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North Korea warns of retaliatory actions over defectors in South

SEOUL – The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over defectors from the North who have been sending back propaganda and food. Kim Yo Jong, who serves unofficially as one […]


North Korea cuts off all communication with South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it was cutting off all communication channels with South Korea on Tuesday, a move experts say could signal Pyongyang has grown frustrated that Seoul has failed to revive lucrative inter-Korean economic projects and persuade the United States to ease sanctions. The […]

North and South Korea troops exchange fire along border

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities. Violent confrontations have occasionally occurred along the border, the world’s most heavily fortified. […]

North Korea fires multiple suspected cruise missiles

North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles Tuesday towards the sea, according to the South’s military, with analysts saying Pyongyang was demonstrating the breadth of its arsenal. The “multiple projectiles” fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be “short-range cruise missiles”, the Joint […]

Burdened by sanctions, North Korea sees coronavirus threaten economic lifelines

SEOUL – North Korea’s already tenuous economic lifelines to the outside world are now nearly severed as it seals its borders with China and Russia to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Already one of the most closed-off countries in the world, North Korea has stopped airline […]

North Korea says underwater-launched missile test succeeded

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea confirmed Thursday it has carried out its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in three years, in an apparent bid to dial up pressure on the United States ahead of a weekend resumption of their nuclear diplomacy. Wednesday’s test of the Pukguksong-3 missile, […]

North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament, a senior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign […]

North Korea says it’s willing to resume nuke talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday it is willing to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September, but that Washington must come to the negotiating table with acceptable new proposals. If the proposals don’t satisfy North Korea, dealings between the two countries may […]

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