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June 19, 2019

Kim Jong Un’s sports focus scores points for regime at home and abroad

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets the victorious women’s soccer team at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. The North Korean women’s team won the...

Talks of inter-Korean summit surface but US-North Korea talks will be key

Kim Yo Jong handing President Moon Jae In a handwritten letter from Kim Jong Un on the morning of February 10 at the Blue...

Kim Jong Un sees propaganda opportunity in sending sister to Olympics

North Korean state television aired scenes of the 'art troupe' preparing to board a train on their way to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South...

Diplomacy or mere decorum for Kim Yong Nam-led Olympic delegation?

In a February 4 message to the South, North Korea announced that they will send a 22-person delegation, led by President of the Supreme...

Why did North Korea cancel the Mt. Kumgang joint performance?

A South Korean inspection team visits the culture center at Mt. Kumgang (shown above) on January 23. Image: Unification Ministry North Korea has...

South Korean press ‘insults’ not the real reason for North Korea’s Mt. Kumgang event...

A picture of the Masik Pass ski resort taken by a South Korean inspection team member who visited the facilities on January 24. Image:...

North Korea relishes world’s interest in its high-level Olympic delegation

A high-level North Korean delegation attended the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Members included then Vice Marshal of the Korean People's...

North Korean security agents to make up large part of Olympic group

Chief South Korean delegate Chun Hae Sung (Ministry of Unification) briefs the media in downtown Seoul after working-level talks with North Korea on January...

Kim Jong Un may use Olympics as stage for promoting ‘achievements’

Kim Jong Un rides a ski lift prior to the opening ceremony at the Masik Pass resort in 2013. Image: Rodong SinmunDuring working-level talks on...

Why is North Korea sending the Samjiyon Orchestra to the Olympics?

The 'Samjiyon Band' (distinct from the 'Samjiyon Orchestra') performs 'Eternal Echoes' for the 80th anniversary of the 'Pochonbo Battle' in Ryanggang Province. Image: Yonhap News...

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