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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.

Before hearing, Pyongyang pushes claim South abducted women

As South Korea's main spy agency prepares a courtroom defense of its continued detention of 12 North Korean waitresses who had fled from China, Pyongyang is using the women's relatives and colleagues to step up its accusations that they were tricked into leaving their jobs and essentially kidnapped.

South Korea holds navy drill near disputed border with North Korea

The two Koreas fought bloody naval battles near the sea border known as the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in 1999, 2002 and 2009.

China bans exports of nuclear-use technology to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has not visited China since coming to power and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping has not been to Pyongyang.

North Korean hackers steal defence files from South

North Korea operates an army of more than 1,000 hackers who stage hacking or cyberattacks targeting Seoul's major institutions or key officials.

Two Koreas squabble over defections, talks offer

The two Koreas stepped up an angry war of words Friday as tensions mounted over a series of North Korean defections and the South`s rejection of Pyongyang`s repeated offers of military talks.

North Korea mass mobilisation kicks off 5-year plan

The "mass mobilisation" took place on Wednesday in the sprawling Kim Il Sung square in the North Korean capital.

South Korea welcomes US move to label North a money launderer

South Korea welcomed on Thursday the US decision to label North Korea a "global money laundering concern" -- a move that will further isolate Pyongyang from the global financial system.

US moves to lock North Korea out of global financial system

The United States took steps today to lock North Korea out of the world financial system as it officially branded the country a "global money laundering concern."