Korean Peninsula

North Korea nuclear test site witnesses hectic activity, satellite images show

It is unclear whether the reported presence of vehicles indicates preparation for a potential missile launch.<p>Satellite imagery of a North Korean …

North Korea

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: What about War?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, Charles …

Korean War

N. Korea expanding oil import capacity: report

SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is expanding its oil import capacity as Washington seeks to tighten sanctions for its nuclear and missile …

North Korea

North Korea’s Missile Failure Won’t Stop Kim Jong Un Trying to Strike U.S.

North Korea's latest attempt to test-fire a missile was a failure, with the rocket exploding seconds after launch, according to American officials monitoring the nation.<p>But experts have warned against reading too much into the misfire.<p>Scant information has been released about Wednesday's incident …

North Korea

S. Korea, U.S. practice destroying N. Korean chemical weapons

SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States recently conducted a joint exercise on destroying North Korean chemical weapons, …

The Accusation by Bandi – review: unflinching tales from North Korea

These compelling stories of cruel absurdity are believed to have been smuggled out from the secretive totalitarian state<p>When the founding strongman Kim Il-sung died in 1994, displays of public grief in North Korea reached extraordinary levels. Sobbing television presenters segued into distraught …

North Korea

(2nd LD) U.S. stealth fighters carry out precision bombing drill in Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with USFK commander's statement; CHANGES photo) <br>SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- Several F-35B stealth fighter jets conducted …

War

Why America and China need to deal with Kim Jong-un together

Nearly every week, Kim Jong-un seems to announce a successful test in his nuclear and missile program, edging him ever closer to his aim of striking …

North Korea

How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in …

North Korea

Ex-N. Korean restaurant workers admitted to S. Korean university following defection

SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- A dozen former North Korean restaurant workers have enrolled at a South Korean university nearly a year after their …

Asia

North Korea’s leader is a lot of things — but irrational is not one of them

SEOUL — It’s easy to write off Kim Jong Un as a madman. What with the colorful nuclear threats, the gruesome executions of family members, the fact that he’s a self-appointed marshal who’s never served in the military.<p>Indeed, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did it just this past week, calling Kim “this …

North Korea

North Korea’s Rising Ambition Seen in Bid to Breach Global Banks

When hackers associated with North Korea tried to break into Polish banks late last year they left a trail of information about their apparent intentions to steal money from more than 100 organizations around the world, according to security researchers.<p>A list of internet protocol addresses, which …

Cybercrime

Where Will North Korea Bomb First? Kim Jong Un's Regime Issues Threat To US Over Possible Preemptive Strike

Kim Jong Un’s North Korea issued a threat against the United States Friday in a statement that said the U.S. should be prepared for “catastrophic …

North Korea

Want to Open the Ultimate Pandora's Box? Bomb North Korea

There is a reason Washington never attacks the DPRK when it causes trouble.U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made waves last week when he …

North Korea

A Short History of North Korea’s Long Mini-Submarine Spy Campaign

A North Korean semi-submersible used in a 1983 infiltration mission. Photo via WikimediaWhen caught, North Korean agents went down guns blazingby …

North Korea

Kim Jong Un celebrates rocket test by giving out piggyback ride

Foreign dictators just want to have fun.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un showed a different side of himself in a video released this week by the …

North Korea

COLUMN-How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse.

(Peter Apps is Reuters global affairs columnist, writing on international affairs, globalization, conflict and other issues. He is founder and executive director of the Project for Study of the 21st Century; PS21, a non-national, non-partisan, non-ideological think tank in London, New York and …

Pyongyang

Why South Korea is Second Largest Ethereum Market, 17% of All Trading

Over the past few weeks, Ethereum has experienced a truly exponential growth in terms of market cap and development community, reaching a market cap …

Bitcoin

North Korea security agents are being purged, report says

March 24 (UPI) -- North Korean officers working in Pyongyang's state security agency keep disappearing, according to sources in the country.<p>The …

North Korea

N. Korea says it will hold national census in 2018

SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Friday it plans to hold a national census next year for the first time in 10 years.<p>"The DPRK will take …

North Korea

Raised ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Salvage crews have towed a corroded South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel, completing what was seen as the most …

Park Geun-hye

The utterly politicized Russia probe, Dems’ Gorsuch problem, and other notable comments

<b>Security writer: In Defense of Devin Nunes</b><p>One of the “strangest turns” in the Trump-Russia investigation is the sudden Democratic outrage over its …

Opinion

U.N. to Step Up Against North Korean Human Rights Abuses

The Seoul branch of the U.N. Human Rights Committee employs six people to listen to defectors' accounts of human rights abuses.

Human Rights

North Korea is trying to lure investors and tourists aboard its casino cruise

North Korea might be hostile to the outside world, but it’s currently seeking foreign investments to back a casino cruise liner.<p>While the Hermit Kingdom isn’t known for its booming tourism industry, it established the Mount Kumgang tourist region, a special administrative region that borders South …

North Korea

U.N.: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea

TOKYO - International sanctions on North Korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a United Nations-led report.<p>The report issued this week by the U.N.’s senior resident official in Pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the …

North Korea

Salvaging the Sewol Ferry, in pictures

South Korea

Why China's Bullying Of South Korea Will Have Unanticipated Costs For Both Parties

In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, residents walk past a Lotte Mart where additional security measures are visible in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)<p>South Korea tends to keep a low profile internationally, seemingly content to nurture their <i>chaebols</i> and leave high politics to other powers. …

China

North Korea’s Showcase High-rise Apartments Come Up Short on Power And Water

High-rise apartment blocks built as showcase pieces in the North Korean capital Pyongyang are suffering frequent interruptions in elevator service, …

Hundreds of North Korean workers dispatched to Russia via China

Hundreds of North Korean workers have been dispatched to Russia after staying at two inns in Dandong City, Liaoning Province (China). They are known …

North Korea

North Korea Pretends to Shoot Down a U.S. Bomber

Meanwhile, real American steal fighters are flying over the peninsula<p>by TOM DEMERLY<p>North Korea released a propaganda video on March 21, 2017, just a …

North Korea