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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Friday 21 December 2012
These eerie pictures from North Korea were taken by photographer David Guttenfelder. He describes what it is like to capture life inside the world's most secretive country.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
The daughter of a former dictator was elected South Korea’s first female President yesterday. Park Geun-hye, 60, replaces her unpopular conservative party colleague, Lee Myung-bak.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
This belligerent nation needs a deal; and rockets are bargaining chips
Monday 17 December 2012
Public paid homage and basked in the success of last week's launch of a long-range rocket
Wednesday 12 December 2012
When Kim Jong-un became North Korea's leader after his father's sudden death last year, the West responded with the wariness that naturally attends unexpected events in closed countries. But there was a flicker of hope, too – hope that a new leader, from a new generation, who had, it was reported, studied abroad, might abandon the paranoia, dismantle the secrecy and allow North Korea to take its place in the modern world.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
North Korea fired a long-range rocket today in a second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the UN and Washington.
Sunday 09 December 2012
North Korea may postpone the controversial launch of a long-range rocket that had been slated for liftoff as early as this week, state media said Sunday, as international pressure on Pyongyang to cancel the provocative move intensified.
Monday 03 December 2012
North Korea says its rockets are used to put satellites into orbit for peaceful purposes
Wednesday 28 November 2012
With fresh satellite images showing increasing activity at its launch site, North Korea could be ready to fire a long-range rocket within several weeks, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
Monday 26 November 2012
Q might have fashioned 007 tools like these, but in the hands of real-life North Korean assassins they look a whole lot less retro-cute. Three weapons - all indistinguishable from everyday objects - have been seen by CNN after a bust in South Korea stopped a killer on his way to a job. They include a Parker pen with a poison-tipped spike, another pen that can fire poisoned darts, and a flashlight capable of discharging three bullets.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
North Korea warned today that the US mainland is within range of its missiles, and said Washington's recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Work began on the imposing structure in 1987, but construction was stalled for 16 years after the money for the project ran out
Saturday 25 August 2012
Leader Kim Jong-un is seeking a state visit to China in his latest move to push to lift the isolated state out of decades of poverty.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Few foreigners get an invitation to the inner circle of North Korea's first family. But Kenji Fujimoto, who has just returned from a meeting with leader Kim Jong-Un inside the reclusive, nuclear-armed state, has been there before.
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