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# pyongyang - Friday 5 April, 2013

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions
# Escalation
# Escalation

North Korea moves missile to its coast, increasing tensions

Apr 5th 2013, 8:48 AM 10,660 Views 82 Comments

“The North is apparently intent on firing missiles without prior warning,” a South Korean official said.

# pyongyang - Thursday 4 April, 2013

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'

Apr 4th 2013, 8:31 AM 18,837 Views 151 Comments

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone
# Tensions
# Tensions

Tensions rise as North Korea blocks access to crucial industrial zone

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:39 AM 9,842 Views 158 Comments

South Korea says it is looking at all options, including military action, to protect its citizens.

# pyongyang - Saturday 30 March, 2013

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

Mar 30th 2013, 10:58 AM 15,959 Views 166 Comments

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

# pyongyang - Friday 29 March, 2013

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea
# Korea
# Korea

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea

Mar 29th 2013, 10:21 AM 12,497 Views 128 Comments

Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland
# North Korea
# North Korea

'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland

Mar 26th 2013, 8:37 AM 12,611 Views 147 Comments

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

# pyongyang - Thursday 21 March, 2013

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases

Mar 21st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,862 Views 81 Comments

The threat comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level for years.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 46 Views 63 Comments

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

# pyongyang - Monday 25 February, 2013

South Korea swears in first female president
# South Korea
# South Korea

South Korea swears in first female president

Feb 25th 2013, 10:22 AM 4,591 Views 5 Comments

Taking the oath of office, Park Geun-Hye called on the regime in North Korea to “abandon its nuclear ambitions without delay”.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Feb 12th 2013, 9:02 PM 7,915 Views 36 Comments

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

# pyongyang - Monday 7 January, 2013

Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea
# DPRK
# DPRK

Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea

Jan 7th 2013, 7:19 PM 8,982 Views 7 Comments

The Google chairman and the former governor of New Mexico say they are on a private humanitarian mission which is not connected to the US government.

# pyongyang - Saturday 22 December, 2012

These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"
# Greetings
# Greetings

These South Korean Christmas lights are considered "psychological warfare"

Dec 22nd 2012, 7:45 AM 9,174 Views 14 Comments

The Presbyterian church in Seoul is being decked out in lights from today – a display which North Korea sees essentially as a rude gesture at Pyongyang.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

Dec 11th 2012, 9:25 AM 5,820 Views 27 Comments

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

# pyongyang - Friday 3 August, 2012

North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage

Aug 3rd 2012, 10:35 AM 3,270 Views 18 Comments

Crop harvests have been seriously affected by a serious drought and recent flooding.

# pyongyang - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South
# Korea
# Korea

Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South

Jul 26th 2012, 10:49 AM 4,482 Views 9 Comments

South Korean soldiers were reported to have collected thousands of leaflets floated by the North across the frontier as relations worsen between the two countries still technically at war.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?
# Koreas
# Koreas

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?

Jul 25th 2012, 12:05 PM 4,653 Views 13 Comments

South Korea says mystery woman recently spotted accompanying the new leader is his wife.

# pyongyang - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power
# Musical Chairs
# Musical Chairs

Kim Jong-un gives himself new title to cement grip on power

Jul 19th 2012, 2:35 PM 4,668 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old leader has given himself the title of ‘Marshal’ – previously held by his father and grandfather.

# pyongyang - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

Jun 30th 2012, 9:52 AM 5,022 Views 6 Comments

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

# pyongyang - Friday 29 June, 2012

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea
# U-turn
# U-turn

After six years in the South, refugee defects BACK to North Korea

Jun 29th 2012, 10:45 AM 4,471 Views 16 Comments

Pak Jong-Suk said immigrants to the South were given “hateful and deceitful” menial work – so she went home again.

