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05/22/2022

Biden says 'hello' to North Korea's Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

U.S. President Joe Biden, in Seoul before heading to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for North Korea's Kim Jong Un: "Hello... period," he told reporters on the last day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday.

Source: Reuters

05/21/2022

Biden's North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump's showy diplomacy

President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any "love letters" from Kim Jong Un -- he can't even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the hermit kingdom is hit by its first major Covid-19 outbreak.

Source: CNN

05/21/2022

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated populace and hinted at easi…

Source: Associated Press

05/21/2022

North Korea expected to be central part of Biden's meetings with South Korea

Joe Biden begins his first visit to Asia as President in earnest Saturday, meeting with South Korea's newly elected leader as the country's belligerent northern neighbor appeared poised to thrust itself into the conversation with a nuclear or missile test.

Source: CNN

05/20/2022

North Korea could launch a missile or nuclear test to 'overshadow' Biden's first Asia trip

The White House has been bracing itself for a "genuine possibility" there will be either a missile test or a nuclear test during Biden's first visit to Asia as president.

Source: CNBC

05/20/2022

Biden set to arrive in South Korea with worries growing over possible North Korean missile test

President Joe Biden arrives here Friday on a mission to reaffirm a key alliance at an uncertain moment in East Asia.

Source: CNN

05/19/2022

North Korea's COVID tally nears 2 million a week after it acknowledged first ever case

North Korea — which until last week dubiously claimed to have completely escaped COVID for two and a half years — confirmed 262,270 more cases on Thursday.

Source: New York Post

05/19/2022

U.S. braces for North Korean weapons test

U.S intelligence shows there could be a North Korean nuclear test, or a long-range missile test, or both, before, during or after President Joe Biden's trip ...

Source: YouTube

05/19/2022

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population.

Source: Associated Press

05/18/2022

Kim Jong Un blasts North Korea's poor response to COVID crisis

Since first acknowledging a COVID outbreak last week, North Korea has reported at least 1.72 million people with fever symptoms.

Source: Business Insider

05/17/2022

North Korea on brink of Covid-19 catastrophe, say experts

Number to have fallen ill reportedly at almost 1.5 million as country grapples with what it calls ‘fever’

Source: The Guardian

05/17/2022

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 and encouraged good health habits as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military officers were deployed to distribut…

Source: Associated Press

05/17/2022

There's One Reason Kim Jong Un Is Loving North Korea's COVID Outbreak

But it could cost him control of North Korea.

Source: Daily Beast

05/16/2022

North Korea's Kim Jong Un blames "irresponsible" workers for apparent explosion in COVID-19 cases

Experts watching from outside the Hermit Kingdom suspect North Korea's official figures belie an epidemic of more than a million cases.

Source: CBS News

05/16/2022

North Korea reports surge in COVID deaths, Kim Jong Un slams slow response

Health officials in the Hermit Kingdom said Monday that eight more people had died and nearly 400,000 were found to have coronavirus symptoms.

Source: New York Post

05/16/2022

North Korea covid outbreak surges as Kim Jong Un slams officials

Authorities say that more than a million people have fallen ill with « fever » and experts fear tens of thousands could die.

Source: The Washington Post

05/15/2022

Kim Jong Un orders North Korea military to 'stabilize' drug supply amid COVID outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided an emergency politburo meeting and ordered the military be used to stabilize the supply of medicines in Pyongyang as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported on Monday.

Source: Reuters

05/15/2022

North Korea reports more deaths amid COVID lockdown

North Korea said 42 people had died as it entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown, days after saying it was battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Source: YouTube

05/15/2022

North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un

Regime reports another 21 deaths as fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in South Africa and US concern health officials

Source: The Guardian

05/15/2022

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media …

Source: Associated Press

05/15/2022

North Korea reports 15 deaths and nearly 300,000 new ‘fever’ cases as Covid outbreak spreads

Despite nationwide lockdown, there are now more than 800,000 suspected cases in the unvaccinated country

Source: The Guardian

05/15/2022

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against COVID outbreak

North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country's first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak.

Source: Reuters

05/14/2022

What we know (and don't know) about North Korea's Covid outbreak

North Korea's first-reported Covid-19 outbreak is the "greatest turmoil" to befall the country since its founding more than 70 years ago, according to its leader Kim Jong Un, as the isolated and impoverished nation scrambles to curb the spread of a highly tra…

Source: CNN

05/14/2022

North Korea's Kim says COVID 'great turmoil', 21 new deaths reported

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Saturday the spread of COVID-19 had thrust his country into "great turmoil" and called for an all-out battle to overcome the outbreak, as 21 daily deaths were reported among people with fever.

