North Korea

North Korea plans to launch many more satellites, its deputy UN ambassador has said as he accused the US of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space.

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out at any moment'

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment".

Kim Jong Nam had 1.4 times lethal dose of nerve agent on his face, chemist tells murder trial

The estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport, a government chemist has told a court.

Japan fully supports US stance on pressuring North Korea, says Prime Minister

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe said his government fully supports the US stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme, with all options on the table.

Muted response in Seoul to Donald Trump's latest North Korea tweet

US president Donald Trump's latest tweets on North Korea have received a muted response in South Korea.

Two women accused of Kim Jong Nam airport assassination plead not guilty

Two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader have pleaded not guilty as their trial started in Malaysia.

US totally prepared to use military option against North Korea: Donald Trump

The US is "totally prepared" to use a military option to deal with the threat from North Korea, President Donald Trump has said.

John Negroponte warns against 'hot rhetoric' between North Korea and the US

A former US deputy secretary of state has warned against using "hot rhetoric" as international tensions over North Korea's missile testing continued to escalate.

North Korea claims US has declared war are absurd: White House

Latest: The White House has dismissed North Korea's claim that Donald Trump has declared war, calling it 'absurd'.

US flies bombers in show of military might to North Korea

US bombers and fighter escorts have flown to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century in a show of military might, the Pentagon said.

China imposes new economic sanctions on North Korea

China has announced that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under UN sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally.

'Rocket Man' Kim Jong Un fires back at Donald Trump with 'dotard' jibe

North Korea's riposte to Donald Trump had many native English speakers reaching for their dictionaries.

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Donald Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threats

Kim Jong Un has called US President Donald Trump "deranged" and says he will "pay dearly" for his threats, according to North Korea's state news agency.

North Korea dismiss Trump’s threats as "the sound of a dog barking"

North Korea’s foreign minister has described President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country as "the sound of a dog barking".

Watch: Boris Johnson warns of 'catastrophe' if Kim Jong Un realises nuclear ambition

Boris Johnson has warned the situation in North Korea is "very, very serious" after referring to Donald Trump's mockery of "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un.

US planning 'different response' rather than shooting down North Korea missiles

The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens American or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us", defence secretary Jim Mattis has said.

US warplanes stage fly-over amid tensions with North Korea

The US military has flown bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.

North Korea 'faces destruction if it continues with nuclear weapons programme'

North Korea faces destruction unless it gives up its missile and nuclear weapons programmes and stops threatening the US and its allies, warned top advisers to US president Donald Trump.

UN Security Council in emergency session after North Korea's missile launch

The UN Security Council was called into emergency session today after North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile.

Pyongyang 'fires unidentified missile' over Japan in new weapons test

The missile travelled 2,300 miles (3,700km) over Japan before ditching into the Pacific Ocean.

North Korea vows to 'make sure the US pays a due price' after UN agrees watered-down sanctions

North Korea's senior envoy to a leading UN disarmament body says his country "categorically" rejects a Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes.

UN approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea.

UN to vote on watered-down sanctions against North Korea

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates US demands to ban all oil imports to the country and freeze international assets of the government and its leader.

US demands swift approval for toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea

The United States has called for a vote on Monday on a UN resolution that would impose the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea, a move that could lead to a showdown with the country's biggest trading partner China and its neighbour Russia.

South Korea braced for another missile test as North's anniversary approaches

South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday, as it celebrates its founding anniversary.

Putin: Trump administration willing to defuse North Korea tensions

Mr Putin said he believes the Trump administration is "willing to resolve the situation".

US asks UN to impose oil embargo and block textile exports from North Korea

Latest: America is asking the UN to impose an oil embargo on North Korea following the secretive country's latest nuclear test.

Putin condemns North Korea's 'provocative' nuclear test

Russian president Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as "provocative".

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is begging for war

North Korea's leader is "begging for war", the US ambassador has said at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

UN Security Council calls for more sanctions against North Korea after nuclear test

UN Security Council members have called for further sanctions against North Korea after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats considering what to do about the North's persistent weapons programmes.