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South Korea envisions a building boom in the North. But Pyongyang still relies on ‘forced labor’ brigades.  The Washington Post

SEOUL — When Lee Oui-ryok was accepted as a 17-year-old into North Korea's August 28 work brigade in early 2006, his orphanage celebrated with flowers, ...

The Washington Post
North Korea’s Leader, Kim Jong-un, Arrives in China by Train  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for a four-day visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Chinese ...

The New York Times
Spy Agency: North Korea's Top Italy Diplomat in Hiding  TIME

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, South Korea's spy agency told ...

TIME
North and South Korea Hope to Leave Hostility Behind With a New Railroad Linking the Peninsula  Fortune

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in hope to link the peninsula through a railroad blocked by sanctions.

Fortune
North Korea ordered to pay over $500 million to Otto Warmbier's parents  NBC News

The parents of American college student Otto Warmbier are entitled to more than $500 million in damages from the government of North Korea, a judge ruled on ...

NBC News
Defect to South Korea, North's ex-diplomat urges missing colleague  The Straits Times

SEOUL • A former North Korean diplomat who staged a high-profile defection to the South, yesterday urged an old colleague who has gone missing in Italy to ...

The Straits Times
'US nuclear threat' in region must go too, says North Korea  The Straits Times

SEOUL• • North Korea's commitment to the "denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" also includes "completely eliminating the US nuclear threat to Korea", ...

The Straits Times
South Korea: Details of 1,000 North Korean Defectors Stolen | Time  TIME

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea says it's responding to a hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who ...

TIME
September 2017 nuclear test triggers 2019 earthquake in North Korea  CNN

North Korea's sixth nuclear test was so powerful that it's still triggering earthquakes more than a year later.

CNN
Famine to feast: North Korean defectors awestruck by food choices in South  The Guardian

Lee Oui-ryuk was on the verge of dying of starvation when he stole a block of tofu in a market in North Korea at the height of a nationwide famine. Too weak to ...

The Guardian
Five things we learned from the Warmbiers’ court victory over North Korea  Cincinnati.com

A judge ruled Otto Warmbier was physically tortured in North Korea. But the decision reveals other details, such as what was on the stolen poster.

Cincinnati.com
He Helped North Koreans Reach Freedom. Now He Wants South Korea’s Protection.  The Wall Street Journal

After two stints in Chinese prisons for helping North Koreans flee, Tu Airong is awaiting a final decision from South Korea on his application for asylum. If he is ...

The Wall Street Journal
KOREA North Korea sends Christmas wishes to the South  AsiaNews

The North Korean Council of Religionists, which includes all officially recognised religions, sent a video with a message of peace and prosperity to its South ...

AsiaNews
Chinese Smuggler Who Led North Koreans to Freedom Wins Asylum Bid  Wall Street Journal

South Korea granted asylum to a Chinese citizen who helped North Koreans escape to the South, a milestone for a country that has welcomed more than 30000 ...

Wall Street Journal
As clock ticks, South Korea looks for a leap of faith from Washington over North Korea  The Washington Post

South Korea has led the way on outreach to Kim Jong Un's regime. But conflicting demands between Washington and Pyongyang raise questions about how far ...

The Washington Post
North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’  The New York Times

North Korea did not identify what weapon was tested, but the development could complicate already stalled talks between the United States and North Korea.

The New York Times
South Korean peace efforts look 'out of sync' with elimination of North Korean nukes  CNBC

As the two Koreas make steady progress toward reconciliation, fears are mounting that peace efforts may overshadow the denuclearization of North Korea.

CNBC
South Korea sends a train into North for the first time in a decade  The Washington Post

TOKYO — A South Korean train rolled across the heavily militarized frontier into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Seoul pushed ahead with ...

The Washington Post
North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions  CNBC

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern ...

CNBC
North Korea improving missile program despite Trump strategy  Vox

CNN reports that North Korea is improving and expanding a missile base despite sputtering talks with Trump and Pompeo.

Vox
North Korea cancels high-level talks with South Korea  NBCNews.com

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea canceled high-level talks with South Korea on Wednesday and threatened to walk away from a historic summit with ...

NBCNews.com
North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war'  CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of "international experts" and potentially destroy its primary ...

CNN
North Korea is still making nukes, and the Trump admin is taking a harder line  NBCNews.com

In public, Trump praises Kim Jong Un. But his administration is taking a tougher stance toward North Korea as proof mounts it's still making nuclear weapons.

NBCNews.com
North Korea issues nuclear threat ahead of high-level talks with US  CNN

As the United States and North Korea prepare for another round of high-level talks this week, Pyongyang's increasingly heated rhetoric has analysts worried that ...

