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N. Korea Spends US$642 Million in 2021 to Develop Nuclear Weapons: Report

N. Korea Spends US$642 Million in 2021 to Develop Nuclear Weapons: Report

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea spent over US$640 million in 2021 to further its nuclear ambition, a global nonproliferation organization said Tuesday. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) also said the North is estimated to have 20 assembled nuclear weapons in its annual report, titled, “Squandered: 2021 Global Nuclear Weapons Spending.” [...]

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday expressed full support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country’s state media reported, despite international condemnation for his invasion of Ukraine. The Russian people have “achieved great successes in accomplishing the just cause of defending the dignity and security of their country [...]

N. Korea Says Month-old Virus Crisis Under Control, but Skepticism Lingers

N. Korea Says Month-old Virus Crisis Under Control, but Skepticism Lingers

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Just a month since disclosing a coronavirus outbreak, North Korea claims new infections are markedly slowing down, but the outside world raises a question about the credibility of a puzzling number of “fever” cases announced on a daily basis. Others question how the country’s antivirus fight will affect the [...]

Civic Groups, Foreign Envoys Stage Joint Campaign Against N. Korea over ‘Enforced Disappearance’ of Persons

Civic Groups, Foreign Envoys Stage Joint Campaign Against N. Korea over ‘Enforced Disappearance’ of Persons

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of nongovernmental organizations in South Korea and abroad condemned North Korea on Tuesday for its “systematic abduction, denial of repatriation and subsequent enforced disappearance of persons from other countries.” During a press conference, joined by several foreign ambassadors in Seoul as well as a representative from a [...]