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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

North Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.

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.