Former NBA star's lavish birthday gifts for 'friend for life' Kim Jong-un may have violated international sanctions imposed on North Korea
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Tuesday 16 April 2013
The former CIA officer sets his crime novels in the Communist state after years of extraordinary access. Clifford Coonan met him in Beijing
Monday 15 April 2013
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
Friday 12 April 2013
Where once China bought electricity from its neighbour, now it sells used clothing. Clifford Coonan reports from Tumen
North Korea 'has nuclear weapon it can mount on rocket' warns US, as John Kerry warns missile launch would be 'huge mistake'
Friday 12 April 2013
Mr Kerry arrived South Korea as part of a unusual diplomatic journey, traveling directly into a region bracing for a possible North Korean missile test
Wednesday 10 April 2013
A former North Korean spy has claimed Pyongyang’s threats of military action are a sign that Kim Jong-un is struggling to control his armed forces.
North Korea: Pyongyang's isolation increases with closure of commercial complex shared with the South
Monday 08 April 2013
Shutting border unit represents a major blow to heavily indebted economy of North
'Wanted, for threatening world peace and wasting money while his people starve to death': Hacks on official North Korea websites lampoon leader Kim Jong-Un amid nuclear tensions
Thursday 04 April 2013
Anonymous collective suspected to be behind attacks on Twitter, Flickr and official state information site
Monday 01 April 2013
Kim Jong-un announced a 'state of war' over the weekend
Sunday 31 March 2013
North Korea’s nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be traded even for “billions of dollars”, the country’s ruling Workers’ Party said today.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Washington DC may not exactly be quaking in dread this early spring weekend at the prospect of a missile attack on the city, as threatened by North Korea. But the rarely precedented bluster and bellicosity from Pyongyang baffle and alarm the US officials and experts who have grappled with the country's erratic behaviour for decades.
North Korea threatens 'all-out war, a nuclear war' as it announces it is 'on war footing' with South
Saturday 30 March 2013
Kim Jong-un warns of 'an all-out war, a nuclear war'
North Korea nuclear threat: Kim Jong-un personally supervises drone attack on simulated South Korea target
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Drone strike successfully shot down a target mimicking a South Korean cruise missile, according to state media
Friday 15 March 2013
$1 billion move follows increasingly aggressive rhetoric from the secretive regime
North Korea 'prepares to strike': Kim Jong-un supervises live artillery drill as inflammatory threats continue
Thursday 14 March 2013
North Korea held a live artillery drill close to its disputed border with South Korea, its official state news agency reported today.
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