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Seoul says North Korean soldier defects across DMZ

The soldier, who has not been publicly identified, approached a South Korean border guard post and expressed a wish to defect, the ministry said in a statement. 

Jun 13, 2017, 19:53 PM IST

Malaysia in sensitive talks with North Korea after Kim Jong-Nam's murder: PM Najib Razak

Malaysia`s Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday his government was engaged in "very sensitive" talks with North Korea over nine Malaysians being prevented from leaving Pyongyang after the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam.

Mar 29, 2017, 22:46 PM IST

Malaysian police looking for source of chemical used to kill Kim Jong Nam

Malaysian police are investigating whether the VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea`s leader, was brought into the country or produced in Malaysia, the country`s police chief said on Friday.

Feb 24, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

North Korea sacks intelligence agency chief: Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sacked the intelligence agency chief, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday.

Feb 03, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
United States, South Korea to strengthen defenses against North Korea

United States, South Korea to strengthen defenses against North Korea

The two leaders agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defense capabilities to defend against the North Korean threat.

Jan 30, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

South Korea returns eight North Koreans and vessels after sea rescue

South Korea sent eight North Koreans and two vessels it had rescued drifting at sea last week back across their maritime border on Monday, and patrol vessels from the North were on hand to receive them, the South`s unification ministry said.

Dec 19, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

North Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Report

North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test in a previously unused tunnel at its Punggye-ri site, South Korea`s Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

Sep 12, 2016, 08:15 AM IST

Trump's aide blames Hillary Clinton for North Korean nuclear test

In another scathing attack on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump's campaign has blamed her for North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test

Sep 10, 2016, 06:04 AM IST

US to raise concerns at UN over North Korea missile tests

The United States has warned it would raise concerns at the United Nations over the latest North Korean missile tests.

Jul 19, 2016, 10:53 AM IST

South Korea premier pelted with eggs, bottles over missile site

Angry residents a rural South Korean town throw raw eggs and water bottles at the Prime Minister.

Jul 15, 2016, 14:41 PM IST

N Korean missile launch fails, Pyongyang official visits Beijing

A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks between his country and China, whose ties are formally close but have eroded recently because of the North’s nuclear weapons programme.

Jun 01, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

North Korea developing new satellite, defends space program

North Korean space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their right to conduct rocket launches whenever they see fit, despite protests by the United States and others that the launches are aimed primarily at honing military-use technologies.

Jun 05, 2015, 04:27 AM IST

Pyongyang pop and flowers: last days of North Korea's defence chief

North Korean defence minister Hyon Yong Chol settled into a concert hall seat on an evening in late April to watch Pyongyang`s best-known pop act, the Moranbong Band, perform hits including "Glorious Motherland" and "My Country is the Best".

May 14, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

South Korea refuses to `coax` North with concessions

South Korea Monday rejected North Korean calls to pave the way for talks by lifting sanctions, saying its desire to resume dialogue did not extend to "coaxing" Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

Jan 26, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

North Korean UN diplomat rejects Security Council rights action

 A North Korean diplomat rejected a U.N. Security Council decision on Monday to override China`s objections and formally add allegations of grave North Korean human rights abuses to the council`s agenda.

Dec 23, 2014, 06:13 AM IST

China arrests US aid worker on North Korean border: Lawyer

China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said on Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region.

Dec 21, 2014, 01:05 AM IST

'The Interview': Comedy film turns North Korea's Kim Jong Un into butt of jokes

As the end credits roll for Sony Pictures' comedy "The Interview," the audience giggles at the standard disclaimer stating that any resemblance of the film`s characters to real people is coincidental.

Dec 13, 2014, 05:56 AM IST
Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Kim Jong-un's pal Dennis Rodman now calls macho man Vladimir Putin 'cool'

Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman has branded Russian president Vladimir Putin as 'actually cool' after he returned from a recent trip to Russia filled with praise for another leader with disreputable roots.

Dec 11, 2014, 19:22 PM IST
Asian Games: Gold-winner Kim Un Ju adds new world record to North Korea tally

Asian Games: Gold-winner Kim Un Ju adds new world record to North Korea tally

Kim Un Ju became the latest North Korean weightlifter to set a world record at the Asian Games during her gold medal winning effort in the women`s 75kg category on Thursday.

Sep 25, 2014, 16:28 PM IST
Kim Jong-Un is a Manchester United fan!

Kim Jong-Un is a Manchester United fan!

 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is reportedly a Manchester United fan and he is making sure that he and the rest of the country can watch the Premier League side's games.

Aug 29, 2014, 14:12 PM IST