World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 10, 2015
The South Korean authorities have stepped in to prevent another activist launching copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 8, 2015
A South Korean activist said today he had launched thousands of copies of Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, ignoring dire threats of reprisals from Pyongyang.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 28, 2015
Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.
Reuters | Friday March 27, 2015
With the 'notel' USB sticks, citizens are sharing South Korean soaps, pop music, Hollywood films and news programmes - all expressly prohibited by the Pyongyang regime.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
The UN human rights investigator for North Korea said on Monday he would probe allegations of an estimated 20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in China, Russia and the Middle East.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 13, 2015
North and South Korea dug in their heels today in an escalating row over wages at their Kaesong joint industrial zone.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 6, 2015
South Korean police said today they were investigating possible links the man behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador may have had with North Korea, as Seoul voiced disgust at Pyongyang's reaction to the incident.
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.