World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 26, 2015
North and South Korean officials sat down today for rare talks aimed at paving the way for a sustainable high-level dialogue that has constantly eluded the two rivals.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 23, 2015
South Korea today staged a major live-fire exercise near the disputed inter-Korean sea border despite North Korea's warning of possible "merciless" retaliation, military officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 22, 2015
North Korea warned Sunday of "merciless" attacks on South Korean border islands if Seoul stages live-fire drills Monday near the maritime border on the anniversary of Pyongyang's deadly shelling attack five years ago.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday November 18, 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's schedule for next week does not include a trip to North Korea, according to an itinerary released by his spokesman, following a Xinhua report on Wednesday that Ban will visit Pyongyang next week.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 5, 2015
North Korea will offer helicopter sightseeing tours of its capital, Pyongyang, starting from this month, tourist agencies specialising in trips to the isolated country told Reuters today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 2, 2015
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and his South Korean counterpart vowed zero tolerance today in the face of any North Korean provocations and agreed to strengthen combined defences against the myriad threats posed by Pyongyang.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2015
North Korea announced today it would convene a congress of its ruling Workers' Party for the first time in 35 years, reviving a forum last gathered under the rule of current leader Kim Jong-Un's grandfather, Kim Il-Sung.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 26, 2015
North and South Korean families divided since the Korean War said a tearful final farewell today, wrapping up a rare reunion that was clouded at the last by a maritime border spat.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 25, 2015
South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat near the rivals' disputed maritime border, where sailors on both sides have been killed in past exchanges of fire, the two sides said today.
World News | Reuters | Saturday October 17, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday they were open to negotiations with North Korea on sanctions but Pyongyang needed to show it was serious about abandoning its nuclear weapons programme.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 10, 2015
North Korea kicked off a major military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party today, presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, live TV footage showed.
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.