Dec 10, 2016

China halts North Korean coal imports

China announced Saturday that it was suspending coal imports from North Korea for three weeks, in line with the latest United Nations sanctions against the hermit state. “After the adoption of U.N. Security Council resolution 2321 … China is suspending North Korean coal imports,” ...

Dec 7, 2016

U.S. lawmaker: Sony breach may have inspired Russian election hacking

The U.S. failure to retaliate strongly for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have helped inspire Russian hackers who sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a senior congressional Democrat said on Tuesday. “Russia may have concluded that they could hack ...

Dec 5, 2016

Japan, South Korea, U.S. to hold meeting on North Dec. 13

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the country will hold a trilateral meeting with Japan and the United States in Seoul on Dec. 13 to discuss North Korea issues. The meeting, which follows on from a meeting in Tokyo on June 1, will ...

Dec 1, 2016

Suspected North Korea abductee found alive in Japan

A 68-year-old Japanese man suspected of having been abducted by North Korea in 1985 was found alive in Japan in late November, police said Thursday. Police officials denied the possibility that Masanori Katsuki, who went missing in Tokyo in February 1985, was abducted by ...