North Korea nuclear threat Trump's first challenge

2017-01-04 16:35

North Korea's determined quest for a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland is the first major US foreign policy challenge of the Donald Trump era.

South Korea rejects North's military talks offer

2016-05-23 12:15

South Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang first needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal.

Sushi chef says Kim Jong-Un has 'no plans for war'

2016-05-09 15:56

A Japanese sushi chef who served Kim Jong-Il claims North Korea's current leader has no intention of waging war with the United States.

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

2016-05-06 13:21

North Korea has kicked off its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un calls for more rocket launches

2016-02-19 07:09

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his reclusive nation plans more "satellite launches" – which the West sees as a cover for ballistic missile tests – calling space exploration a "strategic goal", state media say.

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with South Korea

2015-08-28 10:06

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says nuclear weapons, not negotiating skills secured what he described as a 'landmark' agreement with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff.

North Korean polls see 99.9%

2015-07-19 21:53

Local elections in North Korea have enjoyed a massive 99.97% voter participation rate.

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 in 'final stages of test launching ballistic missile'

2017-01-01 16:42

North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un has said.

Secretive Pyongyang opens up - for five minutes

2016-05-09 20:00

North Korea's secretive ruling party has briefly opened up to the world's media as a confident-looking Kim Jong-Un took centre stage at its rare top-level gathering. (Pictures)

Kim hails N Korea's nuclear prowess at rare party congress

2016-05-07 07:15

Kim Jong-Un has opened North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years with a defiant defence of the "magnificent" strides made in the country's nuclear weapons programme.

Pyongyang prepares missile launch

2016-04-14 22:56

North Korea has been making preparations to launch mid-range ballistic missiles, possibly to mark the birthday of the country's late founding president.

N Korea calls first ruling party congress for 35 years

2015-10-30 10:55

North Korea has announced it would convene a congress of its ruling Workers’ Party for the first time in 35 years, reviving a forum last gathered under the rule of current leader Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung.

North Korea prepared to risk 'all-out war'

2015-08-21 22:16

North Korea has warned that it is prepared to risk "all-out war" as leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border.

North Korea hits back after Obama comments

2015-01-31 14:03

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly says the country will not sit idly by "with rabid dogs barking" about toppling its socialist system, after comments by US President Barack Obama that the regime was doomed.

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.

AWOL Kim Jong-un could ease path to peace

2014-10-09 20:33

Kim Jong-un has apparently gone AWOL, the reason for his sudden invisibility mysterious.

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.

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