South Korea is accelerating plans to create a specialized military unit tasked with targeting key North Korean officials, including dictator Kim Jong-un, in the event of war breaking out.
China brushed aside criticism from President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday that Beijing has not done enough to prevent the development of North Korea’s nuclear program.
Pyongyang’s traffic police are held to high standards by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who personally chooses only the most tall and beautiful women to patrol traffic in the city.
North Korea is preparing to conduct new missile tests amid heightened tensions in Northeast Asia.
A senior House Democrat said on Tuesday the Obama administration’s refusal to retaliate against North Korea for the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures may have motivated Russian hackers to target U.S. political networks this past year.
The United States has warned China it will blacklist Chinese companies and banks that do illicit business with North Korea if Beijing fails to enforce U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, according to senior State Department officials.