S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from N Korea

2014-04-02 10:52

South Korea says it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

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 Korea leader condemns cultural 'invasion'

2014-02-26 09:12

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a creeping "cultural invasion," state media says, reflecting Pyongyang's growing concern over its inability to keep the outside world at bay.

S Korea poll: Abe as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un

2014-02-12 12:39

With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb for years, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, a new survey reveals.

N Korea threatens to cancel family reunions

2014-02-06 13:03

North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion later this month of Korean War-divided families because of upcoming US-South Korean military drills, causing frustration in Seoul.

North Korea envoy rejects 'propaganda'

2014-01-31 09:22

A senior North Korean diplomat has scoffed at sensational rumours that the executed uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un was fed to a pack of starving dogs, calling reports 'political propaganda'.

N Korea urges end to hostility in letter to South

2014-01-24 08:09

North Korea has urged an end to military hostilities in the latest in a series of apparently conciliatory gestures to South Korea, which has so far reacted with scepticism.

North Korea warns of all-out war

2013-10-12 11:27

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".

N Korea celebrates founding of DPRK

2013-09-09 11:02

North Korea has held its second mass parade in little more than a month, with leader Kim Jong-Un presiding over a display of paramilitary troops, bands and flower-waving civilians.

N Korea to reopen hotline with South

2013-06-07 09:14

North Korea has proposed holding low-level government talks with South Korea this weekend and also says it will reopen a Red Cross communication line with its neighbour.

N Korea sanctions squeeze aid groups

2013-05-29 16:41

New international sanctions aimed at thwarting North Korea's nuclear weapons programme are having unintended consequences: Halting money transfers by foreign humanitarian groups.

N Korean envoy meets China president

2013-05-24 19:54

A North Korean envoy has met China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing and handed him a personal letter from leader Kim Jong-Un.

N Korea appoints hawkish military chief

2013-05-22 12:02

North Korea has appointed as its new military chief a hawkish general, widely believed to have directed the 2010 shelling of a South Korean border island, state media has confirmed.

N Korea taunts Park over US visit

2013-05-09 10:02

North Korea has taunted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye over what it called her humiliating US summit trip, saying she had been like a "bride dumped by her husband" on their wedding day.

S Korea rejects list of North demands

2013-05-06 09:05

South Korea on has dismissed an "incomprehensible" list of North Korean demands for reviving suspended operations at a jointly-run industrial park.

Pentagon: N Korea moving toward nuke

2013-05-03 09:10

North Korea "will move closer" to its goal of being able to strike the US with a nuclear missile if it keeps investing in nuclear tests and missile technology, the Pentagon says.

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.

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.

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.

N Korea in holiday mode amid missile fears

2013-04-12 12:01

North Koreans seem to be in full holiday swing crowding a Pyongyang flower show and packing cinemas ahead of a key national holiday, while the Korean Peninsula simmers in tension.

Kerry heads to S Korea as tensions soar

2013-04-11 22:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry has headed for South Korea on his maiden trip to Asia in a show of US support for regional allies as tensions soar over a feared new missile test by the North.

Nukes? What nukes? Life goes on in South Korea

2013-04-11 09:00

While North Korea fires off threats to the South, it's business as usual in the country that knows the North's mind games too well, says resident Lebogang Mogashoa.

N Korean workers 'no-show' at Kaesong

2013-04-09 09:03

North Korean workers have failed to report to work at the joint Kaesong industrial zone with South Korea after Pyongyang suspended operations, upping the pressure on Seoul.

S Korea denies N Korea 'nuclear test'

2013-04-08 11:04

South Korea's Defence Ministry has denied suggestions that a nuclear arms test was imminent in North Korea, contradicting earlier government comments.


S Korea now has all of North in missile range

2014-04-04 09:55

South Korea says it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

N Korea leader warns of 'very grave' situation

2014-04-02 07:42

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a "very grave" situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire.

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.

Botswana breaks ties with North Korea

2014-02-19 20:24

Botswana has severed ties with North Korea with immediate effect, citing a recent UN report on mass murder, enslavement and starvation in the country.

S Korea tells North to stick to reunion plan

2014-02-07 08:02

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has warned North Korea not to renege on its agreement to host a reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

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.

N Korea enlarging missile site: Institute

2014-01-30 08:33

North Korea appears to be expanding its main launch site to permit more advanced missiles, a United States think tank says.

North Korean leader hails purge of uncle

2014-01-01 08:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent execution of his powerful uncle, saying the removal of "factionalist scum" had helped cement unity among his people.

North Korea puts army on high alert

2013-10-08 14:00

North Korea says its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations against the US and South Korea, whom it accuses of instigating hostility.

S Korea denies blame for scrapped talks

2013-06-12 12:05

South Korea has rejected any blame for the collapse of planned talks with the North, as businessmen from a closed joint industrial zone complained they are being ruined by politics.

N Korea dominates Park's first 100 days

2013-06-03 12:03

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye will have completed 100 days - a period dominated by soaring military tensions with North Korea that included warnings of nuclear armageddon.

S Korea dismisses North's dialogue 'offer'

2013-05-27 10:00

South Korea has brushed off an apparent offer by North Korea to resume nuclear disarmament talks, and chided Pyongyang for a recent personal attack on its president Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea: No guarantee of peace

2013-05-24 14:32

China has told a top North Korean envoy it wants a peaceful, denuclearised Korean Peninsula, and says the emissary warned there is "no guarantee of peace".

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.

N Korea removes missiles from launch site

2013-05-07 08:26

North Korea has moved two missiles primed for imminent test firing from a launch site, American officials say, as North Asia tensions ease slightly on the eve of a US-South Korea summit.

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.

N Korean soldiers down arms, plant crops

2013-04-25 15:01

As South Korea remains on guard for a missile launch or nuclear test that officials say could take place at any time, North Korea's focus is on planting rice, cabbage and soybeans.

Kerry visit prioritises US-Asia dialogue

2013-04-16 11:06

Secretary of State John Kerry has offered the first signs of his priorities in Asia by offering dialogue to ease a crisis with North Korea, while vowing to keep a strong US interest in the region.

North Koreans oblivious to tensions

2013-04-15 13:09

Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents have spilled into the streets to celebrate the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il-Sung.

Kerry hits back as N Korea threatens Japan

2013-04-12 14:02

US Secretary of State John Kerry has demanded that North Korea abandon an expected missile launch as the communist state threatens a nuclear strike on Japan.

Kerry in S Korea amid missile test fears

2013-04-12 09:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in South Korea, travelling into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test and risking that his presence could spark another provocation.

North Korea's leader showing off power

2013-04-11 18:26

Top US intelligence officials say North Korea's new leader is trying to show the world and his people that he is in charge, rather than trying to trigger military conflict.

No panic in Guam over N Korea threats

2013-04-09 09:28

Guam resident Gina Tabonares-Reilly has refused to let North Korea's threats against her island home disrupt daily life, saying it would be "suicide" for Pyongyang to launch an attack.

N Korea suspends last project with South

2013-04-08 22:11

North Korea has suspended its sole remaining major project with the South after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea.

Embassies staying in North Korea

2013-04-06 20:34

Staff at embassies in North Korea appear to be remaining in place despite an appeal by authorities in Pyongyang for diplomats to consider leaving because of heightened tension.

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