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North Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said Thursday, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability.

Introducing Manbang, North Korea's version of Netflix

Netflix, an on-demand video streaming service, has a new competitor called Manbang, which North Korea invented. It allows people to watch five channels in real time and view information about the country's leader.

Sanctions disrupt aid agencies in N. Korea

Pyongyang - Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say, with risk-averse banks refusing to transfer funds needed to keep operations running.

North Korea arrests defector who 'worked as South Korea agent'

Pyongyang - North Korea on Friday paraded a defector accused of involvement in a child abduction plot it says was masterminded by South Korean agents, as Seoul demanded the man's immediate release.

'Chairman Kim' presides over mass parade in Pyongyang

Pyongyang - North Korea held a massive parade in Pyongyang on Tuesday, turning the capital's giant square into a sea of pink, to celebrate a ruling party congress seen as a formal coronation for supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

Secretive North Korean party opens up — for five minutes

Pyongyang - North Korea's secretive ruling party briefly opened up to the world's media Monday, as a confident-looking Kim Jong-Un took centre stage at its rare top-level gathering.

North Korea crowns Kim party chief as rare congress closes

Pyongyang - North Korea on Monday wrapped up its first ruling party congress for 36 years -- an event seen as a formal coronation for leader Kim Jong-Un, who was appointed to the post of party chairman.

North Korea party congress pushes nuclear weapons expansion

Pyongyang - North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years formally endorsed leader Kim Jong-Un's policy of expanding the country's nuclear arsenal, as South Korea on Monday dismissed his proposals for military talks and improved ties.

N. Korean leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported Sunday.

N. Korea's Kim defends nuclear arsenal as test fears grow

Pyongyang - North Korea's first ruling party congress since 1980 moved into a second day Saturday, after leader Kim Jong-Un opened with a defiant defence of his nuclear weapons programme and amid fresh signs Pyongyang is readying a fifth nuclear test.

North Korea controls agenda as world's media pour in

Pyongyang - When one of the world's most secretive states opens the door to the international media, it keeps a firm grip on the handle.

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

Pyongyang - North Korea kicked off its first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years Friday, with state media lauding the isolated country's "prestige" as a nuclear power while maintaining a news blackout on the event itself.

N. Korea to launch top party gathering amid nuke test fears

Pyongyang - North Korea will Friday launch its highest-level ruling party meeting in almost 40 years, with delegates set to heap praise on its nuclear arsenal as a "precious sword" amid fears of a fresh atomic test.

North Korea threatens China with 'nuclear storm'

Tensions are increasing between long-time allies North Korea and China, and now, the hermit-state has actually threatened China with nuclear retaliation.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

North Korea invents 'hangover-free alcohol'

North Korea claims it has invented hangover-free alcohol. The reclusive dictatorship says it has perfected a liquor that doesn't cause nasty after-effects.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Op-Ed: North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to life and hard labour

Pyongyang - The North Korean Supreme Court has sentenced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison with hard labour. The state prosecutors had actually sought the death penalty.

North Korea has declared war on deforestation

Pyongyang - North Korea may be a strange, reclusive country that most of us don't understand, but the nation is participating in the climate talks, and has agreed to "declare war" on deforestation, even while preparing for another round of nuclear tests.
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