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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Saturday 04 August 2012
North Korea needs immediate food assistance after heavy rains killed scores of people and submerged swathes of farmland, the United Nations has said.
Thursday 05 July 2012
A 17-year-old swimmer is set to become North Korea's first ever competitor at the Paralympic Games.
Thursday 07 June 2012
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un yesterday made his second speech at a major public event since taking power in December, addressing a children's rally.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
The military says it has aimed artillery at the specific co-ordinates of South Korean media groups, as Pyongyang threatened a "merciless sacred war" over perceived insults.
Monday 04 June 2012
North Korea claims it has aimed rockets at the specific co-ordinates of South Korean media groups.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country's claims of military prowess.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
North Korea sharply escalated the rhetoric against its southern rival, claiming it would soon conduct “special actions” that would reduce South Korea's conservative government to ashes within minutes.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
North Korea's military warned yesterday of imminent "special actions" that would reduce South Korea's government to ashes within minutes, sharply escalating the rhetoric against its southern rival.
Monday 23 April 2012
North Korea's military vowed today to launch unspecified "special actions" soon meant to reduce South Korea's conservative government and media companies "to ashes" in less that four minutes, in an escalation of its recent threats.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
As the orchestrated mass celebrations commemorating the centenary of the birth of its "Eternal Supreme Leader" Kim Il-Sung drew to a close, North Korea's latest abortive rocket launch was met with opprobrium from the UN Security Council and the threat of a new wave of sanctions.
Monday 16 April 2012
North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, spoke in public for the first time yesterday, choosing the massive ceremony on the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, the "Great Leader", Kim Il-sung, to read from a prepared text vowing to build on the "military-first" policies propounded by his late father, Kim Jong-il.
Saturday 14 April 2012
The dismal failure of North Korea's rocket launch will, and should, be a cause for widespread relief. Whether the launch was intended, as Pyongyang insisted, to put a satellite in orbit marking the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, or designed – as many Western observers believed – to test a long-range missile, or perhaps both, is for the moment an academic question.
Friday 13 April 2012
The much-anticipated North Korean rocket launch that had threatened to cause a further deterioration in the relationship between the reclusive communist state and its neighbours today ended in failure.
Thursday 12 April 2012
North Korea fuelled up its latest long-range rocket yesterday, in defiance of vague threats from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of "appropriate action" if it is launched.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
North Korea was today injecting liquid fuel into the rocket it intends to send into space soon.
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