Source: Reuters

05/14/2022

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

Source: Associated Press

05/13/2022

North Korea reports first covid deaths amid 'explosive' outbreak

North Korea announced a « public health crisis, » with 350,000 infected, a day after it admitted covid-19 had reached the country.

Source: The Washington Post

05/13/2022

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death as fever 'explosively spreads'

At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state media said on Friday, offering hints at the potentially dire scale of country's first confirmed outbreak of the pandemic.

Source: Reuters

05/13/2022

North Korea confirms first COVID death; 350,000 reporting ‘fever’

Experts worry North Korea’s health system will be unable to cope with spread of COVID in an unvaccinated population.

Source: Al Jazeera English

05/12/2022

North Korea and Eritrea are the only two countries without vaccines

North Korea, like Eritrea, has refused to join vaccine-sharing initiatives.

Source: The Washington Post

05/12/2022

North Korea declares 'major national emergency' as first case of Covid-19 identified, state media reports

North Korea has identified its first ever case of Covid-19, according to state media, which called the situation a "major national emergency."

Source: CNN

05/12/2022

Unvaccinated North Korea Locks Down After Reporting First Local Covid Infection

North Korea, which hasn’t vaccinated its population, imposed a lockdown in all its major cities after it reported its first local case of Covid-19 more than two years after the pandemic began.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

05/12/2022

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearl…

Source: Associated Press

05/12/2022

North Korea reports positive covid case for the first time

North Korea says it has detected a case of the omicron variant in its capital, the first time the country has admitted to a positive covid case since the pandemic began more than two years ago.

Source: The Washington Post

05/07/2022

North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine on Saturday, South Korea said, an escalation just before the inauguration of a South Korean president who has vowed to take a hard line against the North and the visit of the U.S. president.

Source: Reuters

05/07/2022

North Korea tests suspected submarine-launched missile

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile Saturday, continuing a provocative streak in nuclear-capable demonstrations.

Source: Fox News

05/06/2022

US punishes Blender.io for helping North Korea launder millions in stolen Axie crypto

Blender.io, a cryptocurrency mixer, has been sanctioned by the US government for allegedly laundering stolen funds tied to the North Korean government.

Source: The Verge

05/04/2022

North Korea Keeps Missile Flurry Coming Ahead of Biden's Visit

North Korea launched what appeared to be a medium-range ballistic missile Wednesday, as Kim Jong Un ramps up his nuclear program ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s first visit to Seoul.

Source: Bloomberg

05/04/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to speed up the development of his nuclear weapons “at the fa…

Source: Associated Press

05/04/2022

North Korea launches ballistic missile, South says

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off the east coast of the peninsula on Wednesday, according to Japan and South Korea.

Source: CNN

04/23/2022

North Korea hackers still accessing money they stole from Axie Infinity

North Korean hackers who last month carried out one of the largest cryptocurrency thefts ever are still laundering their haul more than a week after they were identified as the thieves.

Source: The Washington Post

04/18/2022

FBI Confirms North Korea Responsible for Last Month's Ronin Theft

North Korean hacking collectives Lazarus Group and APT38 are behind last month's Ronin theft, the FBI said.

Source: Blockworks.co

04/18/2022

FBI, Treasury, CISA issue warning about North Korean state-sponsored hackers

The FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Treasury Department on Monday warned of “malicious” cyber threats from North Korean state-sponsored actors seeking to exploit “vulnerabilities cryptocurrency technology firms, gaming compa…

Source: Fox News

04/18/2022

TraderTraitor: North Korean State-Sponsored APT Targets Blockchain Companies

Actions to take today to mitigate cyber threats to cryptocurrency: • Patch all systems. • Prioritize patching known exploited vulnerabilities. • Train users to recognize and report phishing attempts. • Use multifactor authentication.

Source: Cisa.gov

04/17/2022

North Korean leader shown observing weapons test as country fires projectiles into eastern waters

North Korea fired two projectiles into waters off the east of the Korean Peninsula Saturday evening, according to the South Korean military, the country's 12th such test this year.

