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Top DPRK leader inspects flood-damaged area in north Hwanghae Province
PYONGYANG, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspected flood-hit areas in North Hwanghae Province and clarified tasks and ways (...)
North Korea Times - 7 August 2020
A Look at Some Deadly Explosions Involving Ammonium Nitrate
The investigation into an explosion in the harbor of Lebanon's port city of Beirut is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be (...)
North Korea Times - 6 August 2020
Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 6
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his unsubstantiated claim that he thinks the deadly explosions in the Lebanese capital of Beirut could be an attack, (...)
North Korea Times - 6 August 2020
DPRK's ruling party holds meeting on new department
PYONGYANG, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), presided over a meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on (...)
North Korea Times - 6 August 2020
Ammonium Nitrate: Fertilizer Behind Many Industrial Accidents
Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blast, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial (...)
North Korea Times - 5 August 2020
North Korean Border City Rocked by Apparent Deadly Explosion
A series of explosions rocked a North Korean city near the border with China this week, according to multiple reports, resulting in possible casualties. Neither North Korean officials nor (...)
North Korea Times - 5 August 2020
North Korea issues warnings on potential flood at the basin of Taedong River
North Korea issued an alert for potential flooding from Thursday to Friday for areas surrounding the Taedong River, the Ryesong River and Kumya Lake, the country’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Wednesday. According to the DPRK’s (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
WHO: North Korea tested redefector for COVID-19, but results ‘inconclusive’
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday confirmed North Korean reports that a redefector who crossed into the DPRK last month has been tested for COVID-19, reiterating Pyongyang’s claims that the individual’s results were “inconclusive.” (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
North Korean football player set to earn $5 million playing for Qatari team
North Korean football player Han Kwang Song has been contracted to earn more than 4.3 million euros ($5 million) playing for the Al-Duhail Sports Club over the next five years, according to a forthcoming U.N. report seen by NK News this week. In (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
China expresses indignation over leak of UN draft report on DPRK
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday expressed indignation and concern over the leak of a confidential UN draft report on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Ch
North Korea Times - 5 August 2020
How the atomic bombing of Hiroshima shaped North Korea’s fears for decades
This week marks 75 years since the United States contentiously dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II — and decades later, North Korea still has very strong views on it. Dropped by the Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
North Korea may have exceeded its yearly fuel cap in just one month: UN report
North Korea may have exceeded a United Nations-imposed yearly fuel cap just one month into 2020, surpassing the 500,000-barrel limit by January, according to a copy of the U.N. Panel of Experts midterm report seen by NK News. The potential (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
North Korea’s nuclear and missile program remains a threat, top US admiral says
North Korea’s continued development of its nuclear and missile programs remains a substantial threat to American forces and allies in the region, the head of U.S. Strategic Command said on Tuesday. Admiral Charles A. Richard’s remarks come amid a (...)
NK News - 5 August 2020
North Korea continuing ‘intense’ development of ballistic missiles, nukes: UN
North Korea this year continued “intense” efforts to push ahead with the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, a panel of U.N. experts has concluded in a report seen by NK News this week. The report by the U.N. Panel of Experts (...)
NK News - 4 August 2020
North Korea issues red alert over heavy rains and alludes to possible flooding
North Korean state media warned citizens about heavy rain and possible incoming flooding across the country on Monday, reporting on high precipitation totals in a few specific areas since Saturday. Korean Central Television (KCTV) aired a (...)
NK News - 3 August 2020
North Korean state media slams South for ‘deceitfully’ enhancing missile power
North Korean state media slammed South Korea for allegedly enhancing its military power while pursuing “dialogue and peace,” calling Seoul “deceitful” in its outward-facing propaganda website Meari on Sunday. The state-run Meari outlet alleged that (...)
NK News - 3 August 2020
How North Korea’s Pungsan dog became a symbol of the country’s ‘proud spirit’
In North Korea, propagandists often present Pungsan dogs — the DPRK’s national breed — as symbols of the country’s virtues. In film and literature, the dogs are often a point of envy for evil foreigner characters, who scheme for a way to use them (...)
NK News - 3 August 2020
UN Report: North Korea Continues Nuclear Development
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A UN report says North Korea is continuing its nuclear and missile development programs with funds obtained illicitly by carrying out ship-to-ship transfers of goods in violation
North Korea Times - 2 August 2020
Japan is developing new systems to head off missile threats
Tokyo [Japan], August 1 (ANI): As North Korea and China develop new weapons that are harder to intercept through traditional methods, Japan is now looking forward developing new systems to head off (...)
North Korea Times - 1 August 2020
Heart-Breaking Accounts of Women Detained in DPRK
By Jaya Ramachandran A new UN report says that women forcibly returned to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are subjected to torture, ill treatment, sexual abuse, and other (...)
North Korea Times - 31 July 2020
North Korea-linked hackers fake prestigious job listings to target victims
North Korea-linked hackers are continuously refining their tactics in an ongoing phishing campaign that targets defense and aerospace-industry individuals with fake job recruitment offers, researchers from the cybersecurity firm McAfee announced (...)
NK News - 31 July 2020

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