Jul 13, 2015

North Korea media 'confirms purging of defense chief'

North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul’s spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in May ...

North Korea may lose half of its crops to drought: U.N.

Jun 19, 2015

North Korea may lose half of its crops to drought: U.N.

Production in North Korea’s main growing region is expected to be cut in half, the United Nations food agency says, leading to food shortages. U.N. representatives visited the country’s breadbasket in North Hwanghae and South Hwanghae provinces on June 10 and found that the ...

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

Jun 15, 2015

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the firing of a new anti-ship rocket as “another fresh milestone” in bolstering the country’s naval power following the testing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Kim watched the test of the “highly intelligent” rockets to ...

May 29, 2015

North Korea upgrades rocket site: U.S. think tank

Fresh satellite images show substantial new construction at North Korea’s space rocket launch site, mirroring leader Kim Jong Un’s recent vow to launch more satellites in defiance of U.N. resolutions, a U.S. think tank said Friday. The North sent an Unha-3 rocket into space ...