Apr 30, 2015

North Korea's Kim cancels planned visit to Russia: Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to attend Russia’s World War II anniversary celebrations on May 9, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday. “He will not come. This is related to internal North Korean issues,” spokesman ...

Apr 30, 2015

North Korea reactor may be back on, say experts

Satellite images taken between January and this month show a North Korean nuclear reactor that can yield material for atomic bombs may be operating again at low power or intermittently, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. A report from David Albright and Serena Kelleher-Vergantini at ...

Kim Jong Un has 15 top officials executed for dissent: South Korea

Apr 29, 2015

Kim Jong Un has 15 top officials executed for dissent: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea’s spy agency told a closed-door parliament meeting on Wednesday. Among those executed were two vice minister-level officials, reported the Yonhap news ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...

Apr 23, 2015

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: report

Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The estimate, which the Journal said was relayed to U.S. nuclear ...

Apr 22, 2015

Seoul leans toward allowing group of women to cross DMZ

South Korea said Wednesday that it is positively considering supporting a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem in what is planned as a call for the reunification of the two countries. The government plans ...