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KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — Authorities in North Korea have instructed its people to avoid “alien things” falling near its border with South Korea. North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a news report on where the COVID-19 virus came from and pointed the finger at materials that flew in […]

KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea reported 2.24 million people “sickened with fever” as of Thursday evening — a big jump from last week when the secretive nation acknowledged its first suspected cases of COVID-19. North Korean’s state-run Korean Central News Agency is still not referring to the outbreak […]

Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As North Korea rattles its foreign rivals by escalating shows of firepower, the coronavirus could be attacking the Hermit Kingdom from within. In a rare admission this week, North Korean state media announced its first COVID-19 cases, including six deaths from the virus and an additional 350,000 infections […]

200mm/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea is as of this month one of only two countries, along with Eritrea, that haven’t administered COVID-19 vaccines, despite continuous international efforts to supply the secretive country with vaccines. Pyongyang last year turned down nearly two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines and nearly three million doses of […]

200mm/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With North Korea set to celebrate its most important holiday next week, the U.S. is concerned that Pyongyang “may be tempted to take another provocative action,” including a possible nuclear test. “We, in cooperation and coordination with our allies and partners, are prepared to deal with whatever they may undertake, and […]

STR/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea’s long-range missile launch last week may have been a modified version of a type they tested in 2017, not the newly developed type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Pyongyang claims to have fired, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by South Korea’s military […]

STR/AFP via Getty Images (PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korea launched a long-range missile with its highest peak yet on Thursday, marking a full return to its dark days of saber-rattling and a critical step in its mission to perfect the nuclear weapons program that has made it an outlaw state. The missile, which analysts […]

JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea fired a pair of projectiles on Tuesday morning believed to be cruise missiles, a South Korean official told ABC News. An official with the South Korean Ministry of National Defense said the projectiles were detected by South Korean and U.S. intelligence agencies, which are […]

JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Monday morning, its fourth test in less than a month. “South Korea’s military detected two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles launched into the East Sea to the northeast from the Sunan Airfield in […]

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Friday afternoon, three days after the regime claimed a successful launch of a newly developed hypersonic missile. “South Korean military detected two projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles fired northeast towards the East Sea from Uiju, […]


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