World News | Reutes | Friday October 9, 2015
Ahead of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party anniversary on Saturday, it is a parade of taxis, not tanks, that stands out most in the isolated country's capital, Pyongyang.Parts of impoverished North Korea have been serviced for decades by a small fleet of run-down taxis, but in the last few years the industry has mushroomed in Pyongyang, fuelled b...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 30, 2015
North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, after "reckless" remarks by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and human rights record.
World News | Reuters | Monday September 14, 2015
North Korea's space agency is close to developing a new satellite and readying it for launch, state media said today, suggesting it will fire a long-range rocket around a national anniversary next month.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 25, 2015
North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 18, 2015
South Korea said Tuesday it had reached agreement with Pyongyang on a wage hike for North Korean workers at their Kaesong joint economic zone, ending a six-month dispute.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 15, 2015
North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2015
North Korea today condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a "declaration of war" and boasted of its ability to make retaliatory strikes against Seoul and the White House.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 13, 2015
North Korea on Thursday condemned a looming South Korea-US joint military exercise as a "declaration of war" and boasted of its ability to make retaliatory strikes against Seoul and the White House.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 10, 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today criticised the North's "regrettable" decision to turn back its clocks to a new time zone, saying it would deepen divisions between the two rivals.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 7, 2015
North Korea is creating its own time zone, moving its clocks back by 30 minutes to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese rule, the official KCNA news agency said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 30, 2015
North Korea said today that stalled dialogue over its nuclear programme was down to aggressive US military exercises and accused Washington of seeking to shift blame onto Pyongyang.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 29, 2015
A North Korean ambassador said in New York on Tuesday that Pyongyang might launch a new missile test in October.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 23, 2015
Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an all-female North Korean rock band who belt out "Anthem of the Worker's Party" and other socialist classics every night.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 9, 2015
North Korea responded angrily today to reports in the South Korean media about a recent spate of high-level defections and executions, calling them Nazi-style propaganda aimed at tarnishing Pyongyang's image.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 2, 2015
North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 26, 2015
North Korea has warned foreigners living in Pyongyang not to share outside media on memory sticks with its citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a note, cracking down on what the isolated country called "undesirable content".
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 25, 2015
Designer shirts, duty free watches and cosmetics, and chocolate fondue will soon await visitors to North Korea, according to photos of Pyongyang's new airport terminal released by state media today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 25, 2015
North Korea's showcase new airport terminal, which had to be partly demolished and rebuilt at leader Kim Jong-Un's whim, is to open on July 1, state media said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 23, 2015
The United Nations has opened a new office in Seoul to monitor North Korea's human rights record, prompting a warning from Pyongyang of 'resolute toughest' action against what it termed a grave provocation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 19, 2015
WikiLeaks on Thursday released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 15, 2015
A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said on Sunday.
Reuters | Saturday June 13, 2015
North Koreans are unable to access outside uncensored Internet but foreign residents and visitors get largely unrestricted access over 3G.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 13, 2015
Foreigners in North Korea no longer have access to the country's 3G network, the country's mobile phone provider said in a message sent to its subscribers in the country.
World News | Reuters | Thursday June 11, 2015
A section of the Koryo Hotel, one of the oldest and best known hotels in Pyongyang, caught fire today, a source who witnessed the fire in the North Korean capital told Reuters.