Jul 29, 2015

It ain't Malibu, but surf's up in North Korea

Here’s a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training camp in North Korea, which has pristine beaches, virgin waves and, they say, the ...

North, marking end of Korean War, issues warning to U.S.

Jul 27, 2015

North, marking end of Korean War, issues warning to U.S.

As the country marked Monday’s anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago, North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula will leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender ...

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

ashington The Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments. The financial sanctions were announced against Senat Shipping Company and Senat’s president, Leonard Lai, and on a vessel, Dawnlight, in which ...

North Korean bands rock China’s borderland

Jul 23, 2015

North Korean bands rock China’s borderland

Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an all-female North Korean rock band who belt out “Anthem of the Worker’s Party” and other socialist classics every night. Young ...

China bets on North Korea in gamble to save rust belt

Jul 23, 2015

China bets on North Korea in gamble to save rust belt

At China’s very farthest limits, a town sandwiched between North Korea and Russia stands at the heart of Beijing’s plan to revitalize its bleak, frigid northeastern rust belt. Beijing has a vision of turning the nondescript outpost of Hunchun into a regional Asian trading ...

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

Jul 22, 2015

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

North Korea is preparing to launch a new, long-range rocket, possibly in October, having completed an upgrade at its main satellite launch base, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday. Any such launch would almost certainly be viewed by the international community as a ...