North Korea: Covid-19 Used as Pretext to Seal Border

(Seoul) – The North Korean government has substantially increased security along its northern border, using Covid-19 as the justification, further restricting travel and trade, Human Rights Watch said today. An…

North Korea imports of Chinese masks, gloves surged before it declared COVID victory

Volunteers carry out disinfection work during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea in this image released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 4, 2020. Register…

North Korea to convene parliament, anti-epidemic meeting amid zero-COVID claim

North Korea’s capital Pyongyang is seen in this April 30, 2004 picture. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won LJW/FA/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) –…

North Korea reports no new fever cases amid outside doubts over COVID data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak and placed…

Why North Korea Ransomware Attacks Target U.S. Health Care Providers

WASHINGTON – MARCH 09: The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau’s headquaters … [+] March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller…

S. Korea expands booster shots as COVID-19 cases creep up

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea are expanding booster shots to adults 50 and over as COVID-19 cases creep up again across the country. The 40,226…

North Korea blames covid on ‘alien things’ near South Korea border

Placeholder while article actions load SEOUL — North Korea on Friday identified the supposed source of its coronavirus outbreak for the first time, claiming people contracted the virus after coming…

South Korea Considers Additional Network Fees for Foreign Content Providers, Raising Concerns under KORUS

The Internet is a marvel of our modern world. A file that gets uploaded can be viewed and downloaded only seconds later, half a world away. This core function of…

North Korea announces first Covid deaths amid ‘explosive’ outbreak

On Thursday, North Korea reported 18,000 new “fever cases” and the six deaths, one of which tested positive for the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron, state media KCNA reported on Friday.…

N. Korea reports COVID cases, fires 3 ballistic missile tests

SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea fired three ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea and Japan said, in the latest tests aimed…