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June 28, 2022, 9:36 AM

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

North Korea says it is making efforts to prevent damage from heavy rains.
June 28, 2022, 9:36 AM
North Korea on alert for downpour damages amid COVID crisis
June 27, 2022, 11:02 AM

Seoul urges China, Russia to prevent North Korean nuke test

A top South Korean official says North Korea is increasingly targeting the South with its nuclear arms program, and urged China and Russia to persuade the North not to conduct a widely expected nuclear test
June 27, 2022, 11:02 AM
Seoul urges China, Russia to prevent North Korean nuke test
June 21, 2022, 4:48 AM

'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

Only a month after North Korea acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak was sickening its people, the country may be preparing to declare victory
June 21, 2022, 4:48 AM
June 16, 2022, 9:41 AM

N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

North Korea says it is fighting an outbreak of another infectious disease.
June 16, 2022, 9:41 AM
N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
June 13, 2022, 2:28 PM

North Korea plans crackdown as Kim pushes for internal unity

Kim Jong Un is pushing a crackdown on officials who abuse their power.
June 13, 2022, 2:28 PM
North Korea plans crackdown as Kim pushes for internal unity
June 13, 2022, 4:18 AM

Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery shells into sea

The launches were the latest in a spate of weapons tests by North Korea.
June 13, 2022, 4:18 AM
Seoul: North Korea fires suspected artillery pieces into sea
June 11, 2022, 12:17 PM

North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he describes as an aggravating security environment
June 11, 2022, 12:17 PM
North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting
June 9, 2022, 2:25 AM

N Korean ruling party meets amid expectation of nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he’s expected to review state affairs and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul amid his revived nuclear brinkmanship
June 9, 2022, 2:25 AM
June 7, 2022, 3:57 PM

US, allies fly fighter jets amid North Korea tensions

The United States and its Asian allies have flown dozens of fighter jets over waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula in a show of force as their diplomats discussed a coordinated response to a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test
June 7, 2022, 3:57 PM
US, allies fly fighter jets amid North Korea tensions
June 7, 2022, 6:48 AM

US official vows 'forceful response' if N. Korea tests nuke

The U.S. deputy secretary of state warned of a forceful response if North Korea carries out its first nuclear test explosion in nearly five years
June 7, 2022, 6:48 AM
US official vows 'forceful response' if N. Korea tests nuke
June 6, 2022, 11:32 AM

US, South Korea fire missile warning to North Korea

The United States and South Korea both launched short-range missiles in a show of force, responding to eight rockets fired by the North Korean regime over the weekend.
June 6, 2022, 11:32 AM
US, South Korea fire missile warning to North Korea
June 6, 2022, 11:20 AM

US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North's launches

The launch of eight ballistic missiles matched a North Korean show of force.
June 6, 2022, 11:20 AM
1 month ago

US to seek new UN sanctions if North Korea holds nuke test

North Korea could soon conduct its first nuclear test in nearly five years.
1 month ago
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US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

The U.S. is targeting two Russian banks in sanctions over their alleged support for North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs
1 month ago
US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches
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Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate

North Korea says only 69 people have died from COVID in the country.
1 month ago
Widespread disbelief over N. Korea's tiny COVID death rate
1 month ago

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

South Korea says one of the three weapons North Korea test-launched into the sea was a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile
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North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea launched three ballistic missiles toward its east coast on Wednesday according to South Korean officials.
1 month ago
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles
1 month ago

Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

A large number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un have attended a funeral for a top official despite outside worries about its COVID-19 outbreak
1 month ago
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Biden says meeting with Kim Jong Un would depend on North Korean leader's seriousness

Biden said last year he’d only meet with the North Korean leader so long as he committed to a discussion about denuclearization.
1 month ago
Biden says meeting with Kim Jong Un would depend on if he's serious, sincere
1 month ago

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

North Korean propaganda describes an all-out effort to fight a COVID outbreak.
1 month ago
Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools
1 month ago

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin during his decade in power and shunned international help for his people
1 month ago
1 month ago

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted officials over slow medicine deliveries and ordered his military to respond to the largely undiagnosed COVID-19 crisis that has left 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days
1 month ago
Kim Jong Un blasts COVID response amid outbreak
1 month ago

North Korea's Kim remains fixed on military might amid COVID outbreak

As North Korea rattles its foreign rivals by escalating shows of firepower, the coronavirus is attacking the Hermit Kingdom from within.
1 month ago
North Korea's Kim remains fixed on military might amid COVID outbreak
2 months ago

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea says six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread explosively across the country
2 months ago
2 months ago

N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified missile toward the sea.
2 months ago
Seoul: North Korea fires missile toward sea
2 months ago

