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  1. Aram Pan photographs North Korea's $200m Kalma Airport in WonsanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 27 | Daily Mail

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  2. N.K. spurns S. Korea's invitation for railway restoration ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 20 | Korea Herald

    The Unification Ministry on Monday said that North Korea rejected Seoul's invitation to a ceremony held in August to embark on restoring the South's section of a disconnected inter-Korean railroad. The ceremony was held on Aug. 5 to mark Seoul's efforts to reconnect the 223.7-kilometer Gyeongwon Line that once ran from Seoul to the North Korean eastern city of Wonsan before the Korean Peninsula was divided 70 years ago.


  3. S. Korea pushing to relink inter-Korean railway: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 14 | Korea Herald

    South Korea has been working to relink an inter-Korean railway to open a path to the Eurasian continent, Seoul's top official handling inter-Korean ties said Monday. "If reunified, the Gyeongwon Line will link the South and the North and become a path of unification and hope extending to the world," Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo said in an address marking his train journey from Seoul to the central border county of Cheorwon.


  4. Budget plan focuses on border defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 9 | Korea Herald

    Seoul has earmarked 38.95 trillion won in its proposal for next year's defense budget, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year, as it seeks to beef up defense capabilities to better counter North Korea's evolving military threats. "To realize a robust security, we have reflected the security situations, including North Korea's recent provocations, and our strong resolve to address them in our budget planning for next year," Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo said during a press briefing on the budget plan to be submitted to the National Assembly on Friday.


  5. New footage shows Kim Jong Un applauding rocket launchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | GlobalNews

    North Korea's state television on Tuesday aired footage of the country's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, watching a missile launch and inspecting military drills. The footage, which KRT said was filmed in June, appeared to show Kim watching the test-firing of anti-ship missiles and smiling and applauding as monitors suggest the missiles struck their target.


  6. Korean currency evolves over millenniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | Korea Herald

    King Sejong, whose portrait is printed on South Korea's 10,000 won banknote, was a key figure of the 15th century in the Joseon era . Other historical figures on the three other denominated bills and the 100 won coin lived during the 16th century.


  7. South Korea island plans cruise trips to North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | UPI

    Cruises to North Korea that depart from the South Korean island of Jeju may be drawing closer to reality, and the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could be involved in the project. The South Korean chairman of the Jeju Cruise Industry Association said Thursday a new "Peace Cruise Line" could include the North Korean port cities of Nampo, Wonsan, Rajin and Sonbong as stopovers, Yonhap reported.


  8. Seoul eyes 2016 fiscal expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Korea Herald

    The ruling Saenuri Party and the Finance Ministry on Thursday reached a consensus to push an expansionary fiscal policy next year to stimulate the economy. They also agreed to expand military expenses to bolster countermeasures against possible provocations of North Korea.


  9. S. Korea to hike military budget to boost readinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Korea Herald

    South Korea will sharply increase its military budget for 2016 to enhance the readiness of its armed forces against North Korean threats, the top economic policymaker said Thursday. In a meeting with lawmakers from the ruling Saenuri Party in Seoul, Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said the latest standoff with North Korea highlights the need to strengthen the combat readiness of troops near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas, as well as to cope with the threat posed by Pyongyang's submarines.


  10. The latest set of tensions on the Korean peninsula-update 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Yesterday we wrote that: Another example of North Korea 's bluff strategy is currently playing out on the Korean peninsula. North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea's troops to be on a war footing as tensions with South Korea escalate.


  11. North Korea: Live updates as Kim Jong-un declares 'state of war' against the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | The Daily Record

    The crazed dictator told his troops to be 'fully ready for war', as the deadline for South Korea to meet his demands passes This video - shared by One Young World - shows an incredible, emotional speech from Yeomni Park discussing her quest for freedom as she escaped from North Korea. The North's Korean Central News Agency said in an English-language release: "The Korean People's Army front-line large combined units entered into a wartime state all at once, fully armed to launch surprise operations, and wound up their preparedness for action."


  12. KORAIL chief calls for Seoul to lead inter-Korean railwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | Korea Herald

    As KORAIL president and chief executive, Choi Yeon-hye was sedate, soft-spoken and well versed in the intricate web of railroad technologies, as well as the industry's inner workings, brandishing her 20-odd years of expertise as a "railman." Touching on a now-severed inter-Korean railway and the ongoing program to rebuild its southern section, however, she appeared resolute and principled.


  13. North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving KimRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sitting in an airplane as he guides a flight drill for the inspection of airmen of the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force.


  14. Panel denies president's suggestion of N.K. upheavalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | Korea Herald

    A presidential panel for Korean unification Tuesday denied a recent report that President Park Geun-hye had suggested a possible unification of the two Koreas next year by indicating a sign of sudden changes in North Korea. "The president that day was requesting the panel to be better prepared for the unification because no one can predict when it could actually happen," said the presidential committee for unification preparation in a statement.


  15. North Korea airport includes runway for Kim Jong Un's exclusive useRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | UPI

    North Korea 's Kalma Airport completed an expansion in July to accommodate up to 12 planes, according to an analysis of recent satellite images of the reclusive country. Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, who used the aerial images in his analysis, told Radio Free Asia on Friday the airport in North Korea's port city of Wonsan was rebuilt to extend runways by 3,500 meters, Yonhap reported.


  16. Landmines in the Dream Making ZoneRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2015 | The Marmot's Hole

    On August 4, two South Korean soldiers who were patrolling the DMZ lost their legs by landmines , which North Korea surreptitiously buried right near the gate through which the South Korean soldiers would enter the DMZ. This serious provocation by North Korea was reported immediately to the Blue House .


  17. N.Korean General Behind Cheonan Sinking PromotedRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2015 | Chosun Ilbo

    Kim Yong-chol, the chief of North Korea's General Bureau of Reconnaissance, has been promoted back to four-star general. Kim is believed to have been the mastermind behind torpedoing the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan in 2010.


  18. North Korea Wants You to Invest in Its BeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | Men's Journal

    A heads up to all the business-minded beer lovers out there: North Korea needs you. The once-communist nation announced Monday that it's looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to bankroll a new brewery in eastern coastal town of Wonsan.


  19. Comrade capitalism: North Korea seeks investors for breweryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Reuters

    For the boldest frontier market investor: North Korea is looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions. The isolated country recently announced more than 100 separate projects seeking foreign investment in the Wonsan-Kumgang Development Zone, a mountainous region where leader Kim keeps palaces and a summer residence.


  20. New train tour of North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | CNN

    What's the worst reaction you could possibly get when you tell your friends you're going to North Korea ? A Beijing-based tour company specializing in North Korea tours is giving travelers a chance to earn new bragging rights by offering a rare train journey that goes far beyond the country's "already exposed" capital. Koryo Tours' 11-day train tour, dubbed "Eastern Adventure by Rail," departs October 2 from Pyongyang and includes stops at Mt.