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Singapore firm says report about links to North Korea’s luxury goods store is ‘fake’ – Channel NewsAsia


Singapore firm says report about links to North Korea's luxury goods store is 'fake'
Channel NewsAsia
Mr Ng Kheng Wah, director of OCN (Singapore), was responding to Channel NewsAsia's queries on a Jul 17 report by website NK News, which said OCN has been providing luxury goods for sale in North Korea, in possible contravention of international …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 12:32 pm

North Korea cancels annual beer festival, tour firms say – CNNMoney


CNNMoney

North Korea cancels annual beer festival, tour firms say
CNNMoney
North Korea's annual beer festival appears to have run dry after just one year. The reclusive country's Taedonggang Beer Festival, which debuted last year, was reportedly due to start on July 26 but was abruptly canceled, according to two tour
North Korea's August beer festival has been canceled, sources sayNK News

all 7 news articles »

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 10:55 am

Olympics: Door to Pyeongchang still open for North Korea, says Moon – Reuters


Reuters

Olympics: Door to Pyeongchang still open for North Korea, says Moon
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the North will be given until the very last minute to decide on its participation at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Moon, speaking as the countdown to Asia's first Winter …

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 8:44 am

Markets helping North Koreans become more independent of the regime, poll says – Washington Post


Washington Post

Markets helping North Koreans become more independent of the regime, poll says
Washington Post
SEOUL — North Koreans are becoming more independent of the ruling Kim regime, with the vast majority of households earning their living through markets rather than relying on the state, according to a new survey that attempts to shed light on ordinary
64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombsABC News
'WORSE than WW2': US General warns North Korea war death toll unlike ANYTHING seen beforeDaily Star
North Korean drought leaves Kim's kingdom crippled amid deadly food crisis, UN warnsExpress.co.uk
The Sun –Wicked Local Provincetown –Firstpost
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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 8:04 am

North Korea is Able to Launch a ‘Limited Missile Attack,’ Warns Top US General – TIME


TIME

North Korea is Able to Launch a 'Limited Missile Attack,' Warns Top US General
TIME
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has publicly acknowledged that North Korea has the ability to launch what he calls a "limited missile attack," and that American forces are able to defend such a move against the U.S. and its allies in
Russia, Not North Korea, Greatest Threat to US, Says Pentagon's Top Military OfficerNewsweek
Dunford: Military option for North Korea not 'unimaginable' – POLITICOPolitico

all 19 news articles »

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:30 am

Star Wars redux: Congress eyes space to counter Kim Jong Un in North Korea – Washington Examiner


New York Daily News

Star Wars redux: Congress eyes space to counter Kim Jong Un in North Korea
Washington Examiner
Now, the concept is getting new life as North Korea's fast-paced pursuit of nuclear ICBMs has spurred talk of more missile defense in general. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill see an opening this year to push forward with the long-debated expansion of America
US plans to test missile-defense system to counter North KoreaNew York Daily News
US to Launch New THAAD Missile Defense Test to Counter North Korean ThreatSputnik International

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 4:20 am

Director of Singapore firm denies trade links to North Korea – The Straits Times


The Straits Times

Director of Singapore firm denies trade links to North Korea
The Straits Times
The director of a Singapore company reported to have trade links with North Korea has denied the allegations made against him. Singaporean Leo Ng Kheng Wah, 55, and his general wholesale trade company, OCN (Singapore), were named in a report by …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:01 pm

‘You would have to be a lunatic’: Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewards – The Guardian


The Guardian

'You would have to be a lunatic': Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewards
The Guardian
James left North Korea this year with smuggled currency, stamps and a poster of “the great leader,” Kim Il Sung, that he bought on the black market. Months later, James's fellow American, Otto Warmbier, died after suffering from a mysterious brain

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 1:26 am

Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North … – Reuters


Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North …
Reuters
Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is …

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Posted on 21 July 2017 | 9:38 pm

US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea
USA TODAY
Once it takes effect, Americans wanting to travel to North Korea may do so legally only with a “special validation passport,” which will be granted by the State Department on a case-by-case basis for “certain limited humanitarian or other purposes
Hawaii rolling out preparedness plan for North Korean missile attackWashington Post
State Department Confirms Plan To Ban US Citizens From Visiting North KoreaNPR
North Korea facing its worst drought since 2001, UN warnsCNN
The Guardian –New York Times
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Posted on 21 July 2017 | 1:19 pm

North Korea – BingNews

North Korea is Able to Launch a ‘Limited Missile Attack,’ Warns Top U.S. General

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has publicly acknowledged that North Korea has the ability to launch what he calls a “limited missile attack,” and that American forces are able to defend such a move against the U.S. and its allies in …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:21 am

Olympics: Door to Pyeongchang still open for North Korea, says Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the North will be given until the very last minute to decide on its participation at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Moon, speaking as the countdown to Asia’s first Winter …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 1:44 am

US bans its citizens from visiting North Korea

Koryo Tours general manager Simon Cockerell says the ban by U.S. will not hurt North Korea as tourism is a “very tiny” part of the country’s economy. The Wall Street Journal.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:37 pm

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

HAMHUNG, North Korea — In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:13 pm

‘You would have to be a lunatic’: Tourists to North Korea describe risks and rewards

James left North Korea this year with smuggled currency, stamps and a poster of “the great leader,” Kim Il Sung, that he bought on the black market. Months later, James’s fellow American, Otto Warmbier, died after suffering from a mysterious brain …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:01 am

North Korea experiencing worst drought in 16 years, UN agency reports

North Korea is experiencing its worst drought since 2001, prompting officials to fear an increase in food shortage in the communist country that has suffered serious famine for years, a report by a United Nations agency revealed. The U.N. Food and …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 7:48 am

Why Are Iran, North Korea, Russia Being Sanctioned By Congress?

The House and Senate released a deal Saturday and gave Congress new veto power to block any easing of the sanctions, which was put on Russia, toughening the position of President Donald Trump. The bill also imposed sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 1:30 am

Congress Reaches Deal On Sanctions Bill For Russia, Iran, North Korea

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran’s …

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:22 am

U.S. to Ban Tourist Visits to North Korea

The U.S. will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea starting next month, the State Department said Friday, citing growing risks to Americans who venture into the country. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson authorized the decision “due to …

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 1:13 pm

US to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea

Americans will soon be barred from traveling to North Korea, the U.S. State Department has announced. The U.S. government will invalidate the passport of any American citizen traveling to, through, or in North Korea, beginning sometime in August.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 10:40 am

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