Dec 21, 2016

U.S. tightens sanctions against North Korea's U.N. diplomats

The U.S. Treasury Department tightened sanctions against North Korean diplomats to the United Nations, requiring banks to get special permission before granting them accounts, the agency said in a notice posted online Tuesday. The United States removed an exemption in the broad economic sanctions ...

Dec 19, 2016

North Korean defector vows to expose 'gruesome' reality

Top-ranking North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho, whose recent defection was a major propaganda coup for the South, vowed Monday to devote himself to exposing the cruelties of the Pyongyang regime and encouraging others to escape. South Korean lawmakers who met with Thae in ...