North Korea

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin

North Korea and Russia's 'year of friendship': what does it mean?

Briefing
Fri 13 Mar, AT 15:54

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin forge a 'pariah alliance' to 'poke a finger' at America and the West

Poster of the Interview

Obama praises Sony move to release North Korea film

One-Minute Read
Wed 24 Dec, AT 08:59

The Interview will show in 200 cinemas tomorrow despite hackers threatening a 9/11-type attack

North Korea back online: did US bring down the internet?

First Reaction
Tue 23 Dec, AT 10:55

Experts sceptical over whether the US was behind North Korea's internet blackout

A nuclear reactor in South Korea

South Korea conducts nuclear drill after hack attack

Briefing
Mon 22 Dec, AT 10:01

Hackers publish blueprints of nuclear power plants online, but South Korea insists it is safe from attack

Poster of the Interview

The Interview: was Sony wrong to cancel the release?

First Reaction
Thu 18 Dec, AT 10:05

Early reviewers say the irony of this 'great test of freedom of speech' is that The Interview 'utterly sucks'

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un: beyond the personality cult

Profile
Thu 8 Jan, AT 15:44

The secretive North Korean leader celebrates his birthday - but even his year of birth remains a mystery

Murals outside the People Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea develops a taste for baguettes and cheese

One-Minute Read
Thu 26 Mar, AT 14:02

Wealthy classes in Pyongyang demand luxury foods while the rest of the country struggles to feed itself

North Korea defeated by South Korea

North Korea 'covers up' football loss to South Korea

One-Minute Read
Wed 8 Oct, AT 12:15

Sports-mad leader Kim Jong-un absent from celebrations as North Korea lauds athletes' successes while sweeping away defeats

Kim Jong-un's hair: how the world reacted to his new look

First Reaction
Fri 20 Feb, AT 13:26

His hairstylist is dubbed 'the world's bravest person' after North Korean dictator reveals 'barbarous' new haircut

Murals outside the People Palace of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

One-Minute Read
Mon 11 Aug, AT 12:19

Report will show how 'bright' the country's future is and expose 'lies and fabrications' told by the UN

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