North Korea

TORONTO | The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

TORONTO— The latest on the frictions between Canada and China over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive (all times local): 9:10 p.m. An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor. Spavor is director of the Paektu Cultural Exchange and is one … Continue reading TORONTO | The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

PARIS | French Senate worker faces treason charges over North Kore

PARIS — A judicial official says that a French Senate employee has been handed preliminary charges for treason for allegedly collecting and delivering information to North Korea. The official said Friday that an investigating judge placed Benoit Quennedey under investigation for treason a day earlier. Quennedey was detained Sunday by agents of France’s domestic intelligence … Continue reading PARIS | French Senate worker faces treason charges over North Kore

PARIS | Arrested French official suspected of spying for North Korea

PARIS  — An employee of the French Senate is in custody on suspicion of spying for North Korea. A judicial official says that the man was detained Sunday in an investigation open since March into “collecting and delivering information to a foreign power susceptible to harming fundamental interests of the nation.” France’s domestic intelligence agency … Continue reading PARIS | Arrested French official suspected of spying for North Korea

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and thanked her for Sweden’s role in securing the release of an American citizen from North Korea. The Secretary also thanked the Swedes for their support and services as our Protecting Power … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

United States | On the Release of an American Citizen from North Korea

United States – The United States appreciates the cooperation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the embassy of Sweden in facilitating the release of an American citizen. The United States is grateful for the sustained support of Sweden, our protecting power in North Korea, for its advocacy on behalf of American citizens. The … Continue reading United States | On the Release of an American Citizen from North Korea

United States | DPRK Maritime Insurance Workshop

United States – Today, the United States and the United Kingdom met with industry leaders from maritime insurance companies, commodity traders, and other relevant parties in London to discuss steps the private sector can take to prevent illicit shipping, trade, and other sanctions evasion activities that North Korea uses to generate revenue for its UN-prohibited … Continue reading United States | DPRK Maritime Insurance Workshop

SEOUL, South Korea | NKorea says it has tested new “high-tech tactical” weapon

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of “a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” the nation’s state media reported Friday, though it didn’t describe what sort of weapon it was. It didn’t appear to be a nuclear or missile-related test, a string of which last year had many … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | NKorea says it has tested new “high-tech tactical” weapon