North Korea

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

2016-05-06 13:21

North Korea has kicked off its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test.

North Korea fails two missile tests in one day

2016-04-28 19:58

North Korea tried and failed to test fire two powerful, new mid-range ballistic missiles ahead of a landmark party congress that opens next week.

Obama asks China to pressure N Korea

2016-04-24 22:13

US President Barack Obama has urged China to increase pressure on North Korea after another 'provocative' weapons test.

Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

2016-04-15 09:53

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and US defence officials say

N Korea claims successful ballistic missile engine test

2016-04-09 09:01

North Korea has said it successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile that would "guarantee" an eventual nuclear strike on the US mainland.

'Panama Papers' reveal links with North Korea front companies

2016-04-05 10:50

A North Korean front company used to help fund the country's nuclear weapons programme was among the clients of the Panamanian law firm at the centre of a massive data leak, reports say.

Obama, Xi vow to work closely

2016-03-31 23:16

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledge to co-operate to confront the North Korean nuclear threat while working to narrow persistent differences over cybersecurity, human rights and maritime conflicts.

American sorry for spying in North Korea

2016-03-26 07:11

An American detained in North Korea has admitted he spied and asked for forgiveness at a media presentation nine days nine days after a US tourist was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour for subversion..

Ex-UN envoy in NKorea to plead case of student

2016-03-16 22:01

Former UN ambassador Bill Richardson says he met with North Korean diplomats to request the release of an American student the day before he was sentenced to 15 years for trying to steal a propaganda banner.

Philippines impounds N Korean ship under UN sanctions

2016-03-05 11:01

The Philippines has impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new UN sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.


N Korea says tricked waitresses 'abducted' to South

2016-05-03 08:34

North Korea has stepped up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

UN Security Council condemns Pyongyang launch

2016-04-25 05:58

The United Nations Security Council has blasted North Korea for firing what the hermit state claimed was a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile.

US limits N Korean minister's travel in response to missile

2016-04-24 14:42

The United States is restricting the travel of the North Korean foreign minister to UN functions in New York in response to his country's latest missile test firing

Pyongyang prepares missile launch

2016-04-14 22:56

North Korea has been making preparations to launch mid-range ballistic missiles, possibly to mark the birthday of the country's late founding president.

N Korean sub tests missile launch - report

2016-04-08 06:35

Chinese state media says Pyongyang is becoming a regional security threat with repeated missile tests and provocations.

Obama, Xi agree to fully implement N Korea sanctions

2016-04-02 08:10

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to fully implement sanctions against North Korea, in a meeting that was promptly followed by a provocative Pyongyang missile launch.

US: N Korea forcing steps China won't like

2016-03-29 22:42

US says North Korea weapons threat compels security steps that China won't like

Obama moves to implement sanctions on North Korea

2016-03-17 10:12

US President Barack Obama has signed an order implementing UN-backed sanctions on North Korea, amid a series of reprisals from Pyongyang.

North Korea sentences US student to 15 years hard labour

2016-03-16 13:36

North Korea has sentenced an American student, who had admitted to stealing propaganda material, to 15 years hard labour for crimes against the state, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

2016-03-04 06:05

Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea's nuclear arsenal readied for pre-emptive use at anytime, in an expected ramping up of rhetoric following the UN's adoption of tough new sanctions.

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