CNN
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma  The Diplomat

The North Korea nuclear issue is an extremely complex problem, to say the least. But it essentially boils down to this: The Kim regime wants security, prosperity, ...

The Diplomat
Peace pups: North Korea gives two dogs to South Korea  CNN

US President Donald Trump claims he and Kim Jong Un are "in love" but he's not the one getting gifts from the North Korean leader.​

CNN
North Korea Agrees to Allow Inspectors Into Nuclear Testing Site, Pompeo Says  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that in his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday, the leader of North Korea had agreed to allow ...

The New York Times
South Korea reveals plan to break stalemate in U.S.-North Korea talks  The Washington Post

South Korea is proposing that the United States hold off on a demand for an inventory of North Korea's nuclear weapons and accept the verified closure of a key ...

The Washington Post
North Korea is still working on its ballistic missile program, say U.S. officials  NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — North Korea is continuing work on its ballistic missile program, U.S. officials briefed on recent intelligence tell NBC News, confirming the gist of ...

NBCNews.com
North Korea Escalates Pressure on U.S. Ahead of Pompeo Visit  The New York Times

North Korea says it will escalate its demands in its negotiations with the U.S. if Washington insists on too much in return.

The New York Times
North Korea 'really angry' at US as tensions rise  CNN

North Korea is getting increasingly angry at the US, as talks are deadlocked and tensions between the two countries are on the rise, a source familiar with the ...

CNN
South Korea’s Leader Vouches for Kim’s Sincerity, as Critics See Deception  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in of South Korea takes every opportunity to describe Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, as a “young and candid” ...

The New York Times
What It Looks Like Inside A Classroom In North Korea  NPR

North Korea wants the world to know that its students are learning cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, so the government recently offered a tour of a ...

NPR
North Korea threatens to resume nuclear development if U.S. doesn't lift sanctions  NBC News

North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the ...

NBC News
North Koreans Are No-Shows at Meeting to Discuss U.S. Soldiers’ Remains  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials did not show up on Thursday for a meeting with Americans at the inter-Korean border to discuss the return of ...

The New York Times
North Korea blows up 10 guard posts to ease tensions with South  USA TODAY

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified ...

USA TODAY
South Korea's Moon: Further progress with North Korea will depend on the US  CNN

The North Korea ball is thoroughly back in Washington's court.

CNN
North and South Korea Open Full-Time Liaison Office at Border  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea on Friday opened their first joint liaison office, a facility that will be staffed by personnel from both countries, ...

The New York Times
South and North Korea want a peace treaty. What happens if the US doesn't?  CNN

South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants more than just peace with North Korea, he envisions an economic and diplomatic push that will transform northeast ...

CNN
Pyongyang calling: we spent a week in North Korea - video  The Guardian

In rare footage of the North Korean capital, the Guardian gained an insight into what daily life is like for its citizens. Escorted by government minders at all times ...

The Guardian
South Korean and North Korean leaders meet for their third and possibly most challenging summit  Business Insider

They have met twice this year at the border village of Panmunjom, but President Moon's visit is the first by a South Korean leader to the North Korean capital in ...

Business Insider
North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit  The New York Times

South Korea's leader indicated that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was preparing for his fourth visit to the North.

The New York Times
North and South Korea pledged to make peace. Here's what it actually means  USA TODAY

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Friday pledged to make peace, but many details have yet to be worked out.

USA TODAY
South Korea’s Leader Opens a Door to the North  The New York Times

Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang was a promising step. But the North Korean nuclear threat remains.

The New York Times
South Korean president calls for single economic community with North to bring peace, prosperity  USA TODAY

SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for a single economic community between North and South Korea on Wednesday, saying that closer ...

USA TODAY
North and South Korea Get U.N.’s Go-Ahead to Study Joint Rail Project  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has approved a plan by North and South Korea to conduct a joint field study on connecting their ...

The New York Times
US sanctions North Korea on human rights as Trump floats second summit  CNN

Washington (CNN) The Trump administration slapped sanctions on three North Koreans Monday in response to Pyongyang's ongoing human rights abuses and ...

CNN
South Korea works to prevent war between U.S., North Korea  NBCNews.com

South Korea is trying to manage the diplomatic crisis between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in order to avert threatened American military action.

NBCNews.com
Top US commander in Korea: Material needed for North Korea to make nuclear bombs is still intact  CNBC

The top U.S. military commander on the Korean peninsula said Saturday that the material needed for North Korea to make nuclear bombs is still intact, even after ...

CNBC
South Korea's talks with North are going well, unlike Trump's  NBCNews.com

North Korea and South Korea are continuing peace negotiations, even though talks between Washington and Pyongyang have all but ground to a halt.

