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'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears
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'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 4:00 PM 45,848 Views 62 Comments

The state is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.

North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
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North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’

Oct 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,495 Views 13 Comments

If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.

North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body
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North Korea accuses South Korea of intrusion to find official’s body

Sep 27th 2020, 12:25 PM 18,874 Views 6 Comments

South Korea denied the North’s accusation.

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
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Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,265 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient
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North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

Jul 26th 2020, 7:08 AM 31,894 Views 39 Comments

Pyongyang claims testing has shown the person is “suspected to be infected”.

South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer
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South Korean group launches thousands of anti-North leaflets across the border as tensions simmer

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:40 AM 14,278 Views 13 Comments

A propaganda war is fuelling the escalating tensions between the two countries.

South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office
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South Korea's unification minister resigns after North blows up liaison office

Jun 19th 2020, 9:20 AM 14,568 Views 23 Comments

Tensions on the peninsula have heightened in recent weeks.

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea
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North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea

Jun 16th 2020, 8:54 AM 17,879 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
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North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,471 Views 8 Comments

Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.

Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South
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Multiple shots fired from North Korea at guard post across border, says South

May 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 27,274 Views 15 Comments

The fire exchange took place a day after North Korea reported its leader Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in some 20 days.

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours of ill health
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Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours of ill health

May 2nd 2020, 7:25 AM 46,391 Views 64 Comments

The Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim attended the ceremony Friday in Sunchon with other senior officials.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says

Apr 27th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,634 Views 36 Comments

There has been speculation over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary last week.

Satellite photos locate Kim Jong Un’s train as health rumours persist
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Satellite photos locate Kim Jong Un’s train as health rumours persist

Apr 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 92,298 Views 72 Comments

Speculation has been rife since the leader skipped the April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather.

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'
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South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'

Apr 21st 2020, 8:39 AM 45,306 Views 44 Comments

CNN cited a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” on the matter.

North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles
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North Korea accused of firing multiple short-range cruise missiles

Apr 14th 2020, 7:26 AM 13,893 Views 36 Comments

South Korea said that the missiles were fired towards the sea.

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North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:33 AM 28,043 Views 49 Comments

This comes as a hiatus in disarmament talks between the two nations drags on.

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months
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North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles in first launch for three months

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:16 AM 12,695 Views 12 Comments

The lack of testing activity in past months had experts wondering whether the North was holding back its weapons displays.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares end to test moratoriums and threatens 'new' weapon
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un declares end to test moratoriums and threatens 'new' weapon

Jan 1st 2020, 9:40 AM 15,583 Views 27 Comments

The US was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging Kim to “take a different course”.

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address
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Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address

Dec 31st 2019, 12:32 PM 14,923 Views 20 Comments

Kim spoke for seven hours during the ruling Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang.

White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'
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White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'

Dec 29th 2019, 5:46 PM 20,418 Views 21 Comments

Talks about denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula have been deadlocked since earlier this year.

Seven bodies found on suspected North Korean 'ghost ship' in Japan
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Seven bodies found on suspected North Korean 'ghost ship' in Japan

Dec 29th 2019, 11:06 AM 49,623 Views 41 Comments

Three bodies with heads, two heads without bodies and two bodies without heads were discovered.

Trump says North Korea's threat of 'Christmas gift' to US may be a 'beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test'
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Trump says North Korea's threat of 'Christmas gift' to US may be a 'beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test'

Dec 24th 2019, 6:03 PM 17,448 Views 26 Comments

Nuclear talks between the US and North Korea have been stalled since a February summit fell apart.

North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site
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North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site

Dec 14th 2019, 12:58 PM 13,919 Views 16 Comments

North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations.

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US
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Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US

Dec 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,927 Views 7 Comments

This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media
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North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Dec 8th 2019, 10:43 AM 20,416 Views 21 Comments

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'
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North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'

Nov 30th 2019, 11:49 AM 16,238 Views 31 Comments

The isolated state also called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the “most stupid man ever known in history”.

North Korea calls Joe Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'
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North Korea calls Joe Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

Nov 15th 2019, 7:12 AM 23,393 Views 31 Comments

It was not immediately clear what had provoked Pyongyang’s attack.

'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea
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'I think it's a huge achievement just to return safely' - Spurs star after match against North Korea

Oct 17th 2019, 9:08 PM 12,381 Views 10 Comments

The game in Pyongyang finished 0-0.

North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain
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North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain

Oct 16th 2019, 9:23 AM 41,737 Views 54 Comments

The location and the animal are symbols associated with the Kim family’s dynastic rule.

North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'
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North Korea hails submarine launch of ballistic missile as 'a significant achievement'

Oct 3rd 2019, 2:37 PM 8,449 Views 18 Comments

North Korea and the United States are due to meet this weekend.

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US
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North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:35 AM 7,368 Views 11 Comments

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'
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Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Sep 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 79,156 Views 22 Comments

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US
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North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

Sep 10th 2019, 8:33 AM 7,029 Views 11 Comments

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills
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North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills

Aug 16th 2019, 7:57 AM 7,535 Views 4 Comments

North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.

Ireland's quest for University Games gold ends with defeat to North Korea
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Ireland's quest for University Games gold ends with defeat to North Korea

Jul 10th 2019, 8:06 PM 5,197 Views 3 Comments

Dave Connell’s side will now take on either Japan or Russia for a bronze medal on Friday.

North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'
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North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'

Jul 6th 2019, 3:13 PM 13,050 Views 13 Comments

Alek disappeared in June but was later freed and deported from North Korea.

Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits
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Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits

Jul 4th 2019, 8:13 AM 19,481 Views 10 Comments

Alek Sigley disappeared without a trace around 23 June.

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone
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'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone

Jun 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,153 Views 55 Comments

The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.

'Very concerning': Fears for Australian man missing in North Korea
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'Very concerning': Fears for Australian man missing in North Korea

Jun 28th 2019, 3:52 PM 16,889 Views 7 Comments

Alek Sigley has not been heard from since Tuesday.

'Suspected explosion' causes earthquake near China-North Korea border
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'Suspected explosion' causes earthquake near China-North Korea border

Jun 17th 2019, 3:05 PM 21,015 Views 12 Comments

It was unclear what caused the explosion.

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