Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics
Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

North Korea`s victories at the Asian Games are a new example of how sport, politics and diplomacy are often mixed in dealings with Pyongyang, and by the isolated state`s propaganda machine.

Kim Jong-un`s childhood of `vodka binges`, `pleasure girls` revealed

A former employee of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has revealed about his childhood — vodka binges, Big Macs and private yachts.

North Korea promotes military chiefs as it marks late leader`s birth

North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said.

N Korean leader to add `MP` to his many titles

North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-Un will be a candidate in next month`s parliamentary elections, which will be closely watched for clues on power shifts in Pyongyang.

North Korea warns of `merciless` strike against South

North Korea has threatened a "merciless" strike against the South after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, officials said today.

North Korea marks anniversary without Kim Jong Un`s aunt

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s aunt was absent from a state memorial ceremony on Tuesday raising questions about her influence days after her husband, also a top state official, was executed.

North Korean soldiers swear loyalty to young leader

Thousands of North Korean soldiers vowed on Monday to protect leader Kim Jong-Un with their lives at a memorial rally for his late father, days after the stunning execution of the leader`s uncle.

US urges united response to `ominous` North Korea execution

Washington called for a united front against North Korea after the "ominous" execution of leader Kim Jong-Un`s uncle as South Korea put its forces on alert for any "provocations" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

N Korea execution `ominous sign` of instability: John Kerry

The execution of the North Korean leader`s uncle is "an ominous sign" raising concerns about instability in a nation pursuing a nuclear arms drive, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Sunday.

North Korea kicks off mass games with war victory theme

North Korea has launched its annual Arirang festival, featuring tens of thousands of performers in a highly-choreographed display of patriotism.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has `secret` daughter

In a startling report about one of the world’s most secretive person, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un fathered a baby girl in 2010 with an unknown woman.

Kerry heads to South Korea as tensions soar

US Secretary of State John Kerry was headed for South Korea on his maiden trip to Asia in show of American support for regional allies as tensions soar over a feared new missile test by the North.

Uncle, aunt hold Kim Jong-un’s reins of power

Even as image makers of boyish North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seek to portray him as a tough guy, it is thought to be his aunt and uncle who are pulling the strings behind the scenes.

North Korea `Photoshopped picture of hovercraft landing drill`

Photoshop skills in North Korea have apparently escalated, but not enough to convince everyone.

North Korea snapping military hotline not constructive: US

The US has said that the snapping of military communications hotline by North Korea was "not constructive."

South Korea vows retaliation if North Korea attacks

North Korea said it would sever a military hotline with South Korea and nullify non-aggression agreements between the two countries.

Dennis Rodman brokering peace between North Korea, US?

Former basketball player Dennis Rodman is reportedly trying to broker peace between the US and North Korea.

US, S Korea begin naval drills amid North Korean nuke furore

Against the backdrop of North Korean threat of conducting third nuclear test, US and South Korea on Monday began naval drills off the Korean Peninsula`s east coast.

Google chief`s plan to visit North Korea `unhelpful`: US

The US government is voicing opposition to a planned North Korea visit by Google`s executive chairman.

North Korea`s Kim Jong-Un now a father: Report

The wife of North Korea`s leader Kim Jong-Un has given birth to a baby, The Australian reported on Thursday.