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North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes
by Eric Talmadge - September 10, 2018 - 9:01am
North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un's new policies the emphasis was firmly on building up the economy,...
Business as usual in North Korea as public unaware of summit
by Eric Talmadge - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
With all the international attention focused on Singapore and the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang must be buzzing with excitement, right?
At Trump-Kim summit, don't expect NKorea to foot the bill
by Eric Talmadge - June 5, 2018 - 1:00am
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past...
As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone
by Eric Talmadge - May 22, 2018 - 9:00pm
North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger.
Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message
by Eric Talmadge - May 18, 2018 - 9:50am
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit.
North Korean nuclear site more active ahead of Kim meetings
by Eric Talmadge - March 29, 2018 - 9:50am
Increased activity at a North Korean nuclear site has once again caught the attention of analysts and renewed concerns about the complexities of denuclearization talks as President Donald Trump prepares for a summit...
As athletes struggle, Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory
by Eric Talmadge - February 19, 2018 - 1:34pm
Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power — think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. 
Kim Jong Un's sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit
by Eric Talmadge - February 9, 2018 - 4:12pm
In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to be her brother's special envoy to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
With military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at US
by Eric Talmadge - February 9, 2018 - 9:45am
North Korea announced last month that it would hold a big event to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military.
North Korea says it's not interested in meeting US VP Pence
by Eric Talmadge - February 8, 2018 - 3:18pm
North Korea says it is not interested in meeting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence while he is in South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics.
What's new, and what's ahead, after North Korea's ICBM test
by Eric Talmadge - November 30, 2017 - 1:08am
Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credi...
Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy
by Eric Talmadge - November 16, 2017 - 12:49am
With all the verbal barbs flying between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump these days, China's decision to send its most senior official to North Korea in more than two years...
North Korea says 6th nuke test was H-bomb, 'perfect success'
by Eric Talmadge - September 3, 2017 - 10:35pm
North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device yesterday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date
North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs
by Eric Talmadge - August 23, 2017 - 4:02am
North Korea's state news agency released photos Wednesday that appear to show the designs of one or possibly two new missiles.
Will North Korea's Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch
by Eric Talmadge - August 14, 2017 - 1:45am
Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly — but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily.
Raising the stakes: Why North Korea is talking up Guam
by Eric Talmadge - August 12, 2017 - 7:11pm
North Korea's announcement that it is finalizing a plan to launch four ballistic missiles over Japan toward the island of Guam has touched off a series of fiery threats from President Donald Trump and upped tensions...
Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit
by Eric Talmadge - June 17, 2017 - 5:00am
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to come back again soon, on Saturday wrapped up a low-key and incident-free visit to the North Korean capital.
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile
by Eric Talmadge - May 22, 2017 - 6:25am
North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat...
Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama
by Eric Talmadge - March 23, 2017 - 10:00am
North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama.
North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine
by Eric Talmadge - March 19, 2017 - 1:28pm
North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program.
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