A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

North Korea fires ballistic missile: South’s military

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as a US…

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This picture taken on October 11, 2021 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 12 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving a speech during the opening ceremony of The Defence Development Exhibition “Self-Defence-2021” in Pyongyang. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea’s Kim says US is ‘root cause’ of tensions

Seoul (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong has blamed the United States for tensions on the peninsula and accused the South of hypocrisy, state media reported Tuesday, as he…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. (Photo by YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NETFLIX / YOUNGKYU PARK ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Squid Game: South Korea’s latest cultural phenomenon

Seoul (AFP) – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon…

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A North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Two Koreas reopen hotlines as North urges South to mend ties

SEOUL (Reuters) – The two Koreas on Monday restored their hotlines that the North severed months ago, with Pyongyang urging Seoul to step up efforts to improve relations after criticising what it called double standards over weapons…

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This photo provided on Oct. 1, 2021, by the North Korean government shows what North Korea claims to be the test firing of a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea says 4th new test-firing was anti-aircraft missile

SEOUL (AP) — North Korea said Friday it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks, even as it pushes to…

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South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday that her country will take steps to repair ties with South Korea, and may even discuss another summit between their leaders, if the South drops what she described as hostility and double standards. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

SEOUL (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, the latest in a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang…

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This combination of photos provided by the North Korean government on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, shows long-range cruise missiles tests held on Sept. 11 -12, 2021 in an undisclosed location of North Korea. North Korea says it successfully test fired what it described as newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, its first known testing activity in months that underscored how it continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations with the United States. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea test-fires new ‘long-range cruise missile’: KCNA

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea test-fired a new “long-range cruise missile” over the weekend, state media reported Monday, with the United States saying the nuclear-armed country was threatening its neighbours and beyond….

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A North Korean flag flutters at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo

North Korea puts hazmat suits on parade for national day, but no missiles

SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) – North Korea celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation with a night time military parade, state media reported on Thursday, publishing photographs of marching rows…

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This file satellite handout image provided by GeoEye on August 22, 2012 and taken on August 6, 2012 shows the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre in North Korea. (Photo by GeoEye Satellite Image / AFP)

North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor: UN agency

Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor in a “deeply troubling” development, the UN atomic agency has said, a possible sign Pyongyang is expanding its banned…

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Thousands evacuated as floods hit North Korea: state TV

More than a thousand homes were damaged and about 5,000 people evacuated in North Korea after flooding caused by heavy rains, the country’s state broadcaster reported, with swathes of farmland…

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South Koreans working at North Korea’s Kaesong industrial complex are seen stranded in a waiting room of an office controlling border crossing in Paju on March 9, 2009 following North Korea severing of inter-Korean communications lines used for the passage of people to its Kaesong industrial complex. North Korea put its military on combat alert on 9 March, 2009 as US and South Korean troops began a major joint exercise, and warned that any attempt to block its upcoming satellite launch would spark a war. AFP PHOTO/WON DAI-YEON (Photo by WON DAI-YEON / AFP)

Two Koreas restore severed communications in surprise thaw

Seoul (AFP) – North and South Korea signaled a surprise thaw in relations on Tuesday, announcing a restoration of cross-border communications that were severed more than a year ago and…

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This picture taken on June 29, 2021 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 30 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) attending an enlarged meeting of the 2nd Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee at the 8th congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea at the Party Central Committee Headquarters in Pyongyang. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

Top North Korean officials sacked after ‘crucial’ Covid-19 incident

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un replaced several senior officials after a “crucial” coronavirus incident, state media reported Wednesday, potentially signalling a breach in the country’s epidemic defences. Pyongyang closed…

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (front C) attending the third day sitting of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang on June 17, 2021. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

Kim told North Korea to prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country needs to prepare for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under President Joe Biden, state media reported Friday….