# pyongyang - Monday 25 June, 2012

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills
# Koreas
# Koreas

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills

Jun 25th 2012, 4:10 PM 3,659 Views 9 Comments

US-South Korean military drills last week displayed a North Korean flag.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Kim Jong Un addresses mass rally of under-13s
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un addresses mass rally of under-13s

Jun 6th 2012, 12:39 PM 1,800 Views 9 Comments

North Korea threatened to fire at southern media outlets which likened the children’s rally to a Hitler Youth event.

# pyongyang - Monday 28 May, 2012

North Korea reports serious drought
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports serious drought

May 28th 2012, 11:29 AM 1,393 Views 12 Comments

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

# pyongyang - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space
# North Korea
# North Korea

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

Apr 26th 2012, 8:24 PM 7,448 Views 9 Comments

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

# pyongyang - Monday 23 April, 2012

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?
# North Korea
# North Korea

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:41 PM 5,393 Views 10 Comments

New North Korean leader signals economic reform in his public address.

# pyongyang - Saturday 14 April, 2012

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea
# North Korea
# North Korea

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

Apr 14th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,610 Views 15 Comments

It’s one of the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists in to the country to witness its rocket test. Here’s what they saw.

# pyongyang - Friday 13 April, 2012

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders
# North Korea
# North Korea

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders

Apr 13th 2012, 7:17 PM 4,410 Views 19 Comments

The statues of Kim Jong-Il and his father, Kim Il-Sung, are unveiled to mark the latter’s 100th birthday this weekend.

# pyongyang - Thursday 12 April, 2012

In pictures: Welcome to the North Korean space control centre!
# North Korea
# North Korea

In pictures: Welcome to the North Korean space control centre!

Apr 12th 2012, 10:07 AM 6,039 Views 35 Comments

Take a peek inside the base holding the regime’s most advanced technology.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

# pyongyang - Thursday 16 February, 2012

In pictures: North Korea's military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il
# North Korea
# North Korea

In pictures: North Korea's military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il

Feb 16th 2012, 8:49 PM 3,526 Views 10 Comments

Commemorative events and a major military parade were held on what would have been the late leader’s 70th birthday.

# pyongyang - Sunday 29 January, 2012

WATCH: North Korea's new leader in action
# North Korea
# North Korea

WATCH: North Korea's new leader in action

Jan 29th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,390 Views 11 Comments

Check out Kim Jong-un as he meets schoolchildren, tests mattresses and… strokes stuffed animals?

# pyongyang - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display
# Embalmed
# Embalmed

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display

Jan 12th 2012, 9:17 AM 4,096 Views 14 Comments

The body will be preserved by North Korean embalmers, rather than the Russian experts used previously, according to reports.

# pyongyang - Friday 30 December, 2011

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften
# North Korea
# North Korea

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften

Dec 30th 2011, 7:18 AM 2,191 Views 6 Comments

North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

# pyongyang - Thursday 29 December, 2011

North Korea: Kim Jong Il's son and successor declared Supreme Leader
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea: Kim Jong Il's son and successor declared Supreme Leader

Dec 29th 2011, 8:32 AM 2,731 Views 17 Comments

Kim Jong Un, only in his 20s, takes on the role of his father as he was formally declared Supreme Leader at a memorial service for Kim Jong Il on Pyongyang earlier today.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral
# North Korea
# North Korea

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

Dec 28th 2011, 6:06 PM 28,088 Views 71 Comments

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets
# North Korea
# North Korea

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets

Dec 28th 2011, 8:37 AM 3,392 Views 16 Comments

The son and successor of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un led the extravagant funeral procession through the snowy streets of the capital.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?
# North Korea
# North Korea

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?

Dec 27th 2011, 7:01 PM 5,010 Views 45 Comments

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

# pyongyang - Monday 26 December, 2011

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang
# North Korea
# North Korea

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang

Dec 26th 2011, 2:23 PM 1,557 Views 5 Comments

Today’s meeting is a rare event between the hostile neighbours as South Korean delegation pays its respects to the late Kim Jong Il.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Dec 20th 2011, 11:36 AM 6,017 Views 85 Comments

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

Dec 20th 2011, 10:52 AM 1,989 Views 8 Comments

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.