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.

North Korea warns of 'special actions'

2012-04-23 18:27

North Korea's military has warned it will reduce South Korea's leadership to ashes in 4 minutes.

North Korea rocket hijacks nuclear summit

2012-03-26 22:58

A North Korea rocket plan is upstaging a summit on keeping nuclear material away from terrorists.

North Korea open to talks with South

2012-02-02 18:24

North Korea is open to immediate talks with rival South Korea if Seoul responds to several preconditions for dialogue.

North Korea to pardon convicts

2012-01-10 21:03

North Korea is to pardon convicts as Kim Jong Un wins more pledges of loyalty from the military.

S Korea open to N Korea nuclear talks

2012-01-02 08:00

South Korea’s president has opened the door to possible nuclear talks with North Korea and warned the neighbouring country to avoid any provocations, saying the Korean peninsula is at a crucial turning point.

S Korea starts live-fire drills

2010-12-06 09:01

South Korea's military has begun a major live-fire exercise amid high tensions following North Korea's deadly bombardment of a border island last month.

Analysts: Kim's son a successor

2010-09-28 15:42

North Korea has launched its biggest political meeting in 30 years after promoting the youngest son of ailing leader Kim Jong-Il in preparation for succession.

Kim using gifts to win support

2009-06-24 22:22

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has doled out foreign-made cars to senior intelligence officials to ensure their loyalty to his youngest son.


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.


Third-generation North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, has come into his own with a successful rocket launch and measures to shape North Korea's media. Watch.

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North Korea threatens South's media

2012-06-04 15:03

North Korea's military has threatened to blow up the Seoul offices of South Korean media outlets following critical coverage of a mass children's event in Pyongyang.

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech

2012-04-15 17:28

North Korea's new leader has vowed more military strength in his first public speech after which the military showed off its new missile.

Ban urges N Korea to reconsider missile plan

2012-03-24 21:01

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korea to reconsider its plan to launch a satellite into space.

North Korea open to food-nuke deal

2012-01-11 23:05

North Korea has kept the door open to a US food-for-nuke-disarmament offer but is complaining the US has changed the deal.

New era possible for Koreas - S Korea

2012-01-03 08:03

South Korea’s president is urging rival North Korea to use the transition of leadership after Kim Jong Il's death to usher in a new era of peace on the tense Korean peninsula.

North Koreans salute, cry for late leader

2011-12-28 20:00

North Korea's next leader has escorted his father's hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day, bowing sombrely and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens.

N Korea touts nuclear prowess

2010-11-30 12:02

North Korea has boasted of its nuclear prowess, a week after launching a deadly artillery attack on South Korea, as China comes under fresh pressure to rein in its unpredictable ally.

N Korea's Kim Jong Il may promote son

2010-09-21 22:20

North Korea's ruling communist party has set a date for its biggest convention in decades, an indication that the regime may be ready to give the ageing leader's son a key position.

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