North Korea

North Korea says it will put on trial two detained US citizens for crimes against the state

Ju-min Park and James Pearson North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released.

North Korea fires more short-range rockets ahead of Chinese President visit to Seoul

An undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observing a tactical rocket launch.

North Korea fired short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday morning, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said, one day ahead of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to...

Japan eases North Korea sanctions after abductee investigation promised

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the investigation by North Korea is

Isabel Reynolds and Maiko Takahashi Japan will ease sanctions on North Korea after the isolated nation said it would start a new investigation into abductees and other Japanese citizens living there.

Japanese woman abducted by North Korea an icon, but husband forgotten

Megumi Yokota, in this undated photo, in North Korea after her abduction from  Japan.

Ju-min Park Anxious families ponder the fates of hundreds of South Korean and Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea.

North Korea fires two missiles

Firepower: A mock Scud-B missile of North Korea and other South Korean missiles on display in Seoul, South Korea.

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast, Seoul's military says, three days after Pyongyang staged a similar launch.

North Korea wants to 'punish' Julie Bishop over Kim Jong-un comments

Julie Bishop

North Korea has condemned Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop as a US "stooge" after she criticised Kim Jong-un in an interview.

North Korea fails to see funny side of US film on Kim Jong-un

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Julian Ryall The North Korean regime has criticised a Hollywood comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, saying it shows the "desperation" of American society.

North Korea detains another American

Choe Sang-Hun and Rick Gladstone North Korea said on Friday it had detained a U.S. citizen visiting as a tourist and that he was under investigation for unspecified illegal acts, making him the third American known to be currently...

North Korea's Kim Jong-un ahoy in obsolete submarine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

David Blair The Soviet Union declared the submarine obsolete in 1961, but the Romeo class vessel is the pride of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's fleet.

North Korea sends condolences to South over ferry deaths

A woman cries while praying during a candlelight vigil in Ansan to commemorate the victims of the capsized ship.

Choe Sang-Hun and Jiha Ham With hopes of finding more survivors of the South Korean ferry sinking all but gone, some families, as well as the nation, began bidding farewell on Wednesday to the students whose bodies have been...

North Korea says it has detained a US tourist

The shadow of a South Korean conservative activist is seen on North Korean flag during a rally against North Korea's threats in Seoul on March 9, 2009.  North Korea ordered its military on combat alert as the United States and South Korea began a major joint military exercise which Pyongyang calls a prelude to invasion. AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE

Choe Sang-hun A US tourist who said he was seeking "shelter" in North Korea has been detained there for more than two weeks and is being held on charges of a ''gross violation of its legal order'', the country's...

North Korea fires 50 shells short of border with South in live-fire drill

Jung Ha-Won North Korea has held a brief live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea, hours after US President Barack Obama wrapped up an Asia trip that Pyongyang had denounced as provocative.

China plans for North Korea regime collapse

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Julian Ryall, Tokyo China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the collapse of the North Korean government, suggesting that Beijing has little faith in the longevity of Kim Jong-un's regime.

'Serious' North Korea building collapse

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North Korea's state media has reported an "unimaginable" accident at an apartment construction site in Pyongyang, which had resulted in an unspecified number of casualties.

Kim Jong-un 'up all night' in pain over North Korea building collapse

Kim Jong-un

Chico Harlan North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un "sat up all night" feeling pain after learning about the collapse of an apartment building in Pyongyang, the country's state-run media reported.

North Korea agrees to reopen investigation into Japan abductees, Shinzo Abe says

Elaine Lies and Tetsushi Kajimoto North Korea agrees to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago, signalling a potential breakthrough in a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Pyongyang.

John Kerry urges China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

The US Secretary of State appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims.

China likely to veto UN push to prosecute North Korea's Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Philip Wen Systematic torture, deliberate starvation, rape and other human rights abuses carried out by North Korean authorities have been catalogued in unprecedented detail in a new United Nations report, but...

Australian held in North Korea

This undated photo provided by John Short's family.

An Australian man working as a Christian missionary in North Korea has been arrested in Pyongyang.

South Australian man detained in North Korea on suspicion of doing missionary work

This undated photo provided by John Short's family, shows Australian missionary John Short and his wife Karen, in Hong Kong.

Philip Wen Beijing: A 75-year-old Australian man has been detained in North Korea on suspicion of doing missionary work, his wife has said.