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N.K. Colleges Offer Online Programs amid Extended Vacation Caused by Virus Fears

N.K. Colleges Offer Online Programs amid Extended Vacation Caused by Virus Fears

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Colleges in North Korea are providing online programs for students amid an extended vacation, as the country is making all efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state media showed Monday. North Korea has not officially confirmed any coronavirus infections, but it has reportedly extended the winter [...]

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo called for tighter defense of the sea border with North Korea on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the communist nation’s deadly sinking of the South’s warship Cheonan. The Cheonan went down near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de facto maritime border between [...]

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Help Korean Americans Reunite with N.K. Family Members

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Help Korean Americans Reunite with N.K. Family Members

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill aimed at helping Korean Americans reunite with family members in North Korea. Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) on Thursday introduced the bipartisan Korean War Divided Families Reunification Act, which directs the U.S. secretary of state to prioritize arranging reunions [...]

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has said it stands ready to approve requests for entry into the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in order to support aid provision, diplomatic meetings and other inter-Korean projects despite coronavirus concerns. “Things are quieter since #NorthKorea closed its borders due to #COVID19, [...]

N. Korean Media Accuses S. Korean Movies, Dramas of Anti-republic Fabrication

N. Korean Media Accuses S. Korean Movies, Dramas of Anti-republic Fabrication

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean state media on Wednesday slammed South Korean movies and dramas for engaging in “anti-republic” propaganda with fakes and fabrication about the communist state. Uriminzokkiri did not specify its targets for criticism, but they might include such recent hits as TV drama “Crash Landing On You” and blockbuster [...]

Nuclear Talks in Limbo One Year After No-deal Hanoi Summit

Nuclear Talks in Limbo One Year After No-deal Hanoi Summit

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea remain in limbo a year after their no-deal summit in Hanoi, with their engagement hamstrung by mutual distrust, domestic politics and, most recently, Pyongyang’s focus on fending off an epidemic. The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North [...]