Koreas to meet for talks, but North won’t budge on nukes

2018-01-07 06:12

North Korea agreed to official talks with the South this week, the first in more than two years. The move came hours after the US and South Korea delayed a military exercise, amid a standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programmes.

Kim Jong-Un vows to 'win victory in the showdown' with US

2017-12-13 14:31

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has vowed to "win victory in the showdown" against the US with his rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal.

Trump officially declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism

2017-11-21 09:05

President Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un's regime.

China's Xi sends rare message to North Korea's Kim

2017-11-03 05:32

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a rare message 'out of politeness', in his first public communication with his wayward neighbour for more than a year.

NATO chief calls North Korea 'global threat'

2017-10-30 14:28

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called North Korea a "global threat", while adding during a visit to Japan that he backed tighter sanctions against Pyongyang.

North Korea's Kim wishes Xi 'great success'

2017-10-26 18:22

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has wished Xi Jinping "great success" in a congratulatory but comparatively restrained message after the Chinese president cemented his grip on power at a landmark Communist Party Congress.

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill - report

2017-09-18 19:12

The US has flown four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsulain a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests, a report says.

China may be the real target of North Korea's pressure

2017-09-04 16:59

North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts say.

Tillerson: Talks with North Korea may be close

2017-08-23 10:45

The US says talks with North Korea might be possible "in the near future" after Pyongyang reacted to tough new UN sanctions with a level of restraint.

North Korea conducts rocket engine test - US official

2017-06-23 13:34

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official has said.


South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

2018-01-02 21:54

South Korea has proposed high-level talks with Pyongyang after after the North's leader, Kim Jong-Un, called for better relations.

North Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

2017-11-29 22:55

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after a groundbreaking missile test, in a challenge to US President Donald Trump.

Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority

2017-11-15 11:10

US senators have probed the limits of a president's unilateral power to launch a nuclear attack, an increasingly weighty debate as tensions rise between an unpredictable Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea slams 'incurably mentally deranged' Trump

2017-11-01 16:42

North Korea has slammed US President Donald Trump as "incurably mentally deranged" in a personal attack ahead of his first visit to Asia.

Kim tours cosmetics plant with stylish wife, powerful sister

2017-10-30 09:06

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has taken his stylish wife and powerful sister to a make-up plant for a "field guidance trip" amid the country's nuclear standoff with the US.

North Korea hacked Seoul's war plan - report

2017-10-10 16:51

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea, including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, says a report.

US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote

2017-09-11 21:57

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.

More missiles to come - North Korea

2017-08-31 05:29

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser".

Trump warns North Korea of 'fire and fury' over missile programme

2017-08-09 12:04

President Donald Trump has issued an apocalyptic warning to North Korea, saying it faces 'fire and fury' over its missile programme, after US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead.

North Korea says ballistic missile test successful - media

2017-05-30 16:41

North Korea has confirmed its test-firing of a precision-guided ballistic missile has been "successful" - a day after the projectile landed in waters close to Japan.

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