This photograph provided by the North Korean government shows what North Korea claims to be a new hypersonic missile launched from Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County, Jagang Province, North Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major mi(...)

This combination of photos provided by the North Korean government on Monday shows long-range cruise missiles tests held on Saturday in an undisclosed location of North Korea. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, state media said on Monday, seen by analysts as possibly(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) meeting in Pyongyang on Thursday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has urged officials to stay alert over the coronavirus threat, warning that complacency risks “unimaginable and irretr(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese president Xi Jinping making a toast at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph:  AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and China’s President Xi Jinping marked their growing closeness with an exchange of “beneficial views” on the denuclea(...)

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency shows Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump during a summit at Sentosa Island, Singapore. Photograph: KCNA

North Korean media hailed Kim Jong-un as the victor in “the meeting of the century” after he met US president Donald Trump for the first time and welc(...)

 Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with Chinese president Xi Jinping, as he paid an unofficial visit to Beijing in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

China and North Korea hailed their close friendship after Kim Jong-un chose Beijing for his first foreign trip since he came to power in 2011, with t(...)

The head of the South Korean delegation Lee Woo-sung (right) and the head of the North Korean delegation Kwon Hyok Bong exchange documents at the North side of Panmunjom in North Korea on  Monday. Photograph: South Korea Unification Ministry via AP

North Korea will hold fresh talks with South Korea on Wednesday about taking part in next month’s Winter Olympics, shortly after threatening to withd(...)

In this undated photograph provided by the North Korean government,  leader Kim Jong Un watches  the  missile test  on Wednesday.

The United States has warned the North Korean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its(...)

The US navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (centre) and other warships have been diverted from Singapore to waters off the Korean Peninsula. Photograph:  Matt Brown/ US navy/EPA

North Korea has promised to use the toughest of counter-measures against what it called the invasion of Pyongyang and warned of “catastrophic conseque(...)

File photograph of North Koreans  and a pile of coal close to the border with China, viewed from the Chinese city of Dandong. China has banned coal imports from its neighbour. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty

As North Korea watched relations with Malaysia deteriorate over accusations it assassinated Kim Jong-un’s potential rival, the isolated nation has al(...)

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