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Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show

Pyongyang - It was a tale of just two economies when the 13th Pyongyang International Trade Fair opened in the North Korean capital on Monday, with two-thirds of the exhibitors domestic firms, and almost all the others Chinese.

Pyongyang mounts show of support for leader Kim

Pyongyang - Tens of thousands of Pyongyang residents were gathered in the capital's Kim Il-Sung Square Saturday to laud leader Kim Jong-Un's denunciation of US President Donald Trump.

Petrol prices pumped up in Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Petrol prices are being pumped higher in Pyongyang in the wake of United Nations sanctions restricting exports of oil products to nuclear-armed North Korea.Retail prices have gone up around 20 percent in two months, AFP saw in the capital.

Kim's words find rapt audience in Pyongyang

Pyongyang - An expectant hush fell on the crowd as the giant screen outside Pyongyang's main train station went black on Friday afternoon.

Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

Pyongyang - As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to hug each other tearfully when their compatriot secured the team sparring gold and the title of worl...

Op-Ed: North Korea amassing cryptocurrencies for revenue and trade

Pyongyang - North Korea appears to be intensifying efforts to obtain more bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as it is banned from the global banking system and subject to new trade restrictions and sanctions promoted by the US and passed by the UN Security Council.

Op-Ed: Academics protest YouTube's closure of North Korean channels

San Bruno - Academics are angry that YouTube has shut down two North Korean news, and propaganda channels and has urged the company to reinstate them as they provided valuable insights about the country including into their nuclear program.

North Korea celebrates nuclear test

Pyongyang - North Korea held a mass celebration for the scientists involved in carrying out its largest nuclear blast to date, with fireworks and a mass rally in Pyongyang.

Shellfish, fire and Party praise: beach breaks, North Korea style

- Take several dozen North Korean clams. Arrange vent-down on concrete slab. Douse liberally with petrol. Ignite. Add fuel until cooked.

Not so jolly hockey sticks for North Korean sports

Pyongyang - When North Korea's ice hockey team arrived in Auckland for an international tournament carrying battered wooden sticks, organisers stepped in to provide high-tech carbon fibre equipment.

Tears in rain: North Korea marks 'Victory Day'

Pyongyang - In heavy rain, North Koreans put down their umbrellas to bow before the mausoleum of founder Kim Il Sung and his son on Thursday as the country marked the end of the Korean War, which it calls Victory Day.

N. Korea official: 'We don't care' about US travel ban

Pyongyang - Washington's ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea will have no effect on the country's tourism industry and Pyongyang does not care about it "at all", a senior development official insisted Tuesday.

N.Korea official: 'We don't care' about US travel ban

Pyongyang - Washington's ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea will have no effect on the country's tourism industry and Pyongyang does not care about it "at all", a senior development official insisted Tuesday.

Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists

Pyongyang - The Westerners lined up on Sunday before giant statues of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-Il and, on command from their guide, bowed deeply.

Explosions in sky as Pyongyang celebrates ICBM launch

Pyongyang - Fireworks lit up the sky over Pyongyang's Juche Tower as North Korea celebrated its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a milestone in its decades-long weapons drive.

Op-Ed: Russia and China challenge U.S. policy on North Korea

Moscow - As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow the two issued a joint statement that called for a simultaneous freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile tests but also on military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea.

New options for Trump as he meets South Korean leader

Washington - CNN reports that revised US military options have been prepared for President Trump according to two US military officials.

Op-Ed: China angry at U.S. sanctions and weapons sales to Taiwan

Washington - Sanctions have been imposed on the Chinese Bank of Dandong with the U.S. Treasury department accusing it of being "a conduit for illicit North Korean activity".

Op-Ed: South Korean President and Trump may clash on policies

This week the new South Korean President Moon Jae-In will visit the United States and have his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Moon's policies towards North Korea are less aggressive than those of the U.S.

Op-Ed: Former NBA star Rodman makes fourth visit to North Korea

Pyongyang - The former NBA star Dennis Rodman claims he was "just trying to open the door" as he visits North Korea for the fourth time. He said he would not raise the issue of Americans detained in the country.
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