NBCNews.com
North Korea Criticizes ‘Gangster-Like’ U.S. Attitude After Talks With Mike Pompeo  The New York Times

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea accused the Trump administration on Saturday of pushing a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for ...

The New York Times
Who Wants to Do Business in North Korea?  The New York Times

HONG KONG — North Korea is one of the world's most isolated countries. It is ruled by an unpredictable dictator with his finger on the nuclear button. So, who's ...

The New York Times
U.S. Isn’t Holding Up Its End of Nuclear Deal, North Korean Envoy Charges  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's top diplomat accused the United States of failing to live up to President Trump's agreement with its leader, Kim Jong-un, ...

The New York Times
Japan’s Abe finds himself on sidelines amid outreach with North Korea  The Washington Post

TOKYO — As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un works the diplomatic channels from Seoul to Washington, one Asian leader finds himself out in the cold.

The Washington Post
North Korea's state newspaper accuses U.S. of plotting invasion  NBCNews.com

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's state-controlled newspaper accused the United States on Sunday of planning an invasion while at the same time ...

NBCNews.com
North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit  NPR

Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi ...

NPR
North Korea is still producing ballistic missiles after summit  NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — Arms control experts confirm to NBC News that both satellite photos and U.S. intelligence show North Korea is continuing to produce ballistic ...

NBCNews.com
South Korea blows up its own guard posts as part of deal with North Korea  Military Times

CHEORWON, South Korea — South Korea exploded one of its own front-line guard posts Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the ...

Military Times
U.S.-North Korea Stalemate Threatens Nuclear Disarmament Deal  The Wall Street Journal

Nearly three months after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands with President Trump and agreed to pursue denuclearization and a reset in relations, ...

The Wall Street Journal
US-North Korea nuclear talks are cancelled; move may be pressure tactic, analysts say  Military Times

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. officials told Seoul that it was North Korea that canceled nuclear talks this week between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and ...

Military Times
Kim Jong-un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, which has been condemned as one of the worst suppressors of religious freedom in the world, ...

The New York Times
Rebuilding North Korea could cost $63 billion and South Korea is set to benefit  CNBC

That rebuilding North Korea's economy could cost billions of dollars won't come as much of a surprise to observers of the reclusive state, but just how much ...

CNBC
The Beginning of the End of the Korean War  The Atlantic

Reconciliation is happening faster than denuclearization. The United States might not be willing to accept that.

The Atlantic
North Korea Has Promised to Denuclearize Lots of Times Already  WIRED

Donald Trump got out of Kim Jong Un a promise that North Korea has already made—and broken—multiple times.

WIRED
Why the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks Have Stalled  Bloomberg

Just a few months after Donald Trump's historic handshake with Kim Jong Un in June, nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea are going nowhere.

Bloomberg
Trump made the North Korea crisis worse  Vox

An expert explains how Obama left Trump a North Korea nuclear mess, and how Trump made war more likely.

Vox
Kim Jong Un Says He's Building North Korea's Economy; It's Hard To Assess Progress  NPR

In the wake of summits with the leaders of the U.S. and South Korea, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has directed his country to focus on growing their ...

NPR
‘We No Longer Need’ Nuclear or Missile Tests, North Korean Leader Says  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, announced early Saturday that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or long-range ...

The New York Times
With food and facts carried in bottles, activists try to penetrate isolated North Korea  The Washington Post

A group gathered by a river with a low-tech plan to open North Koreans' eyes to the outside world. And feed them, too.

The Washington Post
South Korea says no change on North Korean sanctions  Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea never considered lifting sanctions against North Korea imposed over the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship, the country's ...

Reuters
Pope receives Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea  CNN

Pope Francis received an invitation Thursday from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea, and said he would consider the invitation, according to a South Korean ...

CNN
Train project linking North and South Korea stopped in its tracks by US  The Guardian

The US military has refused to allow a field study to test the feasibility of a rail project meant to link North and South Korea.

The Guardian
Is North Korea secretly continuing its nuclear programme?  BBC News

Reports that North Korea is continuing its weapons programme, despite pledges to denuclearise, have cast doubt on its sincerity in peace talks. The recent ...

BBC News
South Korea longs for a train to Europe — but U.S. sanctions on North Korea block the way  The Washington Post

GOSEONG, South Korea — Every week for the past 12 years, a small team has headed past military checkpoints and barbed wire fences to the farthest ...

The Washington Post
Top secret report: North Korea keeps busting sanctions, evading U.S.-led sea patrols  NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — A top secret U.S. military assessment found that North Korea is still evading U.N. sanctions by transferring oil at sea, and that a coalition of ...

