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Global Fund provides $3.7 million to eradicate malaria in North Korea

An international fund has provided a total of $3.7 million to a humanitarian aid project to eliminate malaria in North Korea this year, the Voice of America reported Friday.Under the financial donations from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations Intern...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:01

N. Korea raises military alert to highest level amid S. Korea-U.S.

North Korea's military has raised its alert posture to its highest level in response to an annual joint military drill between Seoul and Washington, a government source here said Friday.The North ordered its military on the highest special alert early this week as the allies kicked off the...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:59

NK diplomat in Russia defects: reports

A North Korean diplomat posted in Russia has recently fled the host country, marking the latest in an ongoing string of defections by Pyongyang’s elite members, news reports said late Thursday. The o...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:27

N.K. opens first youth congress in 23 years

North Korea on Friday opened the congress of a youth association for the first time in 23 years as the country's leader Kim Jong-un is seeking to solicit support from young people to cement his power.The Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League held the ninth congress in...

Updated : 2016.08.26 13:36

UNSC working on statement condemning Pyongyang's latest missile provocation

The U.N. Security Council has asked its member countries to review a draft version of a press statement condemning North Korea's latest missile provocation, diplomatic sources said Friday. The UNSC held an emergency behind-closed-doors meeting on Wednesday (local time) at the request of So...

Updated : 2016.08.26 13:32

North Korea upgrades security at rocket launch station: 38 North

North Korea has upgraded security measures at a rocket launch station on its west coast over the past two years, presumably out of concern of intelligence leaks, 38 North, a think tank that follows developments in the communist county, said Friday.According to a report by North Korean mili...

Updated : 2016.08.26 10:29

North Korea resumes encrypted numbers broadcast after 2-week hiatus

North Korea's state radio station on Friday resumed the broadcast of mysterious numbers after a two-week hiatus, which some experts say are coded messages to its agents in South Korea.A female announcer at Radio Pyongyang read numbers for more than four minutes starting at 12:45 a.m., call...

Updated : 2016.08.26 10:11

North Korean diplomat defects from Russia: source

A North Korean diplomat stationed in Russia defected last month, a local source said Thursday, amid a series of defections from the communist country to seek a new life in South Korea.The diplomat from Pyongyang's trade representatives under its consulate general in Vladivostok could have ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 09:53

Kim calls SLBM test ‘greatest success’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed the latest test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile as the “success of all successes,” state media said Thursday, as the UN gears up to condemn the event...

Updated : 2016.08.25 18:04

North Korea airs SLBM footage via state TV

North Korea's central television broadcasting station on Thursday aired the footage of the latest launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.In the footage running for one minute and 47 seconds, the broadcaster showed the launch of the missile from various angles.Pyongyang's state-ru...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:35

UNSC seeking to adopt statement to condemn N. Korea's SLBM launch

The United Nations Security Council is seeking to adopt a press statement to condemn North Korea's latest launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, officials said Wednesday following an emergency meeting on the issue.Member countries of the UNSC agreed to push for the press stateme...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:30

US civic group to provide medical assistance to N. Korea

A US private humanitarian group will send medical aid to North Korea next month as part of its efforts to help the impoverished nation, a Washington-based radio station said Thursday.AmeriCares, a nonprofit organization based in Connecticut, will ship medicine and sanitary goods to seven h...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:28

N. Korea developing larger-class submarine for missile launch: expert

North Korea is developing a larger-class submarine as the country moves to further develop submarine-launched ballistic missile capability by 2020, a US military expert said Wednesday.North Korea is building a new bigger class of submarine than the existing Sinpo-class, and the new project...

Updated : 2016.08.25 11:27

US concerned over NK, not excluding more sanctions option

The US remains "concerned" over North Korea's provocative actions and is keeping a close eye on Pyongyang amid fresh anxiety over its continued pursuit of nuclear and missile programs, the White House said Wednesday.White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made the remark during a regular ...

Updated : 2016.08.25 10:42

NK leader calls SLBM launch success, boasts of nuke

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called the North's launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine "the greatest success," saying his country has full capability to carry out nuclear attacks, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.The North's leader observed the launch of the submarine-l...

Updated : 2016.08.25 09:19