North Korea 'will only use nuclear weapons if attacked'

2016-05-08 14:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has told a ruling party congress that the country will not use nuclear weapons unless its "sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes".

Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

2016-03-04 06:05

Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea's nuclear arsenal readied for pre-emptive use at anytime, in an expected ramping up of rhetoric following the UN's adoption of tough new sanctions.

North Korea's Kim boosts propaganda in praise of nuke test

2016-01-11 08:28

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to milk his country's recent nuclear test as a propaganda victory, praising his scientists and vowing more nuclear bombs a day after the US flew a powerful nuclear-capable warplane close to the North in a show of force.

N Korea ready for 'any kind of war' waged by US

2015-10-10 14:24

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country was ready for any military threats by the US, speaking at the largest-ever military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

North Korea warns of war, army being mobilised

2015-08-21 05:44

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops onto a war-footing against a backdrop of rising military tensions with South Korea.

North Korea's Kim wants US 'atrocities' avenged

2015-07-23 19:05

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants the country to "take revenge upon the enemy [the US] " for its "monstrous atrocities", a report says.

Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South

2015-05-18 07:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's 'ironclad' security commitments.

Kim Jong Un cancels visit to Moscow

2015-04-30 13:56

Russia says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow in May.

Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

2015-04-19 08:40

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media say, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provides mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons.

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.


North Korea's Kim defends nuclear arsenal as test fears grow

2016-05-07 16:00

North Korea's first ruling party congress since 1980 moved into a second day, after leader Kim Jong-Un opened with a defiant defence of his nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea's Kim orders more rocket launches

2016-02-15 10:29

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised scientists involved in the country's recent rocket launch and ordered them to press ahead with more launches, state media report.

Kim visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

2016-01-10 08:21

North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test, seeking to rally pride in an explosion viewed with outrage by much of the world and boost his domestic political goals.

South Korean troops at maximum alert as deadline looms

2015-08-22 07:29

South Korean troops are at maximum alert, as the deadline looms of a North Korean ultimatum for Seoul to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border or face military action.

North Korea's vice premier executed

2015-08-12 14:56

North Korea's vice premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says, citing an anonymous source.

Seoul: North Korean leader executed 70 since taking power

2015-07-09 10:22

South Korea’s foreign minister says North Korea has staged 70 executions since current leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.

North Korea executes defence chief - reports

2015-05-13 07:44

North Korea has executed its head of defence for treason, after he fell asleep during a military event and failed to carry out leader Kim Jong Un's instructions, according to South Korean intelligence and news reports.

Kim Jong Un ordered 15 executions this year

2015-04-29 12:16

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 people, including senior officials, this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

North Korea must abolish cult of Kim

2015-02-02 19:26

North Koreans who dare criticize the Kim family are punished severely and face horrific treatment in prison camps around the country.

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.

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