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N. Korea likely to resume 'Arirang Mass Games' next year: tour operator

North Korea will likely resume its signature dance and gymnastics performance in 2015 after skipping it this year due to renovation work at the annual event's venue in Pyongyang, according to a related tour operator."Our Korean partners have confirmed that there will be no Arirang Mass Gam...

Updated : 2014.07.31 10:22

U.S. lawmaker: New bill will be as painful to N. Korea as banking sanctions

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― A new financial sanctions bill for North Korea, which has just passed the U.S. House of Representatives, will be as painful to Pyongyang as the banking restrictions that hit the...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:29

N.K. suspends Soviet fighters after crashes

Three North Korean MiG19 fighters have crashed this year, leading to the suspension of flight drills involving the aircraft, South Korea’s military sources said Wednesday.The supersonic MiG-19 aircraft is a Soviet second-generation fighter developed in 1953. Some 400 MiG variants are stil...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:29

China-N.K. relations face bumpy road

Relations between North Korea and China face a bumpy road as Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions continue to chip away at their decades-long alliance while Beijing increasingly courts Seoul for greater str...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:28

Admiral: World getting ‘numb’ to N.K. missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.Adm. Samuel Locklear told a P...

Updated : 2014.07.30 21:28

N. Korea fires 4 short-range projectiles

North Korea fired off four short-range rockets in an eastern direction on Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, in the second such test-fire in less than a week.The projectiles, presumed to be 300-millimeter multiple-launch rockets, "were fired from a site near Mount M...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:11

N. Korea to send six reporters to Incheon Asiad: ABU

North Korea plans to send a six-member media team to the South Korean city of Incheon next month for the coverage of the Asian Games, a news report said Wednesday.Last week, Pyongyang sent a letter to the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) requesting cooperation on its plan, according t...

Updated : 2014.07.30 10:54

N. Korea halts operations of Soviet fighters after series of crashes

Three North Korean MiG-19 fighters have crashed this year, leading to the suspension of flight drills involving the aircraft, South Korea's military sources said Wednesday.The supersonic MiG-19 aircraft is a Soviet second-generation fighter developed in 1953. Some 400 MiG variants are stil...

Updated : 2014.07.30 10:53

S. Korea says no plan to offer fresh Asiad talks with N. Korea

South Korea has no intention of offering another round of talks with North Korea on its planned Asian Games participation as Pyongyang is responsible for the breakdown of the previous meeting, a government official said Tuesday."For now, we have no plan to first propose (talks) since the N...

Updated : 2014.07.29 13:39

N. Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.The rebuttal from the foreign ministry was carried in a statement late Monday by the North's offic...

Updated : 2014.07.29 10:29

N. Korea leader calls for revival of 'war spirit'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for the succession of war spirit as he visited a national cemetery in Pyongyang on Sunday to mark the end of the Korean War six decades ago, according to the country's state news agency.Kim paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the Fatherland Liberation ...

Updated : 2014.07.28 10:43

Hamas and North Korea in secret arms deal: report

Islamic Extremist group Hamas is trying to seal a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communication equipment to keep up its offensive against Israel, the U.K. daily newspaper The Telegraph reported Saturday. The arms deal is estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars and be...

Updated : 2014.07.27 13:26

N. Korea fires short-range ballistic missile into East Sea

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the East Sea on Saturday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of missile and rocket firings by the communist nation in recent months.The North "fired a short-range missile presumed to be a Scud-type one into the East...

Updated : 2014.07.26 23:49

Visitors to Chinese part of Mt. Paektu soar 20% in H1

The number of tourists visiting the Chinese side of Mt. Paektu jumped nearly 20 percent in the first half of this year from a year earlier, a U.S. radio report said Friday.A total of 328,000 tourists traveled to the mountain in China in the January-June period, up 19.3 percent from a year ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:47

N. Korea willing to host S. Korean investment in Rajin-Khasan

North Korea is willing to host South Korean firms' investment in the country's railway project with Russia, a South Korean government official said Thursday after a recent on-site inspection visit to the North.A group of 38 government officials and representatives from South Korean rail op...

Updated : 2014.07.24 15:52