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.

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 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.

North Korea, Japan wrap up talks in Sweden, to meet again

North Korea and Japan wrapped up three days of talks in Stockholm on Wednesday, agreeing to continue their dialogue on Japanese nationals abducted decades ago by Pyongyang.

Japan, N Korea talks continue amid secrecy

North Korea and Japan on Tuesday began the second day of talks in Stockholm believed to be focused on Japanese nationals kidnapped decades ago by Pyongyang.

North Korean elite offer apology after building collapse

N Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean 100 might have died.

North Korea says apartment building collapses, offers rare apology

North Korea has apologised to bereaved families after an apartment building collapsed in Pyongyang last week, possibly killing hundreds, the official KCNA news agency said, a rare admission of fallibility from the reclusive state.

`Executed` singer alive and well, Pyongyang TV shows

A North Korean singer said to be leader Kim Jong-Un`s ex-girlfriend and rumoured to have been executed last year has appeared on state television, apparently alive and well.

`Imminent` North Korea nuclear test unlikely: US think-tank

Despite fears to the contrary, North Korea does not appear to be preparing an imminent nuclear test, a US think-tank said Wednesday in an analysis of recent satellite images of Pyongyang`s main test site.

Two Koreas in heated exchange over drone row

North Korea today denounced South Korea`s claim that Pyongyang sent a trio of spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea issues its latest nuclear threat

North Korea issued its latest nuclear threat today, two days after South Korea`s defence minister said Pyongyang was making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test.

North Korea`s new `number two`?

North Korea signalled a key leadership change with the announcement Friday that the man seen as supreme leader Kim Jong-Un`s number two had been replaced as political chief of the military.

New pictures confirm North Korea nuclear activity

A North Korean nuclear test within days "cannot be ruled out" analysts said on Saturday, after new satellite imagery showed heightened activity at the test site.

Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.