North Korea

Canadian pastor accused of 'subversive plots' against North Korea

2015-07-31 12:27

A South Korean-Canadian pastor held in North Korea has confessed to 'subversive plots' against the regime, a media report says.

North Korean polls see 99.9%

2015-07-19 21:53

Local elections in North Korea have enjoyed a massive 99.97% voter participation rate.

Migratory birds flock to North Korea shores as habitats vanish

2015-07-11 23:21

To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea's west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring – and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a long way to get there.

Drought puts North Korean children's lives at risk – Unicef

2015-07-08 10:10

A severe drought in North Korea is putting the lives of children at risk and many are in serious danger of disease and malnutrition, the UN children’s agency says.

N Korea to boycott university games in South over UN rights office

2015-06-22 13:40

North Korea says it will boycott a global sports event for university athletes to be held in South Korea because of Seoul's decision to open a UN office to investigate human rights abuses in the North, according to officials.

North Korean soldier defects to South

2015-06-15 19:08

A North Korean soldier has defected by walking over the heavily fortified border and handing himself in to the South Korean military.

US dismisses N Korea claim to have miniaturised nuclear arms

2015-05-20 17:38

The US has dismissed a claim by North Korea to have developed the ability to miniaturise nuclear warheads, but voiced concern Pyongyang was developing long range missiles.

Kerry: US, China discussing further sanctions on N Korea

2015-05-18 17:26

The US is discussing with China imposing further sanctions against North Korea as the country is "not even close" to reining in its nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Questions over North Korea defence chief execution

2015-05-14 10:43

Doubts have surfaced over the reported execution of North Korea’s defence chief, as the original source, South Korea’s spy agency, clarified that it had been unable to verify he had been put to death.

South Korean held by North for illegal entry

2015-05-05 13:43

A South Korean college student arrested by North Korea for illegal entry says he was hoping for a "great event" to help strengthen relations between the diplomatic rivals and acknowledged he had broken the law, a report says.


North Korea's Kim wants US 'atrocities' avenged

2015-07-23 19:05

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants the country to "take revenge upon the enemy [the US] " for its "monstrous atrocities", a report says.

After Iran deal, US says ready to negotiate with North Korea

2015-07-15 11:00

The United States says it is open to negotiating with North Korea following this week's historic nuclear deal with Iran, a news report says.

Seoul: North Korean leader executed 70 since taking power

2015-07-09 10:22

South Korea’s foreign minister says North Korea has staged 70 executions since current leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.

Rainfall gives respite to drought-hit North Korea

2015-06-23 17:05

Parched North Korea has seen significant rainfall over the past 12 days, state media reported, but not enough to end a severe drought described as the worst in 100 years.

North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola, Aids

2015-06-19 13:26

North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed. The authoritarian nation announced it has a drug that can prevent and cure MERS, Ebola, SARS and Aids.

Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied

2015-05-24 08:46

International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates have been denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus.

UN chief says North Korea withdraws invitation visit

2015-05-20 12:28

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.

Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South

2015-05-18 07:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's 'ironclad' security commitments.

North Korea executes defence chief - reports

2015-05-13 07:44

North Korea has executed its head of defence for treason, after he fell asleep during a military event and failed to carry out leader Kim Jong Un's instructions, according to South Korean intelligence and news reports.

North Korea grants interview with alleged South Korean spies

2015-05-04 12:58

North Korea presented two South Korean alleged spies to US journalists for an interview during which they admitted the charges against them, according to the published account.

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