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Report: North Koreans Give Each Other Crystal Meth for Lunar New Year

The Chinese holiday of Lunar New Year is widely observed in both Koreas, albeit in very different ways. For example, North Koreans are reportedly giving each other crystal meth and other controlled substances as gifts to ring in the Year of the Pig.

'Missed opportunity' if summits ignore N. Koreans' rights: UN official

North Korea Quiet on Second Trump-Kim Summit

North Korean media remain almost completely silent about the second summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, even though the meeting is less than three weeks away.

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-NKorea summit

Zumwalt: The Stars Are Not Aligned for Breakthrough on North Korea

With President Donald Trump now scheduled to hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un this month, this time in Vietnam, the stars simply are not in alignment for Trump successfully to press Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs. For several reasons, it is advantage Kim.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 29, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory

Report: Kim Jong-Un Gives South Korean Luxury Cosmetics to Favorite Party Officials

Trusted high-ranking officials in North Korea’s communist Workers’ Party received gifts this month of luxury cosmetics from South Korea, a sign of gratitude from dictator Kim Jong-un that defies government propaganda’s incessant demands that North Korean civilians eschew the comforts of capitalism, a report revealed Wednesday.

Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearisation: South Korea president

Report: Second Trump-Kim Summit to Take Place March or April in Vietnam

South Korean news outlets, citing a report from the Washington Post, claimed on Thursday that North Korea and the United States agreed to a second summit between American President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un, likely to occur in Vietnam in March or April.

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un Spends Birthday in China

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un made his fourth known trip to China on Monday at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Kim made the journey by train, as is his habit, bringing most of the top North Korean Communist Party officials and his wife Ri Sol-ju along for the four-day excursion.

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The State of North Korean Diplomacy in 2019

It is a safe bet that 2019 will be a crucial year for North Korea. Dictator Kim Jong-un closed out the year by sending South Korean President Moon Jae-in a letter with a “positive” message, an invitation to hold further summit meetings, and a vague commitment from Kim to make his long-promised historic visit to Seoul.

This picture taken and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 9, 2017 shows North Korean residents offering flowers before the statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il (R) on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang during celebrations of the 69th anniversary of North Korea's national day. …

North Korea: The U.S. Envies Our ‘Flower Garden of Human Love’

North Korea’s state media has wrapped up 2018 with yet another tirade against the United States, this time condemning Washington’s condemnation of the dire state of human rights in the communist country and insisting that any criticism is the product of the envy Americans feel at the “flower garden of human love” in North Korea.

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

Unknown Hackers Steal Data on North Korean Defectors

An unknown hacker or cyber espionage group penetrated the database of a resettlement agency for North Korean defectors and stole personal information for 997 of its clients, according to a statement from the South Korean Unification Ministry on Friday.

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South Korea Gives Up on Kim Jong-Un Visit in 2018

The prospects of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un visiting Seoul in the last few days left in this year are bleak, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing South Korea’s presidential office.

Satellite images show activity at N. Korean missile base: CNN

Report: North Korea Speeds Up Construction at Long-Range Missile Site

North Korea has spent the past six months “continuously upgrading” a key long-range missile facility despite public promises to reduce investments in military development, according to a report citing satellite image evidence published Wednesday.

China has denied US allegations that two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jets -- like this one from the Royal Malaysian Air Force -- intercepted an American military plane earlier this week, saying its aircrafts were acting "in accordance with the law"

China Boosting Number of Warplane Incursions into South Korea

South Korea has expressed frustration and concern over the growing number of intrusions into its air defense identification zone at the hands of Chinese military aircraft in recent years, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Wednesday.