North Korea

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

NKorea says chance of talks with US 'narrowing'

The possibility of talks between nuclear-armed North Korea and Washington is "narrowing", Pyongyang has said after the US State Department reaffirmed its designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.

October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019

NKorea successfully tests new submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea says it successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defence, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.

August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019

NKorea's launches two short-range missiles again

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, the South Korean military has said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.

August 6, 2019
August 6, 2019

N Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days

North Korea threatens to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying

North Korea's state news agency says an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media.

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019

‘N Korean leader's slain half-brother was a CIA informant’

Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intelligence Agency, the Wall Street Journal reports.

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

NKorea's Kim visits factories linked to missile launches

The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Kim Jong Un gains more power

North Korea has replaced its long-serving head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un, promoting a man who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state media said Friday.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019
USA

Trump would be disappointed if North Korea resumed testing

US President Donald Trump says he would be disappointed if Pyongyang were to resume weapons testing and reiterated his belief in his good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite the collapse last week of their second summit.

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Trump-Kim second summit in late Feb

US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.