Tag: North Korea

‘Dirty’ depiction of Kim’s wife outraged NKorea: Russian envoy

North Korea's fury over anti-Pyongyang leaflets launched from the South is driven by "dirty, insulting" depictions of leader Kim Jong Un's spouse, Russia's top envoy in the reclusive country has said. In recent weeks Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations over anti-North leaflets...

North Korea ready to send millions of leaflets to South

North Korea has millions of propaganda leaflets ready to send to the South by an aerial armada of balloons, it said Monday, heightening its rhetoric against Seoul after blowing up a liaison office. In recent weeks Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of...

North Korea preparing anti-South leaflet campaign: KCNA

North Korea is preparing to launch an anti-Seoul leaflet campaign, state media said Saturday, prompting sharp criticism from South Korea with tensions high on the peninsula. Pyongyang has recently issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul over anti-North leaflets, which defectors based in the...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for June 10, 2020

As of 8 am, June 10, 2020: World count: 7,185,573 cases, 3,352,665 recoveries, 408,954 deaths There are now 7,185,573 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,017,335 infections, followed by Brazil (742,084) and Russia (485,253).  There have been 408,954...

N. Korea lashes South as Kim praises China’s Xi

North Korea condemned the South Friday for holding military drills, saying the situation was returning to before the diplomatic rapprochement of 2018, as leader Kim Jong Un -- whose health was the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks -- reached out to traditional...

North Korea’s Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

by Claire LEE North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or possibly dead. The North reported that Kim had attended the...

Kim Jong Un’s sister rises in North Korea hierarchy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful younger sister has been reinstated to a key decision-making body, state media reported Sunday, marking her rise in the isolated nation. Long one of her brother's closest advisers, Kim Yo Jong was reappointed an alternate member of the...

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...