North Korea laundered millions of dollars despite international sanctions through a convoluted scheme that involved prominent U.S. banks in New York, according to leaked secret bank documents, NBC News reported on Sunday.
Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will participate in a series of annual Asean meetings this week to discuss coronavirus responses and regional issues as Sino-U.S. tensions capture increased attention.
North Korea is building its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capabilities, and possibly submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), according to a senior U.S. Defense Department official Wednesday.
Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo landed himself in hot water due to his excuse for opting out of a defense chiefs’ meeting with the United States and Japan last week.
South Korea on Sunday formally announced it will kick off combined military exercises with the United States on Tuesday, with drills to be scaled down this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
South Korea announced Tuesday all restrictions on its use of solid-fuel rockets had been lifted, vastly increasing the country’s military and space potential.
North Korea on Wednesday slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his public criticism of China, making clear Pyongyang is on the side of its neighbor and closest ally as the rift between Beijing and Washington grows.
The U.S. government on Tuesday reversed a new visa policy barring international students from the country if all their classes go online due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move which comes to the relief of tens of thousands of Koreans.
Korean students fear being blocked from the United States because of a controversial new visa rule for international students announced last week that has provoked a backlash from American universities.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun stressed Wednesday that Washington “strongly supports” inter-Korean cooperation, which he said contributes to “creating a more stable environment on the Korean Peninsula.”