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News North Korea: UNC: Unclear whether North Korean gunfire across DMZ was accidental

Published on: Tuesday 26 May 2020
UNC: Unclear whether North Korean gunfire across DMZ was accidental
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/26/UNC-Unclear-whether-North-Korean-gunfire-across-DMZ-was-accidental/3731590480157/

The United Nations Command announced Tuesday that it had finished its investigation into a gunfire exchange inside the DMZ in early May and was not able to determine if North Korea's initial shots were accidental.

News North Korea: UN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange

Published on: Tuesday 26 May 2020
UN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange
News source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/05/26/un-probe-north-and-south-korea-violated-armistice-in-gunfire-exchange/

A U.N. investigation into a recent exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas has determined that both countries violated the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the American-led U.N. Command said Tuesday.

News North Korea: Exchange with North Korea must resume, South's politicians say

Published on: Tuesday 26 May 2020
Exchange with North Korea must resume, South's politicians say
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/26/Exchange-with-North-Korea-must-resume-Souths-politicians-say/7341590498170/

Seoul's advocates for continued engagement with North Korea may be becoming restless about stalled talks. Kim Hong-gul, president of the South Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation who is ...

News North Korea: Coronavirus in North Korea: China Locks Down City Near Border

Published on: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Coronavirus in North Korea: China Locks Down City Near Border
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/coronavirus-north-korea-china-locks-down-city-near-border-2975501

China has banned all non-essential transportation in the city of Shulan in the province of Jilin, located about 350 miles (560km) from the coast of North Korea.

News North Korea: Kim Jong Un's reappearance in North Korea reignites fears about nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Kim Jong Un's reappearance in North Korea reignites fears about nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/kim-jong-un-reappearance-in-north-korea-nuclear-missile-fears-2020-5

Kim's reappearance only underscores that Pyongyang is on track to continue expanding its military, making it an even bigger source of instability.

News North Korea: US Cybersecurity Officials Expose 3 New Strains Of North Korean Malware

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
US Cybersecurity Officials Expose 3 New Strains Of North Korean Malware
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/us-cybersecurity-officials-expose-3-new-strains-north-korean-malware-2975352

Three new North Korean malware strains have been exposed by U.S. cybersecurity experts on the three-year anniversary of the WannaCry outbreak.

News North Korea: Chinese province near North Korea confirms new COVID-19 cluster

Published on: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Chinese province near North Korea confirms new COVID-19 cluster
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/13/Chinese-province-near-North-Korea-confirms-new-COVID-19-cluster/3061589371936/

Chinese authorities in the northeastern province of Jilin warned Wednesday of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases as they ordered a lockdown of Jilin City.

News North Korea: South Korean Presidential Aide Says North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Is 'Alive and Well'

Published on: Saturday 25 April 2020
South Korean Presidential Aide Says North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Is 'Alive and Well'
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/kim-jong-un-alive-well-says-south-korea-aide-1500261

Rumors have swirled regarding Kim's health after he missed the celebration of his late grandfather's 108th birthday on April 15..

News North Korea: North Korea reveals over 500 people under quarantine

Published on: Friday 03 April 2020
North Korea reveals over 500 people under quarantine
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/04/03/North-Korea-reveals-over-500-people-under-quarantine/6451585921309/

North Korea disclosed more than 500 people have been quarantined in the country even as restrictions against resident foreigners may have been eased this past week.

News North Korea: Coronavirus: North Korea claims to be 'totally free' of virus

Published on: Thursday 02 April 2020
Coronavirus: North Korea claims to be 'totally free' of virus
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52146989

North Korea's claim that "" in the country has been infected with the c is facing growing scepticism. It has credited strict containment measures and the shutting down of its borders for this success.

News North Korea: Inside the Secretive Group Trying to Bring Down North Korea’s Regime

Published on: Friday 03 April 2020
Inside the Secretive Group Trying to Bring Down North Korea’s Regime
News source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-the-covert-group-threatening-to-bring-down-north-korea-11585923813

ROME—One morning in November 2018, North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy left his embassy’s compound with his wife. He told colleagues they were going for a stroll. Instead, the couple got into a car ...

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.