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North Korea says it has tested a new long-range cruise missile

The test, reported by state media Monday, comes amid a prolonged deadlock in nuclear talks with Washington.
  • Sep 13, 2021

North Korea has yet to begin coronavirus vaccinations as delays hamper U.N.-backed rollout

The Gavi Alliance is making a renewed drive to offer up to 3 million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine to the isolated nation.
  • Aug 24, 2021

North Korea threatens to boost nuclear program ahead of drills between U.S. and ‘perfidious’ South

Pyongyang’s latest warning, delivered by Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, comes amid signs that relations between the two Koreas could be improving.
  • Aug 10, 2021

North Korea began the summer in a food crisis. A heat wave and drought could make it worse.

A "heat dome" and drought conditions have gripped North Korea this summer.
  • Jul 29, 2021

North and South Korea agree to talk again, restore cross-border hotline

Reviving the communication channel is part of efforts to improve strained ties.
  • Jul 27, 2021

South Korea’s chicken joints have their wings clipped by coronavirus surge

Traditional summer chicken dinners were seen as a sign of recovery. Instead, restaurants are empty.
  • Jul 23, 2021

For North Korean workers, Russia’s Far East remains a windfall for them and for Kim’s regime

Russia says it will follow U.N. sanctions to return North Korean workers. But loopholes remain.
  • Jul 18, 2021

South Korea reverses loosening of mask mandate, ramps up curbs as cases soar

The country reported 1,316 new coronavirus cases on Friday, setting a record for the second day running. It had been one of the first East Asian nations to lay a path out of the pandemic.
  • Jul 9, 2021

‘Like a murder’: South Korean women face widespread online sex abuse, rights group says

There has been a rise in crimes involving intimate images that are captured and shared without consent or manipulated to impersonate the victim in a sexually degrading manner.
  • Jun 15, 2021

North Korea rebukes U.S. for allowing Seoul to build up missile capability

The United States and South Korea recently agreed to end guidelines that had restricted Seoul’s development of missiles.
  • May 31, 2021