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'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

11:44am BST

SEOUL Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea's most sacred mountain. | Video

South Korea unveils fighter jet mock-up amid programme challenges

15 Oct 2019

SEONGNAM, South Korea, Oct 15 South Korea has displayed the first full-size mock-up of the KF-X fighter jet it is developing with Indonesia, after officials said the programme passed key design reviews in September.

North Korea demands Japan pay compensation for sinking fishing boat - KCNA

13 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korea's foreign ministry "strongly demanded" on Saturday that Japan pay compensation for a fishing boat that sank when it collided with a Japanese patrol boat this week, North Korean state media reported.

Explainer - North Korea's deadline on denuclearisation talks looms, but what does it mean?

07 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korea has doubled down on leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline for the United States to reconsider its approach in denuclearisation negotiations after the latest attempt at talks ended in disagreement.

North Korea doubts U.S. will have alternative plans inside two weeks

06 Oct 2019

SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down. | Video

North Korea, U.S. envoys to resume high-stakes nuclear talks over weekend

04 Oct 2019

SEOUL As negotiators for the United States and North Korea resume talks over Pyongyang's nuclear programme this weekend, analysts say that the leaders of both countries face increased incentives to strike a deal, but that it is far from clear they will find common ground after months of deadlock and increased tensions.

Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

11 Sep 2019

SEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled.

Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

11 Sep 2019

SEOUL South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled.

North Korea says it will resume talks but adds pressure with new launches

10 Sep 2019

SEOUL North Korea fired a new round of short-range projectiles on Tuesday, South Korean officials said, only hours after it signalled a new willingness to resume stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States.

North Korea changes constitution to solidify Kim Jong Un’s rule

30 Aug 2019

SEOUL North Korea's parliament has approved changes to the country's constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Un's role as head of state, official state media said on Thursday. | Video

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