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NK embassy in China voices opposition to military drills, THAAD

North Korea's Embassy in China on Thursday expressed strong opposition to Seoul and Washington's ongoing joint military drills, saying that they are raising tension on the divided peninsula, diplomat...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:28

N. Korea blasts US bombing drills in S. Korea

North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for "escalating nuclear attack threats," citing the participation of US strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson i...

Updated : 2017.03.16 15:51

No. of N. Korea's official markets increasing

The number of official markets in North Korea has been on a rapid increase under the connivance of the authorities, a US broadcaster said Thursday. "The number was recently confirmed to be 439 via a...

Updated : 2017.03.16 14:31

N. Korea gives up attending programming contest in US

North Korea has announced it won't attend the upcoming international collegiate programming contest in the United States without elaborating on the reasons, a US broadcaster said Thursday. The conte...

Updated : 2017.03.16 11:12

Kim orders speedier new town construction in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called on builders to finish construction for a new town in Pyongyang before the birthday of the country's late founder in April, Pyongyang's state media said Thur...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:37

No. of visa-free nations for North Korean reduced to 39

The number of countries that North Koreans can travel to visa-free has been reduced to 39 this year, a US broadcaster said Wednesday. The comparable figure showed an upward trend in recent years wit...

Updated : 2017.03.15 10:07

NK nuke test could cause environmental apocalypse: defector

A high-profile North Korean defector here said Tuesday that an upcoming massive nuclear test by the North could bring about environmental catastrophe and the subsequent collapse of its regime if it f...

Updated : 2017.03.14 16:24

7 in 10 N. Korean defectors arrive in South via Thailand: poll

More than seven in 10 North Korean defectors stayed in Thailand en route to South Korea, a poll released by Seoul's unification ministry showed Tuesday, with over half of the defectors citing economi...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:37

N. Korea calls for UN reform, berates UNSC as puppet of US

North Korea on Tuesday called for the reform of the United Nations as its earlier attempt to make the ongoing South Korea-US joint military drills an agenda item at the UN Security Council has failed...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:05

NK seeks to fan division in S. Korea ahead of presidential election: Seoul

North Korea is seeking to drive a wedge between South Koreans ahead of a presidential election following last week's dismissal of Park Geun-hye from presidency, a Seoul government official said Tuesd...

Updated : 2017.03.14 13:26

Diplomat says N. Korea not interested in denuclearization dialogue

North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations said that his country is not interested in dialogue with the United States if it's aimed at denuclearizing North Korea, but South Korea vowed Mon...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:38

NK warns of military strikes over Seoul-Washington military drills

North Korea on Tuesday condemned South Korea and the United States for staging joint military exercises, warning that Washington's strategic assets are within the range of the North Korean military's...

Updated : 2017.03.14 10:03

North Korea boycotts UN review of its rights record

North Korea on Monday boycotted a special session at the UN Human Rights Council, where experts warned that the country's increasing isolation could worsen its already disastrous rights situation. T...

Updated : 2017.03.13 20:23

NK leader's half sister may be leading military decision-making body: expert

The older half sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un appears to be leading a key organization of the North's military, an expert claimed Monday. Kim Sol-song is seen as leading the decision-mak...

Updated : 2017.03.13 14:38

NK ready to conduct nuclear test at any time: Seoul

South Korea's unification ministry said Monday that North Korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test at any time as Pyongyang's provocation would hinge on its internal plan for nuclear weapons developm...

Updated : 2017.03.13 11:42