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 ...

Better THAAD than dead

Aug 15, 2016

Better THAAD than dead


China and Russia should welcome Seoul's plan to deploy an advanced missile-defense system because it alleviates the need for South Korea or Japan to pursue other defense options, which could include the development of nuclear weapons.

Aug 13, 2016

North Korea kicks off first beer festival

North Korea on Friday kicked off its first beer festival, in line with leader Kim Jong Un’s promise to improve living standards and build a “highly civilized nation” despite being under international sanctions for its pursuit of nuclear arms. The festival featuring Taedonggang beer, ...