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# pyongyang - Today’s News

'Heavy casualties' after Chinese tourists involved in North Korean bus crash

Few details were released about the bus crash, but a now-deleted tweet claimed that 30 had died.

# pyongyang - Saturday 21 April, 2018

EU, Trump and Russia praise North Korea's plan to halt nuclear tests

Donald Trump tweeted that “progress [is] being made for all”.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

North and South to hold inter-Korean summit - only the 3rd of its kind since 1950s conflict

South Korea also claims that Pyongyang said it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.

# pyongyang - Monday 5 March, 2018

North Korea's Kim Jong-un plays host to South Korean envoys for historic talks

It is the first time the North Korean leader has met with officials from the South since taking office in 2011.

# pyongyang - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# pyongyang - Thursday 30 November, 2017

US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out

“If war comes, make no mistake – The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

# pyongyang - Monday 13 November, 2017

North Korean soldier shot a number of times while trying to defect to the south

The soldier survived the shooting.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Trump promises to 'figure it out' with South Korea's president

Trump has been visiting a number of Asian countries.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother return to crime scene

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong are accused of killing Kim on 13 February.

# pyongyang - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Trump says 'only one thing will work' when dealing with North Korea

The US President has been trading insults with Kim Jong-un amid rising tensions.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'Absurd': White House denies declaring war on North Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister said the statement from Trump was “clearly a declaration of war”.

# pyongyang - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland' Unswerving Loyalty This post contains videos

Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland'

Seo Ok-ryol has spent three decades in prison and been sentenced to death on two separate occasions.

# pyongyang - Friday 15 September, 2017

# pyongyang - Thursday 14 September, 2017

North Korea threatens to sink Japan 'into the sea' and beat the US 'like a rabid dog'

Pyongyang is unhappy after being hit with fresh UN sanctions.

# pyongyang - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'Very hostile and dangerous': Donald Trump condemns North Korea's sixth nuclear test

The US President also criticised China, and offered advice to South Korea.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

# pyongyang - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression

Tensions in the region have been rising.

# pyongyang - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

# pyongyang - Friday 21 July, 2017

US to ban travel to North Korea in the coming weeks

Relationships with North Korea have been strained since it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

# pyongyang - Saturday 15 July, 2017

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

Like father, not necessarily like son.

# pyongyang - Saturday 8 July, 2017

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?

The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.

# pyongyang - Friday 16 June, 2017

'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea

He was arrested for allegedly taking a poster from a North Korean hotel.

# pyongyang - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Dennis Rodman's gifts for Kim Jong-un include Trump's book and a mermaid puzzle

He also gave a copy of Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection, two sets of soap and two autographed jerseys.

# pyongyang - Monday 15 May, 2017

North Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range

Kim Jong-Un is said to have hugged officials and said they had ‘worked hard to achieve a great thing’.

# pyongyang - Saturday 13 May, 2017

North Korea willing to meet with Trump 'under the right conditions'

Last month saw North Korea threatening nuclear war if it was provoked.

# pyongyang - Saturday 29 April, 2017

North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger

The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.

# pyongyang - Monday 24 April, 2017

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

# pyongyang - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean 'missile test fails' one day after military parade

The failed test comes one day after Pyongyang showed off its military strength at a parade.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

# pyongyang - Sunday 1 January, 2017

North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017

In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.

# pyongyang - Friday 29 April, 2016

US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying'

Kim Dong Chul was convicted of espionage and subversion at a trial in Pyongyang.

# pyongyang - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US

The isolated state has been stepping up both its anti-US rhetoric and its efforts to secure submarine nuclear capability in recent months.

# pyongyang - Monday 29 February, 2016

US student cries as he ‘admits’ to stealing North Korean propaganda

Otto Frederick Warmbier (21) was detained as he left North Korea in January.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Take a look inside North Korea's shiny new (and empty) airport

It’s unlikely to become a bustling hub of activity.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'

South Korea’s spy agency says Hyon Yong-chol was killed last month in front of an audience of hundreds.

# pyongyang - Sunday 4 January, 2015

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions

North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

North Korea is really struggling to stay online

North Korea is really struggling to stay online

We still don’t know who did it though…

# pyongyang - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

North Korea's internet was down for over nine hours last night

It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang’s web connections.

# pyongyang - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech

Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?

# pyongyang - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From The42 North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit Wish

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

“[Children] read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet.”

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