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North Korea leader says missile test `greatest success`

The UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss North Korea`s provocative move and agreed to consider a statement condemning the launch.
 

Seoul, Washington start war game despite Pyongyang's backlash

South Korean and US forces kicked off their joint annual war game on Monday despite strong a backlash from North Korea.

North Korea slams largest-ever South Korean artillery drill

North Korea slams largest-ever South Korean artillery drill

North Korea on Sunday slammed the largest-ever artillery drill conducted by the South Korean military as a grave provocation that was endangering regional peace.

Envoy to Britain defected to escape punishment, says Pyongyang

Envoy to Britain defected to escape punishment, says Pyongyang

Thae was accused of embezzling state funds, selling state secrets and raping a minor, Efe news reported.

North Korea calls South Korea`s leader `psychopath` over missile row

North Korea on Wednesday labelled South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "psychopath" after she made a speech slamming Pyongyang`s nuclear ambitions and defending the deployment of a US anti-missile system.

Japan military on alert to destroy North Korea missile: Report

Japan military on alert to destroy North Korea missile: Report

Pyongyang has conducted a series of missile tests this year in defiance of UN sanctions imposed after its fourth nuclear test in January.

US, Japan call for emergency UN Security Council meeting on North Korea

The United States and Japan will ask the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang`s launch of a ballistic missile that landed in Japanese-controlled waters, US Ambassador Samantha Power said.

Seoul blames North Korean government organization for email scams

Seoul blames North Korean government organization for email scams

Seoul prosecutors on Monday accused North Korea of hacking into the email accounts of dozens of South Korean government officials this year, the latest in the series of suspected cyber attacks by Pyongyang.

North Korea floats propaganda leaflets in river for 1st time

South Korea accused rival North Korea of floating propaganda leaflets down a river in the first such incident.

Sanctions disrupt aid agencies in North Korea

Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say, with risk-averse banks refusing to transfer funds needed to keep operations running.

South Korea's Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high since North Korea conducted nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and a string of test launches of various missiles.

Defector arrested in North Korea for plotting kidnappings with South - reports

A North Korean defector who had lived in South Korea has been arrested in the North for conspiring with Seoul`s spy agency to kidnap North Korean children, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Japan`s Kyodo news agencies reported on Friday from Pyongyang.

North Korea keeping nuclear test site ready: US think tank

Satellite imagery indicates a high-level of activity at North Korea`s nuclear test site to ensure the facility is always ready for use on any orders from Pyongyang, a US think-tank said.

After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

North Korea on Monday threatened to cut off one of its official contact channels with the US, the first of its countermeasures against new sanctions imposed on the country.

North Korea missile fell into sea, no threat to North America: US

North Korea missile fell into sea, no threat to North America: US

The US Strategic Command said on Saturday it had tracked what it believed was a KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile fired from North Korea`s east coast port of Sinpo, which then fell into the sea between the North and Japan.

North Korea fires missile from submarine but it appears to have failed: South Korea

North Korea fires missile from submarine but it appears to have failed: South Korea

South Korea and the United States said on Friday they would deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea to counter the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea.

U.S. asks other nations to curb use of North Korean workers

The administration of President Barack Obama is asking other nations to cut the employment of North Korean workers as a way to reduce Pyongyang’s access to foreign currency, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

South Korea to ramp up border propaganda broadcasts to North Korea: report

The South Korean military is planning to ramp up its propaganda broadcasts targeting North Korean troops by doubling the number of loudspeakers along the heavily-fortified border, a report said Wednesday.

North Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: Official

North Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: Official

The North quit the now-stalled negotiations aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons programme in 2009.

Bitter row over North Korea defectors moves to Seoul court

A Seoul court convened a rare hearing Tuesday into the welfare of a dozen North Korean defectors who South Korea says escaped of their own free will but Pyongyang insists were abducted.