Source: CNN

04/16/2022

North Korea cyberhack poses a new national security threat, expert says

An expert explains how North Korea's historic crypto hack proves it can compete on the digital battlefield with global powers like the US and China.

Source: Business Insider

04/16/2022

North Korea, NFTs and a hit video game: inside a $500m cryptocurrency theft

Another high-profile hack has raised more questions about the vulnerabilities of the blockchain

Source: The Guardian

04/15/2022

US government links North Korea to $620 million cryptocurrency heist

The U.S. this week linked a cybercrime group with ties to the North Korean government to a cryptocurrency heist of more than $620 million last month.

Source: Fox Business

04/15/2022

U.S. officials link North Korean hackers to $615 million cryptocurrency heist

North Korean state-backed hacking collective Lazarus Group is linked to the theft of $615 million in digital assets, U.S. officials allege.

Source: CNBC

04/15/2022

FBI Says North Korea Behind Biggest Crypto Theft in History Against Axie Infinity

The crypto is currently being laundered through an Ethereum mixer called Tornado Cash.

Source: Gizmodo.com

04/15/2022

Penthouses in North Korea are mainly for the unfortunate few

For people in many countries, living in a penthouse is the dream. In North Korea? Not so much.

Source: Reuters

04/15/2022

North Korea hackers accused of Axie Infinity crypto heist

North Korea’s hacking programme dates back to the mid-1990s and is believed to employ some 6,000 people.

Source: Al Jazeera English

04/14/2022

US Officials Tie North Korea’s ‘Lazarus’ Hackers to $625M Crypto Theft

Axie Infinity’s Ronin blockchain suffered a massive exploit late last month.

Source: CoinDesk

04/02/2022

North Korea condemns South Korea's remarks on military ability, warns of destructive action

North Korea on Sunday condemned the South Korean defence minister's remarks about its ability to strike against the North and warned it would destroy major targets in Seoul if the South takes any "dangerous military action" such as a preemptive strike.

Source: Reuters

03/26/2022

Analysts say images of 'monster' North Korean ICBM may have been from earlier launch

The "monster" Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) shown this week in North Korean state media after the country's biggest test-fire ever is likely from an earlier launch, analysts said after examining the images and video.

Source: Reuters

03/25/2022

Kim Jong Un channels 'Top Gun' in bizarre video of North Korean missile launch

Kim Jong Un channeled “Top Gun” in a Hollywood-style video for North Korea’s missile launch.

Source: New York Post

03/25/2022

North Korea's latest missile launch comes with Hollywood-style propaganda

Triumphant music, dramatic commands and of course lots of Kim Jong Un featured in the North Korean media celebration of the new missile launch.

Source: The Washington Post

03/25/2022

What we know about North Korea's new ICBM

North Korea has confirmed it tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), its first long-range test in more than four years and marking a potential new era of regional confrontation.

Source: CNN

03/25/2022

North Korean Hackers Exploited Chrome Zero-Day to Target Fintech, IT and Media Firms

At least two distinct groups of North Korean state-sponsored hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Google Chrome to launch cyberattacks.

Source: Internet

03/25/2022

North Korea confirms test of its largest intercontinental ballistic missile yet

State media says Kim Jong-un directly guided the launch of the powerful new Hwasong-17 missile

Source: The Guardian

03/24/2022

North Korea launches suspected ICBM possibly capable of reaching United States

The White House condemned the launch and said it violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, and urged North Korea to return to the negotiating table.

Source: The Washington Post

03/24/2022

North Korean hackers unleashed Chrome 0-day exploit on hundreds of US targets

Critical vulnerability exploited by 2 groups both working for North Korean government.

Source: Ars Technica

03/24/2022

Google says it thwarted North Korean cyberattacks in early 2022

Google's Threat Analysis Group announced on Thursday that it had discovered a pair of North Korean hacking teams that were targeting US media, IT, crypto and fintech firms in February..

Source: Engadget

03/24/2022

North Korean hackers exploit Chrome zero-day weeks before patch

North Korean state hackers have exploited a zero-day, remote code execution vulnerability in Google Chrome web browser for more than a month before a patch became available, in attacks targeting news media, IT companies, cryptocurrency and fintech organizatio…

Source: BleepingComputer

03/24/2022

North Korea tests possible intercontinental ballistic missile, Japan says

North Korea has fired what is believed to be its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in more than four years as Western leaders gather in Brussels for a security summit.

