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News North Korea: Russia, China petition for easing of sanctions on North Korea

Published on: Friday 27 March 2020
Russia, China petition for easing of sanctions on North Korea
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/03/27/Russia-China-petition-for-easing-of-sanctions-on-North-Korea/8591585325152/

Eight countries including China, North Korea and Russia are demanding the easing of sanctions in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a Russian press report.

News North Korea: North Korea Seen Expanding Rocket Launch Facility It Once Promised To Dismantle

Published on: Friday 27 March 2020
North Korea Seen Expanding Rocket Launch Facility It Once Promised To Dismantle
News source: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/27/822661018/north-korea-seen-expanding-rocket-launch-facility-it-once-promised-to-dismantle

North Korea appears to be expanding a key rocket launch facility it once pledged to dismantle, according to new satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR. Th imagery, taken by commercial company ...

News North Korea: North Korea's Kim guides another round of artillery drills

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
North Korea's Kim guides another round of artillery drills
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/north-koreas-kim-guides-round-artillery-drills-69574634

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has supervised another round of artillery exercises, the latest in a series of exercises believed aimed at boosting ...

News North Korea: Coronavirus situation in North Korea remains unclear, could be specially deadly, expert says

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Coronavirus situation in North Korea remains unclear, could be specially deadly, expert says
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/coronavirus-situation-in-north-korea-remains-unclear-expert-says

An opening into the impact of the disease in the reclusive country may have been witnessed Sunday, when a picture taken by the official government news agency showed a high-ranking government official wearing a black face mask.

News North Korea: North Korea touts new nebulizer for COVID-19

Published on: Tuesday 03 March 2020
North Korea touts new nebulizer for COVID-19
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/03/03/North-Korea-touts-new-nebulizer-for-COVID-19/7971583252024/

North Korea has developed a device capable of treating respiratory diseases, state media claimed. Pyongyang propaganda service So Gwang said Monday the regime is moving forward with research and tests ...

News North Korea: Coronavirus: North Korea quarantines foreigners

Published on: Sunday 23 February 2020
Coronavirus: North Korea quarantines foreigners
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51609360

North Korea has quarantined 380 foreigners in an attempt to stop the coronavirus from breaking out. The foreigners are mostly diplomats stationed in the capital Pyongyang, state media reported. About ...

News North Korea: North Korean defector arrested after body found in suitcase

Published on: Tuesday 25 February 2020
North Korean defector arrested after body found in suitcase
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/02/25/North-Korean-defector-arrested-after-body-found-in-suitcase/5201582633069/

A North Korean defector was arrested in connection to the murder of a woman, another defector in the South, after police found her body stuffed inside a suitcase, according to local press reports.

News North Korea: North Korea still enhancing its nuclear and missile programs and evading sanctions, U.N. report says

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
North Korea still enhancing its nuclear and missile programs and evading sanctions, U.N. report says
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-enhanced-its-illicit-nuclear-ballistic-missile-program-un-report-says/

United Nations — North Korea has "continued to enhance" its "illicit nuclear and ballistic missile" programs, violating United Nations Security Council resolutions and evading financial sanctions as ...

News North Korea: North Korea is enhancing its nuclear program

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
North Korea is enhancing its nuclear program
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/north-korea-is-enhancing-its-nuclear-program-un-report-says/

Despite international sanctions and UN resolutions, North Korea continues to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile program, according to a new, yet-to-be published UN report seen by CBS News. The report also says Pyongyang may be developing a submarine capable of carrying ballistic missiles, all while illegally skirting around financial sanctions.

News North Korea: North Korea’s Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

Published on: Sunday 09 February 2020
North Korea’s Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/us/politics/north-korea-internet-sanctions.html

The North has evaded America’s “maximum pressure” campaign with a 300 percent increase in internet use that has opened up new opportunities for cybercrime. WASHINGTON — North Korea has vastly expanded ...

News North Korea: Seoul official discussed North Korea tourism in Washington

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Seoul official discussed North Korea tourism in Washington
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/02/07/Seoul-official-discussed-North-Korea-tourism-in-Washington/7081581091154/

Kim may have discussed the objectives of Seoul's pursuit of inter-Korea cooperation, including tourism to North Korea's Mount Kumgang, following a similar discussion between Choi Jong-kun, President ...

News North Korea: Iran and North Korea Are Building New, Better Submarines to Counter Enemies At Sea

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Iran and North Korea Are Building New, Better Submarines to Counter Enemies At Sea
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/iran-north-korea-build-new-submarines-1486146

Iran and North Korea have set out to modernize their aging underwater fleets to include new submarines capable of escaping detection and firing advanced missiles.

News North Korea: North Korea - Foreign Policy

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
North Korea - Foreign Policy
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/politics/2020-democrats-north-korea-foreign-policy.html

The Times sent a survey to the presidential candidates about matters of war and peace, diplomacy and national security.

News North Korea: Come cook with a North Korean. It’ll be a side of the country you’ve never seen

Published on: Thursday 30 January 2020
Come cook with a North Korean. It’ll be a side of the country you’ve never seen
News source: https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-01-30/north-korea-food-cooking-class

North Korean refugee Jessie Kim, 28, runs cooking classes, a catering service and YouTube channel in South Korea based on dishes from back home. Through her cooking, she wants outsiders to think about ordinary North Korean lives beyond the missiles and propaganda.

News North Korea: Efforts to Denuclearize North Korea Will Continue Despite Hard-Line Minister, U.S. Says

Published on: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Efforts to Denuclearize North Korea Will Continue Despite Hard-Line Minister, U.S. Says
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/world/asia/north-korea-trump-foreign-minister.html

Privately, some American officials acknowledge that the administration has gotten nowhere in negotiations, and that there is no sign the North will give up its nuclear weapons. WASHINGTON — Efforts to ...

News North Korea: North Korea forgoes anti-American stamps

Published on: Thursday 23 January 2020
North Korea forgoes anti-American stamps
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/01/23/North-Korea-forgoes-anti-American-stamps/6141579796854/

Jan. 23 (UPI) --North Korea may not be issuing anti-American stamps this year, a possible sign the regime is interested in resuming dialogue with the United States, according to a South Korean analyst ...

News North Korea: North Korea Preparing For War? US General Says Pyongyang Rapidly Expanding Its Weapons Capabilities

Published on: Saturday 18 January 2020
North Korea Preparing For War? US General Says Pyongyang Rapidly Expanding Its Weapons Capabilities
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/north-korea-preparing-war-us-general-says-pyongyang-rapidly-expanding-its-weapons-2905084

U.S. officials are both alarmed and surprised by North Korea’s recent military activity, with a high-ranking U.S. general saying that Pyongyang is rapidly expanding its weapons capabilities. Air Force ...

News North Korea: US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

Published on: Monday 06 January 2020
US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-strike-iran-consequences-north-korea-68107315

SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Experts say the escalation ...