North Korea

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The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says North Korea has withdrawn its decision to let him visit a factory park in the country.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

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.


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.

Two men arrested by North Korea say they spied for South - CNN

2015-05-03 22:22

Two men arrested by North Korea in March have said in interviews with CNN that they spied for South Korea's intelligence agency, CNN reports.

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.

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