US woman deported from S Korea for praising North

2015-01-12 12:52

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says an anti-North Korea law is needed after a Korean-American was deported to the US for making positive comments about the North.

North Korea airs video of Kim walking with limp

2014-11-07 09:24

North Korean state TV has aired footage of Kim Jong-Un for the first time in more than two months, showing the leader walking without a stick but with a pronounced limp.

North Korea fires 3 rockets as pope visits South

2014-08-14 05:50

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defence says, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to South

2014-07-07 08:52

North Korea says it would send a cheerleading squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, as it issued a fresh call for improved ties with Seoul following a series of missile tests.

N Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

2014-06-30 12:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at US and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days.

N Korea vows 'merciless' revenge against South

2014-05-13 15:50

North Korea has vowed "merciless" reprisals after a South Korean military official suggested the isolated Stalinist nation should simply disappear.

French cheese experts snub North Korea

2014-04-23 12:39

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.

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 Korea's internet shuts down for 9 hours after Sony hack

2014-12-23 07:09

North Korea's internet went dark for several hours amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio.

South Korea warns North over missile tests

2014-07-15 07:56

South Korea has warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

North Korea detains third US tourist

2014-06-06 11:44

North Korea says it has detained a US tourist for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime.

N Korea leader didn't execute uncle - Rodman

2014-05-06 08:53

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

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.

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