UN council discusses move to enforce North Korea sanctions

UN Security Council diplomats were negotiating a draft statement that would push for tough sanctions on North Korea to be enforced worldwide after Pyongyang's latest test-firing of medium-range missiles.

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S Korea

China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested projectiles thought to be capable of reaching American territory.

North Korea video appeal by family of `kidnapped` daughter

In the footage, the parents wept and demanded South Korea return their daughter, So Gyong-A.

North Korea sets party congress date amid nuclear test fears

North Korea on Wednesday formally set May 6 for the opening of a landmark ruling party congress -- the first in nearly four decades and an event many fear will be preceded by a fifth nuclear test.

Need powerful nuclear deterrence to counter US hostility: North Korea

Need powerful nuclear deterrence to counter US hostility: North Korea

North Korea needs a powerful nuclear deterrence to counter U.S. hostility and threats, the foreign ministry was quoted by the state news agency KCNA as saying on Tuesday.

N Korea offers to send 'abducted' defectors' parents to South

North Korea today said that it wanted to set up a meeting - in Seoul if necessary - between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove Pyongyang's claim that the former were abducted by South Korea.

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May: South Korea

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May: South Korea

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May, South Korean officials said on Sunday.

North Korea claims restaurant workers tricked into defecting

Pyongyang's state media on Friday claimed a group of 13 North Koreans working at a restaurant China had been tricked into defecting by South Korean spies.

Seoul says NKorea launch of a missile appears to have failed

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed.

US ready to raise pressure on North Korea,open to talks: John Kerry

US ready to raise pressure on North Korea,open to talks: John Kerry

The United States is prepared to "ratchet up" pressure on North Korea after its latest provocations but remains open to talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.

Pyongyang shows N-attack against US in propaganda video

North Korea has released a video that simulates the launch of a nuclear attack on Washington and threatens the US with pre-emptive strikes, South Korean authorities said on Monday.

N Korea threatens military attack on Seoul's presidential palace

N Korea threatens military attack on Seoul's presidential palace

Democratic People`s Republic of North Korea has warned of military attack on Seoul`s presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologises for `treason` and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.

North Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

Upping its rhetoric a notch, North Korea has warned that it will attack Seoul's presidential palace unless it receives an apology from South Korean President Park Geun-hye for "treason."

Korean-American arrested by Pyongyang says was spying for South

A Korean-American detained in North Korea admitted to attempting to steal military secrets as he was paraded in front of media groups in Pyongyang Friday.

North Korea court sentences American student to 15 years hard labour

North Korea's supreme court sentenced American student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested while visiting the country, to 15 years of hard labour on Wednesday for crimes against the state.

US Treasury official to China to discuss North Korea

A top US Treasury official will visit China this week to discuss North Korea`s menacing actions and sanctions aimed at curbing the country's "destabilizing behavior," the Treasury announced Monday.

N Korea issues fresh threats as US stages military drill with South

N Korea issues fresh threats as US stages military drill with South

North Korea hit out at Washington and Seoul Saturday, pledging to launch a blitzkrieg in the Korean peninsula, as the United States and South Korea launched their largest-ever joint landing drill.

Will liquidate South Korea assets in joint projects: North Korea

North Korea said Thursday it would dispose of all assets left behind by South Korean firms involved in two now-shuttered joint projects, further raising already elevated tensions on the divided Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong Un says country has miniaturised warheads: North Korean media

Kim Jong Un says country has miniaturised warheads: North Korean media

Pyongyang has previously claimed it has nuclear warheads small enough to put on long-range missiles, but experts have questioned such claims.

North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US

North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strike on South, US

Pyongyang has issued dire warnings of nuclear attack in the past, usually during periods of elevated military tensions of the Korean peninsula.