North Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong-un elected General Secretary of ruling Workers' Party

Earlier, the congress reverted the Executive Policy Council to Secretariat, undoing the 2016 decision that created the council.

published on : 11th January 2021

North Korea threatens to build more nukes, cites US hostility

Biden, who will take office on January 20, is unlikely to hold direct meetings with Kim unless the North Korean leader takes significant denuclearisation steps.

published on : 9th January 2021

North Korea's Kim poses in military uniform with gun in new portrait

Kim always dons civilian dress for public appearances and it is the first time he has been shown in uniform since he inherited power following his father's death in December 2011. 

published on : 7th January 2021

'I will work hard': North Korea's Kim Jong Un thanks public in rare New Year's Day cards

Kim will likely use the Workers' Party congress as a venue to muster a stronger unity and lay out new development goals for the next few years.

published on : 1st January 2021

Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

Kim put himself in front, reaffirming his commitment to developing nuclear weapons and announcing an ambitious economic development plan.

published on : 28th December 2020

North Korea vows to redevelop mountain tour site despite COVID-19 pandemic

Some experts say North Korea may be putting pressure on South Korea in order to benefit from an economic engagement as the pandemic is aggravating North Korean economic woes.

published on : 20th December 2020

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister slams Seoul over questioning zero-COVID cases claim

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said over the weekend that it's hard to believe North Korea's claim that there has been no virus outbreak on its soil.

published on : 9th December 2020

China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea

The sanctions have hit North Korea's economy hard, creating even more hardship for citizens outside of major cities.

published on : 2nd December 2020

North Korea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight coronavirus

North Korea has maintained no single virus case has been found on its territory, a claim widely questioned by outside experts.

published on : 29th November 2020

North Korea executed people, locked down Pyongyang to prevent COVID-19: South Korean intelligence

The North Korean government has ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke US as it's worried about President-elect Joe Biden's possible new approach.

published on : 27th November 2020

Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work with attempts to steal data: Microsoft

Chinese state-backed hackers have also been targeting vaccine-makers, the U.S. government said in July while announcing criminal charges.

published on : 13th November 2020

No more love for 'thug' Kim Jong Un: Biden win to change US-North Korea dynamic

Trump's bizarre diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang veered from mutual insults and threats of war to "love letters" and the first-ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader

published on : 9th November 2020

North Korea's Kim visit typhoon-hit area, warns of 'defeatism'

Kim as saying that Komdok’s typhoon-related damage was “more severe than he thought” and praised soldiers mobilized in rehabilitation projects for their devotion.

published on : 14th October 2020

South Korea worries about missile shown in North Korea military parade

Ties between the Koreas remain strained amid the deadlocked nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington.

published on : 11th October 2020

Not one North Korean fell victim to COVID-19, says Kim Jong Un

Meanwhille, Kim also received a congratulatory message from China President Xi Jinping on the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

published on : 11th October 2020
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