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North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows North Korea to show its people it is pushing ahead with weapons development while also reassuring domestic military officia...
Tags: World News, Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo, North Korea, Nuclear Arms, Cristina Cabrera


Tormented bears and monkeys forced to dance and do tricks in North Korean circus

Mark Woodman, from Australia, was taken to the show in Pyongyang as part of a five-day tour of the highly-secretive country [Author: Michael Havis]
Tags: Australia, World news, Pyongyang, Michael Havis, Mark Woodman


Day of the Sun: North Korea marks Kim Il-sung’s birthday

Tens of thousands of North Koreans have turned out to pay tribute to their leaders. The most important day in the country’s ritual calendar, 15 April is called the Day of the Sun, the anniversary of the 1912 birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung


South Korea's Moon pushes for summit with North Korea's Kim despite nuclear standoff

Moon has been eager to regain momentum in talks with North Korea since Kim's second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, in Vietnam in February, failed due to conflicting demands by Pyongyang for sanctions relief and by Washington for sweeping North Korean measures to abandon its nuclear program. Kim said in a speech on Friday that he was willing to hold another summit with Trump if the United States changed its calculation and offered a "proper attitude and a methodology", setting a year-e...
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, United States, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump


S. Korea's Moon seeks fourth summit with Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is willing to go anywhere to meet Kim Jong Un for a fourth summit, he said Monday, hailing the North Korean leader's willingness to salvage high-stakes talks with the United States. Kim said Friday he was open to a third meeting with US President Donald Trump if Washington offered "mutually acceptable terms" after their second summit in Hanoi broke down in part over Pyongyang's demands for immediate sanctions relief. Moon, who brokered the talks between Washi...
Tags: News, Washington, US, United States, Moon, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Moon Jae


Kim Jong-un gives Donald Trump until end of year to change attitude to North Korea nuclear talks

Kim Jong-un said the US must change its attitude to talks by the end of this year if there was to be a third summit with Donald Trump. The North Korean leader made the comments during a speech on Friday at a session of North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament, which made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid deadlocked negotiations with the United States. His speech came hours after Mr Trump and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Washington and ag...
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North Korean leader open to third Trump summit: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing meet with US President Donald Trump a third time if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude", state media reported Saturday. Kim also said he would wait until the end of the year "for the US to make a courageous decision" on another meeting, after his most recent summit with Trump in Vietnam broke down and both sides left without agreement. Washington has blamed the February deadlock on the North's demands for sanctions relief in return...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, KCNA


Kim Jong Un says he’s open to another summit with Trump

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he’s open to having a third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually-acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday said Kim’s speech came during a session […]
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Imagine This: North Korea with 100 Nuclear Warheads

For its report, RAND war-gamed a North Korean attack on Seoul's wealthy Gangnam district. "Roughly half the size of Manhattan, Gangnam—a district of Seoul—is a major economic center and home to many large companies, such as Google and IBM. With some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the district is also considered the most affluent in all of South Korea. Consequences of a single DPRK nuclear attack on Gangnam would be severe."By 2020 North Korea could possess as many as 100 n...
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'Surreal' Pyongyang marathon in spotlight as tensions ease

Athletes can only register through one operator, Koryo Tours, for a chance to run through the capital of the reclusive state in the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, as the race is officially known. Among those running were two Olympians -- retired Swiss freestyle skier Mirjam Jaeger and British snowboarder Aimee Fuller -- who are part of a documentary produced by the Olympic Channel on the Pyongyang marathon and the pair's experience of the local sports culture. The Olympic Channel...
Tags: News, Pyongyang, Aimee Fuller, Koryo Tours, Mirjam Jaeger


