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N. Korea's coal exports to China hit record high in Aug.

North Korea's exports of coal to China reached a record high on a monthly basis last month despite sanctions imposed following a series of nuclear and missile tests, as the reclusive nation cut prices to boost its shipment to its strongest ally, a report showed on Friday.According to the K...

Updated : 2016.09.30 10:07

NK's per-capita GDP tops $1,000 in 2015: report

North Korea's gross domestic product per capita surpassed $1,000 for the first time last year despite heavy sanctions imposed following a series of nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul-based think tank said Thursday. Hyundai Research Institute estimated North Korea's nominal GDP per capita a...

Updated : 2016.09.29 18:16

North Korean solider defects to South

An unarmed North Korean soldier crossed the inter-Korean border Thursday to defect to South Korea, the military said. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the soldier crossed the military demarcati...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:44

US pushing countries to cut, reduce ties with NK

In the aftermath of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the US is pushing other countries to cut off or scale down diplomatic and economic relations with the defiant regime, a senior official said Wedn...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:39

N. Korean soldier crosses border to defect to S. Korea: military

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Thursday after crossing the border bisecting the two Koreas, Seoul's military said."He crossed the military demarcation line in the middle eastern sec...

Updated : 2016.09.29 14:14

US actively investigating more Chinese firms for dealings with N. Korea: State Department official

The United States is actively investigating additional Chinese companies over dealings with North Korea after imposing the first-ever sanctions on a Chinese firm earlier this week in connection with Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, a senior State Department official said Wednesday...

Updated : 2016.09.29 09:46

US focusing on cutting off NK’s coal, labor exports: Russel

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- The United States is working hard with South Korea and Japan to cut off sources of income for North Korea, including coal trade and labor exports, the top State Department offic...

Updated : 2016.09.28 19:05

NK math prodigy arrives in S. Korea after defection: report

A young North Korean math whiz who is believed to have sought asylum at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong has recently arrived in Seoul, a foreign media outlet reported Wednesday.Citing a report...

Updated : 2016.09.28 18:27

Center aimed at documenting NK human rights abuses begins operation

A new organization tasked with investigating and documenting North Korea's human rights abuses began operations on Wednesday to implement South Korea's law aimed at improving the rights of people living in the reclusive country.Seoul's unification ministry said it held a ceremony to mark t...

Updated : 2016.09.28 18:03

Britain effectively deports 2 N. Korean insurance firm officials

Britain has effectively deported two London-based officials of North Korea's state insurance firm by refusing to renew their visas after the firm was slapped with sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's January nuclear test, a diplomatic source said.In April, Britain blacklisted the North's K...

Updated : 2016.09.28 10:16

US sanctions Chinese firm tied with NK

South Korea on Tuesday welcomed the US’ imposition of sanctions on a Chinese firm suspected to have provided financial services and illicit goods that may have helped beef up North Korea’s nuclear a...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:39

Time running out for separated families: lawmaker

An opposition lawmaker said Tuesday an average of 3,000 South Koreans with separated families in the North are dying every year, while only a few of them given the opportunity for a reunion.According to the data compiled by Rep. Lee Seok-hyun of the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, 6...

Updated : 2016.09.27 15:52

NK threatens to use nukes to retaliate against US

North Korea threatened to use nukes to retaliate against the United States if Washington policymakers continue to blackmail Pyongyang with nuclear weapons, the North's state media said Tuesday.North Korea's Institute of International Studies on Monday unveiled a memorandum exposing what it...

Updated : 2016.09.27 10:37

N. Korea denounces Japan-Britain joint drill

North Korea on Saturday denounced Japan for conducting a joint military drill with the Britain, saying that Tokyo is moving to emerge as a military giant, Pyongyang's state-run media reported.Japan and the Britain agreed earlier to hold the countries' first joint fighter drill sometime in ...

Updated : 2016.09.25 08:56

N.K. reconfirms my-way approach, clouding outlooks for headway

North Korea's top diplomat has reaffirmed Pyongyang's "my-way" stance in its nuclear development efforts during his latest speech at the United Nations, blaming what he calls the United States' hostile attitude again for causing the current stalemate, experts said Saturday.   The North a...

Updated : 2016.09.24 14:48