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  • Kim Jong-un sheds tears while apologising to North Korea over failures Oct 12, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Kim Jong-un sheds tears while apologising to North Korea over failures

    A visibly emotional Kim Jong-un admitted that he could not live up to the faith and trust that the people of North Korean had in him and apologised for the same saying he is “really sorry.”

  • North Korea unveils new intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade Oct 10, 2020 06:53 PM IST

    North Korea unveils new intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade

    Also displayed were the Hwasong-15, which is the longest-range missile ever tested by North Korea, and what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM).

  • Kim Jong Un addresses military parade, says no COVID-19 cases in his country Oct 10, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Kim Jong Un addresses military parade, says no COVID-19 cases in his country

    Kim Jong Un thanks the military for helping in recovering from a series of damaging storms over the summer, and praises the country's efforts to prevent any coronavirus outbreak.

  • Japan's military seeks record $52 billion budget Sep 30, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    Japan's military seeks record $52 billion budget

    The military budget has been rising steadily for nearly a decade, with Japan saying it feels threatened by China's vast military resources and territorial disputes, as well as unpredictable North Korea.

  • North Korea’s nuclear facility affected by typhoons: Report Sep 26, 2020 09:21 PM IST

    North Korea’s nuclear facility affected by typhoons: Report

    According to the website's report on September 25, commercial satellite imagery of the Yongbyon facility revealed damage to a dam that controls the water level of a river near the complex.

  • North Korean propaganda gets a YouTube makeover: Fewer parades, more pizza Sep 13, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    North Korean propaganda gets a YouTube makeover: Fewer parades, more pizza

    YouTube and other social media platforms give North Korea an easy way to spread propaganda and push a more modern, upbeat message: We’re just like you.

  • Kim Jong Un showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump Sep 11, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Kim Jong Un showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump

    The North has never officially stated how Jang was executed, although multiple reports say an anti-aircraft gun was used.

  • 'Severe' punishment for North Korean officials after typhoon casualties Sep 05, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    'Severe' punishment for North Korean officials after typhoon casualties

    Typhoon Maysak brought heavy downpours across North Korea earlier this week, with footage showing a street inundated with water in the eastern port town of Wonsan, Kangwon province.

  • In the line of succession? 7 things you need to know about Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong Aug 24, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    In the line of succession? 7 things you need to know about Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo-jong

    While the succession plan of the North Korean regime is not known publicly, it is widely believed that Kim Yo-jong would be a front runner to take over the reins of the secretive country from her brother Kim Jong-un.

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in coma, sister declared de facto second-in-command: Report Aug 23, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in coma, sister declared de facto second-in-command: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo-jong has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing diplomatic relations with the United States and South Korea.

  • North Korea tells foreigners in capital to follow rules amid coronavirus crackdown Jul 29, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    North Korea tells foreigners in capital to follow rules amid coronavirus crackdown

    North Korea's foreign ministry circulated a notice on Tuesday telling foreigners not to leave the city, hold large meetings, and to wear masks, among other rules, the embassy said in a post on its Facebook page.

  • India extends medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea Jul 25, 2020 07:15 AM IST

    India extends medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea

    The medical assistance is under the aegis of an ongoing WHO anti-tuberculosis programme in DPRK, it said.

  • Pompeo downplays possibility of summit with North Korea Jul 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Pompeo downplays possibility of summit with North Korea

    Pompeo’s comments during a forum in Washington on Wednesday followed repeated North Korean statements insisting it would no longer gift Trump high-profile meetings

  • South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges Jun 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    South Korea, US urge North to implement denuclearisation pledges

    A joint statement, issued by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, comes a day after North Korea abruptly announced it would suspend steps that would have nullified 2018 tension-reduction deals and further raised animosities on the Korean Peninsula.

  • North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report Jun 24, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a video conference meeting of the ruling party's Central Military Commission on Tuesday, where members "took stock of the prevailing situation" before deciding to suspend the military plans, the report said, without elaborating.

  • North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites Jun 17, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

    The announcement came a day after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in a choreographed display of anger that puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.

  • North Korea blew up liaison office as tensions rise: Seoul Jun 16, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    North Korea blew up liaison office as tensions rise: Seoul

    Seoul's Unification Ministry said the building in the North Korean border town of Kaesong was destroyed at 2:49 p.m. It gave no further details.

  • North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report Jun 16, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report

    The General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it has been studying an "action plan" to reenter zones that had been demilitarised under a 2018 inter-Korean pact and "turn the front line into a fortress."

  • North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump ties: Report Jun 12, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump ties: Report

    U.S. policies prove Washington remains a long-term threat to the North Korean state and its people and North Korea will develop more reliable military forces to counter that threat, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.

  • North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election Jun 11, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    North Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

    The statement comes after the U.S. State Department said it was disappointed at North Korea for suspending communication hotlines with South Korea on Tuesday.

  • South Korea acts to stop defectors sending aid, messages to North Korea Jun 10, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    South Korea acts to stop defectors sending aid, messages to North Korea

    North Korea gets enraged when the defectors in the South send material such as anti-North leaflets and rice - usually by balloon over the heavily fortified border or in bottles by sea - and its media has in recent days denounced the "mongrel dogs" who do it.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea Jun 10, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

    Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.

  • Pyongyang calling: What we know about the hotlines to North Korea Jun 09, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Pyongyang calling: What we know about the hotlines to North Korea

    At least 49 hotlines have been established between the two Koreas to arrange diplomatic talks, deconflict military operations, coordinate air and sea traffic, hold humanitarian discussions, and cooperate on economic issues.

  • UN expert says some are 'starving' in North Korea Jun 09, 2020 06:32 PM IST

    UN expert says some are 'starving' in North Korea

    Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, urged the UN Security Council to reconsider sanctions imposed on the isolated country over its nuclear and missile programmes, so as to ensure food supplies.

  • North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: Report Jun 09, 2020 07:25 AM IST

    North Korea says it will sever hotlines with South Korea: Report

    For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop defectors from sending leaflets and other material into the North.

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