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South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North ‘object’ 23 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The object flew over the demilitarized zone, the border that separates the two Koreas South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew...
North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says

North Korea in new missile test, South says 21 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been a number of missile tests by North Korea (file photo) North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said....

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile'

North Korea has fired an “unidentified projectile,” according to South Korea’s military. “North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a site this afternoon from the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyongan Province),”...
North Korea 'carries out new missile test'

North Korea 'carries out new missile test'

North Korea ‘carries out new missile test’ 13 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea paraded its military hardware in Pyongyang last month North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, reports...
PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

PM promises 'robust response' to North Korea

Theresa May and South Korea’s new president have agreed the need for a “robust response” to aggression from Kim Jong Un. The Prime Minister called Moon Jae-in to congratulate him on his election victory and discuss international tensions over North...
North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea ‘detains US citizen Kim Hak-song’ 7 May 2017 From the section Asia North Korea has detained a US citizen “on suspicion of acts against the state”, its state news agency reports. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of...
North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un 5 May 2017 From the section Asia US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state media report. A statement by the ministry of state security said a terrorist group backed by the CIA...
Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

Peeking into North Korea from a speedboat

We set off down the Yalu River on a speedboat from Northern China, heading towards North Korea. This stretch of water is all that separates the two countries here. The southern border, between the two Koreas, is heavily militarised, but relations with China are...
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

North Korea has launched a ballistic missile just hours after the UN met to discuss the country’s nuclear threat. “North Korea fired an unidentified missile from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province) early this...
North Korea crisis: Putin and Abe call for talks

North Korea crisis: Putin and Abe call for talks

North Korea crisis: Putin and Abe call for talks 27 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both called for calm Russia’s Vladimir Putin has called for the resumption of talks with...
Trump is 'milking the North Korea crisis'

Trump is 'milking the North Korea crisis'

Donald Trump seems to have recognised North Korea as a defining issue of his presidency. He has been sending military hardware to the region, ending America’s “era of strategic patience”, pressuring China to exert influence on its ally and urging the...
US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea 26 April 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has been releasing photos of mass live-fire exercises The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed...
Senators arrive for North Korea threat briefing

Senators arrive for North Korea threat briefing

All 100 US Senators have arrived for a classified briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea. President Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, defence secretary Jim Mattis, top General Joe Dunford and national intelligence...
North and South Korea show off military power

North and South Korea show off military power

Large-scale military exercises have been held in both North and South Korea over the last five days. In the South, US and South Korean forces obliterated targets painted on a hillside with fighter jets, tanks, and attack helicopters. In the North, hundreds of...
White House briefing for Senators on North Korea

White House briefing for Senators on North Korea

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing at the White House on Wednesday for the entire US Senate on the situation in North Korea. All 100 senators, who are more used to meeting on Capitol Hill, have been invited to the President’s official...
A Third American Is Now Being Held In North Korea

A Third American Is Now Being Held In North Korea

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology / Via Facebook: pustkp Korean-American professor Tony Kim was arrested at the airport in Pyongyang Friday as he was preparing to fly out of the country, officials said on Sunday. Kim is now the third US citizen being...
US lecturer arrested at North Korean airport

US lecturer arrested at North Korean airport

An American citizen who has been arrested in North Korea had been lecturing at a university in Pyongyang, officials have confirmed. Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained as he attempted to travel from Pyongyang Airport to China with his wife on Saturday....
North Korean university names detained US citizen

North Korean university names detained US citizen

North Korean university names detained US citizen 24 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright PUST Image caption Mr Kim had been teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology A North Korean university has named the US citizen detained on...
North Korea 'ready to sink' US carrier

North Korea 'ready to sink' US carrier

North Korea has warned it is prepared to sink an American aircraft carrier, as Japanese navy vessels joined a US “armada” for exercises in the western Pacific. The USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group was ordered to head towards the Korean Peninsula as...
North Korea 'detains American citizen'

North Korea 'detains American citizen'

North Korea ‘detains American citizen’ 23 April 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tension is high following a massive military parade and missile test An American citizen has been detained in North Korea as he tried to leave...
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