World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 2, 2015
North Korea is set to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 2, 2015
North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation on Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 28, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said today, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 25, 2015
The United States is "deeply concerned" about North Korea's nuclear advances, a senior US official said on Tuesday after a US research institute predicted Pyongyang could possess as many as 100 nuclear weapons within five years.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 25, 2015
North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear program over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020, US researchers warned on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 24, 2015
South Korea and the United States said today that they would kick off their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 17, 2015
More than 25 billion cyberattacks on the Japanese government and other bodies were logged in 2014, an agency said today, with 40 per cent of them traced to China.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
North Korea celebrated the birthday of late ruler Kim Jong-Il Monday with mass fireworks, high-ranking military promotions and a rally by senior officials to pledge loyalty to current leader Kim Jong-Un.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 13, 2015
China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said today, in Pyongyang's latest push for new investment.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Sunday February 8, 2015
North Korea fired five short-range missiles off its east coast on Sunday, in a demonstration of military muscle by the secretive state amid escalating rhetoric against the United States and South Korea.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 7, 2015
North Korea has test-fired a new "ultra-precision" intelligent rocket to be deployed across its navy, state media said today, in the latest evidence that Pyongyang is stepping up its development of missile technology.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 3, 2015
South Korea and China will resume talks this week on efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, following reported moves by Washington and Pyongyang to revive a long-stalled six-nation denuclearisation forum.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 28, 2015
A senior South Korean envoy said today that the door was open to restarting talks with Pyongyang on its nuclear programme, despite US sanctions following a cyber attack linked to North Korea satire "The Interview".
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 15, 2015
China is sending civilian militias to help secure the border it shares with North Korea, state media said, in the wake of two reported killings of Chinese citizens by North Koreans that could strain ties between Pyongyang and its sole major ally.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 14, 2015
South Korean officials have arrested a leftist activist for allegedly praising North Korea, just days after they deported an American on similar charges.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 6, 2015
South Korean activists have launched balloons carrying leaflets condemning Pyongyang across the border, an act that could derail fresh attempts to resume long-stalled dialogue between the two rivals.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 2, 2015
North Korea must approach dialogue with South Korea with no strings attached if it genuinely wants to improve ties, a Seoul spokesman said today, after the communist state's leader mooted bilateral talks.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 31, 2014
A South Korean activist said Wednesday that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un.
Reuters | Tuesday December 30, 2014
US investigators are looking at the possibility that Pyongyang"contracted out" some of the cyber-work.
Associated Press | Saturday December 27, 2014
Hacking row over The Interview continues, as North Korea denies any involvement in a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Associated Press | Friday December 26, 2014
Russia said the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 26, 2014
Raunchy comedy "The Interview" -- featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un that has enraged Pyongyang -- opened in crowded US movie theaters Thursday looking to make a statement on free speech.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 24, 2014
Experts say there are several plausible scenarios for why North Korea suddenly went dark, stressing it's impossible to know exactly what happened.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 24, 2014
North Korea's Internet was on the fritz for a second day on Tuesday. But the US is staying silent on whether it launched a cyber attack as payback for the hacking of Sony Pictures.