North Korea

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.

North Korea solar panel boom gives power to the people

2015-04-22 20:13

In a country notorious for a lack of electricity, many North Koreans are taking power into their hands by installing cheap household solar panels to charge mobile phones and light up their homes.

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.

N Korea deports US aid worker

2015-04-08 21:43

North Korea has deported an American aid worker accused of using her humanitarian status as a cover to gather and produce anti-Pyongyang propaganda.

South Korean attacker aimed to kill US ambassador

2015-03-13 12:45

An anti-US activist arrested for allegedly stabbing US ambassador Mark Lippert had intended to kill the envoy to highlight his protest against ongoing US-South Korean military drills, police say.

Minister: North Korea has power to deter US nuclear threat

2015-03-04 07:14

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong has said that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the US with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

North Korea to lift Ebola tourism ban

2015-03-02 12:22

North Korea is set to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group says.

Greenpeace head hurt by spy claims

2015-02-26 14:02

Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo says he is not shocked to learn that South Korea had asked for information on him and called him a potential threat ahead of the G20 summit in 2010.

North Korea bans foreigners from marathon over Ebola

2015-02-23 12:31

North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in the capital, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

North Korea defector: Look beyond beatings, camps

2015-02-06 13:46

A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.


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.

US: North Korea should learn from nuclear talks with Iran

2015-04-21 20:39

US: NKorea should learn from Iran talks that US willing to engage its adversaries

North Korea fires missiles as US defence chief visits region

2015-04-09 09:39

North Korea has fired two surface-to-air missiles off its west coast, South Korea says, with the latest in a string of short-range firings by the North coming during a visit to the region by the US defence secretary.

Activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs to North Korea despite death threats

2015-04-08 12:15

A North Korean defector living in South Korea has said he had launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" to North Korea, despite protests from the isolated country and emailed death threats.

North Korea diplomat caught with 170 gold bars

2015-03-06 18:39

Twenty-seven kilograms of gold has been seized from a North Korean diplomat at Bangladesh's main airport.

North Korea readying for medium-range missile test

2015-03-03 11:27

North Korea may be readying to test fire a medium-range missile to underscore its anger over joint US-South Korea military drills, a report says.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South, US

2015-03-02 07:59

North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea and vowed 'merciless' retaliation as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.

N Korea may have 100 atomic arms by 2020

2015-02-25 08:28

North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear programme over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020,

North Korea blasts US human rights conference

2015-02-17 07:42

A North Korean ambassador has criticised a conference on Pyongyang's human rights record that is scheduled to begin in Washington, calling it a 'hostile act', news reports say.

North Korea will not negotiate with 'gangster' US

2015-02-04 08:25

North Korea says it sees no more need to negotiate with the United States, accusing Washington of plotting to 'bring down' its regime, and threatened to strike back using all its military resources.

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