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North Korea Vows to Further Bolster Nuclear War Deterrence

PYONGYANG – The leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country’s nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, state media KCNA reported on Sunday. The meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party’s powerful Central Military Commission marked Kim Jong-un’s first public appearance in […]

North Korean State Media Report on Kim’s Activities Amid Death Speculation

PYONGYANG – The state radio of the DPRK reported on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had expressed “appreciation” for workers taking part in building the city of Samjiyon amid speculation on the leader’s health and possible demise, according to the South Korean state-run news agency Yonhap. There was no elaboration, however, on his health conditions or […]

North Korea Launches Three Projectiles Into Sea of Japan

PYONGYANG – North Korea has launched at least three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The ballistic missiles were launched from the eastern town of Sondok in North Korea’s southern Hamgyong Province, according to the JCS.  “Our military is […]

Report: US Flies Spy Aircraft over Korean Peninsula

SEOUL – A United States aircraft has conducted a reconnaissance flight over the Korean Peninsula, an aviation tracker reported, as North Korea ends a unilateral moratorium on missile testing. Aircraft Spots said in a report — carried by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency — on Thursday that an RC-135W Rivet Joint of the USAF had […]

MAJOR: US Flies Four Spy Planes over North Korea Amid Christmas Threat

PYONGYANG/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States flew four surveillance planes over the Korean peninsula Wednesday, according to an aviation tracker, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The move comes after North Korea threatened to give Washington a “Christmas gift” unless the US makes concessions in nuclear talks with the country. Negotiations between US and North […]

China: Concessions Necessary to Revive North Korea Talks

BEIJING – China announced that the United States needs to grant some concessions by agreeing to the lifting of certain United Nations (UN) sanctions on North Korea in order for diplomacy to kick-start between Washington and Pyongyang. China, jointly with Russia, has proposed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that would lift bans […]