Friday 26 April, 2013 10:43:20Seoul says it has decided to withdraw the roughly 175 South Koreans still at a jointly run factory complex in North Korea.
Tuesday 16 April, 2013 08:34:35After weeks of tension, North Korea has options to improve relations with the US and South Korea – but it is unlikely to be tempted by Washington’s offer to restart negotiations on its nuclear programme.
Monday 15 April, 2013 09:59:34Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets today to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung.
Monday 15 April, 2013 09:07:49The decision to go ahead with a controversial BBC documentary about North Korea went “right to the top”, the corporation’s head of news programming said today.
Monday 15 April, 2013 07:04:05The United States and Japan opened the door to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the sabre-rattling country lowered tensions and honoured past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick”.
Sunday 14 April, 2013 13:55:15The United States and Japan have offered new talks with North Korea to resolve the increasingly dangerous stand-off over its nuclear and missile programmes, but said the reclusive communist government first must lower tensions and honour previous agreements.
Sunday 14 April, 2013 10:25:02North Korea has rebuffed South Korea’s proposal to resolve rising tension through dialogue, dismissing it as a “crafty trick” to disguise what Pyongyang calls the South’s hostility.
Saturday 13 April, 2013 08:57:50US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea not to test-fire a mid-range missile.
Monday 08 April, 2013 09:44:50North Korea has said it is to recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex which is the last major symbol of co-operation with its southern rival.
Sunday 07 April, 2013 10:48:31The US has postponed an intercontinental ballistic missile test next week amid mounting tensions with North Korea.
Saturday 06 April, 2013 09:19:23North Korea’s latest outburst of nuclear and military threats has given the US a rare opportunity to build bridges with China.
Friday 05 April, 2013 07:04:47Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea’s government-run online sites yesterday, as tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula.
Thursday 04 April, 2013 07:00:44North Korea has warned that its military has been cleared to attack the US using “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons.
Wednesday 03 April, 2013 07:20:38North Korea today barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said.
Tuesday 02 April, 2013 09:22:09North Korea vowed today to restart a nuclear reactor which can make one bomb’s worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea.
Monday 01 April, 2013 15:47:00North Korea has voted for a new Prime Minister at the annual meeting of the Supreme People's Assembly.
Monday 01 April, 2013 10:34:45After weeks of warlike posturing North Korea is holding its annual spring parliamentary session following a declaration that nuclear bomb building and a stronger economy were the nation's top priorities.
Sunday 31 March, 2013 16:03:47A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning today, saying that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be traded even for “billions of dollars”.
Saturday 30 March, 2013 11:46:05North Korea is threatening to shut down a factory complex which is the last major symbol of inter-Korean co-operation.
Saturday 30 March, 2013 09:48:49North Korea said today it had entered “a state of war” with the South, in the reclusive communist state’s latest belligerent threat.
Thursday 28 March, 2013 23:09:30North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the country's so-called "rocket units" to be on standby to attack US bases in South Korea and the Pacific.
Tuesday 26 March, 2013 11:44:11North Korea’s military has warned that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest combat level in the latest threat aimed at South Korea and the United States.
Saturday 16 March, 2013 08:36:18North Korea has test-fired a pair of short-range missiles into its eastern waters in a likely response to ongoing routine US-South Korean military drills, according to officals in South Korea.
Thursday 07 March, 2013 09:17:54North Korea has vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, hours ahead of a vote by UN diplomats on whether to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.
Tuesday 12 February, 2013 15:19:14North Korea has responded to worldwide condemnation of its latest nuclear test by saying it was a “first response” to US threats and warned of unspecified “second and third measures of greater intensity”.
Tuesday 12 February, 2013 08:27:21North Korea said today it had tested a “miniaturised” nuclear device, defying the United Nations’ orders to stop building atomic weapons.
Tuesday 05 February, 2013 07:58:08North Korea will be punished if it carries out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, John Kerry has warned.
Monday 04 February, 2013 11:21:44South Korean and US troops have begun naval drills in a show of force partly directed at North Korea amid signs that Pyongyang will soon carry out a threat to conduct its third atomic test.
Thursday 24 January, 2013 07:19:50North Korea has threatened to wage a "full-fledged confrontation" against the US for what it calls "continued hostility".
Thursday 20 December, 2012 08:26:02Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea's authoritarian era, has been elected the country's first female president in a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.
Wednesday 12 December, 2012 07:10:36North Korea fired a long-range rocket today in a second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the UN and Washington.
Tuesday 11 December, 2012 08:47:04North Korea is pressing ahead with preparation for a long-range rocket launch after extending its lift-off window by another week until December 29 because of technical problems.
Thursday 06 December, 2012 08:58:25America and key Asian allies will seek United Nations Security Council action if North Korea launches a long-range rocket this month, the US State Department said.
Saturday 01 December, 2012 09:27:43North Korea has said it will launch a long-range rocket between December 10 and 22, a move likely to heighten already strained tensions with Washington and Seoul ahead of a South Korean presidential election on December 19.