Source: CNN

03/22/2022

Kid Rock says Trump asked for his advice on ISIS, North Korea

Kid Rock said that Donald Trump asked him for an assist when writing a tweet about ISIS, probed the crooner on how he would handle North Korea and showed him maps in the Oval Office.

Source: Daily Mail

03/22/2022

Kid Rock: Trump asked for advice on ISIS, North Korea | TheHill

Kid Rock says former President Trump asked him for messaging advice on foreign policy, including...

Source: The Hill

03/10/2022

U.S. Says North Korea Is Testing a New Intercontinental Missile

The missile, first displayed in 2020, was tested twice in recent days. While it is unclear whether it can reach the U.S., it poses a new military challenge to President Biden in the midst of the Ukraine war.

Source: New York Times

03/10/2022

North Korea testing new ICBMs, US says, warns more coming - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says two North Korean missile launches in recent weeks were test firings of a powerful new long-range ICBM and warned Thursday that a full-range test could soon follow.

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

North Korea says it conducted second 'important' spy satellite test

North Korea said it conducted "another important" test for reconnaissance satellite systems, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday, a day after regional military authorities reported the launch of a ballistic missile from the country for the second time i…

Source: Reuters

03/05/2022

North Korea test fires missile before South Korean election

North Korea conducted its ninth weapons test of the year, firing a suspected ballistic missile toward the sea to the east of the Korean peninsula just days b...

Source: YouTube

03/05/2022

North Korea conducts ninth missile test of the year ahead of South Korea election

North Korea conducted its ninth weapons test of the year on Saturday, firing asuspected ballistic missile toward the sea to the east of the Korean peninsula just days before South Korea's presidential election.

Source: Reuters

03/05/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile in extension of testing - The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired at least one suspected ballistic missile into the sea, according to its neighbors’ militaries, apparently extending its streak of weapons tests this year amid a prolonged freeze in nuclear negotiations w…

Source: Associated Press

03/05/2022

North Korea launches 9th missile test of the year

North Korea fired what is presumed to be a single ballistic missile into waters off the east of the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the country's ninth such test of the year.

Source: CNN

03/04/2022

North Korea, China and the U.S. are closely watching South Korea's election

A conservative victory for South Korea's upcoming presidential election on March 9 could see the country adopt a rigid stance on North Korea and China.

Source: CNBC

02/27/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile in resumption of testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday launched a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in the North's apparent eighth round of weapons tests so far this year.

Source: Associated Press

02/27/2022

North Korea fires 'at least one ballistic missile,' Japan says

North Korea launched a ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Source: CNN

02/27/2022

North Korea fires eighth missile of 2022 as world focuses on Ukraine

North Korea resumed testing missiles Sunday as the world’s attention focused on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, an ally of the totalitarian nation.

Source: New York Post

02/13/2022

In Hawaii, Blinken Aims for a United Front With Allies on North Korea

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and his counterparts from South Korea and Japan denounced the North’s recent missile tests and called for a resumption of talks.

Source: New York Times

02/13/2022

U.S., Japan, S. Korea to Work Together on Ukraine, North Korea

Source: Bloomberg

02/13/2022

US, Japan, South Korea meet in Hawaii to discuss North Korea

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts Saturday in Hawaii to discuss the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea after Pyongyang began the year with a series of missile tests.

Source: Associated Press

02/06/2022

UN finds North Korea increased missile capabilities: report | TheHill

A confidential United Nations report found that North Korea developed its nuclear weapons an...

Source: The Hill

01/17/2022

North Korea Launches 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

The recent missile activity has raised tensions in the region at a sensitive time, and has prompted the United States to call for more sanctions on the North.

Source: New York Times

01/15/2022

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

The regime had a “banner year,” thanks to skyrocketing cryptocurrency values and a new generation of vulnerable startups.

Source: Wired

01/14/2022

North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021, making it one of the most lucrative years to date for cybercriminals in the severely isolated country, according to a new report.

Source: CNN

01/14/2022

North Korean hackers reportedly stole $400M in cryptocurrency in 2021

North Korean hackers managed to steal a fortune in cryptocurrency in 2021, according to the results of a recent study done by Chainalysis.

Source: New York Post

01/14/2022

North Korean Hackers Stole $400M in 2021, Mostly in Ether

For the first time, DeFi mixers were the biggest money-laundering tool for North Korean hackers.

