North Korea

North Korea v Japan World Cup qualifier called off - AFC

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 - 11:43 GMT

According to a report from Kyodo News, North Korea, which has no formal diplomatic relations with Tokyo, decided not to stage the match in Pyongyang over worries about infectious diseases in Japan.

North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:47 GMT

Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.

N. Korea slams US over cybercrime accusation

Sat, 30 May 2020 - 09:52 GMT

North Korea on Friday lashed out at the United States for issuing an advisory last month over the communist regime's cyber threats, Yonhap news agency reported.

Train possibly belonging to North Korean leader spotted in resort town: think tank

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 - 10:36 GMT

A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country.

North Korea fires suspected short-range cruise missiles into the East Sea - S. Korean military

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 09:28 GMT

Along with the missile launches, the North also flew multiple Sukhoi-variant fighter jets above the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, and fired multiple anti-ground missiles into the East Sea, the JCS added.

Nearly 7,000 being monitored in N. Korea for apparent coronavirus symptoms

Sun, 01 Mar 2020 - 10:12 GMT

Last Monday, the Korean Central Broadcasting Station reported that some 3,000 were under monitoring in North Pyongan Province, which borders China.

North Korea faces lowest crop harvest in 5 years

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 05:58 GMT

The crops shortfall comes as the country bids to contain the spread of African swine fever in its pig herd, following confirmation of a first case in May.

N.Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 06:15 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August.

U.S. offers to hold working-level nuclear talks with N Korea this week

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 - 09:46 GMT

The United States has proposed to North Korea that working-level officials of the two sides meet this week for denuclearization negotiations.

Australian student released from North Korea says he's 'very good'

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 10:59 GMT

An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, after Swedish officials helped broker his release.

Trump invites Kim Jong-un to visit US

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 - 09:57 GMT

US President Donald Trump invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit the US, Yonhap reported Sunday.

Leaders of two Koreas, Trump meet at DMZ

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 - 08:49 GMT

The leaders of the two Koreas and the US gathered for the first time Sunday at the border village of Panmunjom.

Abe says Trump backs his pursuit of 1st summit with Kim Jong Un

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 12:46 GMT

Abe said Monday he has won the support of U.S. President Donald Trump over his pursuit of a first-ever summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 10:36 GMT

North Korean leader arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday: report

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 - 10:44 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media said on Tuesday.

Trump says he would be disappointed in Kim if reports about launch site true

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 07:46 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump walks away from deal with N.Korea's Kim over sanctions demand

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 11:17 GMT

Trump said two days of talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi had made good progress in building relations and on the key issue of denuclearization, but it was important not to rush into a bad deal.

Big ask: North Korea's Kim answers first questions from foreign journalists

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 11:05 GMT

In an unexpected first, Kim spoke to foreign journalists on Thursday during a photo opportunity in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.

Trump won't rush North Korea on denuclearization as long as no weapon tests

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 - 10:46 GMT

Trump has said he would be happy as long as N. Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim.

North Korea's Kim begins train journey to Hanoi for summit with Trump:TASS

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 11:33 GMT

Kim left the North Korean capital of Pyongyang at around 5 p.m. (0800 GMT) in an armoured train, TASS said, citing a North Korean diplomatic source.