What South Korea’s new president means for North Korea

Yoon Suk-yeol's biggest challenge is the constant threat from North Korea, which has sped up its nuclear weapons program.
2 months ago
What South Korea’s new president means for North Korea
2 months ago

New South Korea leader offers support if North denuclearizes

South Korea’s new president says he’ll present “an audacious plan” to improve North Korea’s economy if it denuclearizes
2 months ago
2 months ago

South Korea: North Korea test-fired missile from submarine

A streak in weapons demonstrations may culminate with a nuclear test.
2 months ago
South Korea: North Korea test-fired missile from submarine
2 months ago

US sanctions North Korean cryptocurrency mixing firm

The U.S. has sanctioned North Korean digital currency mixing firm Blender.
2 months ago
US sanctions North Korean cryptocurrency mixing firm
2 months ago

North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities

North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday
2 months ago
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China halts freight train traffic with North Korea

China says it halted railroad freight traffic as it deals with COVID.
2 months ago
China halts freight train traffic with North Korea
2 months ago

Kim Jong Un claims North Korea will strengthen nuclear arsenal

Martha Raddatz reports on North Korea after the nation showcased its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile yet at a military parade overnight.
2 months ago
Kim Jong Un claims North Korea will strengthen nuclear arsenal
2 months ago

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

Kim wants to increase his nuclear capabilities at "maximum speed.”
2 months ago
N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade
2 months ago

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to bolster his country’s nuclear capability at "maximum speed.”
2 months ago
North Korea begins military parade amid revived tensions
2 months ago

North Korea remains unvaccinated 2 years into pandemic

North Korea is as of this month one of only two countries that haven't administered COVID-19 vaccines, despite continuous international efforts.
2 months ago
North Korea remains unvaccinated 2 years into pandemic
2 months ago

North Korea claims to have tested new missile this weekend

Kim Jong Un applauded what North Korean officials are calling a successful new tactical guided missile. It’s the 13th missile the country has launched this year.
2 months ago
North Korea claims to have tested new missile this weekend
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US, S Korea urge North's return to talks after missile tests

Washington and Seoul have agreed on the need for a strong response.
2 months ago
US, South Korea urge North's return to talks after missile tests
2 months ago

North Korea tests new kind of missile

The regime claimed its new rounds of missile tests over the weekend were a success and have enhanced its capacity to use nuclear weapons.
2 months ago
North Korea tests new kind of missile
2 months ago

North Korea tests new weapon bolstering nuclear capability

North Korea says it has successfully test-launched a newly developed weapon.
2 months ago
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North Korea's Kim attends parade honoring grandfather

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a massive civilian parade in the capital Pyongyang to celebrate a milestone birth anniversary of his state-founding grandfather
2 months ago
North Korea's Kim attends parade honoring grandfather
2 months ago

N. Korea marks key anniversary but no word on army parade

North Korea is marking a key state anniversary with calls for stronger loyalty.
2 months ago
N. Korea marks key anniversary, but no word on army parade
3 months ago

Kim gives North Korea's most famous newscaster a luxury home

Ri Chun Hi is one of North Korea's most famous voices.
3 months ago
Kim gives North Korea's most famous newscaster a luxury home
3 months ago

North demolishing hotel that was symbol of Korean engagement

The hotel was one of the last symbols of inter-Korean engagement.
3 months ago
North demolishing hotel that was symbol of Korean engagement
3 months ago

North Korea could test nuclear device next week, US envoy warns

The country could do a nuclear test on the day it celebrates Kim Il Sung's birthday, April 15.
3 months ago
North Korea could test nuclear device next week, US envoy warns
3 months ago

North Korea warns of nuclear response if South provokes it

Kim Jong Un's sister berated the South for their preemptive strike capabilities.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Kim's sister enraged by Seoul's preemptive strike comments

Kim Jong Un's sister called South Korea defense minister a “scum-like guy.”
3 months ago
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US sanctions North Korea firms over recent missile tests

The U.S. imposed sanctions on five North Korean entities Friday in response to two ballistic missile tests the reclusive Asian country conducted in February and March
3 months ago
US sanctions North Korea firms over recent missile tests
3 months ago

North Korea did not launch 'monster' missile as they claimed, South Korean lawmakers say

North Korea's long-range missile launch last week may have been a modified version of a type they tested in 2017, not a newly developed missile.
3 months ago
North Korea did not launch 'monster' missile as they claimed, South Korea says
3 months ago

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test

The United States says it will seek tougher U.N. Security Council sanctions after North Korea said it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date
3 months ago
US seeks tighter UN sanctions after N. Korea missile test
3 months ago

Gen. Robert Abrams: Kim Jong-un now ‘willing to test nuclear weapons’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor retired Gen. Robert Abrams on North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile launch in five years, and what it means for the U.S.
3 months ago
Gen. Robert Abrams: Kim Jong-un now ‘willing to test nuclear weapons’