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North Korea Monday slammed South Korean President Park Geun-Hye for "hurting its dignity" with her call for denuclearisation and said its atomic weapons could never be a bargaining chip.
North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un has reportedly given copies of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" to his top officials, urging them to study it as a leadership skills manual.
South Korea on Monday joined the United States in insisting that rival North Korea take "concrete" steps towards abandoning its nuclear weapons if it genuinely wants to end its international isolation.
North Korea on Saturday made a fresh vow to build up its nuclear deterrent in the face of "threats of war" from the United States and a "policy of confrontation" from the South.
North Korea on Thursday blamed South Korean arrogance and deceit for the collapse of planned talks between the two rivals and warned that prospects for any future dialogue had been severely damaged.
On the eve of what are scheduled to be the first high-level talks between North and South Korea for six years, it was still unclear Tuesday exactly who would be doing the talking.
North and South Korea reached Monday a patchy agreement to hold a high-level meeting in Seoul, following marathon talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of soaring tension and threats of nuclear war.
The UN food body on Saturday said it had approved $200 million of food aid for North Korea, targeting the country's most vulnerable people who remain dependent on external assistance.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has issued a national appeal to speed up work on a "world class" ski resort, which is being built as rival South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
North Korea may be just one or two months away from restarting a reactor to produce plutonium, potentially allowing the regime to ramp up its nuclear weapons program.
Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern Thursday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos.
North Korea vowed Wednesday to tighten its hold on its "priceless" nuclear deterrent, confounding reports that it might be willing to resume multilateral talks on denuclearisation.
South Korea on Monday brushed off an apparent offer by North Korea to resume nuclear disarmament talks, and chided Pyongyang for a recent personal attack on its president Park Geun-Hye.
North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, despite international tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear test in February.
Kazakhstan citizen suspected of illegally transporting weapons to North Korea will sue Associate Press for publishing unconfirmed information.
North Korea has appointed as its new military chief a hawkish general, widely believed to have directed the 2010 shelling of a South Korean border island.
North Korea fired another short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a series of missile drills that have been condemned by South Korea and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
South Korea on Monday predicted further missile tests by North Korea which fired four short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan at the weekend, drawing criticism from Seoul and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
An aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned home from a trip to North Korea on Saturday but declined to shed any light on the reason for his mysterious visit.
North Korea is now thought to have around twice as many mobile missile launchers as previously estimated by Seoul
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