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This picture taken on April 15, 2021 released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 16 shows fireworks launched in Pyongyang to celebrate the country’s founder and Eternal President Kim Il Sung’s birthday. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea marks anniversary of founder’s birth

North Korea marked the anniversary of the birth of its founder Kim Il Sung Thursday, with mask-wearing citizens placing flowers before his statue in Pyongyang. The grandfather of the current leader Kim…

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File photo / Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister, listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, during a performance of North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea. / AP

N. Korea calls South’s leader ‘a parrot raised by America’

SEOUL — North Korea called South Korea’s president “a parrot raised by America” Tuesday, resuming its trademark derisive rhetoric against its rivals amid renewed animosities on the Korean Peninsula. Kim…

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This picture taken on March 25, 2021 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 26, 2021 shows a test fire of newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile in an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea claims the latest missile launched new ‘tactical guided projectile’

North Korea has tested a new “tactical guided projectile” with a solid-fuel engine, state media said Friday after the nuclear-armed country carried out its first substantive provocation since US President Joe Biden’s…

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North Korea’s Kim lambasts officials for economic ‘defeatism’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused top officials of “self-protection and defeatism” and largely blamed them for the country’s economic plight, state media reported Friday. At a meeting…

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FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Pool

North Korean leader’s sister is ‘de facto second-in-command’, South Korean lawmaker says

South Korea’s intelligence agency believes that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is serving as his “de facto second-in-command” but has not necessarily been…

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People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Kim made his first public appearance in several weeks as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said Saturday, ending an absence that had triggered global rumors that he was seriously ill. The sign reads: “Kim Jong Un attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer factory.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang,…

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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks as he takes part in a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2020. KCNA/via REUTERS/File Photo

North Korean media silent on Kim’s whereabouts as speculation on health rages

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of new appearances by leader Kim Jong Un, a day after intense international speculation over his health was…

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Family of Thai woman thought abducted by North Korea encouraged by Japanese response

The nephew of a Thai woman, believed to have been kidnapped and held captive in North Korea 42 years ago, has been in Japan attending an international meeting of relatives…

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Anocha’s Abduction – Why We Should Care

Anocha Panjoy was kidnapped by North Korean secret agents 41 years ago. Why should Thai society, especially those who were born after the incident occurred, care about her disappearance?

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Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic…

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(Photo) The flag of North Korea is seen in Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 2017/REUTERS (Pierre Albouy)

North Korea fires missiles into sea, says South Korea, nuclear talks in doubt

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea’s military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and…

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(Photo) Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock…

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(Photo) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a banquet in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 21, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

China’s President Xi completes state visit to North Korea: China state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping has departed North Korea, following a two-day state visit, Chinese state media reported Friday. Xi’s visit was the first by a Chinese leader…

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(Photo) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on June 21, 2019 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

Xi, Kim say boosting China-North Korea ties good for regional peace: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries…

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North Korea U.N. Ambassador Kim Song speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 21, 2019./REUTERS

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had…

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Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother

A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader was freed on Friday, a court translator…

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Trump promises North Korea ‘AWESOME’ future ahead of summit

Hanoi (AFP) — US President Donald Trump touted North Korea’s “AWESOME” future if his “friend” Kim Jong Un, whom he meets for a high-stakes dinner later tonight, agrees to give…

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North Korea holds giant 70th Anniversary Mass Games

The biggest show on earth made a comeback as North Korea put on its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, the ‘Mass Games’, for the first time in 5 years on September…

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North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

September 9, 2018 North Korea holds a huge military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung square to mark the seventieth anniversary of its founding on 9 September…

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North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday

September 9, 2018 Thousands of North Korean troops parade through Pyongyang as the nuclear-armed country celebrates its 70th birthday, followed by artillery and tanks.

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North Korea military parade marks the country’s 70th anniversary

Korean People’s Army (KPA) soldiers march during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and…

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North Korea military parade marks the country’s 70th anniversary

Participants wave flowers as they march past a balcony from where North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un was watching, during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang…

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No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

PYONGYANG (Reuters) – With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development, filled with colored balloons and flowers to…

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S Korea wants ASEAN to play role in peace process

Asean can continue to play a constructive role in helping to usher in peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, said South Korean President Moon Jae-in today. “It is necessary…

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