• 'Middle East will become a graveyard for US', North Korea's apprehensive take on Gulf crisis

    'Middle East will become a graveyard for US', North Korea's apprehensive take on Gulf crisis

    World | January 07, 2020 7:59 IST

    North Korea has given its take on the Gulf crisis between Iran and the USA in the aftermath of the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the American forces. The hermit kingdom said that the Middle East will become a graveyard for the US.

  • A file photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

    Kim Jong-Un goes underground after Qasem Soleimani's killing: report

    World | January 06, 2020 19:48 IST

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might have gone underground fearing the same fate that befell Iran’s top commander Major General Qasem Soleimani

  • US ready for any Christmas gift from North Korea: Trump

    US ready for any Christmas gift from North Korea: Trump

    World | December 25, 2019 12:22 IST

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present” such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than a missile launch. The president was asked what he will do if North Korea does conduct a long-range missile test.

  • N.Korea warns Trump to stop 'abusive language' against Kim

    N.Korea warns Trump to stop 'abusive language' against Kim

    World | December 10, 2019 10:32 IST

    "The recent words and expressions spouted one after another by Trump sound like a threat to someone at a glance but they are a corroboration that he feels fear inside," Ri Su-yong, Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said in a statement carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  

  • Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse

    Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse

    World | December 05, 2019 8:47 IST

    On Wednesday, Pyongyang's state media reported that Kim rode to Mount Paekdu and "revolutionary battle sites" where his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung staged anti-Japanese and independence struggles, calling for a fight against "imperialists" and "class enemies", Yonhap News Agency reported.

  • No talks until US drops hostile policy: North Korea

    No talks until US drops hostile policy: North Korea

    World | November 19, 2019 11:23 IST

    It will be possible to consult denuclearization only when confidence-building between the North and the US goes first and all the threats to the security and development of Pyongyang were removed, Kim Yong Chol, chairman of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, stressed.

  • Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report

    Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report

    World | November 18, 2019 15:28 IST

    Kim watched "an airborne landing training of sharpshooter sub-units of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA)", Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in the report.

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    2017 North Korean nuke test equal to '17 Hiroshimas': ISRO study

    November 15, 2019 16:16 IST

    The 2017 nuclear test by North Korea shifted the ground by a few metres, and was 17 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945, according to scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  

  • North Korean media confirms multiple rocket launcher test

    North Korean media confirms multiple rocket launcher test

    World | November 01, 2019 11:40 IST

    The North tested the weapon twice before, once in August and again in September. The September test was considered a failure because state media did not mention the firing was a success.

  • North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

    North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

    World | October 27, 2019 9:21 IST

    Those talks have faltered after the collapse of a February summit between Kim and Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the U.S. rejected North Korean demands for broad sanctions relief in exchange for a piecemeal deal toward partially surrendering its nuclear capabilities.

  • Kim Jong Un rides a white horse to climb Mount Paektu (AP)

    Kim Jong Un rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

    World | October 16, 2019 11:59 IST

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to surmount U.S.-led sanctions on his country in state media reports Wednesday alongside evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse seen as foretelling significant decisions as his own deadline for U.S. movement on nuclear talks is nearing.

  • North Korean vessel collides with Japanese patrol boat

    North Korean vessel collides with Japanese patrol boat

    World | October 07, 2019 11:50 IST

    Japan's Coast Guard has said that it was notified of the collision on at around 9.10 a.m.

  • An underwater-launched missile lifts off in the waters off

    North Korea successfully test-fired new submarine-launched ballistic m

    World | October 03, 2019 8:23 IST

    The Korean Central News Agency said the test of the Pukguksong-3 missile in the waters off its east coast was successful and “ushered in a new phase in containing the outside forces’ threat to (North Korea) and further bolstering its military muscle for self-defense.”

  • North Korea tests missile ahead of US talks

    North Korea test fires several short-range missiles ahead of US talks

    World | October 02, 2019 8:01 IST

    The first projectile was launched at 7.17 am local time, while the one that reached the EEZ was fired 10 minutes later.

  • North Korea confirms 2nd test of multiple rocket launcher

    North Korea confirms 2nd test of multiple rocket launcher

    World | September 11, 2019 10:47 IST

    Tuesday’s rocket launcher test was made hours after North Korea said it was willing to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States in late September.

  • Expectations for talks with US disappearing: N.Korea

    Expectations for talks with US disappearing: N.Korea

    World | August 31, 2019 12:47 IST

    First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui also warned the US not to test Pyongyang's patience, claiming that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks made the resumption of working-level negotiations between the two countries more difficult, reports Yonhap News Agency.

  • South Korea says North Korea has fired more projectiles

    South Korea says North Korea has fired more projectiles into sea

    World | August 16, 2019 6:13 IST

    South Korea’s military said Friday North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.

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    North Korea fires two more missiles, says South Korea

    World | August 06, 2019 8:50 IST

    North Korea has fired two unidentified missiles, its fourth such launch in less than two weeks, South Korea's military has said. They were fired from South Hwanghae province across the peninsula into the sea to the east, a statement said, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

  • North Korea fires unidentified short-range projectiles

    North Korea fires unidentified short-range projectiles third time in week

    World | August 02, 2019 12:29 IST

    What the North fired appears to be a new type of short-range ballistic missiles, but more analysis was needed, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, adding that it has convened an emergency meeting of security-related ministers to discuss the development.

  • North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

    North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

    World | August 01, 2019 17:00 IST

    The launches from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan were North Korea’s second weapons test in less than a week and were seen as a move to keep up pressure on Washington and Seoul amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations. Pyongyang has also expressed anger over planned U.S.-South Korea military drills.

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