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North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missile

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea unveiled a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media showed Friday, in a calculated show of strength days before Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

Party congress reveals pressures on North Korea: analysts

Seoul - North Korea's twice-a-decade party congress has revealed the extent of the pressures on its struggling economy in the face of the coronavirus epidemic, sanctions, and deadlocked nuclear talks with the US, analysts say.

North Korea's Kim pledges to strengthen nuclear arsenal

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal as he delivered his closing address to a top ruling party meeting, state television showed Wednesday, days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.

N. Korea's Kim pledges to 'strengthen' nuclear arsenal: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to strengthen his country's nuclear arsenal in his closing address to a top ruling party meeting, state media reported Wednesday, days before Joe Biden takes office as US president.

Sister of N. Korea's Kim slams South's 'idiot' authorities: KCNA

Seoul - The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slammed authorities in Seoul over their tracking of a possible military parade in Pyongyang at the weekend, the North's state media reported Wednesday.

North Korea's Kim assumes late father's mantle

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has had his official party title changed, state media reported Monday, assuming a position previously held by his late father in what analysts said was a move to bolster his authority.

North Korea's Kim calls US 'principal enemy'

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "principal enemy", state media reported Saturday, as he threw down the diplomatic gauntlet to the incoming administration of Joe Biden.

Kim Jong Un says US is North Korea's 'biggest enemy': KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation's "biggest enemy", state media reported Saturday.

North Korea's Kim poses in military uniform with gun in new portrait

Seoul - North Korean state media have displayed an unprecedented portrait of leader Kim Jong Un in military uniform -- and an assault rifle on his desk -- as the nuclear-armed nation holds a key meeting of its ruling party.

N Korea's Kim pledges to strengthen defence capabilities: KCNA

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen its military capabilities at a key ruling party meeting, state media reported Thursday, just weeks before Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

North Korea's Kim admits mistakes as party congress opens: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un admitted that "almost all sectors" had fallen short of their economic targets as he opened a rare congress of the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported Wednesday.

Kim thanks North Koreans for support 'in difficult times'

Seoul - Kim Jong Un thanked North Koreans for supporting his leadership in "difficult times" in a rare hand-written New Year letter released Friday ahead of a crucial ruling party congress that will set the country's economic goals.

North Korea to redevelop flagship tourist resort

Seoul - Pyongyang plans to redevelop its flagship Mount Kumgang tourist complex into an international resort, a year after leader Kim Jong Un ordered South Korean-built buildings there demolished, state media reported Sunday.

S. Korea bans sending leaflets into North

Seoul - South Korea on Monday banned sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North, in a move rights activists condemned as a violation of free speech and a "misguided strategy" to please the North Korean regime.

Careless talk costs lives: a North Korean execution

Seoul - As a teenager in North Korea, Lee Soon-keum bitterly resented her prisoner-of-war father as his status meant she would have to toil in coal mines like him.Years later, she says she was forced to watch him and her brother executed by firing squad.

Left behind: North Korean coalmines fuelled by South's POWs

Seoul - Just 13 days before the armistice that ended the Korean War, Southern soldier Lee Sun-woo was captured. He then spent more than three decades toiling in a North Korean coal mine like thousands of his compatriots.

Top US negotiator on North Korea blames Pyongyang for deadlock

Seoul - The outgoing US point man on North Korea admitted Thursday that the Trump administration had not achieved what it sought with Kim Jong Un, but blamed Pyongyang for squandering the opportunity for progress.

Kim's sister slams South Korean minister over coronavirus

Seoul - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has slammed the South's foreign minister as "impudent" for casting doubt over Pyongyang's claim that the country has no coronavirus cases, state media reported Wednesday.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

Washington - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

From 'love' to 'thug': Biden win to change US-North Korea dynamic

Seoul - Headline-grabbing summits between the leaders of North Korea and the United States will be off the agenda for some time, analysts say, after US president-elect Joe Biden characterised Kim Jong Un a "thug", in contrast to Donald Trump's declarations of ...

South Korean military captures North Korean crossing border

Seoul - A North Korean man was captured by South Korea's military on Wednesday after crossing the inter-Korean border, Seoul said.The man was identified by Seoul only as a North Korean male, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Pyongyang's choice: playing the Trump card

Seoul - Donald Trump's fluctuating relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from fire and fury to love letters, but Pyongyang's view of his rival is uncompromising: Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" who "must be beaten to death".

Biden slams Trump friendship with 'thug' Kim

Nashville - Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday denounced President Donald Trump for befriending North Korea's "thug" leader, likening his diplomacy to working with Hitler.

North Korea's Kim lauds Chinese war dead on anniversary

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has paid tribute to the millions of Chinese troops who fought a US-led coalition to a standstill and saved his country from defeat in the Korean War, state media reported Thursday.

North Korean justice system treats people as 'less than animals': HRW

Seoul - Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rampant in North Korea's pretrial detention system which treats people as worth "less than an animal", a rights group said Monday in a report on the country's opaque legal processes.

Pompeo plays down North Korea ICBM risk

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday played down North Korea's parading of a massive new long-range missile, saying that agreements reached by President Donald Trump had succeeded in reducing risks.

North Koreans rally wearing masks after military parade

Seoul - Thousands of North Koreans have packed into Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square to pledge their support for the government -- all of them wearing masks, unlike at a military parade only two days earlier.

Sorry doesn't seem to be the hardest word for N. Korea's Kim

Seoul - Often seen grinning at a missile launch or in command of lengthy official meetings, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has offered a glimpse of a different image: emotional and apologetic.

Kim throws down gauntlet with huge new ICBM: analysts

Seoul - The gargantuan new missile North Korea put on show at a military parade is an explicit threat to US defences and an implicit challenge to both the current and next American president, analysts say, warning Pyongyang could test the weapon next year.
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