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North Korea

North Korea invites English-speakers to teach tourist guides
English speakers have a unique chance to peek behind the Iron Curtain of the world’s most secretive country. North Korea has introduced a new program, which will see foreigners providing training for local tourist guides.

22.01.2015 07:04

America: The undemocratic ‘democracy’
Despite being the world’s self-appointed champion and proselytizer of the gospel of democracy, the United States is clearly and unmistakably an undemocratic nation.

19.01.2015 13:23

N. Korean dissident sorry he ‘altered details’ of his past in ‘death camp’
A prominent North Korean dissident, whose first-hand witness account of human rights abuses in Pyongyang’s “total control death camp” contributed to an extremely critical UN panel report, has apologized that “little details” in his story were altered.

18.01.2015 23:54

N. Korea's proposal to suspend nuclear tests ‘meaningful and significant’
Pyongyang is ready to suspend nuclear tests if the US cancels annual military drills with South Korea, according to North Korea's deputy ambassador to the UN, who once again reiterated the North’s offer.

13.01.2015 22:07

​US refuses N. Korea’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests, calls it ‘implicit threat’
The White House has criticized North Korea’s proposal to temporarily halt nuclear tests if Washington cancels military drills with South Korea. Jen Psaki called the offer, reported in the media, “an implicit threat."

11.01.2015 08:02

'The Interview' to hit UK cinemas amid N. Korea tensions
The controversial movie 'The Interview,' which depicts the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will be released in UK cinemas on February 6, Sony Pictures has announced.

07.01.2015 15:27

Directors of FBI and Office of National Intelligence blame Sony hack on North Korea
​The top intelligence official in the United States for the first time attributed the security breach suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment to his North Korean counterpart and called it “the most serious cyberattack ever made against US interests.”

07.01.2015 15:10

S. Korea claims Pyongyang has nuclear missiles that could reach US
South Korea says its northern neighbor has developed compact nuclear warheads that could reach mainland America. Seoul also alleges Pyongyang shows no signs of stopping its nuclear program and has gained access to tons of weapons-grade plutonium.

06.01.2015 12:42

US Senator says North Korea launched ‘virtual bomb’ against Sony
The outgoing chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea’s hacking of Sony was akin to putting a virtual bomb in its parking lot, and he’s asked the State Department to put the country back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

06.01.2015 04:05

​White House announces sanctions against N. Korea
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the imposition of new sanctions against certain North Korean entities in the wake of the recent Sony hack the White House continues to blame on Pyongyang.

02.01.2015 19:03

N. Korea accuses US of shutting down its internet, blasts Obama
Pyongyang has blamed the US for intermittent outages of internet in the country this week, and also blasted President Barack Obama over his support of US screenings of ‘The Interview’ movie, featuring a murder plot against Kim Jong-un.

27.12.2014 10:23

US, Japan and S.Korea to share intel on N. Korea
Officials from Washington, Tokyo and Seoul will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact in an effort to strengthen their surveillance network on the nuclear-armed pariah state of North Korea, Seoul officials said.

26.12.2014 06:27