USS Pueblo crew awarded $2.3 billion in damages 50 years after being held hostage by North Korea

A US court has awarded $2.3 billion in damages to several crew members of the USS Pueblo and their surviving families, 50 years after North Korea seized the American naval vessel and took its crew hostage. More than 100 crew members and their relatives filed a suit against North Korea in February 2018 in a […]

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South Korea accuse North Korea of attempting to steal Pfizer vaccine information

South Korean intelligence agency accused North Korea of attempting to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical firm that partnered with Germany’s BioNTech to develop the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine won approval from authorities late last year before being rolled out across the world. North Korea […]

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Wife of North Korean Supreme Leader appears in public eye after a year

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, has appeared in public eye for the first time in more than a year, joining her husband at a concert during one of the country’s biggest holidays. The official newspaper Rodong Sinmun released photos of the pair at the event on Wednesday to mark […]