Jul 10, 2015

South Korea denies report of North Korean general's defection

South Korea’s Unification Ministry on Thursday rejected a report by a local television station that a high-level North Korean general had defected to the South, with a ministry spokesman calling it “groundless.” Channel A, a television network affiliated with the conservative Dong-a Ilbo newspaper, ...

Jul 9, 2015

North Korea denies reported defection of high-level general, others

North Korea responded angrily Thursday to reports in the South Korean media about a recent spate of high-level defections and executions, calling them Nazi-style propaganda aimed at tarnishing Pyongyang’s image. The reports in a number of publications have been accompanied by speculation that the ...

Jul 9, 2015

UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the U.N. children’s fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday. “The situation is urgent. But if we act now — by providing urgently needed expertise and pre-positioning ...

Jul 8, 2015

Keeping North Korea on track

The government should consider carefully how to proceed now that North Korea has sought more time to investigate the fate of the Japanese abductees.

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

Jul 1, 2015

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October. North Korean ...