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From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

From world’s most dangerous border to symbol of peace, DMZ making new history

The world’s spotlight was on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas and the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a surprise encounter there. In accordance with the armistice agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the DMZ was established by […]

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

Trump makes history by briefly stepping into N. Korea in meeting with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump made history Sunday as he stepped into North Korea over the inter-Korean border in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to become the first American president ever to set foot on the soil of the communist nation, which is still technically at war with the U.S. In a dark navy suit with a […]

S. Korea completes administrative procedures for planned food aid to N.K.

S. Korea completes administrative procedures for planned food aid to N.K.

South Korea completed administrative procedures necessary to carry out its decision to send 50,000 tons of rice in aid to North Korea via a U.N. agency, the unification ministry said Friday. Last week, the ministry unveiled the food aid plan, saying it will deliver domestically harvested rice to the North through the World Food Programme […]

Trump says he exchanged ‘very friendly’ letters with Kim

Trump says he exchanged ‘very friendly’ letters with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he exchanged “very friendly” letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kim sent a letter to Trump earlier this month amid a deadlock in negotiations to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons program. Trump responded with a letter “of excellent content,” the North’s state media said Sunday, raising hopes of […]

N.K. leader’s sister appears to take leadership role: Seoul’s spy agency

N.K. leader’s sister appears to take leadership role: Seoul’s spy agency

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appears to have been promoted to a leadership role, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday. The status of Kim Yong-chol, who served as a chief negotiator in nuclear talks with the United States, also seems to have fallen, following the no-deal summit between the North’s leader […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defense chief calls for tightened discipline after N.K. boat’s border crossing

Defense chief calls for tightened discipline after N.K. boat’s border crossing

Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo vowed Wednesday to look thoroughly into what went wrong with the maritime border surveillance and hold whoever is responsible to account following revelations that a North Korean fishing boat crossed deep into South Korea waters and reached the shore undetected. Concerns and criticism have mounted over possible loopholes in the military’s […]

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