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N. Korea Showcases Fireworks Modeled after Hwaseong-17 ICBM

N. Korea Showcases Fireworks Modeled after Hwaseong-17 ICBM

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Fireworks modeled after North Korea’s largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) have become available for purchase, in what observers say is another point of pride for the reclusive regime. On Sunday, North Korea’s state-run Korean Central TV showed footage of fireworks shaped like the Hwasong-17 ICBM displayed on shelves at [...]

N. Korea Tears Down S. Korean-built Fire Station at Mount Kumgang Resort: Seoul

N. Korea Tears Down S. Korean-built Fire Station at Mount Kumgang Resort: Seoul

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea dismantled a fire station built with the South Korean government’s budget at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North’s east coast last month, the unification ministry said Friday. The ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs voiced “strong” regret over North Korea’s “unilateral” removal of the South Korean [...]

N. Korean Leader Congratulates Putin on Inauguration

N. Korean Leader Congratulates Putin on Inauguration

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a congratulatory message to Russian President Vladimir Putin for formally starting his fifth term as Moscow’s leader, state media said Wednesday, amid deepening military cooperation between the two nations. Putin began his fifth term Tuesday, extending his 24-year rule for another six [...]

Toy Story’s Animated Character Found at N. Korea’s Fashion Show in Suspected Trademark Violation

Toy Story’s Animated Character Found at N. Korea’s Fashion Show in Suspected Trademark Violation

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea appears to have violated trademark rights as it displayed clothing with a famous animated character from Disney-Pixar’s 2010 movie “Toy Story 3″ at the latest fashion exhibition, photos carried by state media showed Friday. Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, the main antagonist of the film, also known as Lotso Bear, [...]

S. Korea Bolsters Space Surveillance amid Rising N. Korean Threats

S. Korea Bolsters Space Surveillance amid Rising N. Korean Threats

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea placed its second military spy satellite in space Monday to beef up its space-based surveillance of North Korea and deter its nuclear and missile threats amid Pyongyang’s own push to launch more satellites. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the reconnaissance satellite from the John F. Kennedy Space [...]

Unification Minister Slams N. Korea’s Abduction, Detention of S. Koreans as Inhumane

Unification Minister Slams N. Korea’s Abduction, Detention of S. Koreans as Inhumane

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Unification Minister Kim Yung-ho on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s abduction and detention of South Korean nationals as an “inhumane” act, vowing the government’s utmost efforts to resolve the urgent issue. Kim made the remarks during a meeting with family members of the South Korean victims and chiefs of related [...]