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North Korea pulls out of Qatar 2022 World Cup

North Korea has pulled out of next month's qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said on Sunday.

North Korea says Japan’s nuclear wastewater threat to mankind

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday night denounced Japan's decision to discharge radioactive wastewater into sea as a "threat to human existence"

North Korea boycotts Tokyo Olympics

North Korea's sports ministry said on Tuesday that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start 23 July this year.

North Korea shuns UN order, fires 2 ballistic missiles

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Thursday despite strict orders from the UN Security Council.

North Korea vows to ignore U.S. attempts to establish contact

A top North Korean official has vowed to ignore the United States attempts to establish contact until Washington has met Pyongyang’s conditions.

North Korea quietly snubs Biden parley proposal 

The United States have tried several behind-the-scenes approach last month towards reaching out to North Korea a top officials of Joe Biden's administration told CNN.

Wife of North Korea’s leader appears in public, first time in 13 months

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife, Ri Sol Ju, appeared today in state media for the first time in about 13 months.

North Korea accused of attempted stealing of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

North Korea allegedly tried to hack into Pfizer’s systems and steal COVID-19 technology and treatment.

North Korea linked with $281m digital currency heist

A preliminary United Nations inquiry into the theft of $281 million worth of assets from a cryptocurrency exchange last September “strongly suggests” links to North Korea.

North Korea unveils world’s biggest ballistic missile

North Korea unveiled previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented predawn military parade on Saturday that showcased the country’s long-range weapons for the first time in two years.

North Korea shoots dead South Korean official, cremates body

A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was found to have been shot dead by North Korea, and his body cremated.

Dozens killed by typhoon in North Korea, Kim sacks top official

Dozens of people have been killed by typhoon in North Korea and a top official has been sacked by the country's leader Kim Jong-un.

Reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hands over power to sister

North Korean maximum leader, Kim Jong Un is reportedly in coma and is preparing to hand over power to his sister, British tabloid The Sun reported, quoting a former South Korean diplomat.

North Korea develops miniaturised nuclear devices: UN report

North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program, according to a confidential U.N. report, scooped by Reuters.

South Korea, China debunk Kim Jong Un’s illness reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not gravely ill, a Chinese and two South Korean government sources said on Tuesday.

North Korea fires multiple missiles into East Sea

North Korea fired on Tuesday into the East Sea, multiple short-range projectiles believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles.

North Korea busy with missile tests as world faces coronavirus crisis

North Korea is busy testing a range of missiles, while the world faces a coronavirus crisis.This has infuriated South Korea.

China reacts after North Korea launches projectiles

China's foreign ministry, asked about North Korea's launch of projectiles, says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula.

North Korea not bothered by coronavirus, tests missiles

Not bothered by coronavirus fears, North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles into the sea on Monday, Seoul's military said, the second such weapons test by Pyongyang in a week.

North Korea faults Trump’s leadership despite birthday wishes

North Korean President Kim Jong Un received birthday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump, even though their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.

North Korea conducts another test

North Korea said it conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.

Trump “heedless, erratic old man”: North Korea

A senior North Korean official called Donald Trump a “heedless and erratic old man” on Monday, and even threatened to cal him 'dotard' again. The statement marked a resumption by the pariah country of insults of the U.S. president that had been set aside during a thaw.

North Korea carries out ‘very significant test’ at satellite launch site

North Korea said it has carried out a “very significant” test at its Sohae satellite launch site.

North Korean and U.S. negotiators meet to end nuclear stalemate

The United States and North Korean officials arrived to begin nuclear talks at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm on Saturday, in an attempt to end months of stalemate, Reuters reported.

North Korea fires 2 missiles towards Japan

One North Korean missile, out of two missiles launched today, fell into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Wednesday morning, Japan’s top government spokesman said.

North Korea fires new missiles, proposes talks with Trump

North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea's military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

JUST IN: North Korea says super-large multiple rocket launcher passes test

North Korea has successfully tested a new super-large multiple rocket launcher, the Korean Central News Agency agency reported on Sunday.

JUST IN: North Korea fires missiles into Japan Sea

North Korea twice fired unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan on Saturday, South Korea's military said, the seventh such launch in less than a month.

Kim supervises North Korea’s sixth missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang.

North Korea fires two missiles, slams Moon as ‘foolish, impudent’

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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