Latest North Korea News

State media: Kim has plans to stabilize N. Korean economy

Jun. 08, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presented economic plans to senior ruling party officials before an upcoming meeting to review efforts to overcome hardships brought about by the pandemic, state media said Tuesday. The Korean Central News Agency...

NKorean leader calls for meeting to review battered economy

Jun. 04, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has presided over a meeting of his ruling party in his first public appearance in about a month, and called for a larger political conference to discuss efforts to salvage a decaying economy. The North’s...

North accuses US of hostility for S. Korean missile decision

May. 30, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday the U.S. allowing South Korea to build more powerful missiles was an example of the U.S.’s hostile policy against the North, warning that it could lead to an “acute and instable situation” on the Korean Peninsula. ...

Remains of soldier found in Korea identified as Oklahoman

May. 27, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Remains turned over to the United States by North Korea have been identified as those of a soldier from Oklahoma who disappeared during the Korean War more than 70 years ago, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Thursday. The remains...

Kim vows to build N. Korea socialism amid US nuclear impasse

May. 27, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed an “uncompromising struggle” against anti-socialist elements at home, state media reported Thursday, as he tries to fortify his power amid pandemic-related difficulties and U.S.-led economic sanctions. ...

Officials ID remains of soldier killed during Korean War

May. 25, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The remains of an eastern Kentucky solider killed during the Korean War have been identified, officials said. The remains of Army Cpl. Burl Mullins, 23, of Dorton, were identified in April through DNA and anthropological analysis as well as...

Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

May. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain “deeply concerned” about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts on pressing Pyongyang to abandon its...

Biden says US, South Korea 'deeply concerned' about situation with North Korea, announces new special envoy

May. 21, 2021 18:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says US, South Korea 'deeply concerned' about situation with North Korea, announces new special envoy.

Soldier killed in Korean War to be buried in South Carolina

May. 15, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

UNION, S.C. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army soldier killed during the Korean War are being interred in his South Carolina hometown, 70 years after his death. A funeral for Army Cpl. Ralph S. Boughman will be held Saturday at Lewis Funeral Home in Union, according to...

The Latest: N Korea again claims no coronavirus infections

May. 10, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has tested 25,986 people for the coronavirus through April but still has yet to find a single infection. The WHO said in a weekly monitoring report that North Korea’s testing figures...