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    • Gov’t Needs to Stop Defending N.Korea
      North Korea has been running more than a dozen secret missile development sites, according to a report by the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies. The CSIS, which analyzed satellite images, accused North Korea of deception by destroying one missile engine test facility in Tongchang-r ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-14
    • U.S. Alarmed by N.Korea’s Secret Missile Sites
      A report raising suspicions that North Korea has at least 13 secret missile sites has alarmed the U.S. government and casts doubt on another U.S.-North Korea summit early next year. The report by the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies singled out an "undeclared" short- and mid-mid-r ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-14
    • Workers Die in Factory Kim Jong-un Wanted Refitted
      Four North Koreans workers died while trying to patch up a decrepit factory North Korean leader Kim Jong-un singled out for being "shabby" during a recent site visit. The Daily NK online newspaper on Tuesday quoted sources in North Hamgyong Province as saying the accident occurred at a bag factory i ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-14
    • N.Korean Navy Ordered to Defend Maritime Border
      The North Korean People's Army recently sent an urgent order to naval troops to defend the "invariable maritime demarcation line in the West Sea," according to Daily NK on Tuesday.The Army was referring to its own delineation of the maritime border, which differs from the Northern Limit Line drawn u ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-14
    • U.S. Warns It Could Resume Drills with S.Korea
      The U.S. has warned it may resume large-scale joint exercises with South Korea early next year unless North Korea keeps its promise to denuclearize, Kyodo News reported Tuesday.It quoted diplomatic sources as saying U.S. officials repeatedly notified Japan of the plan since September.After the annua ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-13
    • Trump: Report of N.Korean Missile Bases ‘Fake News’
      U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on a report that North Korea has at least 13 undeclared bases capable of hiding missiles, calling the report "fake news.""The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate," he said, referring to information revea ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-13
    • Dogs Kim Jong-un Gave to Moon Have Puppies
      A pair of Pungsan dogs North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gave to President Moon Jae-in as a gift at their summit in Pyongyang had six puppies last Friday. Moon tweeted the "white puppies all look healthy."The female, Gomi, and the male, Songkang, arrived in Seoul via Panmunjom on Sept. 27."Six puppies ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-13
    • N.Korea Demands Suspension of S.Korea-U.S. Marine Drill
      North Korea on Monday accused South Korea and the U.S. of violating an inter-Korean military agreement by staging a joint marine drill.The Korean Marine Exchange Program is a battalion-level joint drill which was postponed indefinitely in June but recently resumed. It is a far smaller drill than the ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-12
    • N.Korea Continues Ballistic Missile Program
      North Korea continues a ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases, commercial satellite images show according to the New York Times on Monday. The images suggest that the North improved more than a dozen missile sites whose existence it has never admitted even as it offered to dismantle one major ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-12
    • ‘Ghost Boats’ Believed from N.Korea Wash up on Japan Shores
      Scores of dilapidated wooden boats believed to be from North Korea have washed ashore in northern Japan in a seasonal influx.The coast guard said Monday that 95 rickety boats, sometimes carrying skeletonized bodies, have arrived so far this year, a pace that is likely to exceed last year's record 10 ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-12
    • Pence in Japan to Discuss Trade, N.Korea Before Summits
      U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China's growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when the ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-12
    • N.Korean Slave Laborers in Poland Paid Just $27 a Month
      North Korean slave laborers are paid only US$27 a month on average working 12 to 16 hours a day in Polish shipyards, according to a Dutch academic. Most of their nominal wages go straight into the coffers of the North Korean regime. Prof. Remco Breuker of Leiden University in the Netherlands told Vo ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-12
    • S.Korea Sending Jeju Tangerines to N.Korea in Return for Gift of Pine Mushrooms
      20,000 boxes, ten kilograms of tangerines in each, divvied up into four military cargo planes, and sent to North Korea in a total of four shipments until Monday. South Korea's Presidential Office of Cheong Wa Dae says they're a return present from the top office to North Korea after the North sent t ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-11
    • N.Korean Laborer Sues Dutch Firm Over Slavery
      A North Korean laborer who worked in a shipyard in Poland for several years accuses a Dutch shipbuilding company of exploitation in "slave-like conditions." Dutch law firm Prakken d'Oliveira said Thursday that it filed a complaint on behalf of the laborer against the shipbuilder, whose name was not ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-09
    • N.Korea Canceled High-Level Talks with U.S.
      It was North Korea that canceled high-level talks with the U.S. scheduled for Thursday in New York, according to South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.Kang told the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee on Thursday that she heard from Washington that Pyongyang canceled ... read more
      Source: Chosun Ilbo EnglishPublished on 2018-11-08