Tag: North Korea

Singapore to arrest sanctioned Russian ship over unpaid parking debts

Singapore—A report from Russian independent major news agency Interfax on Friday, December 6, says Singapore intends to arrest a Russian ship, the tanker Sevastopol. The tanker is under a US ban for the violation of economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, the Moscow Times reports. However,...

Singapore-based US hacker arrested over Thanksgiving for conspiring with North Korea

Singapore—Is Virgil Griffith a criminal or a hero? Opinions seem divided over the Singapore-based cryptocurrency enthusiast arrested in the United States at the Los Angeles International Airport on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. The 36-year-old Mr Griffith, who visited North Korea in April, is accused of conspiring...

North Korea at it again and fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’

North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" on Thursday -- the Thanksgiving holiday in the US -- Seoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. The brief statement from the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Pyongyang fired two projectiles eastwards from...

Singaporean man violates UN rule, supplies North Korea with luxury goods

Singaporean man Ng Kheng Wah (57), company directory for T Specialist International, is jailed for illegally supplying North Korea with various luxury goods. Ng shipped an estimated S$6 million worth of wines, spirits, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, and musical instruments to North Korea in violation of...

North Korea ‘no longer interested’ in summits with US: KCNA

North Korea is "no longer interested" in summits with the US unless Washington offers new concessions in their nuclear negotiations, Pyongyang said Monday, hours after Donald Trump hinted at the prospect. "You should act quickly, get the deal done," Trump tweeted Sunday, referring to North...

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles: South’s military

by Kang Jin-kyu North Korea fired two projectiles on Thursday, the South's military said, with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a deadlock. The weapons were launched from South Pyongan province in an easterly direction over the sea, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in...

North Korea’s Kim horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

New pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak for North Koreans, have fuelled speculation that the young leader may be set for a major policy announcement. The images released by...

Read all about it: Xi visit on Pyongyang front pages – just

Chinese President Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to North Korea this week was in the news in Pyongyang Tuesday, but in the country where Kim Jong Un comes first, it only just made the front page. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling...

North Korea demands US ends hostility one year on from Singapore

North Korea on Tuesday called on the US to "roll back its hostile policy", a day before the first anniversary of a historic summit between its leader and president Donald Trump. The first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president took...

Half-brother of Kim Jong Un, killed in Malaysia in 2017, CIA informant–Wall Street Journal report

Washington—According to a Wall Street Journal report on June 10, Monday, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, Kim Jong Nam, was an informant for the CIA. The WSJ said that an unnamed “person knowledgeable about the matter” confirmed...