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U.S. sanctions three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups

U.S. sanctions three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups

Washington: The United States has sanctioned three entities it accused of conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the North Korean government to generate revenue for the regime’s nuclear and missile programs. The Department of the Treasury said the new measures target Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel, all of which are controlled by the Reconnaissance General Bureau, […]

Seoul exhibition offers peek into life in Pyongyang

Seoul exhibition offers peek into life in Pyongyang

Seoul: An architectural exhibition taking place in Seoul will offer glimpses into life in the North Korean capital through media art and an imaginary supermarket selling goods from both sides of Korea. The exhibition, “Daily Pyongyang,” under way at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture near City Hall, is part of the annual Seoul […]

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

Seoul: North Korea said Wednesday that it tested a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher the previous day, but stopped short of declaring the test as a success, raising speculation that the latest firing might have failed to reach its intended targets. On Tuesday, South Korea’s military said that the North fired two short-range projectiles eastward from […]

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from a western region toward the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, just hours after the communist nation offered to resume nuclear talks with the United States. The projectiles were fired at 6:53 a.m. and 7:12 a.m. from areas in the city of Kaechon, South Pyongan […]

North Korean hosts ‘undeclared’ base for missiles 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul

North Korean hosts ‘undeclared’ base for missiles 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul

  A new study spotlighting an “undeclared” North Korean missile base that hosts medium-range weapons was released Friday. The Kumchon-ni (금천리) missile operating base is located within North Korea’s tactical missile belt, in Anbyon-gun (안변군, Anbyon County), Kangwon-do (강원도, Kangwon Province), 75 kilometers north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul and […]

South Korea’s defense minister vows staunch readiness

South Korea’s defense minister vows staunch readiness

  Seoul: Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo vowed Monday to maintain a staunch readiness posture for North Korean provocations as Pyongyang has ratcheted up tensions with projectile launches even after South Korea and the United States ended joint exercises. “North Korea has heightened military tensions by firing a series of short-range projectiles and making verbal attacks […]

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Moon urges North Korea, other parties to seize rare dialogue opportunity

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in on Monday called on North Korea and the United States to seize the current chance to achieve denuclearization and lasting peace, as Seoul and Washington are wrapping up their combined military drills. The allies kicked off the “command-post” exercise on August 5. In response, North Korea demonstrated its own firepower with […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea: JCS

Seoul: North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the sixth such launch in about three weeks. The firing came shortly after a warning that North Korea could end dialogue with South Korea in apparent protest against the Seoul-Washington military exercise and Seoul’s defense plan, announced […]

Trump: N.K. leader called within 10 minutes after DMZ tweet

Trump: N.K. leader called within 10 minutes after DMZ tweet

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called him “within 10 minutes” after he tweeted an invitation to meet at the inter-Korean border in June. Trump was talking about his use of Twitter as a messaging platform when he cited the tweet he sent to Kim on June 29 […]

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

S.K. agency provides N.K. defectors psychological therapy for traumatic memories

  Seoul: Around two years ago, nearly 20 years after she escaped from North Korea, Kim Young-sook (alias) was suddenly overcome by traumatic memories of life-or-death experiences, and she knew she could not handle it on her own. Her memories of crossing the thinly-frozen Tumen River into China in 1998, having left her family behind […]

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