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North Korea detains third American tourist because he left Bible at hotel

North Korea said Friday it had detained a US tourist for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae. The official Korean Central……

North Korea sentences South Korean ‘spy’ to hard labor for life

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state. Prosecutors……

Two Koreas in heated exchange over spy drone controversy

North Korea on Monday denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent a trio of spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye. South Korea's Defence Ministry said last week that an investigation……

U.S. condemns North Korea for portraying Obama as a ‘sub-animal’ monkey

The United States has condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed at Barack Obama by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency comparing the US president to a black “monkey” in a zoo. North Korean propaganda is known for vitriolic personal attacks on foreign leaders, but the KCNA despatch published last…

South Korea has ‘smoking gun’ proof North Korea sent drones

South Korea's Defence Ministry said Thursday that it had "smoking gun" proof that three crashed drones recovered in recent months had all been flown from North Korea. Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said a joint investigation with US experts of recovered……

New images confirm activity at North Korea nuclear test site

New satellite imagery confirms continued activity at North Korea's main nuclear test site that is consistent with preparations for an atomic detonation, analysts said Wednesday. Images taken on Tuesday show particular activity near the entrances to……

North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border

North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a "strong" response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary. A similar exercise a month ago resulted in the two rivals firing……

U.S. will meet with allies to discuss North Korean live-fire military drills

The United States said Monday it will meet next week with allies South Korea and Japan to plan strategy on North Korea amid high tensions after the regime’s live-fire drills. The U.S. pointman on North Korea, Glyn Davies, will meet Monday in Washington with his counterparts from Japan and South…

North and South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters. "Some of the shells fired by North Korea dropped in our area and……

North Korea ‘will not rule out’ a new nuclear test

North Korea said Sunday it "will not rule out" a new nuclear test as it defended its recent mid-range missile launch which triggered widespread international condemnation. "(We) will not rule out a new form of a nuclear test aimed at strengthening our……

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