North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

Nov 28, 2016

North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by Pyongyang as a rare comrade-in-arms against their common enemy, the United States. The North has ordered that flags outside official buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Castro, the country’s ...

May 15, 2016

Russian officials say North Korea has released detained yacht

A Russian yacht detained by North Korean coast guards was released Sunday and has set sail for the city of Vladivostok, Russian officials said. “The Russian yacht Elfin today left the North Korean port of Kimchaek headed for Vladivostok,” Denis Samsonov, a spokesman for ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

North Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

Mar 26, 2016

North Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

Upping its rhetoric a notch, North Korea has warned that it will attack Seoul’s presidential palace unless it receives an apology from South Korean President Park Geun-hye for “treason.” The warning is the latest threat against Washington and Seoul over joint U.S.-South Korean military ...

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

Mar 5, 2016

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials ...

Feb 8, 2016

Yet another Pyongyang provocation

The international community, in particular China and the U.S., need to serious consider why their North Korean policies are failing to curb Pyongyang's ambitions.