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South Koreans look at  North Korean territory  at an observation post south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Goseong. Photograph: Lee Jong-kun/Reuters

North Korea fired a short-range missile from its east coast today, a day after launching three of these missiles, a South Korean news agency sa(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang in March. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast today, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches wa(...)

A man looking at a Nazi flag from a display in the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoghaire.
Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Bratacha festival of flags and emblems, which takes place in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, this weekend includes a Nazi swastika flag on public displa(...)

US Navy  amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. Naval exercises off the Korean peninsula are giving rise to more tensions in the region. Photograph: AP Photo/US Navy, Dominique M Lasco

North Korea threatened the United States and South Korea over the latest round of joint naval drills taking place this week in Yellow Sea water(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) visits the Turf Institute of the Bioengineering Branch under the State Academy of Sciences in Pyongyang. North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country’s east coast, US officials have said. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from their position on the country’s east coast, US officials(...)

An undated still image taken from video footage  of US citizen Kenneth Bae. North Korea sentenced Mr  Bae to 15 years hard labour today for what it said were crimes against the state, a move that may see him used as a bargaining chip in talks with Washington.  Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The United States plans to call on North Korea to grant amnesty to Kenneth Bae, a US citizen sentenced to 15 years hard labour for what Pyongya(...)

South Korean soldiers at a military checkpoint connecting South and North Korea at the Unification Bridge  in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sentenced US citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years’ hard labour today for committing crimes against the state - a move that will likely s(...)

A South Korean tank overlooks the summit of Baengyeong Island. Photograph: Tom Farrell

Across 16km of sea, the barren hump of North Korea’s Jangsan Cape rises from the mist. Baengnyeong Island has about 4,800 residents, most of th(...)

Pae Jun Ho, who entered North Korea’s Rason city on November 3rd as a tourist, will face judgment in the supreme court in Pyongyang. Photograph: AP Photo

North Korea said it will hand down a verdict on a detained American citizen accused of crimes against the state, the communist country’s offici(...)

US and South Korean marines participate in a joint landing operation drill in Pohang, about 370 kmsoutheast of Seoul, April 26, 2013. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won /Reuters

South Korea will pull out all remaining workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, it said on today, after Pyongyang rejected (...)

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