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NK, Cuba vow to expand friendly ties

North Korea and Cuba reaffirmed their friendly ties as a senior North Korean official visited Havana to attend Fidel Castro's memorial service, Pyongyang's media said Tuesday.Choe Ryong-hae, a vice chairman of the ruling party's central committee, met with Cuba's leader Raul Castro on Satu...

Updated : 2016.12.06 09:49

Unification ministry‘s 2017 budget reports 20.5% on-year fall

The 2017 budget allocated for South Korea's unification ministry dropped 20.5 percent from a year earlier, as inter-Korean ties remain frayed amid North Korea's nuclear standoff, government officials aid Monday.A total of 1.208 trillion won ($1.02 billion) has been set aside for next year'...

Updated : 2016.12.05 15:39

Flooding results in temporary suspension of railway services for residents: report

North Korea has implemented a temporary suspension of railway transportation for its residents in the wake of its worst-ever flooding that has caused havoc in the North's railway system, US-based media reported Monday.Citing a source in the North's Ryanggang Province, Radio Free Asia (RFA)...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:19

80% of NK defectors believe diplomats' defections will hit regime: poll

Nearly eight out of 10 North Korean escapees believe that defections by the North's officials from its overseas missions will likely hasten the collapse of the regime, a survey showed Monday.Among 314 respondents, 78.5 percent said that defections by North Korean diplomats and other offici...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:13

N. Korea condemns S. Korea's unilateral sanctions

North Korea has condemned South Korea for imposing new unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang, calling them a "pipedream," Pyongyang's state media said Monday.A North Korean committee issued a statement on Sunday in response to Seoul's latest announcement of its punitive measures, including bla...

Updated : 2016.12.05 09:33

S. Korea, US seek ways to counter N. Korea's SLBM threat

South Korea and US forces are stepping up efforts to better counter the growing threat from North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) that can disrupt the balance of power in Northeas...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:56

N. Korean leader, wife make appearance at air combat competition

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife made a rare joint appearance at an air combat training competition, the country's media reported Sunday.Kim watched the drill and provided "field guidance"...

Updated : 2016.12.04 09:41

US imposes additional sanctions on N. Korea, including Air Koryo

 The United States imposed additional sanctions on North Korea on Friday, blacklisting seven individuals and 16 entities, including the country's flag carrier, Air Koryo, for their links to weapons proliferation or foreign currency earnings for the regime.The Treasury Department measures ...

Updated : 2016.12.03 11:12

Seoul sanctions top aides of North’s Kim

South Korea blacklisted several top aides of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as part of a fresh set of its unilateral sanctions aimed at helping curb the defiant neighbor’s nuclear and miss...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:21

NK nukes aimed for reunification on its own terms: expert

A researcher argued Friday that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons not to use in war, but as a means to press for a peaceful reunification with the South on its own terms. "In its nuclear strategy, North Korea aims to achieve unification with South Korea by keeping the US from getti...

Updated : 2016.12.02 14:54

S. Korea blacklists scores of N. Koreans, entities linked to nuke, missile program

South Korea unveiled a set of its own punitive measures against North Korea on Friday, blacklisting scores of people and entities suspected of supporting the regime's nuclear and ballistic missile pro...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:38

NK leader observes artillery drill targeting S. Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed an artillery drill that simulated striking military targets in South Korea, Pyongyang's media said Friday, as the UN Security Council adopted another sanctions resolution.On Thursday, Kim guided the exercise of his front-line units, which were task...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:13

House passes resolution urging N. Korea to allow family reunions for Korean Americans

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution urging North Korea to allow Korean Americans to hold reunions with their long-separated family members in the communist nation.The resolution (H.Con.Res.40), introduced last year by Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Ed Royce (R-CA), pas...

Updated : 2016.12.02 10:56

N. Korea condemns latest UN sanctions

North Korea on Thursday condemned a fresh package of sanctions imposed on it by the UN Security Council.In an English-language statement released on the state-run Korean Central News Agency, the North's foreign ministry said the country "strongly censures and categorically rejects" the san...

Updated : 2016.12.02 10:10

S. Korea braces for NK provocation after sanctions

South Korean officials and observers said Thursday they are preparing for a possible armed protest by North Korea, after the UN Security Council approved a new set of economic sanctions as a punitive ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:29