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North Korea

Russia and N. Korea switching to trade in rubles
Russia and North Korea have agreed to settlements in rubles in all trade between the two countries. North Korea has also agreed to ease the visa regime and activate mobile and internet services for Russian business executives.

05.06.2014 14:08

Traces of illegal North Korean gold discovered in US products
A startling ingredient has been found in IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Ralph Lauren products: gold from North Korea, illegal under the current US sanctions against the pariah state.

05.06.2014 07:24

Back from the dead: ‘Executed’ N. Korean singer makes live appearance on State TV
A North Korean singer, believed to be a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong-un, has made a surprise comeback on state television. Earlier blood-chilling reports claimed she had been executed by firing squad in 2013.

20.05.2014 12:32

Truth flushed out: ‘Crashed drone’ near Seoul is portable toilet door
On finding blue debris on the outskirts of Seoul, a local reported a 'crashed drone' to authorities. But what was first believed to be an aerial vehicle launched by the North was in fact part of a broken door from a mobile lavatory, police concluded.

14.05.2014 18:15

Glorious Leader! Kim Jong-un takes on US army in new video game
Reducing the world’s most enigmatic ruler down to 16 bits of 90s retro shoot em’ up bliss, indie game developer Moneyhorse allows gamers to go into battle against the wicked cohorts of the West as dear leader Kim Jong-un.

14.05.2014 13:10

N. Korea threatens to conduct ‘counter-measure’ nuke test
North Korea’s official media has said that Pyongyang may carry out its fourth nuclear test as a “counter-measure” against the politics of the US and its ally, South Korea. Seoul has estimated that preparations for a test are “near completion.”

10.05.2014 19:18

N. Korea's ‘self-defense’ nuclear, missile tests will become annual – deputy envoy to UN
North Korea has threatened to conduct its nuclear and missile tests annually as a measure of self-defense, as South Korea urged vigilance against its neighbor's ambitions in the United Nations Security Council.

08.05.2014 01:26

US oblivion: Obama's weird tour of Asia
At the end of April, President Barack Obama swept through Asia like a storm, leaving behind him all sorts of political debris, as well as confusion, and often even deep embarrassment.

01.05.2014 17:35

​Space terrorism, floating debris pose threats to US
The United States is increasingly vulnerable to space terrorism, according to a new report, as it is more reliant on its satellites and other installations in space to conduct national security operations.

22.04.2014 00:46

US to boost naval presence in Asia-Pacific, citing N. Korea threat
The US will send two more missile defense system destroyers to Japan by 2017, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, adding that the decision was related to North Korea’s recent missile launches.

06.04.2014 03:52

​Tokyo orders military to shoot down missile launches by N. Korea
Following North Korea’s launching of mid-range ballistic missiles over the sea last Saturday, Japan has promised to use one of its destroyers in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to shoot down any further possible launches in April that may threaten Japan.

05.04.2014 09:09

​North Korea stays mum about new nuclear test, says world must ‘wait and see’
North Korea balked at offering details of a “new form” of nuclear test it threatened to launch following a United Nations Security Council condemnation of Pyongyang’s recent ballistic missile exercise.

04.04.2014 20:47