North Korea

N Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for first time

2016-07-27 15:31

South Korea is accusing rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets via a river in the first such incident.

N. Korea says missile tests simulated nuclear strike on South

2016-07-20 14:41

North Korea says its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on US targets in South Korea.

Suspected North Korean defector found in Japan

2016-07-17 21:56

A man claiming to have escaped North Korea is being held under police protection after he was found wandering in a city in western Japan, local media reports.

N Korea keeping nuclear test site ready - US think tank

2016-07-12 13:19

Satellite imagery indicates a high level of activity at North Korea's nuclear test site as the North seeks to keep the facility ready for a try-out at all times, a US think tank said.

North Korea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

2016-06-22 09:55

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two suspected powerful new Musudan mid-range missiles, but one of the launches is believed to have failed.

S Korea sends boats to repel Chinese fishermen

2016-06-10 15:41

South Korea has sent military vessels to repel Chinese fishing boats illegally harvesting prized blue crabs near the disputed sea boundary.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

2016-05-31 12:43

South Korea's military says a North Korean missile launch has likely failed, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a long-range nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

South Korea reaches out to Africa

2016-05-28 09:01

South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearise North Korea.

Obama defends his nuclear record

2016-05-26 22:01

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima,Japan, US President Barack Obama is defending the vigour of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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.


China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

2016-07-26 09:48

North Korea's new top envoy sat down with his Chinese counterpart while relations between the secretive state and its historic benefactor are on edge as Pyongyang stubbornly pursues its nuclear programme.

Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

2016-07-19 11:34

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea, which followed a week of verbal warnings against the South over its decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system to cope with North Korean threats, South Korean officials say.

Pyongyang close to developing sub-based missile: expert

2016-07-14 08:52

North Korea may be able to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile within a year, which would significantly increase the threat Pyongyang poses, a US expert says.

US punishing North Korean leader for human rights abuses

2016-07-07 11:57

The US is imposing harsher sanctions on the leader of North Korea and 10 other top officials for human rights abuses.

Signs of possible North Korea missile launch - reports

2016-06-21 11:45

North Korea appears to be readying another test of a powerful, new medium-range missile, following a series of failures for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland, multiple reports say.

North Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troops

2016-06-01 11:33

North Korea's media appear to be warming to the idea of a Trump presidency.

Uganda vows to halt military ties with N Korea: Seoul

2016-05-29 17:57

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official says.

North Korea slams Obama's 'childish' Hiroshima visit

2016-05-27 11:38

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."

S Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

2016-05-24 13:19

Seoul says an unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea.

Trump says he'd speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

2016-05-18 06:04

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation's nuclear programme.

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