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Claims that secretive communist regime has carried out a further brutal purge of those the young leader sees as a threat to his authority

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You've gone too far, UN chief tells North Korea

Ban Ki-Moon urges restraint as Pyongyang announces plan to reopen nuclear reactor

South Korea warn of retaliation against North's aggression

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) and military officers watching a live shell firing drill

Nuclear weapons are ‘life of the nation’, says North Korea

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.

North Korea threatens 'all-out war, a nuclear war' as it announces it is 'on war footing' with South

Kim Jong-un warns of 'an all-out war, a nuclear war'

Kim Jong-un talks with soldiers taking part in anti-landing drills on the country’s east coast

North Korea's latest nuclear threat is a failed attempt to wring some concessions from West

The young Kim Jong-un remains an unknown quantity

China has stepped up inspections of cargo bound for North Korea, targeting luxury goods as well as necessities

China starts to get tough with North Korea

Beijing is restricting trade with its impoverished neighbour in retaliation for nuclear tests

Kim Jong-un watches a live ammunition firing drill by the Jangjae Islet Defence Detachment and the Mu Islet Hero Defence Detachment

North Korea nuclear threat: Kim Jong-un personally supervises drone attack on simulated South Korea target

Drone strike successfully shot down a target mimicking a South Korean cruise missile, according to state media

North Korea hackers suspected after major computer crash in the South

Skulls pop up on the screens of some computers — a strong indication that hackers planted a malicious code in systems

North Korea 'prepares to strike': Kim Jong-un supervises live artillery drill as inflammatory threats continue

North Korea held a live artillery drill close to its disputed border with South Korea, its official state news agency reported today.

North Korea ends 60-year armistice with South

State media reported yesterday that Pyongyang has carried out its threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War.

Pyongyang metro station

North Korea: ‘If the US has nuclear weapons, why can’t we?’

North Korea’s nuclear test drew international censure. But Pyongyang rejoiced, says Andrew MacLeod, in a rare dispatch from the pariah state

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Tough UN sanctions draw angry response from Pyongyang as tensions rise in the area

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North Korean soldiers carry out combat training in a picture released yesterday by the North Korean Central News Agency

North Korea cancels non-aggression pact with South as UN votes for new sanctions over missile tests

Pyongyang defied existing sanctions to conduct a nuclear test last month to provoke the US

Kim Jong-un

North Korea vows to launch 'pre-emptive nuclear strike' against US as United Nations votes for new sanctions over missile tests

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