South Korea warned Monday there is a risk of its citizens being abducted by Pyongyang in retaliation for the defection of a dozen North Korean staff at a restaurant in China.
For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.
After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week.
North Korea on Friday sentenced a detained Korean-American, Kim Dong Chul, to 10 years hard labor on charges of subversion and espionage, China's official Xinhua News Agency said.
North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next month that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.
North Korea is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, the North Korean foreign minister told The Associated Press in an interview in which he also warned that his country won't be cowed by international sanctions.
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a "dagger of destruction." South Korea couldn't immediately confirm the claim of success in what marks Pyongyang's latest effort to expand its military might in face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington.
North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defense ministry said.