Source: CoinDesk

01/14/2022

North Korea hacked nearly $400M in cryptocurrency last year

North Korean hackers launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms last year to steal almost $400 million worth of digital assets, according to a report by blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis.  “From 2020 to 2021, the number of North Korean-lin…

Source: TechCrunch

01/14/2022

North Korea hackers stole $400m of cryptocurrency in 2021, report says

Blockchain research firm Chainalysis says the value extracted from the hacks grew by 40% year-on-year.

Source: BBC News

01/14/2022

North Korean hackers stole $400M in 2021, mostly ETH: Chainalysis

The Chainalysis blockchain analytics firm reported that North Korean hackers got away with nearly $400 million in stolen crypto throughout 2021 and have been using increasingly complex methods for laundering funds.

Source: Cointelegraph

01/13/2022

Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program after missile tests

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea's weapons programs following a series of North Korean missile launches, including two since last week.

Source: Reuters

01/12/2022

North Korea says Kim Jong-un oversaw third hypersonic missile test

This is reportedly the first time since March 2020 that Mr Kim has been known to attend a missile launch.

Source: BBC News

01/11/2022

Some U.S. flights on West Coast grounded amid North Korea's missile launch

Military officials said there was no need for the grounding. The FAA said it is reviewing its procedures after confusion.

Source: CBS News

01/11/2022

US grounded some planes on West Coast as 'precaution' after North Korean missile launch - KABC

The Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for the nation's air traffic control system, said the ground stop was to err on the side of safety.

Source: KABC-TV

01/11/2022

North Korea has launched an 'unidentified projectile,' South Korea says

A suspected ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Tuesday was more advanced than the missile Pyongyang tested last week, reaching a velocity of more than 10 times the speed of sound, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Source: CNN

01/11/2022

North Korea fires second suspected missile in six days

It comes as six nations, including the US, call for the North to stop its "destabilising actions."

Source: BBC News

01/11/2022

North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says

The launch came as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the country’s growing weapons threat.

Source: New York Times

01/07/2022

North Korea won't attend Beijing Olympics, blames 'hostile forces'

In a letter to China, North Korea blamed ‘hostile forces’ and COVID-19 risks for not being able to attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing and accused...

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile, in 1st test in 2 months

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, its first weapons launch in about two months and a signal it isn’t interested in rejoining denuclearization talks anytime soon and would rather …

Source: Associated Press

01/05/2022

North Korea launches 'unidentified projectile' into sea

South Korean and Japanese officials spot Pyongyang's first launch in 2022, but details are unclear.

Source: BBC News

01/05/2022

North Korea fires unidentified projectile into waters off Korean Peninsula, South Korea says

North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

Source: CNN

01/05/2022

North Korea fires suspected missile as S.Korea breaks ground for 'peace' railway

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, just hours before South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail line he hopes will eventually connect the divided Korean peninsula.

Source: Reuters

01/04/2022

Likely North Korean defector sneaks back across the border from South Korea into the isolated land of Kim Jong Un

Officials say a man, reportedly a North Korean who defected to the South about a year ago, has made it back across no man's land. Why would anyone do that?

Source: CBS News

01/03/2022

Man who crossed from South Korea into North Korea presumed to be North Korean defector, Seoul officials say

An unidentified man who crossed the heavily armed border from South Korea into North Korea on Sunday is presumed to be a North Korean defector who made the journey in the opposite direction more than a year ago, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Source: CNN

01/02/2022

Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea, South Korea reports

South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea.

Source: NBC News

01/02/2022

South Korea: Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea

It was unclear if this was a South Korean hoping to defect to the North, or it could be a North Korean who briefly crossed the border then returned.

Source: USA Today

01/02/2022

S Korea: Unidentified person crosses border into North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea. The person was earlier spotted by surveillance equipment at the eastern portion of the border, known as the Demilit…

Source: Associated Press

01/02/2022

South Korean enters North Korea in rare defection

South Korea says it sent a message to North Korea to ensure the safety of the person, but is yet to receive a response.

Source: Al Jazeera English

12/15/2021

Microsoft warns China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey are exploiting recently revealed software vulnerability

Hackers linked with the governments of China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have moved to exploit a critical flaw in software used by big tech firms around the world, Microsoft warned late Tuesday.