NBCNews.com
North and South Korea to hold rail reconnection ceremony  Al Jazeera English

The largely symbolic event will take place on December 26 at the Pyongyang-controlled Panmun station, Seoul says.

Al Jazeera English
North Korea returns potential remains of 55 U.S. Korean War troops  NBCNews.com

North Korea turned over what are believed to be the remains of 55 U.S. *service* members who were killed during the Korean War of the 1950s on Friday local ...

NBCNews.com
Experts: Inducements Unlikely to Help North Korea Denuclearize  Voice of America

Despite the lack of progress on denuclearization, Washington should not grant unilateral concessions and sanctions relief to North Korea as a way to induce ...

Voice of America
Korean reunions: Families divided by war meet in North  BBC News

Dozens of families from North and South Korea have held emotional reunions as relatives met for the first time in at least 65 years. A group of mostly elderly ...

BBC News
North Korea’s Kim says he hopes for denuclearization during Trump’s presidency  The Washington Post

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told a team of South Korean envoys that he continues to trust President Trump and said he hoped to achieve the ...

The Washington Post
South Korea urges continued U.S.-North Korea talks despite cancellation of Pompeo trip  The Washington Post

TOKYO — South Korea's Foreign Ministry on Saturday urged Washington and Pyongyang not to walk away from the negotiating table despite the unexpected ...

The Washington Post
The brief history of North Korea’s time zone  The Washington Post

On Aug. 15, 2015, North Koreans put their clocks back half an hour to establish their own time zone, “Pyongyang time.” Less than three years later, the country ...

The Washington Post
South Korean president to fly to North Korea for 1st time to continue nuclear talks  ABC News

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in is expected to fly to Pyongyang for the first time next week in the hopes of accelerating international efforts to denuclearize ...

ABC News
South Korea’s Moon: Reaching accord with North Korea could take years  The Washington Post

President Moon Jae-in insisted South Korea play a key part in any talks after the Singapore summit.

The Washington Post
US-South Korea divergence over North puts 70-year alliance at risk  Financial Times

Washington takes tough line over Seoul's attempts to deepen engagement with Kim.

Financial Times
French civil servant 'arrested on suspicion of spying for North Korea'  The Guardian

Intelligence agencies have arrested a senior French civil servant on suspicion of passing confidential information to North Korea, a judicial source has said.

The Guardian
South Korean Companies Accused of Illegally Importing Coal From North  The New York Times

A South Korean agency said three companies violated sanctions by bringing more than 30000 tons of North Korean coal into the South, falsely identifying it as ...

The New York Times
China's Potential Role as Security Guarantor for North Korea  38 North

The recent developments on the Korean Peninsula have been dominated by North Korea's rapid rapprochement with the US and the revitalization of ...

38 North
Signs that North Korea is planning something big for September: Blocked visas, parade practice and haircuts  The Washington Post

For the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea, Pyongyang is planning a big party.

The Washington Post
North, South Korea to hold reunions for families long separated by war  CNN

Seoul (CNN) North and South Korea agreed on Friday to allow families who were separated during the Korean War to meet in August -- the first such reunions ...

CNN
Never Take Their Photos: Tracking the Commandos, North Korea's Secret Export  The Wall Street Journal

Soldiers, companies and contractors still operate clandestinely around the world, in particular in Africa, despite U.N. prohibitions designed to curtail Kim Jong ...

The Wall Street Journal
The US is trying to nail down terms with Pyongyang, while 'South Koreans aren't wasting time'  CNBC

One month since the U.S-North Korea summit, skepticism about Kim Jong Un's commitment to denuclearization still hangs over Washington. But in South Korea, ...

CNBC
North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September  CNN

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a second summit in Pyongyang in September, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

CNN
Trump says North Korea is ‘sincere’ on reported offer to hold nuclear talks  The Washington Post

The White House responded with cautious optimism Tuesday to North Korea's reported proposal to hold “candid talks” with the United States and South Korea, ...

The Washington Post
How North Korea Feeds Its Impoverished People a Steady Diet of Anti-U.S. Paranoia  History

For nearly seven decades, the Kim family dynasty has warned the North Korean people that the U.S. is a murderous superpower—and their only chance of ...

History
North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting  CNN

The leaders of North and South Korea held a surprise meeting Saturday, their second in a month, two days after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a ...

CNN
Top US envoy to North Korea can't get face time with counterparts  The Japan Times

More than three months after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo picked Stephen Biegun to lead negotiations with North Korea, the former Ford Motor Co. execu.

The Japan Times
How the Trump-Kim summit is playing in North Korea  CNN

North Koreans woke up to news on Monday that their leader, Kim Jong Un, had arrived in Singapore for a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

CNN
 

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