# north-korea - Sunday 1 January, 2017
In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.
# north-korea - Tuesday 27 December, 2016
Some remain popular attractions for tourists.
# north-korea - Tuesday 20 December, 2016
Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.
# north-korea - Saturday 10 September, 2016
The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.
# north-korea - Friday 9 September, 2016
South Korea, China and France’s President Hollande have all criticised the move.
# north-korea - Monday 5 September, 2016
The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan without navigational warning being given to that country.
# north-korea - Tuesday 23 August, 2016
It’s called ‘Manbang’. Which translates into English as ‘Everywhere’.
# north-korea - Monday 22 August, 2016
Officials in the country have yet to reply to an offer from the Finglas Village Renewal Partnership.
# north-korea - Wednesday 3 August, 2016
The launch has been met with fury by Japan.
# north-korea - Saturday 9 July, 2016
The launch was apparently successful but the missile failed in the early stage of flight.
# north-korea - Wednesday 22 June, 2016
The launches have sparked worldwide condemnation.
# north-korea - Sunday 29 May, 2016
The hermit state nevertheless has many active Instagrammers documenting life from within its borders.
# north-korea - Wednesday 11 May, 2016
Ri Yong-Gil, believed executed in February, has been named to a senior position within the ruling communist party.
# north-korea - Monday 9 May, 2016
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and two members of his crew were held over the weekend.
# north-korea - Friday 6 May, 2016
State television provided no live coverage of the congress itself while foreign journalists were not allowed inside.
# north-korea - Friday 29 April, 2016
Kim Dong Chul was convicted of espionage and subversion at a trial in Pyongyang.
# north-korea - Friday 22 April, 2016
The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.
# north-korea - Monday 18 April, 2016
Going ahead with the test is in defiance to UN imposed sanctions.
# north-korea - Sunday 17 April, 2016
North Koreans, brutal work abroad is better than life at home. # north-korea - Wednesday 13 April, 2016
The country goes to the polls today.
# north-korea - Saturday 9 April, 2016
This post contains a poll
The country has just made another major breakthrough in its programme. Or so it says.
The rogue nation claims to have tested a new engine for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).
# north-korea - Saturday 26 March, 2016
The Associated Press got unprecedented access to a site in
North Korea where locals believe American GIs are buried.
The isolated state has been stepping up both its anti-US rhetoric and its efforts to secure submarine nuclear capability in recent months.
# north-korea - Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Otto Warmbier, 21, was arrested for removing a political banner from a Pyongyang hotel.
# north-korea - Friday 4 March, 2016
Kim Jong-un has reportedly instructed his military to ready itself for a “pre-emptive attack” following UN sanctions.
# north-korea - Monday 29 February, 2016
Otto Frederick Warmbier (21) was detained as he left
North Korea in January. # north-korea - Wednesday 10 February, 2016
Reports suggest that the
North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month. # north-korea - Monday 8 February, 2016
US Ambassador Samantha Power stressed that fresh sanctions should “break new ground.”
# north-korea - Sunday 7 February, 2016
The launch violated multiple UN resolutions.
# north-korea - Friday 22 January, 2016
The country has not given details of exactly what 21-year-old Otto Frederick Warmbier did.
# north-korea - Thursday 21 January, 2016
State media released footage of Son Ok-Sun, 50, ripping up her anti-regime book.
# north-korea - Wednesday 13 January, 2016
North Korea said it detonated a H-bomb last week.
The unidentified aerial vehicle flew across the border and encroached into South Korean territory by some “tens of metres”, the defence ministry said.
# north-korea - Sunday 10 January, 2016
The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by
North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement. # north-korea - Friday 8 January, 2016
South Korea is hitting back after its rival claimed it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
# north-korea - Thursday 7 January, 2016
The country yesterday claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.
# north-korea - Wednesday 6 January, 2016
Meanwhile, the US says evidence is ‘not consistent’ with the bomb claim.
It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.
# north-korea - Monday 4 January, 2016
The men had been drinking cocktails throughout the evening.