A man watches a TV news program reporting that North Korean people’s armed forces minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP 0:55

The minister of the People’s Armed Forces in North Korea was recently executed as a “traitor” for showing disrespect for its top leader, Kim Jong Un, (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a step which would mark significant progress in the (...)

An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency on July 1st 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un witnessing the launch of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea claims to have carried out a successful test-firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile, state media reported. Photograph: KCNA South Korea/EPA

North Korea said on Saturday it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would in(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd right) inspecting a newly built Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage in Wonsan in Kangwon province. Since taking over North Korea’s leadership after the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, Kim has removed key members of the old guard through a series of purges. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea’s spy agency says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challeng(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seen in undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 12th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea test-fired seven surface-to-air missiles off its east coast on Thursday and its leader Kim Jong Un appeared to have been an observer, S(...)

Musicians Common and John Legend address the audience after accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory”. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – sorry brightest” – Host Neil Patrick HarrisRacial representation proved a particularly contentious i(...)

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, according to former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. Photograph: Kcna/Reuters

North Korea demanded $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, (...)

 North Korea has expressed fury over the Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy The Interview, which depicts the fictional assassination of leader Kim Jong Un.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

North Korea has issued a furious statement against the United States for imposing sanctions against its government figures and defence industry for th(...)

Kim Jong Un has turned to using public speeches to deliver his message, in a different propaganda style from his father whose voice was only broadcast once on state television. Photograph: Yonhap South Korea/EPA 0:48

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is open to a high-level summit with neighbouring South Korea, days after a proposal from Seoul to resume d(...)

North Korea blamed the US for internet outages, referring to president Obama as a “monkey in a tropical forest”. Above, moviegoers pose in a photo booth ahead of viewing ‘The Interview’ Photograph: Yonyap/EPA

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation betwee(...)