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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North Korea vows to launch 'pre-emptive nuclear strike' against US as United Nations votes for new sanctions over missile tests
Thursday 07 March 2013
Just last month a North Korean official threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament
Sunday 03 March 2013
Dennis Rodman is the latest to put his fame towards a worthy cause. Holly Williams tracks down other globetrotting stars
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Tattooed, pierced, bleached blonde and almost two metres tall, Dennis Rodman will certainly stand out in North Korea, where the dress code is drab and the average man is up to 8cm shorter than his South Korean neighbour.
Thursday 14 February 2013
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Tuesday 12 February 2013
When Kim Jong-un took his father’s place as “supreme leader” of North Korea there was some hope that the new boy-dictator might open up his aggressive, isolated and often starving state. Alas, barely more than 12 months later – after one satellite launch, one rocket test and, now, an underground nuclear explosion – such optimism is less credible than ever. Even allowing for a new leader’s need to consolidate power at home, the case for Mr Kim as a budding reformer is becoming impossible to make.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned as “deplorable” North Korea's nuclear test today, and UN diplomats said the Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Very few North Koreans enjoy an internet connection and those who do are forbidden access to Google, but the web search giant is giving the rest of the world its first glimpse of the framework of the secretive Communist state.
North Korea threatens South with war over sanctions, day after regime announces new nuclear tests 'aimed at United States'
Friday 25 January 2013
Regime warns of strong physical countermeasures against neighbour following sanctions
North Korea raises tensions with plan to carry out new nuclear test aimed at 'sworn enemy' United States
Thursday 24 January 2013
The move, which comes in defiance of a resolution issued by the UN on Tuesday, is likely to once again raise tensions in the region over the North Korean missile program
Monday 21 January 2013
Teenager’s blog offers a rare insight into the secretive state, writes Tim Walker
Monday 14 January 2013
North Korea is vowing to strengthen its war defences amid concerns the country may conduct a third nuclear test.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Billionaire businessman took a tour of Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University during the trip
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Sunday 23 December 2012
The launching of a rocket into space by the North Koreans amounted to the testing of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a half-ton payload as far as the western United States, officials claimed
Saturday 22 December 2012
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for the development of more powerful rockets after last week's successful launch of a satellite into space.
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