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North Korea is making progress on an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States.
The head of a UN inquiry into North Korea rights abuses told Tuesday how he had been reduced to tears by witness accounts of people who fled the hardline state.
North Korea has built two tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it plans more of its internationally condemned detonations.
North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".
The United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday with South Korea and Japan despite dire warnings of a "horrible disaster" from North Korea.
North Korea on Tuesday warned the United States of a "horrible disaster" and put its troops on alert over a massive joint naval drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier alongside South Korean and Japanese vessels.
North Korea's top military body lashed out Friday at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, warning that she was leading the Korean peninsula back into confrontation.
S. Korea and the United States signed a new strategic pact that provides a "tailored" deterrence against the specific threat of a nuclear attack from N. Korea.
The Panama Canal Authority announced Thursday that it slapped a $1 million fine on a North Korean cargo ship caught with an undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons in July.
South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to review its decision to postpone a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, saying it had "deeply wounded" those chosen to participate.
Russia and North Korea have reopened a rail link that Pyongyang hopes will offer a trading boost to the isolated, sanctions-squeezed state.
New satellite images suggest North Korea tested a long-range rocket engine last month.
North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to reopen their Kaesong joint industrial park next week, five months after it was shut during soaring military tensions.
Fresh satellite imagery shows North Korea has embarked on a major new construction programme at the facility where it launched a long-range rocket in December.
The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea appealed on Tuesday for access to the country, even as Pyongyang condemned his commission's work as slanderous and provocative.
North Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria but they were seized in Turkey along with arms and ammunition, as the US threatened action over an alleged chemical weapons attack.
The head of a UN inquiry into human rights in North Korea challenged Pyongyang on Monday to back its allegation that testimony gathered by his commission in Seoul amounted to "slander"
North and South Korea held talks Friday on resuming reunions for families separated for decades by the 1950-53 Korean War as they seek to build on a recent easing of cross-border tensions.
North Korea on Tuesday accused South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of provocative war-mongering a day after Seoul launched an annual military drill with the United States.
The United Nations is in urgent need of $98 million to finance emergency aid for the people of North Korea.
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