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North Korea rejects UNSC statement

North Korea on Sunday rejected the statement by the United Nations Security Council condemning its recent ballistic missile launches, threatening to take "eventful action steps" in retaliation.In a foreign ministry spokesman's statement, Pyongyang accused the United States and its "followe...

Updated : 2016.08.28 15:33

Unification minister to attend denuclearization forum in Kazakhstan

South Korea's Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, Seoul's point man on Pyongyang, left for Kazakhstan on Saturday to join a forum on denuclearization, his ministry said.The two-day conference, titled ...

Updated : 2016.08.27 16:39

N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

Seoul (AFP) -- North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a US think tank said, as the UN Security Council promised action over Pyongyang's latest test.The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins Universit...

Updated : 2016.08.27 14:28

UNSC condemns N. Korea's missile launches: report

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) condemned North Korea's four recent ballistic missile launches and agreed to take "significant" measures against Pyongyang, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs s...

Updated : 2016.08.27 12:05

White House: U.S. deeply concerned about N. Korea

The United States is deeply concerned about the human rights situation in North Korea and the country's nuclear and missile programs, the White House said Friday, local time."The United States and the...

Updated : 2016.08.27 10:39

Global Fund provides $3.7 million to eradicate malaria in North Korea

An international fund has provided a total of $3.7 million to a humanitarian aid project to eliminate malaria in North Korea this year, the Voice of America reported Friday.Under the financial donations from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations Intern...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:01

N. Korea raises military alert to highest level amid S. Korea-U.S.

North Korea's military has raised its alert posture to its highest level in response to an annual joint military drill between Seoul and Washington, a government source here said Friday.The North ordered its military on the highest special alert early this week as the allies kicked off the...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:59

NK diplomat in Russia defects: reports

A North Korean diplomat posted in Russia has recently fled the host country, marking the latest in an ongoing string of defections by Pyongyang’s elite members, news reports said late Thursday. The o...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:27

N.K. opens first youth congress in 23 years

North Korea on Friday opened the congress of a youth association for the first time in 23 years as the country's leader Kim Jong-un is seeking to solicit support from young people to cement his power.The Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League held the ninth congress in...

Updated : 2016.08.26 13:36

UNSC working on statement condemning Pyongyang's latest missile provocation

The U.N. Security Council has asked its member countries to review a draft version of a press statement condemning North Korea's latest missile provocation, diplomatic sources said Friday. The UNSC held an emergency behind-closed-doors meeting on Wednesday (local time) at the request of So...

Updated : 2016.08.26 13:32

North Korea upgrades security at rocket launch station: 38 North

North Korea has upgraded security measures at a rocket launch station on its west coast over the past two years, presumably out of concern of intelligence leaks, 38 North, a think tank that follows developments in the communist county, said Friday.According to a report by North Korean mili...

Updated : 2016.08.26 10:29

North Korea resumes encrypted numbers broadcast after 2-week hiatus

North Korea's state radio station on Friday resumed the broadcast of mysterious numbers after a two-week hiatus, which some experts say are coded messages to its agents in South Korea.A female announcer at Radio Pyongyang read numbers for more than four minutes starting at 12:45 a.m., call...

Updated : 2016.08.26 10:11

North Korean diplomat defects from Russia: source

A North Korean diplomat stationed in Russia defected last month, a local source said Thursday, amid a series of defections from the communist country to seek a new life in South Korea.The diplomat from Pyongyang's trade representatives under its consulate general in Vladivostok could have ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 09:53

Kim calls SLBM test ‘greatest success’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed the latest test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile as the “success of all successes,” state media said Thursday, as the UN gears up to condemn the event...

Updated : 2016.08.25 18:04

North Korea airs SLBM footage via state TV

North Korea's central television broadcasting station on Thursday aired the footage of the latest launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.In the footage running for one minute and 47 seconds, the broadcaster showed the launch of the missile from various angles.Pyongyang's state-ru...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:35