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Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea

Trump cancels new sanctions on N. Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he has ordered the withdrawal of new sanctions on North Korea, possibly signaling an intention to continue denuclearization negotiations with the regime. Trump was initially thought to be referring to sanctions the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies accused of helping the North […]

N.K. newspaper calls for self-reliance to tackle worst-ever challenges

N.K. newspaper calls for self-reliance to tackle worst-ever challenges

North Korea’s main newspaper called on its people Thursday to step up efforts for self-reliance and tackle what it calls the “most severe hardship” facing the impoverished nation without dependence on outside help. North Korean state media have been pitching for self-reliance on a near daily basis after hopes for sanctions relief and economic recovery […]

Pre-school Education in North Korea

Pre-school Education in North Korea

Similar to South Koreans, parents in North Korea are dependent on pre-school institutions such as kindergartens for their children. North Korean men usually go to work that is given to them by the regime. They have to work every single day to make money, approximately 3,500~5000 won per month plus 1 kilogram of rice. On […]

Young S. Koreans indifferent to N.K. despite summits, missiles

Young S. Koreans indifferent to N.K. despite summits, missiles

For Kim Na-yeon, a 26-year-old college student, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a timeworn issue that has dragged on for as long as she has been alive, and that she has little interest in. That’s why, when the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made international headlines […]

N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not included in a list of deputies newly elected to the communist state’s rubber-stamp parliament, state media reports showed Tuesday, sparking speculation about what the unprecedented move means. Kim’s name was not mentioned when the Korean Central Broadcasting Station, a state radio network, called out the names one by […]

S. Korea to seek talks with N. Korea to help stalled nuke negotiations move forward: ministry

S. Korea to seek talks with N. Korea to help stalled nuke negotiations move forward: ministry

South Korea will push for talks with North Korea, including summits, this year to deepen inter-Korean relations and help stalled denuclearization talks move forward between Washington and Pyongyang, the unification ministry said Tuesday. “In close coordination with the U.S., (we) will push for inter-Korean talks to help the U.S. and North Korea meet again and […]

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

North Korea was set to hold parliamentary elections Sunday, a key political event likely to cement national unity and leader Kim Jong-un’s grip on power amid uncertainty over tough nuclear negotiations with the United States. The communist state will elect new deputies for the Supreme People’s Assembly, its rubber-stamp legislature, in the polls held every […]

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

N. Korean media airs documentary film on Trump-Kim summit

North Korea aired a documentary film on leader Kim Jong-un’s summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, reaffirming its willingness to continue negotiations despite the talks’ breakdown without a deal. The 75-minute feature, aired on Korean Central TV on Wednesday, said the two countries can write a new history and future if they engage in the […]

N. Korea, Russia sign MOU on tourism cooperation

N. Korea, Russia sign MOU on tourism cooperation

North Korea and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate in the tourism industry, the North’s official news agency said Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in Moscow on Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency. The report did not elaborate on the details of the agreement.   Following the breakdown of […]

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

Signs of N. Korea reassembling part of Dongchang-ri missile site detected: source

South Korea has detected signs of North Korea restoring an ancillary building of its Dongchang-ri long-range missile launch site that it partially disassembled last year, a government source in Seoul said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Beyond Parallel, a project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that its satellite imagery analysis showed […]

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