Tag: North Korea

North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as confirmed global infections near one million. The already isolated, nuclear-armed North quickly shut down its borders after the virus was first detected in neighbouring China in January, and imposed strict containment measures. Pak Myong […]

U.S., Seoul call on North Korea to stop ‘inappropriate’ missile tests

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East China Sea over the weekend, according to the South Korean military — a move that highlights the country’s continuing military expansion amid a global health pandemic. The U.S. and South Korea have said they are looking into the launches, while Seoul called on Pyongyang to […]

North Korea fires weapons after threatening ‘momentous’ action

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North threatened to take “momentous” action to protest outside condemnation over its earlier live-fire exercises. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the multiple kinds of projectiles fired from the eastern coastal town of Sondok flew […]

North Korea fires two apparent ballistic missiles in first weapons test of 2020

North Korea fired what are believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles in the country’s first weapons test of the year. South Korean officials reported the projectiles were fired from the coastal town of Wonsan on Monday. They soared 149 miles northeast to a top height of 22 miles before falling into the waters between […]

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘positive and offensive’ security policy

North Korea’s leader has called for “positive and offensive measures” to ensure the country’s “sovereignty and security”, state media said. Kim Jong-un was speaking at a multi-day gathering of party leaders in Pyongyang – unusual for this time of the year. The comments come amid concerns that the North could end negotiations on denuclearisation with […]

US promises action on any North Korea missile test

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday. Washington has many “tools in its tool kit” to respond to any such test, O’Brien said in […]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Military and intelligence officials are nervously keeping close tabs on activity in North Korea as they prepare for what many experts believe will be a major missile test in the near future. That test could very well be of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach U.S. shores. And for now, all officials are able […]

North Korea Conducts Artillery Firing at Kim’s Order

North Korean troops performed artillery drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea at the order of leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Monday, drawing an immediate rebuke from the South amid stalled nuclear talks. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said that the firing happened when Kim inspected a military unit on […]

North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

North Korea on Sunday said it’s running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn’t be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing. In a statement published by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News […]

Two secret churches in North Korea show how powerful the Bible really is

In the early morning light, a small group of North Korean believers meets on the riverbank, lugging their fishing gear with them. Quietly, they load into a small boat and push off from land. It’s not until they’re far into the middle of the river that they dare to dig through their gear and pull […]