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By Tajuddin
In TOP STORY
Jul 19th, 2016
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Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series ...
By Tajuddin
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Mar 11th, 2016
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Pyongyang, North Korea ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve nuclear attack capability by continuing to conduct more tests, the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday. The report did not say wh...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Mar 9th, 2016
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Pyongyang,North Korea (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said nuclear warheads “have been standardized to be fit for ballistic missiles” through miniaturization, the official KCNA news agency reported Wednesday. “T...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 12th, 2016
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Footage of a North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test released by Pyongyang two days after it announced it had conducted the country’s fourth nuclear test last week was faked, according to an analysis by a California-based think t...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 30th, 2015
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Pyongyang , North Korea ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kim Yang Gon, a high-ranking North Korean official tasked with handling the fractious relationship with South Korea, has died in an automobile accident, state media reported. He’s the latest in a series of top aides to young North Korean...
By Tajuddin
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Dec 13th, 2015
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Beijing, China ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – An all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly canceled a Beijing concert on Saturday because of “communication issues” and headed home, Chinese media and the concert venue said. The Moranbong Band was visiting Ch...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 7th, 2015
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Pyongyang, North Korea ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korea said Friday it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Local time in North and South Korea and Japan is the same — nine hours ahead of GMT. It was set during Japan’s rule [...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
May 20th, 2015
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Pyongyang ( CNN + DIPLOMAT.SO) – North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles. Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un’s regime was capable of the technical feat, whi...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 2nd, 2015
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Pyongyang ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Kim Yo-jong, who is 27 or 28, was said by state media late last year to h...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 1st, 2015
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Pyongyang ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – “We should write a new history in North-South ties,” he says North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he is open to “highest level talks” with neighbors South Korea on Thursday, urging the two countries to mend their adversarial relationship. “We should ...