Athletics: 'Surreal' Pyongyang marathon in spotlight as tensions ease

Athletes can only register through one operator, Koryo Tours, for a chance to run through the capital of the reclusive state in the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, as the race is officially known. Among those running were two Olympians -- retired Swiss freestyle skier Mirjam Jaeger and British snowboarder Aimee Fuller -- who are part of a documentary produced by the Olympic Channel on the Pyongyang marathon and the pair's experience of the local sports culture. The Olympic Channel...
Tags: News, Pyongyang, Aimee Fuller, Koryo Tours, Mirjam Jaeger


North Korea: Tourists swell Pyongyang marathon turnout

The number of foreign runners in the North Korean capital has doubled, but none are from the US.
Tags: News, North Korea, Pyongyang


Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang Sunday for the city's annual marathon, tour firms said, as reduced tensions see visitor numbers rise in isolated North Korea. The event -- part of the celebrations for the anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung's birth in 1912 -- is the highlight of the North's tourism calendar and offers the chance to run or jog through the streets of the tightly-controlled city. Around 950 Westerners entered the event, according to market leader Koryo T...
Tags: News, North Korea, Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung, Koryo Tours


Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analysts

North Korea has again pushed back the construction end-date of a massive beach resort -- a move analysts say shows the regime is struggling from international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programmes. The eastern seaside strip, known as the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area, is intended as a centrepiece of the isolated country's nascent tourism industry as Pyongyang seeks to develop its economy despite the tough economic measures. The site's construction has been closely overseen ...
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang, Wonsan Kalma Coastal Tourist Area


UN calls for food aid for starving North Koreans despite sanctions

Exclusive: western donors urged to ‘put children before politics’ in face of food shortfallThe head of the UN World Food Programme has called for the White House and other western donors to put children’s lives before politics and fund a major injection of aid to North Korea despite the failure of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un.David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who backed Trump’s campaign for the US presidency, said he had heard concerns that responding to an ...
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UN calls on White House to aid North Korea despite standoff

Exclusive: western donors urged to ‘put children before politics’ in face of food shortfallThe head of the UN World Food Programme has called for the White House and other western donors to put children’s lives before politics and fund a major injection of aid to North Korea despite the failure of Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un.David Beasley, a former Republican governor of South Carolina who backed Trump’s campaign for the US presidency, said he had heard concerns that responding to an ...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, White House, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, United Nations, Un, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Pyongyang, Trump


Pompeo hopes for new N.Korea summit in 'coming months'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump will meet again "in the coming months" and make significant headway on ending Pyongyang's nuclear program. "Then the final, fully denuclearized North Korean peninsula can be realized, at which time, as President Trump said, there'll be a brighter future for the North Korean people. A follow-up summit in February in Hanoi abruptly ended early, with Trump heeding his aides and refusing t...
Tags: News, North Korea, US, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


US deploys monitoring aircraft over fears North Korea is preparing to launch rocket

The US has forward deployed a specialist missile reconnaissance aircraft to Japan, apparently out of concern that North Korea is preparing to launch a rocket.  The US Air Force RC-135S aircraft - known as a Cobra Ball - arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on Saturday evening, the JoongAng newspaper reported on Monday. It flew to Japan from the Indian Ocean base of Diego Garcia after monitoring an anti-satellite missile test conducted by the Indian military.  The US Air Force operates three of ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, North Korea, China, Russia, US, Kim Jong Un, UN Security Council, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, United Nations Security Council, Pyongyang, US Air Force, Indian Ocean


Vietnamese defendant in Kim Jong Nam trial may walk free next month after plea deal

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating Kim Jong-un’s half-brother pled guilty to a lesser charge on Monday and may now be freed in early May.  Doan Thi Huong, 29, had been facing the death penalty after being charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, 45, who died in February 2017 after the Vietnamese woman and an accomplice allegedly smeared toxic VX agent on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport.  Her high-profile trial in a Malaysian court ended abruptly on Monday after prosecutors offered to r...
Tags: News, North Korea, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kim, Vietnam, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, Doan, Kim Jong Nam, Doan Thi Huong, Siti Aisyah, Azmi Ariffin, Ms Doan, Shizuo Kambayashi AP Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, Le Quy Qunyh


