Latest Pyongyang News

North Korea welcomes Russian tourists, likely first to visit the isolated country since the pandemic

Feb. 09, 2024 06:30 AM EST

A group of Russian tourists arrived in North Korea on Friday, likely the first from any country to enter the isolated state since the pandemic. The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between North Korean leader Kim Jong...

The US, South Korea and Japan conduct naval drills in a show of strength against North Korea

Jan. 17, 2024 08:58 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States, South Korea and Japan conducted perhaps their biggest-ever combined naval exercises in a show of strength against nuclear-armed North Korea, South Korea’s military said Wednesday. The three allies’ senior diplomats were to meet in Seoul to discuss...

North Korea's Kim vows to launch 3 more spy satellites and produce more nuclear materials in 2024

Dec. 31, 2023 12:00 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to launch three additional military spy satellites, produce more nuclear materials and introduce attack drones in 2024, as he called for “overwhelming” war readiness to cope with U.S.-led confrontational moves, state media...

North Korea and Russia clash with US, South Korea and allies over Pyongyang's latest missile launch

Dec. 19, 2023 21:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea and Russia clashed with the United States, South Korea and their allies at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday on Pyongyang’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch, which it called “a warning counter-measure” to threats from the...

North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the sea as South Korea and US step up deterrence plans

Dec. 17, 2023 10:38 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea, South Korea said, in a possible display of defiance against the latest steps by Washington and Seoul to tighten their nuclear deterrence plans against North Korean threats. South...