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North Korea threatens to fire on South Korean warships

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
North Korea has threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross a disputed western sea border, one day after the South's navy fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed the boundary. In a statement released ...

North Korea suspected of 'extorting' young footballer's wages - ‎13 hours ago‎
The financial affairs of a teenage football prodigy from North Korea are being investigated on suspicion that the boy's salary is being expropriated by the regime in Pyongyang.
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Aunt of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un 'runs dry-cleaners in New York' - ‎19 hours ago‎
The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has been discovered running a dry-cleaning business in New York. Ko Yong-suk, whose sister is Mr Kim's mother, defected to the United States in 1998, using a $200,000 (£140,000) payment from the ...
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North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

NPR - ‎11 hours ago‎
The link to North Korea was made by security researchers at the firm Symantec. In looking into the attack on the bank in Bangladesh, the researchers found a rare piece of code that has only ever been found in two other hacker attacks: Sony Pictures in ...

Bank Thefts Show North Korea's Hacking Prowess

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
North Korean hackers have taken down banking services, attacked U.S. government websites, and wiped the computers of Sony Pictures.

North Korea: EU adopts new restrictions on trade, financial services, investment and transport

EU News - ‎17 hours ago‎
In response to the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK on 6 January 2016 and the launch using ballistic missile technology of 7 February, the UNSC adopted resolution 2270 on 2 March 2016 imposing additional restrictive measures against the DPRK.
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Facebook clone launched in North Korea

CNNMoney - ‎10 hours ago‎
If you think Facebook's gotten a little too big and you miss the intimacy of a smaller social network, maybe give North Korea's version a try. Go to and you'll find a very familiar looking website. It's called "Best Korea's Social ...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt runs dry-cleaning store in the US, Washington Post says

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post has reported.
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Desperate North Korea could spark WORLD WAR THREE to stave off collapse - ‎May 26, 2016‎
General Walter Sharp said: “First off, I believe there will be strong provocations, strong attacks by North Korea that could quickly escalate into a much bigger conflict.

Corruption Currents: Symantec Links North Korea to Hacking Heists

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
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South Korea Leader Seeks African Support Against North Korea

ABC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday, May 27, 2016.
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Activists are using drones to rain flash drives full of TV shows on North Korea

Digital Trends - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A North Korean activist who escaped the country in 2004 has admitted for the first time that his organization is using drones to covertly enter the isolated country.

EU adopts new restrictions against North Korea

Business Standard - ‎6 hours ago‎
The European Union (EU) here on Friday adopted additional restrictive measures against North Korea on trade, financial services, investment and transport.

American Detained in North Korea Had 30 Guards to Himself — And They All Wanted to Know About the US

VICE News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
An American missionary who spent almost two years in a North Korean labor camp, where 30 guards watched over only him as he toiled for more than eight hours a day, says they wanted to know all about America.

The Atlantic Daily: Obama in Hiroshima, North Korea's Heists, Verizon Deal Reached

The Atlantic - ‎10 hours ago‎
Pyongyang's Heists: Security research firm Symantec linked a series of bank thefts across Asia, including the $81 million stolen from the central bank of Bangladesh in February, to a hacking group in North Korea on Thursday. The company pointed to ...

Tired of Nonstop Work, Some North Korean Soldiers Look for a Way Out

Radio Free Asia - ‎12 hours ago‎
Morale in the North Korean military is plummeting as a series of non-stop deployments have some soldiers thinking that taking a dishonorable discharge and being drummed out of the ruling party is better than staying in the army, sources in the country ...

These Instagram users show life from inside secretive North Korea

Business Insider - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Despite earning the nickname "Hermit Kingdom," North Korea isn't entirely disconnected from the modern world.
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Inside the Lives of Two Young North Korean Defectors

TIME - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Kim Kyoung-ok still remembers chasing after the flyer balloons, alien care packages raining from the sky filled with Korean noodles and letters from children like her. She did not know yet that there could be a better life than the one she was born to ...

Retired USFK head: North Korea collapse may happen sooner

Stars and Stripes - ‎May 24, 2016‎
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Instability within North Korea will lead to its collapse “sooner than many of us think,” a former U.S.