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South Korea plans to ban Bitcoin trading

South Korea plans to ban Bitcoin trading

11 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters South Korea is planning a law to ban cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin being traded through its exchanges. The justice minister said virtual currencies were causing the government “great concern”. Meanwhile, several...
North and South Korea make deal at rare talks

North and South Korea make deal at rare talks

Officials from both North and South Korea have held their first formal talks in more than two years, with the feuding countries brought together by sport. During a meeting in the village of Panmunjom, which sits on the border, the two nations discussed next...
North and South Korea to begin high-level talks

North and South Korea to begin high-level talks

North and South Korea to begin high-level talks 8 January 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The meeting will take place at the Peace House, which sits in the border village of Panmunjom North and South Korea will meet on Tuesday for high-level talks, the...
North Korea 'hit own city with failed missile'

North Korea 'hit own city with failed missile'

North Korea hit one of its own cities during a botched ballistic missile test last year, according to a report. A Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from North Korea’s Pukchang Airfield on 28 April. It flew around 24 miles to the...
US troops 'ready for combat' against North Korea

US troops 'ready for combat' against North Korea

The United States is ready for combat against North Korea, the lead commander of the US Forces Korea has warned. General Vincent K Brooks said it is important for the US and South Korea to maintain an “ironclad and razor sharp” alliance and be ready if...
Trump threatens North Korea with nuclear war

Trump threatens North Korea with nuclear war

Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong Un that he has a nuclear button which is “much bigger” than that of the North Korean leader. In a tweet on Wednesday, the US President responded to a speech made by the North Korea leader in which he said “a nuclear...
North Korea missile developers hit by US sanctions

North Korea missile developers hit by US sanctions

North Korea missile developers hit by US sanctions 26 December 2017 Related Topics North Korea missile tests Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ri Pyong-chol (L) and Kim Jong-sik (R) are reportedly among Kim Jong-un’s most trusted aides The US has placed...
New sanctions on North Korea an 'act of war'

New sanctions on North Korea an 'act of war'

North Korea says new UN sanctions that will restrict vital oil supplies are tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country. It is the first official reaction from Pyongyang, a day after the UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions in...
North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war

North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war

North Korea: New UN sanctions an act of war 24 December 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorth Korea says the latest missile is capable of reaching Washington DC North Korea has described the latest UN sanctions imposed on the country as...
UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Tough new sanctions will be imposed on North Korea after it tested a ballistic missile which Pyongyang claims could reach the US mainland. Members of the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions including sharply lower limits on North Korea’s...
South Korea fire at public gym and sauna kills 18

South Korea fire at public gym and sauna kills 18

South Korea fire at public gym and sauna kills 18 21 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several people had to be rescued from the rooftop, according to reports Eighteen people have been killed and many others injured in a fire at a sports centre...

Warning shots fired as N Korea hunts defector

South Korean guards have fired about 20 warning shots at North Korean troops searching for a defector. The soldier fled across the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone that divides two countries, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said. The “low-ranking”...
US blames WannaCry attack on North Korea

US blames WannaCry attack on North Korea

The US is publicly blaming North Korea for the WannaCry cyberattack that crippled the NHS and other networks around the world. Tom Bossert, President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, said the country was “directly responsible” for the...
Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry

Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry

Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry 19 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The comments came from White House Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert The US administration has said North Korea was “directly responsible” for the...
Oz man charged with acting as N Korea agent

Oz man charged with acting as N Korea agent

A South Korean-born Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia. The 59-year-old is alleged to have attempted to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles. The Australian Federal Police say the...
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