South Korean president to meet Trump to resolve impasse with North Korea

Donald Trump, the US president, is to meet Moon Jae-in, the South Korean leader, next week in Washington in a renewed effort to revive stalled negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.  The talks will be the first time the two leaders have met since the failed summit between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the end of February.  The summit was unexpectedly cut short when the Americans and North Koreans walked out before lunch after they failed to reach a dea...
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Moon, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, Reuters, Kim Jong, Hanoi Vietnam, John Bolton, Evan Vucci


North Korea says Madrid embassy raid was 'grave terror attack'

Pyongyang calls for an investigation and says it is watching rumours that the FBI played a role.
Tags: News, North Korea, Fbi, Madrid, Pyongyang


'Grave terrorist attack': North Korea condemns raid on its Madrid embassy

In first official comment on February incident, Pyongyang suggests Washington’s possible involvementNorth Korea on Sunday described the February raid on its embassy in Madrid by a dissident group as a “grave terrorist attack” and urged an investigation into the perpetrators.A group of armed men burst into Pyongyang’s Spanish embassy last month and roughed up employees before fleeing with documents and computers. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, North Korea, Spain, US news, Asia Pacific, Madrid, Pyongyang, involvementNorth Korea


I'm the only Australian living in North Korea. Let me tell you about it | Alek Sigley

North Korea is a country in transition, moving from isolation to fast food, smartphones and plastic surgeryMany people would balk at the idea of a westerner setting foot in North Korea, which is known internationally for its nuclear weapons, human rights record and its highly regimented, militaristic society.They might be somewhat shocked to hear then, that one young Australian – that’s me – would give up two years of his 20s to study at Kim Il-sung University, North Korea’s top university, in t...
Tags: North Korea, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Pyongyang, Alek Sigley, University North Korea


I'm the only Australian living in North Korea. Let me tell you about it

North Korea is a country in transition, moving from isolation to fast food, smartphones and plastic surgeryMany people would balk at the idea of a westerner setting foot in North Korea, which is known internationally for its nuclear weapons, human rights record and its highly regimented, militaristic society.They might be somewhat shocked to hear then, that one young Australian – that’s me – would give up two years of his 20s to study at Kim Il-sung University, North Korea’s top university, in t...
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Trump Handed Kim Jong Un Blunt List Of Demands Ahead Of Summit Collapse

It reportedly included a call for the transfer of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and bomb fuel to the United States.
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The Tough Lives of Kim Jong Un’s Photographers

The world’s last Stalinist dictatorship is not immune to modern media – and the power it can have over people. That’s why the dictators in Pyongyang have employed teams of propagandists and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, News, Pyongyang, Kim Jong


Top general warns US may not see a North Korean attack coming

The commander of US forces in South Korea warned lawmakers Wednesday that the US might not have sufficient intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities on the Korean peninsula to see an attack coming if denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang fall apart, causing hostilities to flare up again.
Tags: South Korea, Washington, US, Cnn, Pyongyang


Shadowy North Korean dissident group says it raided embassy, contacted FBI

A shadowy North Korean dissident group claimed responsibility for last month's raid on Pyongyang's embassy in the Spanish capital, Madrid on Tuesday but disputed allegations that what occurred at the diplomatic compound was an "attack" involving armed intruders.
Tags: Cnn, Fbi, Madrid, Pyongyang


Report: Trump Admin Officials Invented Cover Story For Trump’s North Korea Tweet

Trump administration officials who demanded that they not be named used a false cover story to explain away a bizarre tweet by President Donald Trump on supposed “additional sanctions” against North Korea, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. The hubbub started with Trump’s tweet on Friday, which inexplicably said he had “ordered the withdrawal” of “additional Sanctions” 0n North Korea announced by the Treasury Department “today” — even though no such sanctions existed. It was announced today by...
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Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital. The unmarked, slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador’s office in Pyongyang’s diplomatic quarter has been kept in an odd state of limbo […]
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