North Korea slams 'political prostitute' Park speech at UN

North Korea called South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "political prostitute" on Friday as it denounced her call at the UN General Assembly for Pyongyang to improve its human rights record and abandon nuclear weapons.

Close the `evil` prison camps, Kerry urges N Korea

US Secretary of State John Kerry denounced human rights abuses in North Korea on Tuesday and called on Pyongyang to shut down its penal colonies riddled with "barbarity and inhumanity."

North Korea sentences American to six years` hard labour

North Korea`s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years` hard labour for "hostile" acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.

Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold
Asian Games: North Korea head south in search of gold

A series of extremely rare inter-Korean flights will bring several hundred North Korean athletes and officials south for this month`s Asian Games -- where Pyongyang hopes to make an equally rare international sporting mark.

N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

North Korea is ready to provide Japan with initial findings from a special investigating team that looked into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang`s agents decades ago, Kyodo news agency quoted a North Korean diplomat as saying.

US urges North Korea to free detained trio

The United States urged North Korea on Sunday to let three Americans held in the reclusive country return home, after Pyongyang said one of them will stand trial this week.

Key North Korean diplomat heads to Europe: Report

A top North Korean diplomat left Saturday for a tour of Europe amid signs reclusive Pyongyang has started to adopt a more active approach to foreign relations, a report said.

North Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said.

Toxic chemicals hit North Korean workers in joint Kaesong complex

Scores of North Korean workers employed by South Korean factories at a joint industrial complex have fallen sick after possible exposure to toxic chemicals, sparking criticism from Pyongyang, Seoul officials said Wednesday.

Asian Games: New talks set as North Korea slashes delegation

North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said on Friday.

North Korea fires short-range missile into sea: Yonhap

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea on Saturday, the 15th time it has launched rockets this year, the South`s Yonhap news agency reported.

North Korea threatens boycott of Asian Games in South

North Korea Friday threatened to pull out of next month`s Asian Games in South Korea, blaming Seoul for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang`s participation.

Two Koreas hold talks on Asian Games participation

Officials from the two Koreas met for rare talks Thursday to sort out the logistics of Pyongyang sending athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean port city of Incheon.

Two Koreas hold talks on Asian Games participation

Officials from the two Koreas met for rare talks Thursday to sort out the logistics of Pyongyang sending athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean port city of Incheon.

North Korea fires two missiles into sea: Seoul military

North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast, Seoul`s military said, three days after Pyongyang staged a similar launch.

North Korea tests newly developed missiles

Noth Korea announced on Friday that it has tested "newly developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles," the official KCNA news agency reported.

Japan, North Korea to hold talks after kidnap breakthrough: Report

Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang`s surprise pledge to probe the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said today.

North Korea rejects dialogue with South over detained missionary

South Korea said Thursday that the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected its offer to hold dialogue over a detained Christian missionary in Pyongyang for more than seven months.

South Korea returns North fisherman, holds two others

South Korea on Tuesday repatriated a North Korean fisherman but rejected Pyongyang`s demands to return two others picked up by the coastguard at the weekend.

North Korea sentences South Korean to life of hard labour for spying

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to life with hard labour on Friday after convicting him of espionage and setting up an underground church.