Seoul, Washington slam North Korea's plutonium claims

Aug 18, 2016

Seoul, Washington slam North Korea's plutonium claims

North Korea’s claim that it has restarted production of plutonium was met with indignation from South Korea and a rebuke from Washington. “If North Korea has produced plutonium as reported, it is violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that bans all nuclear-related activities,” ...

Aug 17, 2016

North Korea confirms restart of plutonium processing

North Korea confirmed Wednesday it has resumed plutonium production and said it has no plans to stop nuclear tests as long as perceived threats from the United States continue. “We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor,” the Atomic Energy ...

Aug 17, 2016

China faults North Korean airline over maintenance, training

China will limit the operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after one of its aircraft made an emergency landing in a northeastern Chinese city last month, and has told the airline to improve training and maintenance. The plane, a Russian-built Tupolev TU204-300, was ...

Aug 17, 2016

North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain reportedly defects

North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family, according to media reports, in what would be one of the highest-profile defections in recent years from the increasingly isolated country. South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported on Tuesday that a high-profile diplomat ...