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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 tests 1,500km new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan

North Korea tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan, state media reported on Monday. Tests staged over the weekend saw missiles travelling as far as 1,500km away, according to KCNA. It suggests the country is still capable of developing weapons despite food shortages and an economic crisis. The test of […]

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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 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 and South Korea restore communication hotline after one year

North and South Korea have restored a communication hotline that was cut off by Pyongyang last June. According to the South’s presidential office, the leaders of both countries have agreed to rebuild trust and improve ties. They have exchanged several personal letters since April, the statement added. North Korea cut the hotline in June 2020 […]

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North Korea warns millennials from using South Korean slang, breach may lead to even execution

The North Korean state media has urged its young people to refrain from using slang from South Korea and told them to speak North Korea’s standard language. North Korea’s official newspaper also warned against adopting the fashions, hairstyles and music of South Korea. It is part of a sweeping new law which seeks to stamp […]

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Russia offers North Korea Covid-19 vaccines once again as situation worsens

Russia has offered North Korea Covid-19 vaccines once again as lockdowns are leading to extreme hunger. Pyongyang has until now refused vaccines and aid from a number of countries. The nation has instead sealed its borders to try and keep the virus out. This has instead seriously ruptured its trade with China. Pyongyang relies on […]