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On the Spot
: Lee Min-hyung
Tue, May 21, 2019 | 09:38
Kim Jong-un's Russia visit looks imminent
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is likely to visit Russia in the near future following an invitation from President Vladimir Putin. “Our invitation has been handed over,” Russia's TASS news agency quoted Kremlin presidential aide Yuri Ushako as saying, Wednesday. “The dates will be agreed on. We are awaiting our North Korean counterparts' response.”
| 2019-04-04 17:18
Important announcement imminent? Kim Jong-un pays visit to late father's birthplace
Russian minister arrives in Pyongyang amid speculation over Kim's trip to Moscow
Kim Jong-un may visit Russia to meet Putin
Gov't steps up preparation for video reunions of separated families
The government is speeding up preliminary works for the video reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War, starting repairs and maintenance on designated venues for the event. The Ministry of Unification started work Wednesday on 13 reunion venues across the country. It will be completed by the end of this month, the ministry said. Work includes replacing and...
| 2019-04-03 17:00
South Korean vessel investigated for transferring oil to North
A South Korean vessel has been detained in Busan for allegedly violating United Nations sanctions on North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Wednesday. According to the ministry, the ship is suspected of transferring oil to a North Korean tanker. The ministry said it impounded the vessel in October last year to look for evidence that the ship was involved ...
| 2019-04-03 16:26
Free Joseon handed over stolen data to FBI
A United States intelligence agency received “pretty significant” data stolen from the North Korean Embassy in Madrid by a secretive political group opposing the regime, according to U.S. media reports. Citing a law enforcement source, NBC News said Saturday (local time) Free Joseon handed over data to the FBI following the anti-North Korea organization's raid on the embassy ...
| 2019-04-01 16:59
S. Korea, US speed up talks for post-Hanoi summit strategies
South Korea and the United States are speeding up their talks to revive stalled dialogue momentum with North Korea following the failure of the Hanoi summit. On Saturday, Kim Hyun-jong, second deputy chief the National Security Office (NSC), left for Washington, D.C., for talks with his U.S. counterpart Charles Kupperman and other ranking security officials there.
| 2019-03-31 17:13
2 nominees quit after confirmation hearings
Choi Jeong-ho and Cho Dong-ho, nominated to head the nation's transportation and science ministries, failed to be appointed amid a mounting public backlash in the wake of their controversial confirmation hearings, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. The presidential house withdrew the nomination of Cho as the nominee for the Ministry of Science and ICT, as he had not revealed his part...
| 2019-03-31 17:09
Anti-Kim Jong-un group claims raid on NK embassy in Spain
Free Joseon, an anti-North Korea political organization previously known as Cheollima Civil Defense, has claimed responsibility for a recent raid on the North Korean embassy in the Spanish capital of Madrid, the group said in a statement Tuesday. The incident took place last month when a group of unidentified men broke into the embassy and stole computers from it.
| 2019-03-27 17:05
North Korea embassy raider is regime change advocate
FBI possibly involved in North Korean embassy raid
Trump blocked sanctions on Chinese firms: report
U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew new sanctions imposed on two Chinese shipping firms for their violation of international trade restrictions on North Korea, U.S. media reported Tuesday (local time). Last week, Trump said on Twitter he “ordered the withdrawal of additional sanctions” on the regime without further clarification. The vague tweet has raised speculations over ...
| 2019-03-27 16:47
NK, US seek to restart nuclear talks
Washington and Pyongyang are apparently trying to restart their nuclear talks with Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, visiting Beijing for talks with China on issues regarding North Korea's denuclearization. Biegun will also discuss the results of the latest summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
| 2019-03-26 17:08
North Korea: Is Trump failing?
North Korean officials return to joint liaison office
Some North Korean staff returned to the inter-Korean liaison office in Gaeseong, Monday, three days after Pyongyang made an abrupt decision to pull out all of its personnel there, according to the unification ministry. “At around 8:10 a.m., some North Korean officials came back to work at the office,” an official from the Ministry of Unification said.
| 2019-03-25 17:10
Seoul hopeful about inter-Korean projects
Korean won dips to 19-month low against major currencies
'I can't speak English well': Kim had butterflies in stomach before Trump summit
Young Koreans celebrate Coming-of-Age Day [PHOTOS]
Western, traditional Korean medicine doctors clash over X-ray, blood tests
Hanwha Total accident leaves 300 people suffering health problems [VIDEO]
Foreigners to patrol Hongdae, Yeonnam-dong
Man nabbed for exposing himself to school girls
Samsung to benefit from Google's departure from Huawei
North Korea keeping quiet over humanitarian offer
'Police forced confession out of migrant worker'
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
China's slowing economy: the view from the Henan heartland
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