U.S. accuses Russia of covering up breaches of N.Korea sanctions

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 14 : U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Moscow on Thursday of seeking to cover up breaches of U.N. sanctions on North Korea by Russians after it pushed for changes to an independent report on sanctions violations. The U.N. Security Council will meet on Monday over […]

Hopes rise as two Koreas open de facto joint embassy on North’s side of border

By Joyce Lee SEOUL, Sept 14 : North and South Korea will open a joint liaison office on the North’s side of the heavily militarised border on Friday, a South Korean official said, as hopes rise for progress in stalled denuclearisation talks at a summit next week. The joint liaison office, seen as the start […]

N.Korea’s “Mass Games” provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder

By Josh Smith PYONGYANG, Sept 13 : Packed into Pyongyang’s giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea’s “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country. “My thought sitting there was that it was […]

No long-range missiles, N.Korea military parade features floats and flowers

By Josh Smith PYONGYANG, Sept 9 : With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on conventional arms, peace and economic development, to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. Line upon line of goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks shook the ground before giving way to […]

No long-range missiles, NKorea military parade features floats and flowers

By Josh Smith PYONGYANG, Sep 9 : With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development, filled with coloured balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. A sea of spectators watched the parade as tens of thousands goose-stepping soldiers […]

U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks

By Christopher Bing and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Sept 6 : The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. The charges, part of a strategy by the U.S. government to deter future cyberattacks […]