(Reuters) – Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said on Wednesday.
U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August 31 shows white steam rising from a building [...]
(CNN) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday on a five-day visit amid speculation he may try to negotiate the release of jailed U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
“I’m not going to North Korea to discuss freeing Kenneth Bae,” Rodman told Reuters in a telephone interview before he [...]
The interesting dynamic that is the relationship between Obama and Putin has a new twist, and it’s one we should welcome:
On Wednesday evening, when U.S. President Obama cancelled his upcoming visit to Moscow, the Russian reaction was perhaps most clear in the way that Vesti, the state’s main propaganda TV channel, conveyed it on [...]
(AFP) – Panama called Tuesday for UN investigators to inspect a shipment of suspected weapons parts aboard a North Korean-flagged ship as it tried to enter the Panama Canal last week.
South and North Korea agreed to hold working-level talks this weekend on restarting the shared Kaesong industrial zone.
Global Post, By Daniel DeFraia, July 4
Pyongyang on Thursday accepted South Korea’s proposal to hold working-level talks this weekend on the closed Kaesong industrial complex, the South Korean Unification Ministry said.
Both sides will provide three-member [...]
(AFP) – North Korea on Wednesday restored its official hotline with the South and said it would allow businessmen to visit a shuttered joint industrial zone in its territory, Seoul officials said.
(more at What Would Jack Do?)
(WaPo) – After North Korea on Friday rejected formal talks to resolve a standoff at a jointly operated border industrial complex, South Korea said it would call home its remaining workers from the facility, formally severing the last major connection between the two countries.
(AFP) – North Korea offered talks Thursday with South Korea and the United States, but laid out pre-conditions that Seoul and Washington dismissed and analysts said would do little to reduce soaring tensions.
(AFP) – North Korea on Wednesday barred a delegation of South Korean businessmen from delivering food and supplies to 200 of their staff inside the closed Kaesong joint industrial zone.
AP, By Robert Burns, April 7
Bagram, Afghanistan — The top U.S. military officer said Sunday the Pentagon had bolstered its missile defenses and taken other steps because he “can’t take the chance” that North Korea won’t soon engage in some military action.
Heightened tensions with North Korea led the United States to postpone congressional [...]
A true test of a nation’s mettle comes not in how it deals with “existential threats” (i.e. a force equal to or greater than its own) but with the niggling trouble-makers.
Thus enters North Korea:
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s defense chief said on Thursday that North Korea had moved to its east coast [...]
(AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Friday ordered preparations for strategic rocket strikes on the US mainland and military bases in the Pacific and South Korea.
The order, issued at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, was a direct response to the use of nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers in ongoing [...]
You probably heard on the news today about the war exercises in the Sea of Japan, including South Korea, this morning.
Two long-range B-2 bombers made the 6,500 mile flight from Missouri to South Korea, simulated a bombing run, then turned around and made it back to Missouri, possibly in time for breakfast. Wrap your [...]
Grumpy Cat takes North Korea off line.