Pyongyang

Cheerleader diplomacy: Pyongyang sends a squad to South Korea for Asian Games

Adam Taylor The news that Pyongyang plans to send a "cheerleading squad" to the South Korean city of Incheon for the upcoming Asian Games is not just weird - it may actually be an important political sign.

Dennis Rodman gets his 'Gangnam Style' mixed up in Pyongyang

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang, tweeting that he expected to run into South Korean rapper Psy on his trip to the North.

No Psy in sight for Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang

Dennis Rodman

Ex-NBA star appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang.

Tension grows as Pyongyang shifts missiles

Seoul North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula.

Something fishy in Pyongyang

Fish in Pyongyang

The people of North Korea’s capital have received a special gift from recently deceased leader Kim Jong Il: loads and loads of fish.

Tom Allard

Pyongyang propaganda with a light touch in Indonesia

Tom Allard JAKARTA: After the craziness of Jakarta's early evening traffic, the ambience is oddly calming, an ersatz oasis from the barely contained chaos outside.

Pyongyang shows off nuclear secret

David Sanger WASHINGTON: North Korea has shown two visiting US nuclear experts a vast new plant it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, raising the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its...

Delegates arrive in Pyongyang

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Delegates have started arriving in Pyongyang ahead of a rare party meeting.

Pyongyang has plenty of form in shooting down false hopes

Peter Foster WHILE it might be tempting to read North Korea's offer as a policy turnaround following the death of Kim Jong-il, the reality is likely to be far more mundane.

Pyongyang fires short-range missiles

(FILES) This undated handout photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on January 5, 2009 shows a missile-firing drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea on July 4, 2009 test-fired two more short-range missiles following similar launches earlier in the week, according to South Korean military sources quoted by Yonhap news agency.  AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles off its west coast amid international alarm at its planned long-range rocket launch, South Korean newspapers say.

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

Throwing the book: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Pyongyang parliament. The hermit state will try two US tourists 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 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

Kim Jong-un

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.

Obama offers ferry condolences in Seoul

Margaret Talev and Sam Kim US President Barack Obama offered his "deepest sympathies" over the deadly sinking of a South Korean ferry, having arrived in Seoul for talks on how to contain North Korea amid signs the regime is...

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.

Dennis Rodman claims 'North Korean leader didn't execute uncle'

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

China plans for North Korea regime collapse

Kim Jong-un

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.