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N.Korean missile launch not provocation, says Biden

Washington, March 24 | US President Joe Biden has said he does not consider North Korea's launch of short-range missiles as a provocation.The launch...

Malaysia expels all N.Korean diplomats after ties cut

Kuala Lumpur, March 22 | Malaysia has expelled all diplomats of the North Korean Embassy here in response to the latter's decision to sever...

N.Korean Foreign Minister elected as politburo member

Seoul, Feb 12 | North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon has been elected as a member of the politburo of the ruling Workers'...

N.Korean defector leaves for US for congressional hearing

Seoul, Jan 28 | A high-profile North Korean defector-turned-activist has left for the US to attend a congressional hearing on a bill passed by...

N.Korean premier visits Mount Kumgang region

Seoul, Dec 21 | North Korean Premier Kim Tok-hun visited the Mount Kumgang region on the country's eastern coast to learn about its development,...

S.Korea captures N.Korean man after crossing border

Seoul, Nov 4 | South Korean authorities on Wednesday took a North Korean man into custody after cross the two Koreas' eastern border, officials...

N.Korean media slams Seoul-US defence talks

Seoul, Oct 20 | A North Korean media outlet on Tuesday slammed South Korea for its recent defence talks with the US, terming the...

Kim Jong-un holds politburo meeting of N.Korean ruling party

Seoul, Oct 6 | North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a politburo meeting of the country's ruling Workers' Party, during which he launched an...

N.Korean premier inspects recovery work from flood damage

Seoul, Sep 3 | North Korean premier Kim Tok-hun made a field survey on the recovery work from flood damage in Kimhwa and Phyonggang...

N.Korean hackers carrying out global ATM heist: US

Washington, Aug 27 | Hackers tied to the North Korean government are attacking ATMs globally to fund the cash-strapped country to keep up with...

‘Facilities at N.Korean nuclear complex may be damaged by flood’

Seoul, Aug 13 | Significant flooding has taken place along a river near North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex, and facilities could have been damaged...

11 N.Korean defectors returned home over past 5 years

Seoul, July 27 | Eleven North Korean defectors returned to their homeland from South Korea in the past five years, the Unification Ministry here...

Satellite images show previously undeclared N.Korean facility

Washington/Seoul, July 9 | New satellite imagery has revealed a previously undeclared North Korean facility that experts suspect could be used to build nuclear...

Number of N.Korean defectors to Seoul reaches record low

Seoul, July 1 | The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea reached a record low in the second quarter of the year...

N.Korean defector brothers quizzed over leaflets

Seoul, June 30 | Police in South Korea on Tuesday called in North Korean defector brothers over their groups' anti-Pyongyang leaflet campaign.Park Sang-hak, head...

Police sent to search property of ex-N.Korean defector

Seoul, June 26 | Police officers were dispatched on Friday to search the house and office here of a former North Korean defector who...

N.Korean defectors send more leaflets to Pyongyang

Seoul, June 23 | A group of North Korean defectors in the South on Tuesday claimed that it has sent more anti-Pyongyang leaflets across...

N.Korean troops seen at empty border guard posts: Sources

Seoul, June 18 | North Korea appears to have dispatched soldiers to some empty guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), sources said on...

N.Korean paper warns against imitating foreign films, music

Seoul, May 26 | North Korea's main newspaper on Tuesday warned its people against imitating foreign films and music, saying the inflow of "bourgeois...

2 N.Korean defectors sorry over remarks on Kim’s health

Seoul, May 4 | Two North Korean defectors elected as lawmakers in South Korea on Monday apologized for their remarks over Pyongyang leader Kim...

N.Korean defector ‘99%’ sure that Kim Jong-un has died: Report

Seoul, May 1 | A North Korea defector elected as a lawmaker in South Korea on Friday claimed he was "99 per cent" sure...

Kim Jong-un’s sister could succeed as N.Korean leader: Think tank

Seoul, April 30 | Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been seen exerting increasing clout in Pyongyang as...

N.Korean media still mum on Kim Jong-un’s whereabouts

Seoul, April 26 | North Korea's state media reported on leader Kim Jong-un expressing his "appreciation" for people working to build facilities in a...

N.Korean premier inspects various units to boost production

Seoul, April 25 | North Korean premier Kim Jae-ryong has visited various units in the country in recent days to boost production, according to...

‘N.Korean military plane activities on unusual rise’

Seoul, April 24 | North Korea has shown an "unusual increase" in inspecting its artillery's readiness and carrying out air force flight operations, heightening...

N.Korean media quiet on Kim Jong-un’s whereabouts

Seoul, April 24 | North Korean media outlets have remained quiet on leader Kim Jong-un's whereabouts without putting out any reports on his public...

N.Korean defector wins 1st-ever constituency seat S.Korea

Seoul, April 16 | A high-profile North Korean defector won a constituency seat in the South Korean general elections, becoming the first person hailing...

N.Korean defectors launch 1st-ever political party

Seoul, March 7 | In a first, North Korean defectors launched a political party in South Korea, vowing to work toward "liberating" people in...

N.Korean media calls for independence from outside help

Pyongyang, Feb 25 | North Korea's state media on Tuesday called for independence from outside help, saying that having illusions about aid from "imperialists"...

No special celebrations for N.Korean late leader’s bday

Seoul, Feb 15 | North Korea is expected to mark the upcoming birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il with the usual commemorative events rather...

Top N.Korean official killed for leaving coronavirus quarantine

London, Feb 14 | A North Korean official was shot dead for going to a public bath while he was meant to be...

1,047 N.Korean defectors arrived in Seoul last year

Seoul, Jan 28 | A total of 1,047 North Korean defectors arrived in South Korea last year, the lowest number in 18 years, according...

N.Korean daily slams US over unpaid contribution to UN

Pyongyang/Seoul, Jan 16 | A North Korean newspaper on Thursday slammed the US over its unpaid contribution to the UN, calling the move a...

N.Korean daily warns of immediate strike against threats

Seoul, Jan 3 | North Korea's official newspaper said on Friday that any attempt to infringe upon Pyongyang's dignity and survival should be met...

N.Korean FM not seen at photo of plenary meeting

Seoul, Jan 3 | North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho was apparently absent from a photo session of a key ruling party meeting held...

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Hyundai Motor to phase out Kona EVs in domestic market

Seoul, April 21 | Hyundai Motor has stopped the production of the Kona Electric for the domestic market in a move to phase...