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2 Russian bombers enter S. Korea’s air defense zone

2 Russian bombers enter S. Korea’s air defense zone

Two Russian military aircraft violated South Korea’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ) on Thursday, prompting the Air Force to scramble fighter jets in response, a military source here said. The Tu-95 bombers entered the KADIZ without prior notice above the East Sea once at around 3:37 a.m. and stayed in the zone for about 29 […]

U.S. names N. Korea worst human trafficking nation for 17th year

U.S. names N. Korea worst human trafficking nation for 17th year

The United States on Thursday designated North Korea as one of the worst human trafficking nations for the 17th consecutive year. The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report placed North Korea among the lowest Tier 3 countries, along with China, Iran, and Russia, among others. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out the […]

N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

N. Korea building monument for 2017 missile launch: U.S. monitor

North Korea appears to be building a monument to mark the first launch of its Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile in May 2017, a U.S. monitor said Thursday, citing satellite imagery. The Center for Strategic and International Studies said satellite imagery from May 24 shows the probable construction of a monument at the launch site […]

China, DPRK to pass traditional friendship from generation to generation

China, DPRK to pass traditional friendship from generation to generation

The East Pyongyang No. 1 Middle School located in Tongdaewon-guyok of downtown Pyongyang is well-known throughout the DPRK. Inside the brand new teaching building, a billboard calling for students to always be ready for the country is hung in the corridor together with an honor roll. It’s set to encourage and motive students to study […]

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail, said Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in an interview with People’s Daily. Some U.S. politicians are just used to stifling their competitors, and are trying to sabotage Chinese economy by a variety of tools including sanctions, […]

South Korea: over 700 cases of workplace sexual harassment reported in 1 year

South Korea: over 700 cases of workplace sexual harassment reported in 1 year

Workplace sexual harassment is still prevalent in Korea despite measures to increase awareness of sexual crimes and the #MeToo movement, with insufficient measures to properly discipline the offenders, according to recent government data. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Thursday it had received 717 reports of sexual harassment at workplaces in the one year since […]

Trans-peninsula DMZ hiking trail to open in 2022

Trans-peninsula DMZ hiking trail to open in 2022

The government said Tuesday it will create a coast-to-coast hiking trail along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates South and North Korea by 2022. The newly envisioned route, tentatively named East-West Crossing Route of DMZ Peace Trail, will be 501 kilometers in length and pass through 10 local autonomous districts from Ganghwa on the west […]

Award-winning Han Kang wants to write about books in her life

Award-winning Han Kang wants to write about books in her life

Han Kang, the winner of the 2016 Man Booker International prize, said during a local book fair she would someday like to write about the books that guided her through her sometimes difficult life. “I think I might write a book about books someday. I have this wish to write the book after a few […]

Xi arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim

Xi arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday, embarking on a two-day trip to North Korea that is expected to focus on solidifying their alliance and addressing other issues, including the North’s nuclear program. Xi’s plane arrived in Pyongyang at 11:40 a.m., China’s Xinhua reported. The trip is the first to the North by […]

N.K. media reports on ‘Parasite’ popularity, highlights downside of capitalism

N.K. media reports on ‘Parasite’ popularity, highlights downside of capitalism

  A North Korean propaganda media outlet carried a report on South Korea’s Cannes-winning film, “Parasite,” on Tuesday, saying the movie shows that the South’s society is seriously ill with the cancerous problem of the rich-poor gap. The article in DPRK Today, one of the North’s propaganda websites, marks the first time that a North […]

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