Kim Jong Un

Trump lands in Vietnam for second summit with NKorea's Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump both arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, the eve of their second summit at which they will tackle how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons.

March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016

North Korea fires five short-range missiles into sea

North Korea fires five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast -- the latest in a series of launches ordered by leader Kim Jong-Un amid rising military tensions.

March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016

N Korea fires ballistic missile into sea

North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the sea, South Korean and US officials say.

March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016

'Artificial earthquake' detected in North Korea

A small artificial earthquake has been detected in North Korea, according to South Korean officials who say it was probably due to "blasting work".

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

N Korea claims ‘miniature nuclear warheads’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his country has successfully miniaturised a thermo-nuclear warhead, as Pyongyang continues to talk up its nuclear strike capabilities amid rising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

China urges US, N Korea to hold direct talks

China's foreign ministry urges the United States and North Korea to sit down with each other face-to-face and resolve their problems, as tension continues to climb on the Korean peninsula after North Korea's latest rocket test.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

N Korea 'executes' army chief

North Korea executes its army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

North and South-Korea in rare talks to improve ties

Officials from North and South Korea are meeting for rare talks aimed at improving long-strained ties, after a military standoff in August.

August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

Plane-loving Kim gets private runways

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces.

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