North Korea

Koreas up the ante

2016-02-11 17:35

South Korea has begun removing its citizens from a jointly run industrial park on the border with North Korea, a news report says.

North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

2016-02-09 20:33

North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could provide fuel for nuclear weapons, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says..

UK summons N Korean ambassador over rocket launch

2016-02-08 20:07

Britain has summoned North Korea's ambassador to condemn Pyongyang's announcement that it had put a satellite into orbit with a rocket launch.

North Korea triggers fresh anger with missile launch

2016-02-07 08:21

North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile is a destabilising and provocative action that violates UN Security Council resolutions, the US government has said.

South Korea, Japan, China warn Pyongyang

2016-02-03 20:34

North Korea should abandon its plan to fire a rocket into space, neighbouring South Korea, Japan and China have said.

North Korea plans satellite launch

2016-02-02 18:05

North Korea has told an international agency that it plans to launch an Earth observation satellite later this month.

Tour group confirms American held in North Korea

2016-01-22 13:23

A China-based tour company has confirmed that one if its clients has been detained in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

Pressure on China over North Korea nuke

2016-01-16 20:53

Japan, South Korea and the US have ratcheted up pressure on China to support the "strongest possible" punishment against North Korea, following Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month.

First shots fired in Koreas stand-off

2016-01-13 19:00

South Korea has fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style stand-off between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

US troops in South Korea on highest alert

2016-01-11 17:58

The US has placed the 28 500 troops it has stationed in South Korea on the highest level of readiness following North Korea's test of an atomic bomb, Yonhap news agency reports.


N Korea executes military chief over corruption

2016-02-10 21:07

North Korea's military chief has been executed for corruption and other offences, the South's Yonhap News Agency reports.

S Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

2016-02-09 16:32

Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy reported a rain of debris suggesting it was a failure. It turns out they were wrong.

N Korea rocket a violation of UN resolutions: Nato

2016-02-07 16:06

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has blasted North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as a blatant breach of UN resolutions.

N Korea advances plans to launch rocket

2016-02-06 17:15

North Korea says it has brought forward plans to launch a rocket and the event could now occur as early as Sunday, Japanese media reported.

Japan readies to 'destroy' North Korea rocket

2016-02-03 12:32

Japan has vowed to shoot down any missiles or rockets fired over its territory after North Korea announced plans to launch a satellite in the coming days.

N Korea apparently preparing 'some kind of launch' - US official

2016-01-28 22:26

North Korea appears to be readying for some kind of a rocket launch, a US defence official says, though it did not appear to be a ballistic missile.

North Korea's day of the 'Big Cold' lives up to reputation

2016-01-20 17:59

The date known on traditional calendars as the day of the "Big Cold" has lived up to its reputation in North Korea.

Japan, US, S Korea to tackle North on nuke

2016-01-16 14:13

Senior diplomats from the US, Japan and South Korea have agreed on working toward a strong response in the UN Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.

S Korea winning shouting match with low-tech North

2016-01-12 12:53

North Korea may have nuclear weapons, but in a high-decibel, cross-border propaganda shouting match, South Korea insists its superior technology is winning hands down.

American 'spy' held by North Korea - CNN

2016-01-11 17:06

North Korea reportedly has detained a US citizen on suspicion of spying, but Washington won't confirm it.

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