Source: CNN

12/13/2021

North Korea's Kim at critical crossroads decade into rule

Source: ABC News

10/29/2021

North Koreans being told to eat black swans amid food crisis

The Hermit Kingdom has been pushing the ornamental birds as a protein-packed superfood while opening industrial-scale breeding plants.

Source: New York Post

10/29/2021

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has lost weight but remains healthy, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday.

Source: NBC News

10/28/2021

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no health issues despite weight loss, South Korea says

Source: ABC News

10/19/2021

North Korea Tests First Submarine-Launched Missile in Two Years

The launch came after special envoys gathered to discuss how to deal with Pyongyang’s growing nuclear capabilities.

Source: New York Times

10/19/2021

North Korea fires projectile into waters off Japan

The launch, confirmed by the South, is the latest in a series of missile tests by Pyongyang.

Source: BBC News

10/15/2021

North Korea Blasts ‘Squid Game’, Says It Depicts Capitalist Culture At Its Worst

The No. 1 rule of North Korea is, “Don’t be the first one to stop clapping.” Exception: Unless the subject is South Korea’s smash hit show Squid Game. While the dystopian Squid Game is the No. 1 show on Netflix in 90 countries, its not a big hit in North Kore…

Source: Deadline

10/14/2021

North Korea Praises 'Squid Game' as a Critique of Capitalism in Complete Self-Own

North Korea doesn't have Netflix, but that's not stopping the propaganda machine.

Source: Gizmodo.com

10/14/2021

Squid Game proves capitalism doesn't work, says North Korea

South Korean show Squid Game is a worldwide Netflix hit. North Korea is seizing on it for propaganda.

Source: CNET

10/14/2021

See how North Korea is seizing on Netflix's new hit show

CNN's Brian Todd reports on North Korea using Netflix's new hit series "Squid Game" to attack "beastly" capitalism in South Korea.

Source: CNN

10/14/2021

North Korea cites Netflix hit 'Squid Game' in scathing critique of South Korea | TheHill

A North Korean propaganda site published a scathing rebuke of South Korean society on Tuesday, po...

Source: The Hill

10/13/2021

Netflix hit 'Squid Game' is so big North Korea is using it to slam South Korean society

Netflix announced that « Squid Game » is the most-watched series in its history.

Source: The Washington Post

10/13/2021

North Korea says 'Squid Game' reflects the South's 'beastly' society

A North Korean propaganda website said "Squid Game" reflects how South Korea is where "corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace."

Source: INSIDER

10/12/2021

Showing off weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong Un vows to build 'invincible' military

At a rare exhibition of North Korean weapons, leader Kim Jong Un defended them as necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States.

Source: NBC News

10/10/2021

Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea

A former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.

Source: BBC News

10/07/2021

The WHO has started shipping COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea

North Korea has yet to report a single case of COVID-19, but outside experts widely doubt it escaped the illness that had touched nearly every other place in the world.

Source: NPR

10/03/2021

North Korea plans to reopen communication with South Korea: state media

Communication lines between North Korea and South Korea will be restored from Monday at 9am local time, according to North Korean state media.

Source: CNN

10/03/2021

North Korea issues warning to U.N. Security Council

The statement follows an emergency meeting about the isolated country’s missile program.

Source: Politico

10/01/2021

North Korea says it test-fired new anti-aircraft missile

This is its fourth weapons test in under a month, highlighting its push towards weapons development.

Source: BBC News

09/30/2021

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un slams United States for 'petty trick' and 'hostile acts'

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un shrugged off U.S. offers for dialogue as “cunning ways” to conceal its hostility against the North.

Source: USA Today

09/30/2021

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader, promoted to nation's top ruling body

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been promoted to the nation's top decision-making body, state media said on Thursday.

Source: CNN

09/29/2021

North Korea claims first launch of hypersonic missile

North Korea identified its missile test Tuesday as the first launch of a weapon that could fly faster and at lower altitudes than traditional ballistic missiles.

Source: The Washington Post

09/28/2021

North Korea launches ballistic missile into sea, US State Dept. condemns

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan early Tuesday, a U.S. official told Fox News, just as the country's permanent representative to the United Nations spoke at the UN General Assembly.

Source: Fox News

09/28/2021

North Korea Launches Short-Range Missile as Country’s Envoy Speaks at U.N.

The launch came just three days after the sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said the country would consider holding a meeting with the South and declaring an official end to the Korean War.

Source: New York Times