N. Korean defectors eye politics as weapon to make voice heard

SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) — Back in North Korea, Ji Seong-ho saw elections as nothing more than a formality, because even a vote against the ruling Workers’ Party-picked candidates, let…

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US military base schools in South Korea will tentatively reopen April 13 amid coronavirus crisis

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Delayed by sanctions, first medical aid trickles into North Korea

The first shipments of international medical aid are due to arrive at North Korea’s borders this week to shore up its defenses against the coronavirus, but strict border controls could…

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S. Korea, U.S. extend defense cost-sharing talks in LA

SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States have decided to extend their latest defense cost-sharing talks in Los Angeles for another day, the foreign ministry said…

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U.S. commander sees no unusual activity inside N. Korea’s missile forces

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Yonhap) — The United States has detected no unusual activity inside North Korea’s missile forces since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the commander of the U.S.…

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Commentary – What if North Korea Fired a Missile and Nobody Cared? Coronavirus Made that Happen.

For once, we just do not have the time or attention to lavish on Pyongyang’s latest attention-seeking outburst. What a relief. The National Interest · by Robert E. Kelly A few days…

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