North Korea

North Korea ups military ante in response to sanctions

North Korea has carried out a series of military exercises simulating attacks on South Korean military bases and the country's central government, North Korean state media reported on Friday.

UN Security Council tightens sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution tightening sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday in response to the country's latest nuclear test conducted in September.

Trump assures Seoul of continued US support over Pyongyang threat

President-elect Donald Trump has assured South Korea of continued US protection against North Korea once he takes office.

Red Cross: Only quarter of aid target raised after North Korea flood

Following a rare appeal for aid from North Korea following severe flooding in the country, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said Saturday it has only raised a quarter of its target...

North Korea wins under-17 Women's World Cup, again

North Korea has become the first nation to win the Women's under-17 football World Cup for a second time, after beating Japan on penalties in Amman on Friday night.

Seoul: Failed rocket test shows "limits" of North Korean technology

A failed rocket test carried out by North Korea on Thursday demonstrates the "limits" of the communist country's technology, South Korean Defence Minister Han Min Koo said after talks with his US ...

Carter: North Korea would face US military might for nuclear attack

The US would respond with the "full spectrum of American military might" if North Korea were to undertake a nuclear attack, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter says following the latest failed...

US and South Korea condemn Pyongyang's failed missile launch

The US and South Korea have condemned Saturday's failed missile launch by North Korea near the north-western city of Kusong.

Russian border patrol kills North Korean sailor during boat search

Russian border protection soldiers killed a North Korean sailor during a brawl on a boat that the Russian authorities had stopped to search.

North Korean soldier makes rare defection to South over land border

A North Korean soldier has defected to the South across the country's heavily guarded land border, the South Korean military said Thursday.

North Korea: Nuclear tests are "righteous self-defensive measures"

North Korea defended its recent testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic technology at the UN General Assembly on Friday, calling them "righteous self-defensive measures" to preserve the country'...

Japan: UN must thwart North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions

The United Nations must come together to thwart North Korea's efforts to develop nuclear weapons, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

US sends bombers to South Korea in show of force aimed at Pyongyang

The US dispatched two long-range bombers to South Korean skies this week as a show of force in response to recent North Korean nuclear and missile tests, the US armed forces reported Wednesday....

North Korea tests new rocket for satellites as nuclear worries grow

North Korea has conducted successful tests of a new type of high-powered rocket engine to guide the country's satellites into space, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday,...

US scientist: North Korea could have 20 nuclear bombs this year

North Korea could have enough plutonium and highly enriched uranium by the end of 2016 to build up to 20 nuclear bombs, a leading US nuclear scientist says.