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Trump puts North Korea back on terror list

Trump puts North Korea back on terror list

President Donald Trump has declared that North Korea is now a designated state sponsor of terrorism. The announcement comes after months of tension between the rogue nation and the US, with President Trump having regularly traded personal barbs and insults with North...
US to declare N Korea 'sponsor of terror'

US to declare N Korea 'sponsor of terror'

20 November 2017 From the section US & Canada President Trump says the US is designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, triggering further sanctions This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the...
North Korea 'cannot abandon nuclear programme'

North Korea 'cannot abandon nuclear programme'

North Korea has said it cannot abandon its nuclear programme, which it says is necessary as a deterrent to a US threat. Han Tae Song, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, ruled out negotiations with America as long as joint US-South Korea military...
Singapore cuts trade ties with N Korea

Singapore cuts trade ties with N Korea

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea 17 November 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore...
Japan sends rescued fishermen back to N Korea

Japan sends rescued fishermen back to N Korea

Japan rescued a group of North Korean fishermen – and then sent them straight back to Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship after they apparently pleaded to go home. Officers on a Japanese Coast Guard ship discovered the capsized fishing boat off Ishikawa Prefecture...
Trump 'sentenced to death' by North Korea

Trump 'sentenced to death' by North Korea

Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country’s state media has said. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, called the US President a “hideous criminal” for urging the five...
N Korea 'could hit London with nuke in a year'

N Korea 'could hit London with nuke in a year'

A retired British Army general has described the UK military as “not fit for purpose” and warned that North Korea might be able to hit London with a nuclear missile “within the next 12 to 18 months”. General Sir Richard Barrons, until recently...
North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South

North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South

North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South 13 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The DMZ is one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea at the heavily protected...
Trump: China can 'fix' North Korea problem

Trump: China can 'fix' North Korea problem

Donald Trump has called on the Chinese President to put more pressure on North Korea. Speaking at a business event in Beijing, Mr Trump said China could fix the problem of North Korea. Tensions between Pyongyang and its US-allied neighbours have been high due to the...
Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them “the weight of this crisis is on your conscience”. The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after...
Trump urges North Korea to 'make a deal'

Trump urges North Korea to 'make a deal'

Donald Trump has suggested he could “make a deal” with Kim Jong Un over his nuclear programme – after weeks of threats to destroy North Korea. On his first day on the Korean peninsula, the President said the US would use military force if needed...
Trump visits Hawaii amid North Korea threat

Trump visits Hawaii amid North Korea threat

Donald Trump will arrive in Hawaii today as the islands step up emergency preparations to deal with a possible nuclear strike from North Korea.  The US president is making his first visit to the country’s Pacific outpost en route to a critical 12-day swing...
N Korea threat to dominate Trump's Asia trip

N Korea threat to dominate Trump's Asia trip

Donald Trump’s first official trip to Asia looks set to be overshadowed by the North Korea threat. The US President sets off on Friday for an 11-day trip with wife Melania to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Mr Trump will not travel...
North Korea defector urges US to use soft power

North Korea defector urges US to use soft power

North Korea defector urges US to use soft power 2 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thae Yong-ho was North Korea’s deputy ambassador to Britain A high-level defector has told the US Congress that spreading outside...
'200 dead' in N Korea nuclear tunnel collapse

'200 dead' in N Korea nuclear tunnel collapse

More than 200 people were killed when a tunnel at North Korea’s nuclear test site collapsed following its latest test, according to Japanese TV. About 100 workers were affected by the initial collapse at the Punggye-ri site on 10 September following the...
Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating

Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating

Mattis: North Korea nuclear threat accelerating 28 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption North Korea engaged in “outlaw” behaviour, Mr Mattis said The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence...
Japan's Abe vows to 'deal firmly' with N Korea

Japan's Abe vows to 'deal firmly' with N Korea

Shinzo Abe is on course for a resounding victory in Japan’s snap election – and has vowed to “deal firmly” with North Korea. A projection by private broadcaster TBS gave the incumbent PM’s conservative coalition 311 seats in the 465-seat...
North Korea 'rants' in letter about Trump

North Korea 'rants' in letter about Trump

North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump’s threats in an “unprecedented” letter sent to other countries. “If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, a nuclear power, to its knees through nuclear war threat, it will...
North Korea mountain 'damaged by nuclear tests'

North Korea mountain 'damaged by nuclear tests'

The launch site for several of North Korea’s nuclear tests appears to be caving in – a condition known as “Tired Mountain Syndrome”. The geological condition occurs when underground nuclear blasts cause the surrounding rock to become weak and...

EU to toughen sanctions against North Korea

European ministers are to sign off on tougher sanctions against North Korea. At a meeting in Luxembourg, foreign ministers from the bloc will back plans to cut off sources of cash that are helping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to continue his illegal missiles...
North Korea 'hacked' US-South Korea war plans

North Korea 'hacked' US-South Korea war plans

North Korea hacked into top-secret plans of military decapitation operations against the rogue nation’s top leaders, according to one South Korean lawmaker. The South Korean Defence Ministry revealed hackers “presumed to be North Koreans” stole 235GB worth...
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