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North Korean releases dam water, triggers evacuation at holiday spot on river in South Korea

North Korea appears to have released water from a dam near its border with South Korea, prompting vacationers in the neighbouring country to evacuate due to rising water levels on the Imjin River, officials said Tuesday. The water level at a bridge on the river in the South’s border county of Yeoncheon surpassed 1 meter […]

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North Korea appoints nuclear negotiator Choe Son Hui as nation’s first woman foreign minister

North Korea named top nuclear negotiator as the nation’s first female foreign minister, state media reported Saturday, amid warnings from the US that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct a nuclear test. Career diplomat Choe Son Hui was appointed at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea from June 8-10, […]

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North Korea could conduct a nuclear test ‘anytime’, US representative warns

North Korea could conduct a seventh nuclear test “at any time”, a US official has warned. Sung Kim, US special representative to North Korea, made the warning days after Pyongyang test-launched a record eight ballistic missiles on Sunday. Any such nuclear test would be met with a “swift and forceful response”, US Deputy Secretary of […]

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South Korea and United States jointly fire ballistic missiles to tame North Korea

South Korea and the United States jointly fired eight missiles on Monday, in response to a volley of ballistic missiles fired by North Korea a day earlier. It comes as Pyongyang continues to escalate its missile tests. South Korea’s president Yoon Suk-yeol said his government would respond sternly to any provocation from its northern neighbour. […]

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FBI blame North Korean hackers for stealing $600 million in cryptocurrency from video gaming company

The FBI on Thursday blamed hackers associated with the North Korean government for stealing more than $600 million in cryptocurrency last month from a video gaming company. “Through our investigation we were able to confirm Lazarus Group and APT38, cyber actors associated with the DPRK, are responsible for the theft of $620 million in Ethereum […]

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North Korea unveil Hollywood-style movie starring Kim Jong-Un during Hwasong-17 launch

North Koreans were treated to a Hollywood-style movie, with dramatic music and video effects, starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a leather jacket and dark glasses. State-run television North Korean Central Television usually broadcasts Kim family propaganda, alongside military band concerts and feature films about patriotism and feats of labour.¬†Anything away from this deviates. The […]

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North Korea’s missile test suffers ‘catastrophic failure’ after launch, emits ‘very toxic reddish-orange smoke’

North Korea has fired an “unknown projectile” which appeared to fail immediately after launch, South Korea’s military said. The suspected missile was fired from an airfield outside the capital Pyongyang. The airfield has been the site of several launches, including previous tests of what were the US alleges were intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). It comes […]

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North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missile having minimum range of 5,500km, US says

The US says North Korea recently tested parts of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system, in what it called a “serious escalation”. Pyongyang said the launches on 26 February and 4 March focused on developing a reconnaissance satellite. But the Pentagon now says the tests were experimental launches, before a likely full-range ICBM launch. […]

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North Korea fires 9th missile this year into waters east of Korean Peninsula

North Korea fired a single ballistic missile into waters off the east of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the country’s ninth such test of the year. “The South Korean military is maintaining a readiness posture by monitoring related movements in preparation for additional launches,” JCS said […]

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North Korea test fires ‘at least one ballistic missile’: Japan, South Korea say

North Korea launched a ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Sunday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The missile was fired from the Sunan area of North Korea at around 7.52am local time, the Joint Chiefs said. Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said North Korea launched “at least one […]

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American hacker claims to have shut down North Korea’s entire internet

Over the last few weeks of January the Internet in North Korea was observed to be down. The blackout of Kim Jong-un’s internet connectivity, although intermittent, was hugely disruptive with reports suggesting an “attack against North Korean servers took the entire country off the internet.” The timing of these attacks coincided with the latest bunch […]

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North Korea profited off cyberattacks, vastly developed nuclear and ballistic missile programmes: UN Report

North Korea continued to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes during the past year, and cyberattacks on cryptocurrency exchanges were an important revenue source for Pyongyang according to an excerpt of a confidential United Nations report, the Reuters reported. The annual report by independent sanctions monitors was submitted on Friday evening to the UN […]