Aug 23, 2016

U.N. command condemns North Korean mine-laying on border

North Korea has been laying fresh land mines on its side of the demilitarized zone, the U.N. Command said Tuesday. The mining follows a spate of high-profile defections and appears aimed at preventing its troops from fleeing. Military personnel were seen planting mines on ...

Aug 23, 2016

North Korea rolls out on-demand TV service

North Korea is rolling out an on-demand TV catch-up service, allowing people with some sort of internet access to enjoy the highly propagandized output of its four state-run TV channels at their leisure. The system, which goes by the name Manbang (“Everywhere”), functions like ...

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Aug 22, 2016

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack Monday, as Pyongyang issued bellicose threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in retaliation. The two-week annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is largely computer-simulated, but still involves around ...

Seoul warns of possible North Korean assassination squads

Aug 21, 2016

Seoul warns of possible North Korean assassination squads

South Korea warned Sunday of possible North Korean assassinations and kidnappings in revenge for recent high-profile defections to the South. With tensions also high before a large-scale South Korea-U.S. military exercise starting Monday, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said Pyongyang was bent on provocation. ...