Tag: North Korean

North Korea Accused of Testing ICBM System and Restoring Nuclear Test Site

SEOUL/WASHINGTON—North Korea used what would be its largest ever intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system in two recent launches, and appears to be restoring some tunnels at its shuttered nuclear test site, U.S. and South Korean officials said on Friday. The reports are the latest to suggest the country may soon follow through on threats to…


Thinner, Energetic Kim Stands out at North Korean Parade

SEOUL, South Korea—At an unusual North Korean parade showcasing military dogs and virus workers in orange hazmat suits, leader Kim Jong Un still stood out by looking thinner and more energetic than he has in years. During the event that started late Wednesday, Kim, wearing a cream suit and a shiny white tie, emerged as…


N Korea’s Kim Looks Much Thinner, Causing Health Speculation

SEOUL, South Korea—The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim’s 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles. Has he gained even more weight? Is he struggling for breath after relatively short walks? What…


North Korean man extradited to US in sanctions case

WASHINGTON—A North Korean citizen was taken into U.S. custody on Saturday after being extradited from Malaysia to face money laundering charges, making him the first North Korean extradited to the U.S. to face trial. Mun Chol Myong was in the custody of the FBI in Washington on Saturday, according to documents obtained by The Associated…


US Charges Three North Koreans in $1.3 Billion Hacking Spree

WASHINGTON—The United States has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a massive hacking spree aimed at stealing more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency, affecting companies from banks to Hollywood movie studios, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday. The indictment alleges that Jon Chang Hyok, 31, Kim Il, 27, and Park Jin…


US Charges 3 North Koreans in $1.3 Billion Hacking Spree

WASHINGTON—The United States has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a massive hacking spree aimed at stealing more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency, affecting companies from banks to Hollywood movie studios, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday. The indictment alleges that Jon Chang Hyok, 31, Kim Il, 27, and Park Jin…