May 19, 2014

Inoki to jointly organize international pro-wrestling contest in Pyongyang

Pyongyang will host an international wrestling event this summer that’s being organized jointly by none other than lawmaker Antonio Inoki, official North Korean media reported Monday. The Pyongyang International Pro-Wrestling Contest, scheduled for late August, will see wrestlers from several countries enter the ring, ...

May 17, 2014

Kim's 'executed' ex appears on TV

A North Korean singer said to be leader Kim Jong Un’s ex-girlfriend and rumored to have been executed last year has appeared on state television, apparently alive and well. Hyon Song Wol, the head of a band known as Moranbong, was shown addressing a ...

Revealed: N. Korea hideout of Red Army Faction fugitives

May 17, 2014

Revealed: N. Korea hideout of Red Army Faction fugitives

Photographs have emerged of a building where four leftist Red Army Faction extremists who hijacked a Japan Airlines airplane and defected to North Korea in 1970 are living. The apartment block is located in a village in an upland forested area about 40 minutes ...

May 16, 2014

New North Korea warships biggest in 25 years

Recent satellite images show two new North Korean frigates, the largest surface combat ships the North has constructed in a quarter of century, a website reported Thursday. The North Korea-watching site, 38 North, says the frigates can carry one helicopter and appear to be ...

May 12, 2014

High court backs sale of Chongryon's HQ

The Tokyo High Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a pro-Pyongyang Korean group of a ruling that sold its Tokyo headquarters to a Japanese real estate company, endorsing a lower court ruling on the deal. While the General Association of Korean Residents in ...

May 12, 2014

Japan to suggest foreign minister talks with North Korea at ARF

Japan plans to sound out North Korea about holding foreign ministerial talks on the fringes of a regional conference in early August in Myanmar, a Japanese government source said Sunday. Japan hopes to make use of the meeting between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and ...

May 10, 2014

Tokyo to get PAC-3 missile batteries

The Defense Ministry plans to deploy PAC-3 missile batteries in Tokyo in three years to shield the capital from threats, including ballistic missiles from North Korea.

North Korea's racist anti-Obama vitriol stuns U.S.

May 9, 2014

North Korea's racist anti-Obama vitriol stuns U.S.

The United States on Thursday condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed toward President Barack Obama by North Korea’s official state-run news agency, which labeled him a “wicked black monkey.” In the article, which the Korean Central News Agency moved only in Korean, Pyongyang ...