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The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

Oct 17 2019

SEOUL Whatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power.

Policy shift anticipated as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

Oct 16 2019

SEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea's most sacred mountain. | Video

'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

Oct 16 2019

SEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea's most sacred mountain. | Video

South Korea unveils fighter jet mock-up amid program challenges

Oct 15 2019

SEONGNAM, South Korea South Korea has displayed the first full-size mock-up of the KF-X fighter jet it is developing with Indonesia, after officials said the program passed key design reviews in September.

North Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat - KCNA

Oct 13 2019

SEOUL North Korea's foreign ministry "strongly demanded" on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat this week, North Korean state media reported.

Explainer - North Korea's deadline on denuclearisation talks looms, but what does it mean?

Oct 07 2019

SEOUL North Korea has doubled down on leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline for the United States to reconsider its approach in denuclearisation negotiations after the latest attempt at talks ended in disagreement.

North Korea doubts U.S. will have alternative plans inside two weeks

Oct 06 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down. | Video

North Korea, U.S. envoys to resume high-stakes nuclear talks over weekend

Oct 03 2019

SEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program this weekend, analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal, but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions.

Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

Sep 11 2019

SEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled.

Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

Sep 10 2019

SEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernizing their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled.

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