North Korea

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.

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.

N Korea demanded $10bn for summit – ex-S Korea leader

2015-01-29 11:09

North Korea demanded an “absurd” $10bn payoff and close to a million tons in aid in 2009 in return for a hope-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak says.

US penetrated North Korea networks 'years ago'

2015-01-19 10:02

The US National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, it has been revealed.

US woman deported from S Korea for praising North

2015-01-12 12:52

South Korean President Park Geun-hye says an anti-North Korea law is needed after a Korean-American was deported to the US for making positive comments about the North.


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.

North Korea hits back after Obama comments

2015-01-31 14:03

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly says the country will not sit idly by "with rabid dogs barking" about toppling its socialist system, after comments by US President Barack Obama that the regime was doomed.

Video may have compelled defector to change story

2015-01-19 19:37

A video message from his father, who he thought was dead, may have led to a prominent North Korean defector recanting parts of the dramatic story of his escape from a prison camp.

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.

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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