By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Wikipedia and military refers to it as the “Second Battle Of Yeonpyeong.” On June 29, 2002, two border patrol boats from North Korea slipped over the Northern Limit Line, the maritime boundary between the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea (DPRK—North Korea) and the Republic Of Korea (South Korea) in […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie “The Interview.’’ North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission, which is headed by country leader Kim Jong […]
AP Wire Service PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there.
By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly While most of the developed world enjoys Internet access as a basic human right, North Koreans live with their web access heavily regulated and monitored.
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the early 1990s, when North Korea opened its borders a tiny bit to Americans, Seong Suk Kim, also known as Joan, sought the opportunity to visit her siblings — two brothers — and their children, Kim’s nieces and nephews, whom she had never met. During the Korean War, […]