North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation.Friday, 1 February, 2013, 12:34pm
Satellite images reveal ongoing activity at North Korea’s atomic test site, according to a US research institute.28 Jan 2013 - 9:47pm 1 comment
North Korea’s sole major ally China will decrease aid to Pyongyang if it goes ahead with a planned nuclear test, state-run media said in an unusually frank warning on Friday.26 Jan 2013 - 2:48am
North Korea's sole major ally China yesterday urged "all relevant parties" to show restraint after Pyongyang said it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at the US.
"All relevant parties should refrain from action that might escalate the situation in the region," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in Beijing.25 Jan 2013 - 3:52am
Japan plans to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests.23 Jan 2013 - 4:56pm
The UN Security Council will order sanctions against North Korea’s space agency in a resolution to be passed this week condemning a ballistic launch, a diplomatic source said on Monday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Foreigners visiting North Korea can now take their own mobile phones into the country, Chinese state media reported on Sunday, citing an employee with the operator of the country’s mobile network.
A technician with Koryolink, the North Korean-Egyptian joint venture that operates the 3G phone network, told China’s official Xinhua news agency that the move took effect on January 7.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
If Google chairman Eric Schmidt learned anything from his visit to North Korea last week, it was that the North is falling ever further behind the rest of the world in hi-tech capabilities.15 Jan 2013 - 3:41am 1 comment
A top Chinese envoy acknowledged on Friday South Korea’s “dissatisfaction” with Beijing's reluctance to back expanded UN sanctions to punish Pyongyang, in the wake of North Korea's missile test.11 Jan 2013 - 3:06pm
North Korea on Monday mourned the death one year ago of leader Kim Jong-il, with its rocket scientists taking pride of place at a special memorial ceremony led by his son and successor Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack on December 17, last year, although his death was only announced two days later.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un led thousands of officials in a triumphant memorial service for his late father and ex-ruler Kim Jong-il, days after a long-range rocket launch, state TV showed on Sunday.16 Dec 2012 - 4:46pm
Beijing lacks leverage over North Korea and will block moves for strong new sanctions for fear of weakening its position further, Chinese state media said on Thursday following Pyongyang’s rocket launch.
China is the North’s sole major ally, considered the nation with the most influence over Pyongyang, and after Wednesday’s rocket flight US officials urged it to intervene.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The satellite launched by North Korea’s long-range rocket is in operational orbit, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Thursday, confirming the success of Pyongyang’s stated space mission.13 Dec 2012 - 1:01pm
North Korea’s sole major ally China expressed regret on Wednesday at Pyongyang’s long-range rocket launch, saying it should abide by UN resolutions.12 Dec 2012 - 9:24pm
An American citizen has been detained by the communist authorities in North Korea, a country that has no diplomatic ties with the United States, a US official said on Tuesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am