May 3, 2015

North Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to launch more “satellites” in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, which are viewed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the North’s newly built ...

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 ...