Latest North Korea government News

North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'

Aug. 05, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “the worst destroyer of international peace and stability,” accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week. Pelosi traveled...

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

Aug. 04, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that could further increase regional tensions. ...

NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data

Jul. 30, 2022 05:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May. There have been widespread outside doubts...

Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea

Jul. 28, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals he says are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the...

North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

Jul. 25, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — As a medical student in North Korea, Lee Gwang-jin said he treated his fevers and other minor ailments with traditional herbal medicine. But bad illness could mean trouble because hospitals in his rural hometown lacked the ambulances, beds, even the electricity at times...

SKorea to lift ban on NKorea TV, newspapers despite tensions

Jul. 22, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to lift its decadeslong ban on public access to North Korean television, newspapers and other publications as part of its efforts to promote mutual understanding between the rivals, officials said Friday, despite animosities over the North's recent...

US disrupts North Korean hackers that targeted hospitals

Jul. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI and Justice Department recently disrupted the activities of a hacking group that was sponsored by the North Korean government and that targeted U.S. hospitals with ransomware, ultimately recovering half a million dollars in ransom payments and cryptocurrency, Deputy...

Japan, South Korea foreign ministers agree to improve ties

Jul. 18, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan reaffirmed Monday the importance of bilateral ties and the three-way relationship with the United States as they renewed efforts to mend relations amid the war in Ukraine and other global tensions. Park Jin, South...

Ukraine: Russian attacks kill 10; US condemns deportations

Jul. 13, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missile strikes in Ukraine's southern city of Mykolaiv killed at least five people, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday, part of a series of artillery and missile barrages across the country in the past day that left at least 10 dead and dozens wounded in eastern and...

N. Korea backs independence of breakaway regions in Ukraine

Jul. 13, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has become one of the few nations in the world to recognize the independence of two Russian-backed separatist regions in eastern Ukraine in support of Russia’s war against its neighbor. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry cut off diplomatic ties...