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N.K. leader watches Pyongyang-Beijing's basketball game

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has watched a basketball game between his country's military team and the Chinese Olympic team, saying that the match showed their "deep friendship," the North's state media said Monday.Kim watched the friendly basketball match between North Korea's Sobaeksu...

Updated : 2016.05.30 17:20

EU funds allegedly help bankroll N.K. regime: study

More than 30 Polish businesses are likely to have been using European Union subsidies to pay salaries to their North Korean employees totaling up to 800, a research team said Monday, raising the possi...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:46

N.K. to launch another work-hard campaign in June: Seoul

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday that North Korea appears ready to kick off another campaign designed to push its people to work harder starting in June.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that the "200-day campaign of loyalty" will be launched in a bid to implement the five...

Updated : 2016.05.30 13:21

3 N.K. overseas restaurant workers may arrive in Seoul this week: source

Three North Korean women, who fled from a restaurant where they worked in China, may arrive in South Korea as early as this week, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Monday.The North Korean women in their late 20s and known to be seeking to defect, are staying in Thailand, awa...

Updated : 2016.05.30 10:49

Museveni: Uganda to suspend security, military cooperation with N. Korea

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni vowed Sunday to cut off his country’s security and military cooperation with North Korea, in the latest increase in international diplomatic pressure exerted on Pyongyang over its nuclear program, a South Korean official said.   North Korea is under the...

Updated : 2016.05.29 20:02

Impact of int'l sanctions on N. Koreans remain minimal: RFA

North Koreans seem to feel minimal impact from the recent economic sanctions, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Sunday, citing price data surveyed by Japan's Asia Press.   According to the data, the price of 1 kg of rice is 5,000 North Korean won in North Hamkyung province, which is only a ...

Updated : 2016.05.29 17:15

N. Korea kicks off new loyalty campaign to prop up economy

North Korea kicked off a new loyalty campaign to get people to work more as part of its five-year economic plan announced at its seventh ruling party congress, state controlled media said Sunday.   According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a joint conference of officials from t...

Updated : 2016.05.29 13:31

N. Korean threat causes local schools to cancel Mt. Paekdu trip

Possible attacks by Pyongyang against South Korean citizens is causing local schools to cancel student excursions to the Mount Paekdu region, along the Sino-North Korean border, sources said Sunday.   Seoul's foreign ministry issued warnings that the North may be planning some kind of at...

Updated : 2016.05.29 12:00

N. Korean leader's aunt runs dry-cleaner in U.S.: W.Post

The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday.Ko Yong-Suk -- who lives with her husband Ri Gang and their three children under assumed na...

Updated : 2016.05.28 16:54

N. Korea threatens to fire at any ship intruding into western sea border

North Korea again claimed the South Korean Navy’s firing of warning shots at its vessels that trespassed into the de facto western maritime border as “a premeditated plot” to heighten inter-Korean tension on Saturday.The North said it will open fire without warning at any South Korean w...

Updated : 2016.05.28 10:43

N. Korea continues to show signs of nuclear reprocessing activity

North Korea continues to show signs suggesting it could be reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to harvest plutonium for nuclear weapons, a U.S. research institute said Friday, citing recent satellite imagery.The May 22 imagery of the North’s Yongbyon nuclear complex shows nine tanks in front ...

Updated : 2016.05.28 10:40

Kim Jong-un orders users of Chinese cell phones to be punished: source

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has instructed North Koreans using Chinese mobile phones to be punished for treason in order to fend off defections and internal information leaks to the outside world, a Seoul-based news outlet specializing in North Korea reported Friday. "Kim Jong-un recen...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:03

Korea praises global leaders' condemnation of NK nuke program

South Korea on Friday praised global leaders' condemnation of North Korea for its continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, urging Pyongyang to listen to the growing call for denuclearization.Earlier, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries condemned North Korea's nucle...

Updated : 2016.05.27 16:02

N. Korea continuously trying to buy luxury goods from Switzerland

North Korea is continuously trying to purchase luxury wristwatches and the newest medical equipment from Switzerland despite the latest United Nations sanctions on the communist country's unwavering pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs, a U.S.-based news media reported on Friday.  ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 13:09

China's Xi inspects military near border with N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected troops in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, near the sensitive border with its traditional ally, North Korea, according to China's state media on Friday. Xi inspected senior military officials and soldiers stationed in Harbin, Heilongjiang's ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 10:48