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North Korea: The Kim Yong Chol purge that wasn’t

Reporters must be more responsible in separating fact from the fiction Fyodor Tertitskiy June 3rd, 2019 Short version – “not dead,” as Sherlock Holmes told John Watson at the beginning of the third season of the popular BBC series. And it seems that Vice-Chairman Kim Yong Chol is even luckier than the great detective: not only is he not dead, ... Read More »

North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon

North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks, accusing him of “talking nonsense” and being “reckless”. A senior foreign ministry official said that further talks would be “lousy” if Mr Pompeo was involved, asking that he be replaced by someone “more careful”. It comes after North Korea said it had tested a ... Read More »

Sexual violence against women by officials in North Korea

North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victims, and even asserts that the country is implausibly free of sexism or sexual violence. Read More »

North Korea to expel Japanese tourist

A Japanese man in his 30s, who had been arrested for videotaping footage of a North Korean military facility, is set to be ‘expelled’ from the country. The move comes as Japan seeks to improve relations with Pyongyang. North Korean state media announced on Sunday that the government planned to release a detained Japanese tourist “on the principle of humanitarianism,” ... Read More »

Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

North Korea has returned remains believed to be of 55 US troops killed during the Korean War, bringing renewed hope to families who have waited decades for closure. The return of the remains, brought to a US base in South Korea, is the latest move in the cautious diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. The repatriation was agreed at the June ... Read More »

North Korea eyes ‘new relationship’ with US

North Korean state media has raised the possibility that the isolated country could “establish a new relationship” with the United States. It comes a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets US President Donald Trump for historic talks. The comments mark a shift in tone from North Korea after decades of animosity towards the US. Read More »

North provided ballistic missiles to Myanmar: UN

North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of military co-operation with Syria and Myanmar. Read More »

New missile puts all of US in striking range, says North Korea

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the whole of the continental United States. State television claimed that Pyongyang had now achieved its mission of becoming a nuclear state. The Hwasong-15 missile, which it said was its “most powerful”, was launched in darkness early on Wednesday. It landed in Japanese ... Read More »

‘US never out of diplomatic solutions in dealing with N Korea’

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said the US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea. It comes after President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to the country’s military ambitions. Russia has also warned the US against taking military action, saying it would be “fraught with unpredictable consequences”. Read More »

UN backs fresh sanctions over N Korea missile tests

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said it was “the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation”. Read More »

Pence put North Korea on notice

US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U.S. attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile test by the North and two days after a ... Read More »

Military action against North Korea ‘an option’: US

The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, and suggested it may decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached a level requiring it. During a visit to South Korea, he also said the US ... Read More »