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North Korean leader's wife re-appears
North Korean leader's wife re-appears

The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has re-appeared after dropping out of the public eye for 50 days amid fevered rumours that she was either pregnant or had fallen out of favour.

North Korean leader's wife re-appears
S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets
S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets

South Korean activists floated anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border with North Korea on Monday, a week after the North threatened military action over a similar propaganda exercise.

S. Korea activists release anti-North leaflets
S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats
S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats

South Korean troops and riot police on Monday prevented activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border after North Korea threatened a "merciless" military response.

S. Korea stops anti-North event after military threats
N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'
N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'

Kim Jong-Il's teenage grandson has labelled his uncle, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-Un, a "dictator" in an interview that offers a rare glimpse into the world's most secretive ruling dynasty.

N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator'
Nurlan Yermekbayev
Kazakhstan ambassador to North Korea appointed

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed Nurlan Yermekbayev ambassador to North Korea.

Kazakhstan ambassador to North Korea appointed
Ban refuses to abandon dream of united Korea
Ban refuses to abandon dream of united Korea

All the signs are that he will be disappointed, but Ban Ki-moon refuses to abandon hope that he will live to see peace prevail on the Korean peninsula.

Ban refuses to abandon dream of united Korea
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
North Korea says missiles can strike continental US

North Korea said Tuesday it possessed rockets capable of striking the US mainland, as it slammed a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South's missile systems.

North Korea says missiles can strike continental US
S.Korea warns North against election meddling
S.Korea warns North against election meddling

South Korea on Wednesday threatened a strong military response to any provocative act by North Korea aimed at influencing the South's presidential election in December.

S.Korea warns North against election meddling
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Cash-starved N. Korea secretly sells gold: report

North Korea has been secretly selling gold to make up for shortages of hard currency after it spent millions of dollars on celebrating the 100th birthday of its founder.

Cash-starved N. Korea secretly sells gold: report
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov (L) ©Danial Okassov
Nazarbayev voiced Kazakhstan’s position on Syria, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan

President Nazarbayev has voiced Kazakhstan’s position on Syria, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan at CICA meeting in Astana.

Nazarbayev voiced Kazakhstan’s position on Syria, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan
Unification Church successor visits N. Korea
Unification Church successor visits N. Korea

The successor to Sun Myung Moon, the deceased founder of the Unification Church, made a surprise visit to North Korea on Friday.

Unification Church successor visits N. Korea
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Coca-Cola available but expensive in N. Korea: defectors

Coca-Cola has been available at private markets in North Korea for more than a decade even if the US soft drink maker has not opened business in the communist state.

Coca-Cola available but expensive in N. Korea: defectors
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North Korea, Japan to hold first direct talks in four years

North Korea and Japan this week hold their first direct talks in four years with attention focused on whether they can show progress in overcoming deep-rooted suspicions that have hamstrung ties.

North Korea, Japan to hold first direct talks in four years
US looks at new early-warning radar for Japan: officials
US looks at new early-warning radar for Japan: officials

US and Japanese officials are considering deploying a new US early-warning radar to Japan to help counter possible missile threats from North Korea.

US looks at new early-warning radar for Japan: officials
N. Korea's first lady displays Dior-style handbag
N. Korea's first lady displays Dior-style handbag

North Korea's young first lady has been pictured sporting what appears to be a Christian Dior handbag, in stark contrast to widespread shortages elsewhere in the impoverished nation.

N. Korea's first lady displays Dior-style handbag
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans

The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.

UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

A Japanese sushi chef who served the late Kim Jong-Il and his family for 13 years said he recently met the new N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and his wife, whom he described as "pretty and charming".

N. Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef
Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises
Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises

The Red Cross had allocated almost $308,000 for victims of N. Korea's floods and storms, after state media reported 119 deaths and major crop damage in the food-scarce nation.

Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises
S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations
S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations

South Korea Wednesday rejected North Korean claims that it is planning terrorist acts as "ridiculous", and said it would protect Seoul activists threatened by Pyongyang.

S. Korea rejects "ridiculous" N. Korea allegations
Tourism delegation stand around a closed golf course at Mount Kumgang resort. ©REUTERS/Carlos Barria
N. Korea allows S. Korea executives to visit resort

North Korea will allow South Korean business executives to visit a jointly-developed tourism resort despite an acrimonious years-long dispute over the project.

N. Korea allows S. Korea executives to visit resort