Articles tagged 'north korea'

North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction 2 July 2018 NORTH KOREA appears to be finalizing the expansion of a key ballistic missile manufacturing site, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by researchers in the United States. The images come as leaked reports from US intelligence officials appear to cast doubt on North Korea's willingnes...
N. Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit 16 May 2018 PYONGYANG - North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un is due to take place on 12 June. But in an angry statement, North Kore...
N Korea slapped with UN sanctions 12 September 2017 PYONGYANG - The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. The US had originally prop...
North Korea fires missile over Japan 29 August 2017 TOKYO - North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is ex...
Trump warns N Korea of 'severe' consequences 6 July 2017 NEW YORK - US President Donald Trump has warned North Korea that he is considering a "pretty severe" response following the country's long-range missile test. "They are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner and something will have to be done about it," he said. But he moderated his comm...
N Korea calls for execution of ex-South Korea president 29 June 2017 SEOUL - North Korea said it has issued a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief for what it said was a plot to assassinate its leader, and it demanded that the South hand the pair over. The North's official Korean Central News Agency (...
'Rogue' States back Zim at UN inquiry 24 March 2017 HARARE - Activist group United Nations Watch (UNW) has expressed disgust over the hailing of Zimbabwe's human rights record by “rogue” States — Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. While the three countries, with controversial governance records, praised Zimbabwe's “promotion and protection of hum...
BBC journalists expelled from North Korea 9 May 2016 PYONGYANG - BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team have been expelled from North Korea after being detained over their reporting. Our correspondent, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard were stopped by officials on Friday as they were about to leave North Korea. ...
North Korea 'will only use nuclear arms if attacked' 8 May 2016 PYONGYANG - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is infringed on by others, state media reported. Speaking spoke in Pyongyang on Saturday to thousands of delegates gathered for the first Workers' Party congress in more than 35...
N. Korea vice premier 'executed' 12 August 2015 SEOUL - South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un. Mr Choe was executed after he "expressed discomfort against the young leader's forestation policy", South Korea's Yonhap news agency repo...
North Korea Defence chief 'executed' 13 May 2015 SEOUL - North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament. MPs were told Mr Hyon was killed on 30 April by anti-aircraft fire in front of an audience of hundreds, the Yonhap news agency rep...
North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed' 3 December 2013 PYONGYANG - A powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post, South Korean media reports say. Citing South Korea's intelligence agency, they say Chang Song-thaek, 67, lost his position as vice-chairman of the North's top military body. Two close aides were ...
N. Korea sentences US citizen to 15 years' hard labour 2 May 2013 PYONGYANG - North Korea says it has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of hard labour. The announcement, from state news agency KCNA, said Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, was tried on 30 April. He was held last year after entering North Korea as a tourist. Pyongyang said he was accuse...