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North Korea urges citizens to 'breakthrough barriers' as nuclear stand-off continues

Instead, the government has been hard at work in recent weeks using state media, propaganda posters, and performances to warn the public of a bumpy road ahead under the US and international pressure.

Jan 27, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

I think North Korea's Kim is a 'man of his word': US President Donald Trump

Hours after North Korean leader Kim said his country would continue developing nuclear programs and introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, US President Trump said he got along with Kim and "we have to do what we have to do."

Jan 01, 2020, 09:05 AM IST

North Korea's Kim to unveil 'new path' in New Year speech after US misses deadline

In his New Year address, Kim Jong Un is expected to touch upon a wide range of issues from foreign affairs and military development to the economy and education. 

Dec 31, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

North Korea's Kim stressed 'positive and offensive security measures' at key party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of top Workers` Party officials on Saturday to pore over important policy matters amid rising tension over his deadline for Washington to soften its stance in stalled negotiations aimed at dismantling Pyongyang`s nuclear and missile programmes.

Dec 30, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

US ready to deal with any North Korean 'Christmas gift': Donald Trump

North Korea warned Washington earlier this month of a possible “Christmas gift” after its leader Kim Jong Un gave the United States until the end of the year to propose new concessions in talks over his country’s nuclear arsenal and reducing tensions between the two long-time adversaries.

Dec 24, 2019, 22:01 PM IST

North Korea resumes insults of 'erratic old man' Donald Trump

Satellite imagery indicated on Monday that North Korea had tested a rocket engine, and a senior Pyongyang official called Donald Trump a "heedless and erratic old man", resuming insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw.

Dec 09, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

North Korea warns US against using military force

The warning to the US came just hours after North Korea announced it would convene a rare gathering of top ruling-party officials later this month, and state media showed photos of leader Kim Jong Un taking a second symbolic horse ride on the country`s sacred Mt. Paektu.

Dec 04, 2019, 22:28 PM IST

North Korea says will not offer anything to US President Donald Trump without receiving in return: Report

North Korea was not interested in a summit that was "useless to itself", said the statement, under the name of Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan, referring to Trump`s message on Sunday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter.

Nov 18, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

Donald Trump tells North Korea's Kim to 'get the deal done'

US President Donald Trump, who has met Kim three times since 2018 over ending the North`s missile and nuclear programs, addressed Kim directly, referring to the one-party state`s ruler as "Mr. Chairman".

Nov 17, 2019, 22:54 PM IST

North Korea slams door on Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit, calls him an 'idiot'

"Abe is an idiot and villain as he is making a fuss as if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the land of Japan, taking issue with the DPRK`s test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launchers," the North`s KCNA state news agency said, citing a statement by Song Il Ho, its ambassador for ties with Japan.

Nov 07, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

North Korea launches at least one more projectile after announcing US talks

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Wednesday morning from around Wonsan, in southeast Kangwon province, towards the sea to the east.

Oct 02, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

North Korea changes Constitution to solidify Kim Jong Un’s rule

North Korea`s parliament has approved changes to the country`s constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Un’s role as head of state, state media said on Thursday.

Aug 29, 2019, 23:43 PM IST

North Korea rejects South Korea Moon's dialogue pledge, says it will never have talks

The North has protested joint military drills conducted by South Korea and the United States, which kicked off last week, calling them a "rehearsal for war" and has fired several short-range missiles in recent weeks.

Aug 16, 2019, 08:45 AM IST

North Korea fires more 'unidentified projectiles' into East Sea, 5th launch in 2 weeks

The launch came barely four days after North Korea launched two projectiles believed to be newly developed short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea.

Aug 10, 2019, 06:35 AM IST

Launch of missiles a warning to US and South Korea, says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Kim said the latest missile test was "an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and South Korean authorities," according to state media KCNA. 

Aug 07, 2019, 07:29 AM IST

North Korea launches more missiles, threatens to take ‘new road’

The North, criticising the US-South Korean drills and their use of high-tech weapons, has fired a series of missiles and rockets.

Aug 06, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects new submarine, signals possible ballistic missile development

Kim inspected the operational and tactical data and combat weapon systems of the submarine that was built under "his special attention", and will be operational in the waters off the east coast, KCNA said.

Jul 23, 2019, 22:56 PM IST

China says briefed by US on latest meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Jul 06, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

North Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite wanting to talk

In a statement, the mission said it was responding to a US accusation that Pyongyang breached a cap on refined petroleum imports and a letter that it said was sent on June 29 by the United States, France, Germany and Britain to all UN member states urging them to implement sanctions against North Korea.

Jul 04, 2019, 13:24 PM IST

North Korea upbeat on Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un surprise meeting as a chance to push nuclear talks

Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.

Jul 02, 2019, 07:27 AM IST