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N. Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank `
N. Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank `

North Korea is making progress on an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States.

N. Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank `
UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality
UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality

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.

UN inquiry chief left in tears by N. Korea brutality
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N. Korea completes work on nuclear test site: pictures

North Korea has built two tunnel entrances at its nuclear test site in a sign it plans more of its internationally condemned detonations.

N. Korea completes work on nuclear test site: pictures
N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'
N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'

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".

N. Korea warns of 'all-out war'
US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat
US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat

The United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday with South Korea and Japan despite dire warnings of a "horrible disaster" from North Korea.

US, S. Korea, Japan hold naval drill despite N. Korea threat
North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill
North Korea warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill

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 warns US of 'disaster' over joint naval drill
N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation
N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation

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.

N. Korea warns 'imbecile' Park of confrontation
S. Korea-US sign plan to deter N. Korea nuclear strike
S. Korea-US sign plan to deter N. Korea nuclear strike

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.

S. Korea-US sign plan to deter N. Korea nuclear strike
Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship
Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship

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.

Panama slaps $1 million fine on N.Korean ship
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S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions

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.

S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions
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Rail links Russia and sanctions-squeezed N. Korea

Russia and North Korea have reopened a rail link that Pyongyang hopes will offer a trading boost to the isolated, sanctions-squeezed state.

Rail links Russia and sanctions-squeezed N. Korea
©Reuters/Korea Aerospace Research Institute/Handout
N. Korea tests long-range rocket engine: US think-tank

New satellite images suggest North Korea tested a long-range rocket engine last month.

N. Korea tests long-range rocket engine: US think-tank
Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week
Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week

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.

Two Koreas agree to open Kaesong zone next week
©REUTERS/Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Major construction at N. Korea's rocket test site: website

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.

Major construction at N. Korea's rocket test site: website
UN rights panel urges N. Korea to grant access
UN rights panel urges N. Korea to grant access

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.

UN rights panel urges N. Korea to grant access
N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media
N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media

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.

N. Korea tried to export gas masks to Syria: media
UN rights panel challenges N. Korea over 'slander' claim
UN rights panel challenges N. Korea over 'slander' claim

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"

UN rights panel challenges N. Korea over 'slander' claim
North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions
North, South Korea hold talks on family reunions

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, South Korea hold talks on family reunions
N. Korea slams S. Korea leader for military drill comment
N. Korea slams S. Korea leader for military drill comment

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.

N. Korea slams S. Korea leader for military drill comment
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UN calls for $98 mn in emergency aid for N. Korea

The United Nations is in urgent need of $98 million to finance emergency aid for the people of North Korea.

UN calls for $98 mn in emergency aid for N. Korea

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