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Museveni praises N Korea security training

2014-04-17 19:48

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.

Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

S Korea convinced about N Korea drones

2014-04-11 08:29

South Korea's defence ministry says it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks are of North Korean origin.

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.

2 North Korean ship crew members die off South

2014-04-04 07:28

The bodies of two North Korean sailors have been recovered after their cargo ship went missing off the coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard says.

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.

North, South Korea trade artillery rounds

2014-03-31 20:30

North Korea has fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul say.

Mind your own business - North Korea

2014-03-29 07:45

'Mind your own business', North Korea's ambassador has told the UN Human Rights Council moments before it voted to demand justice for Nazi-style atrocities in his country.

N Korea warns US anew of nuclear measures

2014-03-24 22:24

North Korea has fired a fresh warning that it would take nuclear "measures" if the United States does not end what the communist state described as provocations.

North Korea threatens to flex nuke muscle

2014-03-15 10:30

North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out an atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks.

Libyan navy deploys to stop rebel oil shipment

2014-03-10 08:14

The Libyan navy has moved to stop a North Korean ship from leaving a rebel-held port loaded with oil, as the US accused the separatists of theft and warned any buyers could face sanctions.

North Korea poses 'growing threat' to US

2014-03-05 08:24

North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon says in its latest strategy document.

North Korea deports Australian missionary

2014-03-03 08:53

North Korea has deported a 75-year-old Australian missionary, detained last month for distributing religious material, after he signed a detailed "confession" and apology.

N Korea protest US drills with 'scud' missiles

2014-02-28 07:57

South Korea has confirmed that rival North Korea fired Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises.

S Korea missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

2014-02-27 11:31

A jailed South Korean missionary says he tried to set up underground churches, and now seeks the North's mercy where only sanctioned religious services are tolerated by the government.

Dogs rip kids to pieces in N Korean camp

2014-02-26 08:05

Ahn Myong-Chol has witnessed many horrors as a North Korean prison camp guard, but few haunt him like the image of guard dogs attacking school children and tearing them to pieces.

Privacy for Koreans to bridge 60yr divide

2014-02-21 12:25

Around 80 South Koreans are meeting privately with North Korean relatives they haven't seen for 60 years, on the second day of an emotional reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

N Korea detainee carried Christian pamphlets

2014-02-20 08:30

Australia's prime minister has urged citizens abroad to obey the laws of foreign countries after an Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets was detained in North Korea.

Aussie Christian detained in North Korea

2014-02-19 18:26

An Australian missionary has been detained while on a tour of North Korea, his family say.

Brainwashing, surveillance, fear in N Korea

2014-02-18 07:01

A 400-page United Nations report has revealed shocking testimonies of North Koreans who have managed to escape from atrocities committed by the totalitarian government.

North, South Korea agree on family reunions

2014-02-15 14:08

North and South Korea have agreed to proceed with reunions of families separated by the Korean War despite an earlier North Korean threat.

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.

Bae's family expresses sadness, alarm

2014-02-11 09:14

The family of a Washington state man imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year has expressed alarm and sadness after an invitation was cancelled for a US envoy to visit Pyongyang and discuss Kenneth Bae's release.


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.

North Korea denounces US 'double-standards'

2014-04-11 10:37

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang's recent launches.

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.

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 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.

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.

S Korea defends response to North's live-fire drill

2014-04-01 10:29

South Korea has defended its "sufficient" response to a North Korean live-fire drill that triggered the exchange of hundreds of artillery shells across the two rivals’ disputed maritime border.

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border

2014-03-31 06:48

North and South Korea have traded fire across their disputed maritime border, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.

N Korea condemns South for capturing boat

2014-03-28 14:42

Pyongyang has condemned the South Korean navy's seizure of a North Korean fishing boat near the disputed sea boundary as a "grave provocation" and threatened to retaliate.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

US Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

2014-03-17 12:07

US Navy Seals have bordered and taken control of a North Korea-flagged tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, Pentagon says.

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 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.

N Korea fires rockets in show of force

2014-03-04 14:01

North Korea has fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles

2014-03-03 06:33

North Korea has test-fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the second in a series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

N Korea fires 4 short-range missiles - South

2014-02-27 15:01

North Korea has fired four short-range missiles toward the sea off the country's east coast, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry says.

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.

North, South Korea wrap up family reunions

2014-02-25 08:01

North and South Korea have wrapped up their first reunion for divided families in more than three years, an event that raised hopes of an improvement in volatile cross-border ties.

Tearful Korean reunions begin

2014-02-20 15:04

The rival Koreas have allowed for the emotional reunions of families divided by war, the first in more than 3 years.

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.

Koreans gather ahead of longed-for reunion

2014-02-19 09:38

A group of 83 mostly elderly South Koreans accompanied by family has converged on a coastal resort prior to crossing into North Korea for the first reunion in more than three years.

UN: Hundreds involved in N Korean war crimes

2014-02-17 19:25

Hundreds of North Korean officials are potentially liable for the worst crimes against humanity being committed in the isolated country, a UN Commission of Inquiry says

Rival Koreas end meeting with little progress

2014-02-13 10:05

The highest-level talks between the rival Koreas in years have ended with little progress because of North Korea’s call for the delay of annual US-South Korean military drills set to start later this month.

North, South Korea to hold rare high-level talks

2014-02-11 17:39

North and South Korea will hold rare high-level government talks, ahead of a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean War.

Jesse Jackson wants US man in North Korea freed

2014-02-10 22:08

The family of a US man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it is encouraged by a growing number of people calling for his freedom - the Reverend Jesse Jackson in particular.

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