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North Korea says open to another summit with South

The sister of North Korean leader says Pyongyang is open to another summit with the neighboring south if mutual “respect” and “impartiality” between the two countries can be guaranteed.

North Korea rejects calls for formal end to Korean War

North Korea has refused to agree to a formal end to the Korean War, which ended in 1953 with an armistice but not through a formal treaty.

N. Korea calls South’s submarine-missile test ’clumsy’

North Korea has blasted South Korea’s recent submarine-missile launch, slamming Seoul’s attempt as “sloppy” and “self-comforting”.

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding nuclear facility

Satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex.

UN concerned over North Korea missile launch

Member states of the UN Security Council have gathered behind closed doors for an emergency meeting about North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, which they consider a “major threat”, according to France’s ambassador to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere.

S. Korea says tested submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea says it successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday. This comes after Seoul claimed that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

South Korea says North launched two ‘ballistic missiles’

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced on Wednesday that the neighboring North had fired what is believed to be two ballistic missiles towards the exclusive economic zone of Japan.

North Korea calls US war in Afghanistan ‘human rights crime’

North Korea denounced the US-led war in Afghanistan as a "human rights crime", accusing Washington of committing "atrocities of mass destruction" against innocent people of the war-hit country.

North Korea says has tested new cruise missile

North Korea state media reported that Pyongyang has tested a new long-range cruise missile. The launch took place over the weekend, and saw the missile successfully hitting its target, according to the report.

North Korea holds nighttime military parade

North Korea has held a nighttime military parade in the capital Pyongyang to mark the founding anniversary of the nuclear-armed country.