Jun 22, 2015

North Korea to boycott World University Games in South

North Korea has boycotted next month’s World University Games in South Korea in protest at the opening of a U.N. office in Seoul monitoring Pyongyang’s human rights record, organizers said Monday. North Korea had offered to send 75 athletes and 33 officials to the ...

North Korea may lose half of its crops to drought: U.N.

Jun 19, 2015

North Korea may lose half of its crops to drought: U.N.

Production in North Korea’s main growing region is expected to be cut in half, the United Nations food agency says, leading to food shortages. U.N. representatives visited the country’s breadbasket in North Hwanghae and South Hwanghae provinces on June 10 and found that the ...

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

Jun 15, 2015

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the firing of a new anti-ship rocket as “another fresh milestone” in bolstering the country’s naval power following the testing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Kim watched the test of the “highly intelligent” rockets to ...

Jun 15, 2015

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said Sunday. Their convictions came as something of a surprise since a lower court ...

Jun 15, 2015

North Korean soldier walks across DMZ in bid to defect

A North Korean soldier walked across the heavily armed border between North and South Korea in a bid to defect to the South, an official at the South Korean Defence Ministry said on Monday. The official did not immediately have further details. Yonhap news ...