Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

Jun 9, 2016

Pyongyang plans late-June legislative assembly

North Korea said on Thursday that it will convene a session of its parliamentary in late June, following a rare congress of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party in May that cemented young leader Kim Jong Un’s control of the isolated state. Delegates to the ...

Jun 3, 2016

Two Koreas squabble over defections, military talks

The two Koreas stepped up an angry war of words Friday as tensions mounted over a series of North Korean defections and the South’s rejection of Pyongyang’s repeated offers of military talks. Tensions have been running high on the divided Korean peninsula ever since ...

Jun 2, 2016

Japan withdraws order to intercept North Korean missiles

Japan has canceled an order for the Self-Defense Forces to prepare to intercept ballistic missiles launched toward the country from North Korea, government sources said Thursday. The move follows a recent string of suspected missile launches that South Korea and other observers have said ...

Jun 2, 2016

U.S. designates North Korea a 'primary money laundering concern'

The United States on Wednesday proposed new restrictions to close off North Korea’s access to the international financial system and to prevent the reclusive communist country from using banks to launder money that could be used for its nuclear weapons program. The Treasury Department ...