The reported government notice ordering the five-day lockdown did not mention COVID-19 but said the symptoms of the "respiratory illness" include common cold.
25 Jun 2020
Ahead of Thursday's 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Pyongyang through the ruling Workers Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun has warned that last week's blowing-up north of the demilitarized zone of the Pyongyang-Seoul liaison office was "just the beginning". Why now?
23 Jun 2020
Pyongyang said that it had prepared various methods — including the use of 3,000 balloons — to deliver the leaflets "deep inside South Korea." Seoul said it would respond depending on the delivery equipment used.
19 Apr 2019
Pyongyang tested an unspecified "guided weapon" with a "powerful warhead," North Korea's official news agency KCNA has reported. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un oversaw the operation.
24 Aug 2018
Abe replaces Trump as Pyongyang's propaganda target
8 Jul 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday (July 8) met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Tokyo, one day after his latest talks in Pyongyang with North Korean officials.
3 Jun 2018
Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia as Moscow seeks to reassert its influence in the region. The visit comes as Pyongyang engages in hectic diplomacy with Washington, Seoul and Beijing.
31 May 2018
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia as Moscow seeks to reassert its influence in the region.
29 Apr 2018
History was made at the border between the two Koreas. Kim Jong-Un became Pyongyang's first leader to cross the demarcation line since 1953. Will this meeting actually bring change to North Korea?
15 Apr 2018
North Korea's military held a massive outdoor rally in Pyongyang on Friday (April 13) to pledge their loyalty to the Kim dynasty ahead of the 106th birth anniversary of the state's founder Kim Il Sung.
16 Dec 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said the United States would not accept any preconditions for diplomatic talks with North Korea, saying the Trump administration and the international community would continue to pressure Pyongyang.
5 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Japan defending his tough rhetoric on North Korea, saying discussions on Pyongyang will figure prominently in talks with other Asian leaders as tensions rise over its missile and nuclear tests.