North Korea Says Impounded Ship is “Biggest Issue” in U.S. Ties

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship is the biggest stumbling block to improving bilateral relations, a senior North Korean official said on Wednesday, warning Washington against using the "logic of strength" against Pyongyang. The Trump administration must make a "big decision" on lifting sanctions before stalled … [Read more...]

North Korea Warns U.S. Over Seized Ship at Rare U.N. News Conference

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Reuters) - North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries. North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song held a rare news conference at … [Read more...]

U.S. Seizes North Korean Bulk Carrier Accused of Violating Sanctions

By Sarah N. Lynch and Michelle Nichols May 9 (Reuters) - The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday. The ship, known as the "Wise Honest," was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018. Under an unusual … [Read more...]

North Korean Worker Accuses Dutch Shipbuilder of ‘Slave-Like Conditions’

By Kieran Guilbert and Magdalena Mis LONDON, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A North Korean labourer has filed a landmark criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilding company that allegedly profited from the abuse of workers in its supply chain in Poland and was aware of the "slave-like conditions", lawyers said on Thursday. A law firm representing the worker - … [Read more...]