Pyongyang

Pyongyang welcomes back women's soccer world champions

North Korea's under-20 women's soccer team paraded through the streets of Pyongyang in a flower-covered vehicle on Tuesday, celebrating their World Cup win upon their return to the isolated nation's capital.

January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018

NKorea to send 230-strong cheering squad to Olympics

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul says as the two Koreas meet to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.

December 7, 2016
December 7, 2016

Pyongyang welcomes back women's soccer world champions

North Korea's under-20 women's soccer team paraded through the streets of Pyongyang in a flower-covered vehicle on Tuesday, celebrating their World Cup win upon their return to the isolated nation's capital.

November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016

Messi made in North Korea?

Undaunted by sanctions and hard realities on the pitch, North Korea's lone football academy has set its sights high -- producing players better than Lionel Messi, and teams that can dominate the world.

September 10, 2016
September 10, 2016

SKorea says North's nuclear capability 'speeding up', calls for action

South Korea's foreign minister says that North Korea's nuclear capability is expanding fast, echoing alarm around the world over the isolated state's fifth nuclear test carried out in defiance of UN sanctions.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

NK ‘will not use nuclear weapons' unless threatened

The leader of North Korea has said the country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is threatened.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

South Korea says North fired missile

North Korea fires another short-range missile off its east coast on Friday, South Korean officials said, as regional leaders met in Washington to discuss the threat of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016
USA

US, China to co-operate over N Korea

China and the United States will work together to try and prevent further missile tests by North Korea, US President Barack Obama says.

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

N Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

North Korea warns that its military is ready to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for "treason" and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.

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.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

North Korea advances 'satellite' launch

North Korea has brought forward the possible date of a controversial "satellite" launch to as early as Sunday, regional governments say.