North Korea: The secrets of Office 39

The businessman Sam Pa in front of the Pyongyang skyline. His Queensway Group is linked with KKG, a North Korean enterprise
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Shadowy organisation’s alliance with Queensway Group helps Pyongyang bring in cash

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, JUN 18: Han Seol Hyang (white suit) and Kim Min Jung (black suit) of wedding agency at there office in Seoul, South Korea on June 18, 2018. Photographer: Han Myung Gu/Penta Press
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Seoul dating agency’s Korean unification

Matchmaking business helps bridge divide between north and south

N Korea says drought worst in 100 years

Parched paddy fields raise fears of looming food crisis

Kim purge suggests struggle for loyalty

Churn of officials raises doubts over N Korea leader’s grip on power

N Korea executes minister with heavy weapon

Defence chief’s crimes reported to include falling asleep before Kim

US and China seek to restart Pyongyang talks

Move revive dialogue comes as N Korea tests new ballistic missile

North Korean workers exploited abroad

Regime has increased number sent to work in harsh conditions

Shared woes unite Russia and North Korea

Co-operation deepens between isolated nations

The nightmare of a Korean cold war thaw

Everyone in the region has reason to be wary of the process by which unification might come about

S Korea protests over North’s wage demand

Pyongyang boosts joint project salaries 5% to $74 a month

US envoy suffers knife attack in S Korea

Nationalist assailant angered by Seoul’s military ties with Washington

N Korea hits back at UN rights body

Minister rejects criticism and uses Geneva visit to warn of strike on US

Cyber threat drives US to change tack

Rethink explains decision to blame North Korea for hacking Sony

Fears grow for free speech in South Korea

Critics say government is using increasingly heavy-handed tactics

N Korea defector admits story falsehoods

Prison camp survivor ‘significantly revises’ account details

S Korean arrested over pro-North comments

Detention of activist intensifies debate on national security law

S Korea’s Park open to Kim Jong Un summit

‘No preconditions’ to a meeting with N Korean leader

FBI details North Korean attack on Sony

Comey says Pyongyang ‘got sloppy’ in cyber assault on studio

North Korea blasts US over new sanctions

Pyongyang reiterates denial of involvement in action against Sony

Why I didn’t download ‘The Interview’

Neither the US president nor a North Korean despot could make me watch a film I did not want to watch

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