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North Korea blames US for failed summit, urges 'new calculation'

A spokesman for North Korea`s foreign ministry accused the US of trying to shift the blame for the breakdown of the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

May 24, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

North Korea asks UN chief to address ship seizure by 'gangster' US

Pyongyang`s protest to the UN over seizure comes amid mounting tensions since a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US.President Trump broke down in Hanoi in February.

May 18, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

US seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions

The United States filed its seizure warrant for the ship under seal in July 2018, but department officials said the timing of its unsealing on Thursday was unrelated to the missile launches.

May 10, 2019, 00:37 AM IST

North Korea fires two short-range missiles, second test in a week

The launches came as US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun was in Seoul.

May 09, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

North Korea says recent rocket drill was 'regular and self-defensive'

Seoul responded on Saturday by calling on its northern neighbour to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula."

May 08, 2019, 23:56 PM IST

North Korea fires short-range missile: Report

North Korea fired a short-range missile from the east coast city of Wonsan towards the east on Saturday morning, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea`s joint chiefs of staff. 

May 04, 2019, 06:36 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says peace on Korean peninsula depends on US attitude: KCNA

"The DPRK will gird itself for every possible situation," Kim said.

Apr 26, 2019, 05:48 AM IST

Spurned by US, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeks a friend in Russian President Vladimir Putin

The summit in Vladivostok - the first ever between Putin and Kim - provides Pyongyang with an opportunity to seek support from a new quarter, Russia, and possible relief from the sanctions hurting its economy.

Apr 25, 2019, 09:16 AM IST

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet President Vladimir Putin in Russia on Thursday: Kremlin

The visit is part of Kim`s effort to build foreign support after the breakdown of a second US-North Korea summit in Vietnam in February meant no relief on sanctions for North Korea, analysts said.

Apr 24, 2019, 05:49 AM IST

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to 'soon' visit Russia for summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media confirmed. 

Apr 23, 2019, 05:22 AM IST

Kim Jong-un oversees first weapons test since failed US-North Korea summit: Report

The weapon has a "peculiar mode of guiding flight" and "a powerful warhead", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Apr 18, 2019, 06:23 AM IST

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: US researchers

"The current activity, along with their configurations, does not rule out their possible involvement in such activity, either before or after a reprocessing campaign."

Apr 17, 2019, 06:52 AM IST

North Korea's Kim Jong Un gives US to year-end to become more flexible

Kim said he will wait "till the end of this year" for the United States to decide to be more flexible, according to KCNA.

Apr 13, 2019, 19:17 PM IST

North Korea's Kim says must deliver 'blow' to those imposing sanctions: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a "telling blow" to those imposing sanctions by ensuring its economy is more self-reliant, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday.

Apr 11, 2019, 10:53 AM IST

North Korea's ruling party to meet amid 'tense situation': state media

Kim told officials they need to work more responsibly to carry out his strategy in the face of international pressure.

Apr 10, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

US imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

The US Treasury Department also issued an updated advisory that listed 67 vessels that it said had engaged in illicit transfers of refined petroleum with North Korean tankers or were believed to have exported North Korean coal.

Mar 22, 2019, 08:55 AM IST

North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' US, rethink nuclear test freeze

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions, a senior diplomat said on Friday, according to news reports from the North`s capital.

Mar 16, 2019, 00:12 AM IST

Japan may allow North Korean athletes to compete in 2020 Olympics: Reports

Japan instituted a number of sanctions against North Korea following a series of nuclear and missile tests that include not allowing its citizens to enter. 

Mar 13, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

Satellite images reveal activity at North Korean rocket facility

The images were taken on February 22 by imaging company DigitalGlobe.

Mar 09, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

Movement at North Korea ICBM plant viewed as missile-related, South says

Spy chief Suh Hoon told the lawmakers he viewed the activity as missile-related, the JoongAng Ilbo said. 

Mar 07, 2019, 20:37 PM IST