South Korea, US begin joint naval exercises amid tensions

South Korea and the US Wednesday began joint naval exercises in an atmosphere of renewed tension after recent North Korean missile tests.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un directs island assault drill: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said on Saturday.

Cargo ship sinks off South Korea, 11 North Korean crew missing

A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship has sunk off the southern coast of South Korea, with most of the 16 North Korean crew members on board missing, South Korean coast guard officials said on Friday.

North Korea rejects UN resolution on human rights

North Korea Monday rejected a UN resolution condemning human rights violations in the country.

`North Korea will not rule out a new nuclear test`

North Korea Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of conducting a new nuclear test if the US continued "its hostile policy" towards Pyongyang.

North Korean ship seized with arms returning to Cuba

A North Korean ship caught in July while trying to move undeclared Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal left on Saturday to return to Cuba, the Foreign Ministry said.

North Korean execution by dog story likely came from satire

An international media frenzy over reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s uncle had been executed by throwing him to a pack of dogs appears to have originated as satire on a Chinese microblogging website.

Activity may indicate North Korean reactor restart effort: IAEA

Activity has been observed at a North Korean nuclear site that is consistent with an effort to restart a reactor, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said on Thursday.

Kim Jong Un distributed copies of Hitler`s `Mein Kampf` to officials?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un handed out copies of Adolf Hitler`s Mein Kampf to mark his birthday.

US, Japan discuss additional sanctions against North Korea

US President Barack Obama and Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met here for talks that included the possibility of imposing new sanctions on N Korea.

US, Japan discuss response to North Korean nuclear test

United States’ President Barack Obama had broached the topic of North Korea’s nuclear test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Aus govt cancels visit by North Korean diplomats

In the wake of North Korea`s nuclear test, the Australian government has called off the scheduled visit of diplomats from Pyongyang who were due to arrive in Canberra to set up an embassy.

China installs alarm system to grab refugees: Rpt

The system is designed to let residents secretly send a signal to police if North Korean escapees come to their houses.

S Korea, US, Japan agree N Korea `stable`

Senior defense officials from South
Korea, US and Japan shared the
view that the North Korean regime under new leader Kim Jong Un is stable.

S Korea to return 31 N Koreans this week

Two weeks ago a N Korean man in his 20s defected to South by crossing border.

North Korean artillery strike alarms world powers

The US vowed to defend ally S Korea after Pyong Yang fired artillery shells on its neighbour.

NKorea`s Kim makes son 4-star General

NKorea`s Kim has named his youngest son as a military general marking the first stage of succession.

FIFA denies North Korean players are missing

Football’s world governing body FIFA today denied rumours that four North Korea players listed as no-shows for their World Cup match against Brazil have gone missing in South Africa.

North Korean `Rooney` promises goal a game

North Korea striker Jong Tae-se has promised to score a "goal a game" at the World Cup and lead his country into the knockout stages of the South Africa finals.

SKorea questions seven NKoreans over intent to return

South Korea`s spy agency was
questioning seven North Koreans who crossed into the South`s
waters, an official said on Tuesday, amid reports they wanted to
return to their communist homeland.