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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 3, 2015
South Korea, today, test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of hitting any part of North Korea, in an apparent response to recent bellicose boasts from Pyongyang about its nuclear and missile capabilities.
World News | Reuters | Saturday May 30, 2015
A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top UN official in the country told Reuters in an interview.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 25, 2015
North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 21, 2015
China called for restraint Thursday after North Korea claimed to have developed the ability to deliver miniaturised warheads on high-precision long range rockets.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 20, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision "deeply regrettable".
World News | Reuters | Friday May 15, 2015
The South Korean spy agency's assertion that North Korea purged its defence chief and executed him with anti-aircraft fire is one of its boldest claims ever, and, given the agency's chequered history, has come under growing scrutiny.
World News | Reuters | Thursday May 14, 2015
North Korean defence minister Hyon Yong Chol settled into a concert hall seat on an evening in late April to watch Pyongyang's best-known pop act, the Moranbong Band, perform hits including "Glorious Motherland" and "My Country is the Best".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 12, 2015
North Korea did not test fire a ballistic missile from a submarine as Pyongyang claimed over the weekend and the country is still a long way from achieving such a capability, US officials said Monday.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 11, 2015
North Korea could build a fully operational submarine equipped with ballistic missiles within two or three years, a South Korean defence official said on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Monday May 11, 2015
North Korea's recent test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was "very serious and concerning", South Korea said on Monday, with one defence official suggesting Pyongyang could have a fully operational platform in two or three years.