North Korea leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

2014-03-10 09:17

North Korea's state media has confirmed - a 100%, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

N Korean leader to add 'MP' to his many titles

2014-02-04 09:02

North Korea has confirmed that leader Kim Jong-Un will be a candidate in next month's parliamentary elections, which will be closely watched for clues on power shifts in Pyongyang.

Korea talks raise hopes amidst animosity

2013-06-11 12:03

The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic projects and ease animosity marked by recent threats of nuclear war.

N Korea sends 'special envoy' to China

2013-05-22 07:58

North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a personal envoy of leader Kim Jong-Un, at a time of strained relations with Beijing and ahead of a key China-US summit.

S Korea offers North talks, with warning

2013-04-25 08:22

South Korea has formally offered North Korea talks on suspended operations at their joint Kaesong industrial zone, and hinted it might pull out entirely if Pyongyang declines.

N Korea threatens South for 'monstrous' act

2013-04-16 10:00

North Korea has threatened the South with imminent "sledge-hammer" retaliation, unless Seoul apologised for anti-Pyongyang protestors burning effigies of its revered leaders.

N Korea keeps world on edge over launch

2013-04-11 15:55

North Korea is keeping the world on edge over an expected missile launch while it turns its own energies to celebrating leaders past and present amid soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula.


Dead world leaders on show

2013-03-08 13:39

It's not uncommon for the embalmed bodies to communist leaders to be displayed. See pictures from mausoleums around the world.

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Neighbours prep military after nuke test

2013-02-13 10:04

North Korea's neighbours have bolstered their military preparations and mobilised scientists to determine whether Pyongyang's third nuclear test was as successful as the North claimed.

Defiant N Korea vows more launches

2012-12-14 10:02

Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have held a mass rally to celebrate the nuclear-armed state's rocket launch, with its youthful leader vowing new launches in defiance of US-led outrage.

N Korea: Kim's nephew labels him 'dictator'

2012-10-19 11:02

In a rare and remarkable interview, the teenage grandson of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has provided a glimpse into the secretive world of his country's ruling dynasty.

N Korean leader's wife 'charming'

2012-08-04 10:03

A Japanese sushi chef who served the late Kim Jong-Il and his family for 13 years has described the new North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's wife, as "pretty and charming".

The many roles of North Korea's Kim

2012-07-18 12:53

Kim Jong-Un has picked up a slew of big titles in the seven months since he became North Korea's leader.

No sign of North Korea rocket lift-off

2012-04-12 16:21

North Korea's five-day window to launch a rocket has opened with no confirmed firing, but Asian countries remain on alert as Washington rallies world opinion against the communist state.

N Korea's ruling party to hold rare meet

2012-02-20 12:07

North Korea has announced that its ruling party will hold a rare special conference to "glorify" late leader Kim Jong-Il and rally around his young son and successor Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea pays tribute to late Kim

2012-02-16 11:18

North Korea has marked the birthday of Kim Jong-Il with tributes to the late leader, as the regime pledges loyalty to his son and successor.

N Korea unveils huge carving for late Kim

2012-02-09 09:04

North Korea has unveiled a massive carving 120m wide across a natural rockface to mark next week's birthday of late leader Kim Jong-Il, according to state media.

S Korea to deliver aid to mourning North

2012-01-20 11:45

A South Korean group will deliver 180 tons of flour aid to North Korea, says an official, the first shipment from the South since leader Kim Jong-Il's death last month.

N Korea 'could stage 3rd nuclear test'

2012-01-11 07:44

North Korea could conduct a third nuclear test or long-range missile launch this year as its new leader Kim Jong-Un tries to strengthen his authority, a South Korean think-tank says.

China's Hu lauds promotion for young Kim

2011-12-31 22:02

Chinese President Hu Jintao has sent congratulations to North Korea's Kim Jong-un on his appointment as supreme military leader.

North Korea names new 'supreme leader'

2011-12-29 08:28

North Korea has staged a massive memorial service for late leader Kim Jong-Il, and has declared his untested young son Kim Jong-Un the supreme party and military chief.

N Korea holds funeral for late leader

2011-12-28 07:48

North Korea has begun the funeral of late leader Kim Jong-Il, reports say, as the grieving communist state bolsters his son’s status as "great successor".

S Korea, China in talks after Kim's death

2011-12-27 10:31

Senior South Korean and Chinese officials have held talks to discuss the aftermath of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and its impact on regional security.

Kim Jong-Il's last 'loving' gift - fish

2011-12-24 14:21

Kim Jong-Il's "loving care" for the North Korean people lingers even beyond his death, with residents in the capital enjoying a special treat of fresh fish, official media have reported.


N Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with pledge

2014-04-15 08:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the Kim dynasty.

N Koreans vote in parliament 'election'

2014-03-09 08:43

North Koreans have voted in a pre-determined election for a rubber-stamp parliament - an exercise that doubles as a national head count and may offer clues to power shifts in Pyongyang.

Japan brings N Korea kidnappings to UN

2013-08-28 09:00

A United Nations team probing North Korea's human rights record is in Japan, as Tokyo campaigns to publicise the kidnapping of its nationals by Pyongyang agents.

N Korea kidnap numbers 'much higher'

2013-05-28 12:01

The number of Japanese people kidnapped by North Korea decades ago to train its spies may be far higher than previously thought, a report says, citing a former Pyongyang agent.

US seeks amnesty for sentenced American

2013-05-03 14:41

The US has called on North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for "hostile acts" against the state.

Lose 'nuclear stick' N Korea tells US

2013-04-17 12:01

North Korea says it is open to talks, but not as long as the United States is "brandishing a nuclear stick," while Washington insisted that negotiations depend on Pyongyang.

US urges talks amidst N Korea threat

2013-04-15 07:55

Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US will talk with North Korea if it takes "meaningful steps" towards peace, as the world anticipates a missile launch.

North Korea training 'cyber warriors'

2013-03-25 11:02

South Korean security experts say North Korea has been training a team of computer-savvy "cyber warriors" as cyberspace becomes a fertile battleground in the nations' rivalry.

Dead world leaders on display

2013-03-08 12:01

Take a look at a list of world leaders whose bodies have been preserved for perpetual display, as Venezuela's government plans to do with Hugo Chavez.

Kim sends sweet birthday gift to kids

2013-01-07 11:44

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has sent 1kg of sweets to every child to mark his birthday, carrying on a tradition instigated by his grandfather, state media reports.

N Korea spy gets 4-year jail sentence

2012-12-05 20:10

A South Korean court has handed down a four-year jail sentence to a convicted North Korean spy who was involved in a bid to maim the eldest son of the North’s late leader Kim Jong-Il.

Koreas 'a spark away' from nuclear war

2012-10-02 12:05

A North Korean minister has lashed out at the United States, warning that its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war.

Huge police state controls N Korea: Study

2012-07-19 10:04

North Korea's notoriously harsh secret police consists of vast and sometimes competing agencies that will pose a major challenge to any potential attempts at reform, says a study.

Kim Jong-Il ordered uranium bombs: Reports

2012-07-02 10:03

The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il ordered his scientists to produce "a massive amount" of uranium bombs, according to internal regime documents, say reports.

World watches as N Korea readies rocket

2012-04-12 09:06

Fighter jets are flying over Pyongyang as the world watches to see whether North Korea will defy international warnings and launch a long-range rocket over the Yellow Sea.

Kim's eldest son in financial trouble

2012-02-17 13:42

The eldest son of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il is having financial problems after being cut off by the Stalinist state for doubting his country's succession policy.

S Korea denounces North on Kim's birthday

2012-02-13 10:50

South Korean activists say they will launch leaflets across the border denouncing North Korea and its ruling family to mark the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-Il.

North Korea finds 'warmth' in new leader

2012-01-31 13:06

While the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers.

Kim Jong-Il's body on display permanently

2012-01-12 10:04

North Korea says late leader Kim Jong-Il's body will be permanently laid in state in a memorial palace in the capital.

N Korea blasts 'silly wordplay' by Lee

2012-01-06 11:30

North Korea has blasted what it calls "silly wordplay" by South Korea’s president Lee Myung-Bak and reiterated that it would never have dealings with his conservative government.

North Korea says policy won't change

2011-12-30 11:12

North Korea has warned the world to expect no policy changes under its new leader, and has criticised South Korea for "rubbing salt" into the wounds of its grieving people.

Snow, tears mark funeral for Kim

2011-12-28 10:50

The world has watched anxiously as North Korea staged a huge funeral in the capital Pyongyang for former leader Kim Jong-il, searching for signs of what to expect from the isolated nation.

N Korea prepares huge send-off for Kim

2011-12-27 14:45

North Korea is preparing a massive ceremonial farewell to late leader Kim Jong-Il as it strives to strengthen a new personality cult around his youthful son and successor Jong-Un.

North Korea lashes out at South

2011-12-25 12:17

North Korea has lashed out at South Korea for a perceived lack of respect towards Kim Jong-Il, as it reported more scenes of mass grieving.

Kim Jong-Un weeps next to father's body

2011-12-21 12:42

North Korea says that millions of grief-stricken people had turned out to mourn “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il while new TV footage shows his son weeping next to his father’s body.

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