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Air Koryo operates first Kuwait flight since February

By Hamish Macdonald

Air Koryo, North Korea’s national airline, has operated its first flight from Pyongyang to Kuwait since February, according to data from FlightRadar24.

The flight, JS 161 landed at Kuwait International Airport (KWI) on May 17, with the JS162 return flight arriving in Pyongyang on May 18. The flight also made its scheduled […]

Should we worry about N.Korea’s SLBMs?

By nknews

The experimental test flight of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) by North Korea, conducted on April 22, caught most of the world by surprise. Many analysts who kept a watchful eye on North Korea’s missile programs thought that the country’s sole missile technology is based on liquid propulsion, and that this type of […]

Switzerland announces N.Korea sanctions implementation

By Hamish Macdonald

Switzerland will impose stricter measures against North Korea through the full implement of United Nations Resolution 2270, its Federal Council announced on Wednesday.

Resolution 2270 was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council on March 2 in response to North Korea’s fourth underground nuclear test in January and its launch of a […]

Wendy Sherman hints at Hillary Clinton’s Korea policy

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By Rob York

It is now becoming clear that Hillary Clinton will probably be the next president of the United States. Nothing is guaranteed – a week is a long time in politics, as British Prime Minister Harold Wilson said – and the Trump candidacy has the pundits hedging their bets. If she does become […]

Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight

By Rob York

In the days leading up to the recently completed Seventh Congress of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK), there was widespread media speculation, including by BBC News and South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, over the expected enhanced role in the North Korean leadership for Kim Jong Un’s little sister Kim Yo Jong. […]

N.Korea excavates more Koryo dynasty metal type pieces: KCNA

By Hayoung Choi

North Korea has excavated four more metal type pieces from the palace site of the ancient Koryo dynasty in Kaesong, Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday.

The two Koreas have conducted a number of joint excavation projects in recent yeas but the North conducted this one autonomously, as every […]

North Korea to start new internal flight route

By Leo Byrne

North Korea’s national airline Air Koryo will begin operating a new internal route from June 6, according to tourism sources in the country.

The new flight route will operate once a week from Uiju in Sinuiju, in the country’s northeast on the border with China to the capital city Pyongyang.

“The new […]

N.Korean media slams critical Russian film

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By JH Ahn

The North Korean mouthpiece Arirang-Meari on Thursday criticized the Russian movie Under the Sun, which reveals how Pyongyang manipulates its people through its media, saying that the movie “deeply hurt” the good will of North Koreans.

The article also warned the South Korean President Park Geun-hye not to use Rhee Jin Mi, […]

The 'Bimbo' and the 'Boor': Anchor Megyn Kelly has face-off with Donald Trump

Washington, May 19 (IANS) Donald Trump called her a “lightweight” and a “bimbo” and, after a dustup back in August, he set the twitter afire by saying “You could see there was blood coming out of her …read more

Trump Open to Talks with North Korea's Kim

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is open to talking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in order to try to halt the country’s nuclear program.

“I would speak to him, I …read more