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This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 20, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting landing and anti-landing exercises of the Korean People’s Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said. The operation comes amid heigh(...)

A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: AP

North Korea has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered tests aimed at developing technology to bui(...)

Otto Warmbier is taken to North Korea’s top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo. Photograph: Reuters

An American student who took a political propaganda poster from a hotel in the North Korean capital Pyongyang has been sentenced to 15 years hard labo(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi gestures as he answers a question from a reporter during a press conference on the sidelines of the fourth session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has defended its control of disputed territories in the South China Sea, saying his country was first to “discover” t(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un: his only significant ally, China, urged the North to abandon its “self-destructive course”. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and threatened “stern” actions against new U(...)

Kim Jong-un has ordered that nuclear warheads be readied for firing ‘at any moment’ in the face of sanctions on North Korea. Photograph: EPA/Rodong Sinmun

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time, as the country’s only significant ally China (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a  machine factory in Nampo city this week. Photograph: AFP Photo

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to adopt tougher sanctions against North Korea. The council adopted a draft resolution(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured during a visit to a museum earlier this week. His country, which recently spiked tensions in Asia with a nuclear weapons test, says it has arrested a US college student for allegedly conducting a “hostile act” against the communist country. Photograph:  Reuters/KCNA.

North Korea, which recently spiked tensions in Asia with a nuclear weapons test, says it has arrested a US college student for allegedly conducting a(...)

Kim Jong-il is never mentioned by name in James Church’s books but his influence as “the central” is everywhere in them. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the murky world of North Korean politics, you find heroes in the strangest places. One such figure is Inspector O, a mysterious North(...)

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military iron fence in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas, which is 250km long, about four kilometres wide. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

A heavy machine gun points north in the direction of Pyongyang from a camouflaged bunker on the South Korean side of the demilitarised zone (DM(...)

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