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North Korea reportedly fired a missile that splashed down near Japan's exclusive economic zone.
North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Into Sea Near Japan
On Sept. 28, North Korea launched a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan. This was the third missile launch conducted by Pyongyang this month. The missile was initially detected by the South Korean military...
In Tit-for-Tat, Both North and South Korea Test-Fire Ballistic Missiles as Tensions Rise on the Peninsula
On Wednesday Sept. 15 North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the waters off its eastern coast. A few hours later, South Korea announced that it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The two...
In North Korea, Desperate and Hungry Citizens Kidnap Two Children of Well-off Families, Demand Ransom
Worsening economic conditions in the isolated country of North Korea has inspired some desperate citizens to kidnap at least two children, in separate incidents, in an attempt to extract ransom money from families who are...
North Korean Nuclear Reactor Shows ‘Deeply Troubling’ Signs of Renewed Activity
Satellite imagery has revealed that a nuclear reactor located in North Korea — widely believed to be capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons — is showing “deeply troubling” signs of renewed activity.  The...
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North Korea Is Trying to Build a Border Wall With China, But Can’t Get It Finished
Despite being generally aligned with Communist China, totalitarian North Korea has long tried to keep its citizens from venturing across the countries’ shared border for work and opportunities to defect to South Korea.  To retain...
North Korea registered its worst economic performance Under Kim Jong Un's leadership last year.
People Starving in North Korea, Economy Shrinks 4.5% As Country Faces Food and Essentials Shortages
North Korea’s economy saw the biggest contraction in over three decades according to figures released by South Korea’s central bank, the Bank of Korea (BOK). The Kim Jong Un region slumped back by 4.5 percent...
North Korea is apparently set to receive 2 million coronavirus vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) under the agency’s COVAX program, which is aimed at helping underprivileged nations access vaccines.
North Korea Will Receive Millions of COVID-19 Vaccines Despite Reporting ‘Zero’ Infections
North Korea is set to receive 2 million coronavirus vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) under the agency’s COVAX program to help underprivileged nations access vaccines. However, Pyongyang has consistently claimed to have no...
The two bridges on the Yalu River, Friendship Bridge (L) and Broken Bridge (R), that connect North Korea and China from Dandong province, on October 2008.
North Korea’s Undisclosed Aid from China Revealed by Leaked Government Documents
Leaked internal government documents obtained by The Epoch Times have revealed details about the financial and agricultural aid provided to North Korea by Communist China. China still remains North Korea’s biggest trading partner, despite trade...