'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

North Korea Says Will Reconsider Moratorium on Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests

North Korea said it will bolster its defense against the United States and evaluate “restarting all temporally suspended activities,” according to state media KCNA on Thursday. The announcement is a possible reference to its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons, which has been in place since 2017. Though Pyongyang is barred from testing ballistic missiles […]

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North Korea Test Fires Two Railway-Borne Guided Missiles, Its Third This Year

North Korea Test Fires Two Railway-Borne Guided Missiles, Its Third This Year

North Korea fired two railway-borne tactical guided missiles, state media reported Saturday, the country’s third weapons test this month despite a volley of new United States sanctions. South Korea’s military said it had detected the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles Friday afternoon, just hours after Pyongyang accused the United States of “provocation” over fresh […]

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South Korea Disputes North's Claim of Hypersonic Missile Test

US to Propose Adding New North Koreans to UN Sanctions List Day After Missile Launch

The United States will propose UN sanctions on multiple North Koreans, a day after Pyongyang carried out what it said was the launch of a hypersonic missile, the US United Nations ambassador announced Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the US Treasury and State Departments imposed sanctions on five North Koreans linked to the country’s ballistic […]

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Third Test of the Year Despite US Sanctions

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Third Test of the Year Despite US Sanctions

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Friday, the South and Japan said, in what would be its third weapons test this month, regardless of a fresh volley of US sanctions. The latest launches came just hours after Pyongyang warned of a “stronger and certain” reaction to the sanctions on five North Koreans linked to the […]

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North Korea Test Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Its Second In A Span Of One Week

North Korea Test Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Its Second In A Span Of One Week

North Korea fired a “suspected ballistic missile” into the sea, South Korea’s military said Tuesday, less than a week after Pyongyang reported testing a hypersonic missile. The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test of what Pyongyang called a hypersonic missile. “Our military detected a […]

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South Korea Disputes North's Claim of Hypersonic Missile Test

South Korea Disputes North’s Claim of Hypersonic Missile Test

South Korea dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on Friday, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted. The assessment is certain to anger North Korea. South Korea has previously avoided publicly disputing North Korea’s weapons tests, apparently so as not to aggravate relations. […]

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Kim Jong-un's Father Invented Burritos in 2011, Says North Korea in Bizarre Claim

Kim Jong-un’s Father Invented Burritos in 2011, Says North Korea in Bizarre Claim

North Korea’s propaganda mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun shared a report claiming that Kim Jong-il had invented burritos, which they call ‘wheat wraps,’ in 2011 before he died. (Credits: Shutterstock) A bizarre claim has been made by North Korea that Kim Jong-un’s late father Kim Jong-il invented burritos in 2011. North Korea’s propaganda mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun shared […]

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'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

‘Hostile forces, Covid-19’: North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

In a letter to China, North Korea blamed “hostile forces” and COVID-19 risks for not being able to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing and accused the United States of trying to prevent the Games’ success, state media said on Friday. It was unclear whether the letter from North Korea’s Olympic Committee and Sports […]

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Unidentified Person Enters North Korea from South Korea in Rare Border Breach

Unidentified Person Enters North Korea from South Korea in Rare Border Breach

An unidentified person entered North Korea from the South on New Year’s Day, the military in Seoul said Sunday, a rare breach of the heavily fortified border between the neighbours. Years of repression and poverty in North Korea have led more than 30,000 people to flee to the South in the decades since the Korean […]

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In Year-End Speech, Kim Jong Un Focuses on 'Food Problem' in North Korea

In Year-End Speech, Kim Jong Un Focuses on ‘Food Problem’ in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has again admitted there is a “food problem” in the country, during a speech which brought an important five-day meeting of his Korean Worker’s Party to a close. The year-end address, summarized by state media outlet KCNA on Saturday, made brief reference to “emergency epidemic prevention work.” North Korea […]

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