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N Korea warns US of 'very grave situation' over Biden speech

May 02, 2021 10:43 am

"His statement clearly reflects his intent to keep enforcing the hostile policy toward the DPRK as it had been done by the US for over half a century," Kwon Jong Gun, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official, said in a statement.

Tokyo Olympics: How North Korea's absence impacts India's medal hopes

April 08, 2021 9:45 am

North Korea’s decision, announced on Tuesday, to skip the Tokyo Olympics because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will boost the chances of the two Indian contenders to finish on the podium at the July 23-August 9 Games.

Acute food shortage in North Korea sparks exodus of foreign diplomats

April 03, 2021 2:43 pm

Several countries have shut their foreign embassies in North Korea over the past few months. In December, the United Nations said it no longer had staff in the country.

N. Korea accuses UN of double standard over missile firings

March 29, 2021 7:39 am

Last week, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a defiance of U.N. resolutions that ban such launches by North Korea.

North Korea snaps back at Biden over criticism of launches

March 27, 2021 10:32 am

The statement issued by senior official Ri Pyong Chol came after the North on Thursday tested-fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the first ballistic launches since Biden took office.

Missile tests propel N.Korea to top of Biden foreign agenda

March 26, 2021 9:39 am

The United States condemned Thursday's launches, which came hours before Biden held his first White House press conference since taking office in January.

Explained: What North Korean missile tests mean for US relations

March 25, 2021 7:48 pm

This week, North Korea's neighbours reported the country fired four short-range missiles into the sea in its first missile launches in about a year.

North Korea missile test casts shadow over Biden administration, Japan Olympics

March 25, 2021 8:36 am

The Japanese government said one missile flew about 450 km (280 miles) and landed outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone, indicating it was a short-range missile.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles over weekend: White House officials

March 24, 2021 9:55 pm

Biden himself told reporters the missile tests were not a provocation. ``There's no new wrinkle in what they did,`` he said.

N.Korea to sever ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to US

March 19, 2021 11:01 am

North Korea's foreign affairs ministry also warned Washington would "pay a price", in a statement carried by KCNA.


North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US, Biden says no 'new wrinkle in what they did'

March 25, 2021 8:31 pm

The missile launch is viewed as a demonstration of North Korea’s military strength by Kim Jong Un to pressure Washington into negotiations that are being stalled after Joe Biden took office in January.

Kim Jong Un goes horse riding on sacred mountain, plans 'great operation'

October 17, 2019 11:52 am

It was unclear what the operation might involve, but Kim has often made trips to the sacred mountain at times of major policy endeavours

North Koreans pay respect to founding leader Kim Il-sung on 25th death anniversary

July 09, 2019 7:34 am

Hundreds of North Koreans visit the national monument in Pyongyang to pay tribute to country's founder Kim Il-sung. The communist state organises various programmes and concerts to mark this event.

Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin in Russia

April 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his late father, Kim Jong Il, visited in 2011.

Drones and gymnasts: North Korea marks 70th anniversary with military parade

September 11, 2018 6:55 am

Pyongyang residents, who trained for months for the anniversary, held up the bouquets to spell out words and slogans.

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".

Glimpses of life inside North Korea, the world's most isolated country

September 27, 2017 5:39 pm

The Indian Express visited Pyongyang in North Korea earlier this month for an AFC Cup football match between Bengaluru FC and North Korean military club, 4.25 SC. Mihir Vasavda captures some of the images of the life of people in this reclusive nation under its leader Kim Jong-un.

N-Korea jails US student Otto Warmbier for 15 years with hard labour

March 17, 2016 4:10 pm

Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was arrested in North Korea in early January on charges of "hostile acts" against the state, according to the country's official news agency KCNA.

Water parks and volleyball: Unseen pictures from inside North Korea

December 02, 2015 4:13 pm

A peek into the daily life in North Korea.


World News Wrap — Trump-Kim Summit: The hidden messages you missed in these gestures

June 13, 2018 10:41 am

The US President and the North Korean leader met at the "neutral" destination on Tuesday. With the world watching, they shook hands, smiled for the cameras and agreed to further bilateral ties.

DMRK's action affects peace of India: MEA

January 06, 2016 11:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Wednesday said he has seen the reports of the nuclear test that has been conducted in North Korea, and it is a matter of concern. He also said that Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DMRK) is doing wrong deeds, which adversely impact on peace and stability of India.

Family reunions between the two Koreas continue after 20-month gap

October 26, 2015 12:46 pm

For the first time since February 2014 South Koreans are being allowed into the North for family reunions.