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What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
Fact file

What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021
Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of US and South Korea ‘invasion’ plot
Kim Yo-Jong pictured with Kim Jong-Un in 2018
Unreported world

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of US and South Korea ‘invasion’ plot

Kim Yo Jong says military rehearsals are ‘undesirable self-destructive act’
10 Aug 2021
Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle
Kim Jong-un addresses a meeting of the Politburo.
Unreported world

Kim Jong Un sacks North Korean officials over ‘huge crisis’ in Covid battle

Hermit state’s leader accuses politburo members of endangering ‘safety of the country and its people’
30 Jun 2021
Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure
Kim Jong-un appears on a television.
Unreported world

Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure

Economic sanctions and global pandemic have left the isolated nation’s economy in tatters
6 Jan 2021
Trump wanted Elton John to make peace with North Korea
Elton John
In Brief

Trump wanted Elton John to make peace with North Korea

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Jun 2020
Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?
Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
In Depth

Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?

Kim Jong Un’s regime blows up liaison office on border between the two countries
16 Jun 2020
Kim Jong Un ‘dead’ or in ‘vegetative state’
Kim Jong Un
In Brief

Kim Jong Un ‘dead’ or in ‘vegetative state’

Team of Chinese medical experts sent to North Korea as questions mount as to leader’s whereabouts and health
27 Apr 2020

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Will Kim Yo Jong be North Korea’s next leader?
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In Depth

Will Kim Yo Jong be North Korea’s next leader?

With reports Kim Jong Un is critically ill, speculation is mounting his sister could take over as head of the secretive state
23 Apr 2020
Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?
Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?

South Korea casts doubt on claims about neighbouring leader’s health
21 Apr 2020
New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US
North Korea Missile
In Depth

New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US

New photos reveal expansion of nuclear facility near Pyongyang
24 Dec 2019
Why is everyone talking about North Korea’s missile test?
Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Why is everyone talking about North Korea’s missile test?

Pyongyang alleged to have launched two ‘unidentified projectiles’
28 Nov 2019
North Korea launches missiles hours after agreeing US talks
A man watches a television news screen reporting latest developments on North Korea's missile launch as the screen shows file footage, at a railway station in Seoul on October 2, 2019. - Nort
In Depth

North Korea launches missiles hours after agreeing US talks

No sooner were nuclear talks announced, reports emerged that Pyongyang had fired projectiles towards Japan
2 Oct 2019
North Korea fires ‘short-range missiles’ into sea
North Korea missiles
In Brief

North Korea fires ‘short-range missiles’ into sea

Launches come as US hawk John Bolton visits South Korea
25 Jul 2019
North Korea says US is ‘hell-bent’ on hostility
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
In Brief

North Korea says US is ‘hell-bent’ on hostility

Pyongyang statement comes just days after historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
4 Jul 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Trump in North Korea: history as farce'
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Trump in North Korea: history as farce'

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 1 July
1 Jul 2019
Reaction: Trump strides into North Korea and history books
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
In Brief

Reaction: Trump strides into North Korea and history books

Analysts divided over significance of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un
1 Jul 2019
What world leaders think of Donald Trump
Dalai Lama
In Depth

What world leaders think of Donald Trump

Dalai Lama says US president suffers from ‘lack of moral principle’
27 Jun 2019
North Korea ‘executed officials’ after failed Trump summit
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In Brief

North Korea ‘executed officials’ after failed Trump summit

Report claims Kim Jong Un launched purge after nuclear talks broke down
31 May 2019
Who killed Kim Jong Nam?
Kim Jong Nam
In Brief

Who killed Kim Jong Nam?

Second suspect freed as experts claim North Korean masterminds have ‘got away with assassination’
3 May 2019
Vladimir Putin meets Kim Jong Un: what they agreed
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In Brief

Vladimir Putin meets Kim Jong Un: what they agreed

North Korean leader travelled by armoured train to the city of Vladivostok for nuclear talks
25 Apr 2019
Kim Jong Un tests new North Korean weapon
Kim Jong-un
In Brief

Kim Jong Un tests new North Korean weapon

Analysts say Pyongyang is sending a message to Donald Trump
18 Apr 2019
North Korea: who are the Cheollima Civil Defence?
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In Brief

North Korea: who are the Cheollima Civil Defence?

Shadowy self-styled ‘government in waiting’ are committed to overthrowing North Korean regime
28 Mar 2019
North Korea says US missed ‘golden opportunity’ at talks
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
In Brief

North Korea says US missed ‘golden opportunity’ at talks

Pyongyang officials say frustrated leader Kim Jong Un may cut ties with Washington
15 Mar 2019
Why Trump/Kim summit was cut short with no deal
US President Donald Trump attends a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. - The nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim J
In Brief

Why Trump/Kim summit was cut short with no deal

US President says talks failed over Kim’s demands to lift sanctions ‘in their entirety’
28 Feb 2019
Trump and Kim eyeing up Nobel Peace Prize?
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
In Depth

Trump and Kim eyeing up Nobel Peace Prize?

Is desire for coveted award behind US and North Korean leaders’ negotiations?
27 Feb 2019
Trump-Kim Vietnam summit: what to expect from round two
Trump Kim
In Depth

Trump-Kim Vietnam summit: what to expect from round two

US and North Korean leaders preparing for meeting in Vietnam - but will it bring denuclearisation?
21 Feb 2019
How big a threat is North Korea?
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
In Depth

How big a threat is North Korea?

Trump claims US would be at war with the hermit kingdom if he was not president
6 Feb 2019
How significant is the North Korea germ warfare threat?
Kim Jong Un, North Korea
In Depth

How significant is the North Korea germ warfare threat?

Experts believe Kim Jong Un’s chemical weapons could pose more of a risk than his nuclear arsenal
21 Jan 2019
Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China
Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju have arrived in China for talks with Xi Jinping
In Brief

Kim Jong Un makes ‘surprise’ visit to China

North Korean leader set to hold talks ahead of rumoured summit with Trump
8 Jan 2019
North Korean ambassador to Italy ‘disappears’
North Korean ambassador to Italy Jo Son-gil has reportedly disappeared
In Brief

North Korean ambassador to Italy ‘disappears’

High ranking official and his wife are said to have fled embassy in Rome
4 Jan 2019
North Korea testing mystery ‘hi-tech’ weapon
North Korea missiles
In Brief

North Korea testing mystery ‘hi-tech’ weapon

Announcement by Kim Jong Un’s regime will further strain fragile dialogue with US
16 Nov 2018
Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea
Moon Jae In, Kim Jong Un, Pope Francis, North Korea South Korea
In Depth

Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea

Accepting Kim Jong Un’s invitation would ‘legitimise’ oppressive regime, warn analysts
19 Oct 2018
Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize
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In Brief

Anti-rape in war campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

Bookies had tipped Kim Jong Un to get the honour
5 Oct 2018
Donald Trump says he ‘fell in love’ with Kim Jong Un
Trump Kim
In Brief

Donald Trump says he ‘fell in love’ with Kim Jong Un

US president facing fresh criticism for praising North Korean dictator during rally
1 Oct 2018
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