U.S. charges three North Koreans over $1.3billion hacking spree

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… Read More U.S. charges three North Koreans over $1.3billion hacking spree

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calls for expansion of nuclear arsenal, tags U.S. as nation’s biggest enemy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more advanced nuclear weapons and said the United States is “our biggest enemy,” state media said on Saturday, presenting a stark challenge to President-elect Joe Biden just days before he takes office. Washington’s hostile policies would not change regardless of who occupies the White House but dropping… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calls for expansion of nuclear arsenal, tags U.S. as nation’s biggest enemy

North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday. The test was conducted at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science, without specifying… Read More North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States. North Korea has long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalize relations and end… Read More North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Nuclear summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ends in no deal

The failure of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to secure even a limited deal at their second nuclear summit means any breakthrough now depends on working-level talks that have made little progress since last year. The sudden collapse of talks on Thursday highlighted just how large the gulf between… Read More Nuclear summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ends in no deal

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump both arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, the eve of their second summit at which they will tackle how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump flew into the capital Hanoi on Air Force One, touching down just before… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit

U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

A U.S. court on Monday ordered Pyongyang to pay $501 million in damages for the torture and death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017 shortly after being released from a North Korea prison. Warmbier’s parents sued North Korea in April over their son’s death. The 22-year-old student died days after he… Read More U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $501million in damages over death of U.S. student

North Korea hands over remains of U.S. soldiers killed in Korean War

North Korea on Friday handed over 55 boxes carrying remains thought to be of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, a first step in implementing an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June. The handover of the boxes, draped in the blue and white flag of the United Nations, represents a modest… Read More North Korea hands over remains of U.S. soldiers killed in Korean War