North Korea faces its worst drought in a century, state media say, raising food crisis fears in the impoverished nation. The Financial Times reports.» Read More
SEOUL, July 17- North Korea's economy expanded by 1.0 percent in 2014, the South Korean central bank said on Friday, with a drought expected to hobble growth in one of the world's most isolated countries this year. A drought could dent economic activity this year, as North Korea has said it is the worst it has seen in 100 years although Seoul has said it seems to be...
SEOUL, July 10- North Korea received enough rainfall in June to ease drought conditions that had been described by Pyongyang as the worst in a century, although parts of the country remain acutely short of water, the South Korean government said on Friday. The lack of rain is believed to have compounded chronic food shortages in North Korea, which has seen external...
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Japan has told North Korea that it is considering extending its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang beyond April- Kyodo citing sources. Japan government is making arrangements to extend the sanctions on North Korea, possibly for two years- Kyodo. Japan's cabinet decision on sanctions on N.Korea could be made in April unless substantial progress is made...
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