South Korea and Japan offered muted reactions Monday to Donald Trump's suggestion that, as president, he would withdraw troops from both countries and allow them to develop their own nuclear arsenal.
South Korean activists launched tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea on Saturday, amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, using a propaganda tool that usually sparks threats of reprisals.
North Korea released a new propaganda video Saturday menacingly titled "Last Chance," showing a submarine-launched nuclear missile laying waste to Washington and concluding with the U.S. flag in flames.
North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to boost production and demonstrate their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un in a 70-day campaign aimed at wiping out "indolence and slackness."
An American detained in North Korea said he had spied against the country and asked for forgiveness at a media presentation Friday, nine days after a U.S. tourist was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion.
Escalating military tensions on the divided Korean peninsula took an increasingly personal turn Friday, with the leaders of North and South each threatening the other's destruction.
North Korea said Thursday that it had successfully conducted a high-powered, solid-fuel rocket engine test, which if confirmed would be a major step forward in boosting its missile attack capability against South Korea and the United States.
A North Korean diplomat who killed two Chinese citizens in a car accident has paid compensation to the families of the dead, the mainland external affairs agency told AFP on Tuesday.
North Korea on Monday fired five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast -- the latest in a series of launches ordered by leader Kim Jong Un amid rising military tensions.
North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Friday, just days after leader Kim Jong-Un promised a series of nuclear warhead tests and missile launches amid surging military tensions.