ARTICLES RELATING TO NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

2014-08-20 14:09

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

North Korea fires 3 rockets as pope visits South

2014-08-14 05:50

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defence says, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

North Korea missiles a 'serious provocation' - South

2014-07-10 11:29

South Korea has condemned a series of missile launches by nuclear-armed North Korea as a "serious provocation" that threatened stability on the peninsula.

Architect of North Korea nuke programme dies

2014-07-09 10:19

North Korea has announced the death of retired General Jon Pyong-Ho, a chief architect of Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Japan lifts some North Korea sanctions

2014-07-03 10:54

Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

N Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

2014-06-30 12:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at US and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days.

North Korea fires more short-range missiles

2014-06-29 07:24

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, a South Korean official says, in an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles.

N Korea says danger of 'catastrophic' clash

2014-05-27 10:53

North Korea has warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

US think-tank: N Korea nuke test unlikely

2014-05-14 09:12

Despite fears to the contrary, North Korea does not appear to be preparing a nuclear test, a US think-tank says in an analysis of recent satellite images of Pyongyang's main test site.

N Korea leader didn't execute uncle - Rodman

2014-05-06 08:53

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

N Korean nuclear threats are useless - Obama

2014-04-25 20:27

North Korea will gain "nothing" by making threats, US President Barack Obama says, warning it of sanctions with "more bite" if it went ahead with a fourth nuclear test.

Obama lands in Seoul, N Korea nuke test fears grow

2014-04-25 12:00

Barack Obama has arrived in Seoul to growing signs that North Korea is defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning.

Concern as N Korea seals nuke test tunnel

2014-04-24 11:44

North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official says ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival in Seoul for a two-day visit.

N Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with pledge

2014-04-15 08:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the Kim dynasty.

North Korea denounces US 'double-standards'

2014-04-11 10:37

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang's recent launches.

S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

S Korea now has all of North in missile range

2014-04-04 09:55

South Korea says it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from N Korea

2014-04-02 10:52

South Korea says it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border

2014-03-31 06:48

North and South Korea have traded fire across their disputed maritime border, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

North Korea leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

2014-03-10 09:17

North Korea's state media has confirmed - a 100%, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

N Korea fires rockets in show of force

2014-03-04 14:01

North Korea has fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles

2014-03-03 06:33

North Korea has test-fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the second in a series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

N Korea fires 4 short-range missiles - South

2014-02-27 15:01

North Korea has fired four short-range missiles toward the sea off the country's east coast, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry says.

 

South Korea, US start military drill despite North threats

2014-08-18 12:16

South Korea and the US have launched an annual military drill, Seoul's defence ministry says, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike.

South Korea warns North over missile tests

2014-07-15 07:56

South Korea has warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

North Korea continues missile tests

2014-07-09 15:59

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to South

2014-07-07 08:52

North Korea says it would send a cheerleading squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, as it issued a fresh call for improved ties with Seoul following a series of missile tests.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

2 US tourists detained in N Korea to face trial

2014-06-30 08:01

North Korea says it would put two detained American tourists on trial on charges including "perpetrating hostile acts".

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

2014-06-27 08:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of the country's newly developed precision guided missiles.

S Korea 'crashed drone' turns out to be toilet door

2014-05-14 10:22

South Korea's defence ministry says that a suspected crashed drone spotted by a walker was a false alarm - it was actually the door of a portable toilet.

N Korea vows 'merciless' revenge against South

2014-05-13 15:50

North Korea has vowed "merciless" reprisals after a South Korean military official suggested the isolated Stalinist nation should simply disappear.

North Korea says it will conduct live-fire drills

2014-04-29 07:10

North Korea has notified rival South Korea that it planned a live-fire drill near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, a possible indication of rising frustrations.

North Korea facing further isolation - Obama

2014-04-25 13:06

President Barack Obama says that the US stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearised North Korea.

S Korea fires warning shots on N Korea ships

2014-04-25 08:53

A South Korean naval vessel has fired warning shots after two North Korean patrol boats crossed the disputed maritime border, just before US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul.

N Korea may be close to nuclear test - South

2014-04-22 08:01

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea says, citing increased activity at its main test site.

Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

S Korea convinced about N Korea drones

2014-04-11 08:29

South Korea's defence ministry says it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks are of North Korean origin.

Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as N Korea leader

2014-04-09 08:46

Kim Jong-Un has been "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media says, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime.

Suspected N Korea drones reflect new threat

2014-04-04 10:59

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

2 North Korean ship crew members die off South

2014-04-04 07:28

The bodies of two North Korean sailors have been recovered after their cargo ship went missing off the coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard says.

N Korea leader warns of 'very grave' situation

2014-04-02 07:42

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a "very grave" situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire.

N Korea condemns South for capturing boat

2014-03-28 14:42

Pyongyang has condemned the South Korean navy's seizure of a North Korean fishing boat near the disputed sea boundary as a "grave provocation" and threatened to retaliate.

North Korea threatens to flex nuke muscle

2014-03-15 10:30

North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out an atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks.

North Korea poses 'growing threat' to US

2014-03-05 08:24

North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon says in its latest strategy document.

North Korea deports Australian missionary

2014-03-03 08:53

North Korea has deported a 75-year-old Australian missionary, detained last month for distributing religious material, after he signed a detailed "confession" and apology.

N Korea protest US drills with 'scud' missiles

2014-02-28 07:57

South Korea has confirmed that rival North Korea fired Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises.

S Korea missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

2014-02-27 11:31

A jailed South Korean missionary says he tried to set up underground churches, and now seeks the North's mercy where only sanctioned religious services are tolerated by the government.

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