North Korea challenges US to prove Sony hack involvement

2015-01-14 08:35

North Korea is insisting it had nothing to do with the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and is challenging the United States to provide evidence of the country's involvement.

Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

2014-12-25 12:05

Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released The Interview online — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy.

Stoned Seth Rogen reveals why Kim Jong Un was target of new film

2014-12-18 12:54

A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about The Interview, the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

North Korea reveals rank of Kim Jong Un's sister

2014-11-27 14:01

North Korea revealed Thursday that Kim Jong-Un's younger sister holds the title of a senior party official, confirming her rise through the ranks as a potential key aide to the young leader.

Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea

2014-11-19 18:47

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, after holding talks with an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea leader no show on anniversary, health rumours

2014-10-10 07:03

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apparently broke tradition by not visiting the mausoleum of his predecessors on the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea, fuelling speculation over his health.

Kim Jong Un is sick says media

2014-09-26 13:56

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from 'discomfort', state media says in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.

N Korea fires 4 short-range 'projectiles'

2014-07-30 16:53

North Korea has fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defence ministry said.

Architect of North Korea nuke programme dies

2014-07-09 10:19

North Korea has announced the death of retired General Jon Pyong-Ho, a chief architect of Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

2014-06-27 08:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of the country's newly developed precision guided missiles.

N Korea finally sends condolences after tragedy

2014-04-23 14:26

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea has finally voiced its condolences for the victims of the disaster.

Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as N Korea leader

2014-04-09 08:46

Kim Jong-Un has been "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media says, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime.

Suspected N Korea drones reflect new threat

2014-04-04 10:59

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

N Korea detainee admits to anti-govt acts

2014-01-21 09:49

The family of a US missionary held in North Korea is heartbroken and encouraged by a brief news conference in which Kenneth Bae says he had committed anti-government acts.

South Korea launches balloon protest on North

2014-01-15 11:04

South Korean activists have launched thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border, despite past North Korean threats.

1 500 North Koreans escaped in 2013

2014-01-13 12:11

More than 1 500 North Koreans have fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea to hold elections in March

2014-01-08 08:32

North Korea has announced elections to its rubber-stamp parliament in March, the first under leader Kim Jong-Un as he seeks to cement his grip on power after purging his uncle.

North Korea executes leader's uncle

2013-12-13 08:17

North Korea has executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No 2.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's master builder

2013-11-24 16:12

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has rattled the US with his nuclear threats and bemused the world with his penchant for funfairs, Disney and Dennis Rodman.

Koreas to hold senior-level meeting

2013-06-10 10:03

North and South Korea have agreed to hold senior-level talks in Seoul, a breakthrough of sorts to ease tensions after Pyongyang's recent threats of nuclear war.

US preparing for possible N Korea actions

2013-04-07 21:38

The Pentagon has bolstered its missile defences as it "can't take the chance" that North Korea won't soon engage in some military action.

UN report urges probe of North Korea

2013-02-05 22:07

The UN investigator for human rights in North Korea has urged the world body to open an inquiry into the secretive Asian nation for possible crimes against humanity.


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South Korea open to summit with North

2015-01-12 11:21

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says she is open to holding a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any pre-condition and urged Pyongyang to promptly return to dialogue.

South Korea proposes talks with North Korea

2014-12-29 10:40

A top South Korean official has offered to hold high-level talks with North Korea in January, as Pyongyang battles growing pressure over human rights and a cyber row with the US.

The Interview’s Kim Jong Un death scene leaked

2014-12-19 09:58

The climax scene of the Sony Pictures’ comedy film has been leaked after the studio suffered one of corporate America's worst-ever hacking incidents.

Refugees alive and well, says North Korea

2014-12-11 13:59

North Korea has released a fresh video on Thursday purportedly showing nine young defectors in an apparent bid to refute claims that they had been executed or imprisoned.

North Korea threatens to beef up military capability

2014-11-20 09:53

North Korea has threatened to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls US hostility that led to the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

Enough evidence to hold N Korea's Kim accountable - UN

2014-11-13 11:39

A UN investigator says there is enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for “massive” human rights atrocities committed by the state.

Mystery over N Korean leader fuels health rumours

2014-09-29 17:45

North Korea’s authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un has made no public appearance for three weeks, fuelling rumours about his health.

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

2014-08-20 14:09

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

North Korea missiles a 'serious provocation' - South

2014-07-10 11:29

South Korea has condemned a series of missile launches by nuclear-armed North Korea as a "serious provocation" that threatened stability on the peninsula.

North Korea to send cheering squad to Asian Games

2014-07-07 21:23

North Korea says it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend.

South Korea holds live-fire drill, ignores protest

2014-06-20 09:12

The South Korean navy has held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".

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.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

S Korea keeps close eye on North's military

2014-01-23 09:06

South Korea says it is scrutinising North Korea's military activities following a series of publicised army visits by leader Kim Jong-Un.

S Korea rejects N Korea's conciliatory gesture

2014-01-17 08:03

South Korea has rejected North Korea's offer to take a series of steps to ease tension that included cancelling Seoul's regular military drills with Washington.

Dennis Rodman 'sorry' for North Korea trip

2014-01-13 14:22

An emotional Dennis Rodman has apologised as he returned from a controversial trip to North Korea, where he sang "Happy Birthday" to regime leader Kim Jong-Un.

Detainee's family slams Rodman on N Korea

2014-01-09 10:22

The sister of a US man imprisoned in North Korea says she's worried that basketball player, Dennis Rodman, is hurting efforts to free her brother.

South Korea rejects North's calls for better ties

2014-01-03 09:10

South Korea has dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's calls for improved ties and urged his government to take nuclear disarmament steps first.

Biden: North Korea won't achieve prosperity

2013-12-06 13:04

Vice President Joe Biden says North Korea would never achieve prosperity as long as it continues to pursue nuclear arms, but added Washington remains open to a dialogue.

Satellite shows work at nuclear site

2013-06-25 23:17

Satellite photos have shown signs of new tunnel work at North Korea's underground nuclear test site, a US research institute says.

N Korean farmers plant rice for bonuses

2013-05-31 18:54

North Korean farmers across the country have a new incentive during this year's rice planting season: Possible bonuses that are part of a shift echoing ally China's economic steps.

N Korea fears spark GM contingency

2013-04-05 11:42

The global auto industry has finally woken up to the fact that its supply of South Korean vehicle parts is in peril while North Korea rattles its nuclear sabres. What to do?

North Korea wants more powerful rockets

2012-12-22 16:08

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for the development of more powerful rockets after last week's successful launch of a satellite into space.

North Korea rumours after general fired

2012-07-21 10:02

After North Korea announced that its army chief had been dismissed due to "illness" a barrage of speculation has created more confusion.

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