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North Korea blames Covid outbreak on ‘alien things’
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
Tall Tales

North Korea blames Covid outbreak on ‘alien things’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Jul 2022
Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?
Nuclear weapons
In Depth

Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?

Halting an atomic weapon is theoretically possible, say experts, but in reality is an enormous challenge
10 Jun 2022
Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?
Kim Jong-un removes his face mask after announcing North Korea’s first official Covid case
Unreported world

Can North Korea control a major Covid outbreak?

Notoriously secretive state ‘on verge of catastrophe’
18 May 2022
Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?
A news broadcast of the military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea
Fact file

Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?

Kim Jong Un warns secretive state is accelerating its atomic missile program
27 Apr 2022
Ri Sol Ju: everything we know about Kim Jong Un’s wife
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju
Profile

Ri Sol Ju: everything we know about Kim Jong Un’s wife

North Korean ‘first lady’ made a rare appearance at an art performance in Pyongyang
2 Feb 2022
North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy
South Koreans watch the North Korean missile launch
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North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy

After ‘duelling’ missile tests on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s intentions are harder than ever to read
24 Sep 2021
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

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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
Gymnast flees North Korea by vaulting over border
South Korean soldiers guard the Demilitarised Zone at Panmunjom
In Brief

Gymnast flees North Korea by vaulting over border

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Nov 2020
UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
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In Brief

UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020
Why is there a North and South Korea?
Korean War
In Depth

Why is there a North and South Korea?

Seven decades after the two countries went to war a delicate armistice is beginning to fray
25 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
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
Trump lapsing into ‘dotage of a dotard’, says North Korea
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In Brief

Trump lapsing into ‘dotage of a dotard’, says North Korea

Insult came after US president again talked of military action
6 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
The countries with nuclear weapons
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In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
World’s ten most censored countries revealed
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In Depth

World’s ten most censored countries revealed

Tourist destinations Cuba and Vietnam feature on the list
11 Sep 2019
What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?
Hassan Rouhani
In Depth

What happens if Trump’s foreign enemies unite?

Maximum pressure strategy ‘faltering’ as Iran continues to breach nuclear deal
9 Sep 2019
North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea
Kim Jong Un
In Brief

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea

Pyongyang follows statement with two further missile tests
16 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 6 August
6 Aug 2019
How North Korean hackers are funding nuclear programme
Hacker
In Depth

How North Korean hackers are funding nuclear programme

UN report says Pyongyang may have stolen as much as $2bn through cyberattacks on financial institutions
6 Aug 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
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
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
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