THE LATEST NORTH KOREA NEWS FROM MAILONLINE
North Korean villagers clash with authorities in rare sign of rebellion against Kim Jong-un's rule as officials ransack farms for food to feed the state's starving soldiers
Villagers in Ryanggang Province, at the Chinese border, claim local farming officials have been barging into their homes and taking food intended for their families after last year's bad harvest.
Old Kim Coal: US officials release satellite photographs which 'show China flouting sanctions by docking in North Korea and loading up on fuel'
Chinese-owned cargo ships have been docking in North Korean ports to take on coal, which has then been brought to Vietnam and Russia or unloaded onto other ships, U.S. officials claim.
Trump says Russia is helping North Korea skirt international sanctions and undoing the help China is giving the U.S. as Kim inches closer to having nuclear missiles
Trump accused Russia is of helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and said Pyongyang is getting 'closer every day' to being able to fire a long-range missile at the U.S.
North and South Korea agree to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony
North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together during the opening ceremony, they announced today.
The B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana arrived in Guam on Tuesday, in 'routine' support of US Pacific Command.
'All the ladies love me': Throngs of young women applaud and sob as their beloved leader visits a local college... as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns North Korea could trigger war if they do not give up their nuclear weapons
Crowds of women applauded Kim Jong-un as he visited the newly modeled Teacher Training College in Pyongyang at the start of the New Year.
Worker who accidentally sent out warning of imminent North Korean missile strike in Japan meant to send a different news flash, says broadcaster
Japanese public broadcaster NHK says its erroneous alert of a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to file a different news flash.
Boris Johnson says pressure must be kept on North Korea despite tentative truce with Seoul as he tells summit harsh economic sanctions must be enforced by international community
Pressure on North Korea must be kept up despite the tentative truce with Seoul, Boris Johnson insisted at a two-day summit with his counterparts in Vancouver, Canada.
The 50 most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian: List reveals the nations most likely to persecute religion's followers, with North Korea at the top
The spread of radical Islam coupled with weak governments using religious tensions to bolster their power were the two main drivers of Christian repression, the report found.
Eight bodies found as latest North Korean 'ghost ship' washes ashore in Japan with badge showing dictator Kim Jong Il who died seven years ago
Pictures show the flat-bottomed fishing vessel capsized on the beach in Kanazawa, central Japan.
Japanese broadcaster issues false North Korea ballistic missile alarm urging people to take shelter just three days after alert caused panic across Hawaii
Japan's NHK broadcaster sent out a false North Korean missile warning today but corrected the error within minutes, it claimed.
Kim Jong-un says Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button is the 'spasm of a lunatic' and the 'bark of a rabid dog'
North Korea's state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun published the remark and said that Trump has the mental functions 'of a preschooler' and is showing 'the symptoms of dementia'.
State Department warns Americans going to North Korea to make funeral arrangements and draft a will first
The US State Department published an update to its website warning Americans planning to travel to North Korea to make funeral arrangements and draft a will first.
US scientist who inspected North Korea’s nuclear facility warns they have up to 60 bombs as fellow expert says Trump is underestimating Kim Jong-un
Dr Sig Hecker, who was in charge of designing nuclear weapons for the US for 11 years, was shown around North Korea seven times and given inconceivable access to a nuclear plant.
One small step at a time: North and South Korean officials meet for Winter Olympics talks after spat over how much credit Trump deserved for the summit taking place
Officials from the two Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month's Winter Olympics.
Kim Jong-un screamed foul-mouthed abuse at a girlfriend for telling him to quit smoking when he was 15... and his 'hot-tempered' nature is why he cannot be reasoned with, says expert
Nam Sung Wook said the dictator's hot temper was obvious from his early years and makes him impossible to negotiate with. The security professor presented his findings today.
'Where are you from?' Trump 'asked pretty Korean lady about her ethnicity and why she wasn't heading negotiations with Kim Jong-Un' as more remarks by the President surface in wake of 's**thole countries' comment
A career intelligence official was reportedly asked by the President about her ethnicity after a briefing last fall, asking why the 'pretty Korean lady' wasn't heading talks with Pyongyang.
Getting rid of Kim Jong-un from North Korea 'is like trying to get rid of Allah in Iraq', says South Korean general as he warns dictator's 'cult' is backed by 1,000 Kamikaze pilots
In-Bum Chun, the former deputy commander of South Korea's army, has described the difficulty of overthrowing Kim Jong-un in North Korea.
North Korea mocks 'massively humiliated' Trump following Fire and Fury book release as nation claims it 'foretells Trump's political demise'
North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff's bombshell new book, 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.'
Is Kim planning another nuke test? Satellite images show more activity at North Korea's testing site
Analysis released by the US-Korea Institute says that increased activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the North is consistent with it wanting to use the plant for future nuclear testing.
South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump deserves credit for helping to spark talks with North Korea as conversation between the nations started yesterday.
Donald Trump (pictured) does not read, knows no history and his tweet boasting that his nuclear button is 'much bigger and more powerful' than Kim's apparently sums up the depths of the man.
'North Korea's weapons are ONLY aimed at the US,' says Pyongyang as it agrees to hold military talks with South Korea after pledging to send athletes to Winter Olympics
Pyongyang and Seoul have been holding the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years in an attempt to diffuse tension in the region.
Mysterious bright flash and 'ground shaking explosion' over Russia sparks fears of a US missile strike on North Korea
The explosion of light across large parts of Russia sparked fears of a US attack on North Korea but was also blamed on a UFO visitation or a meteor exploding in the atmosphere.
The Trump administration is deliberating the pros and cons of a possible strike on North Korea in what officials are calling a high-risk retaliation of future weapon tests, the Wall Street Journal claims.
Pope Francis calls for all nations to support dialogue with North Korea and a ban on nuclear weapons, a day before Seoul and Pyongyang hold their first talks in two years
Pope Francis has appealed for all nations to ease tensions with North Korea and support a ban on all nuclear weapons in his annual 'state of the world' address on Monday.
Kim Jong-Un's weakened VOICE could be evidence the North Korean leader is suffering from more kidney problems, expert claims
Chungnam State University professor Cho Dong-uk said that Kim's voice in his New Year's speech was weak - an indication that his kidneys aren't functioning as well as his other organs.
How the intelligence agencies wildly underestimated North Korea's nuclear capabilities: Trump was told he had YEARS before there would be a missile capable of hitting the US
Intelligence agencies thought North Korea was still at least four years away from developing a missile that could reach the US, the New York Times claims in a new report.
North Korea is 'likely' to come out of the cold to participate in Winter Olympics in the South as tensions thaw
The increased chances of the North's participation in the games in the South reflect lowering tensions between Pyongyang and the rest of the world - with talks between the North and the South due soon.
Kim Jong-un is setting a TRAP for the US and South Korea and has agreed to talks with Seoul in a bid to end their 70-year alliance with America, analysts warn
Analysts have warned Kim Jong-Un could be laying a trap for the US and the South after Seoul said talks will be held with the North on January 9 in Panmunjom, the truce village in the DMZ.
Safest airlines in the world for 2018 revealed, with BA, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas in the top 20 (and North Korea’s state airline among the least safe)
Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad were also singled out for praise by leading aviation group AirlineRatings.com, which produces an annual safety report.
BREAKING NEWS: Pyongyang accepts South Korea's offer of talks next week on whether North will send team to Winter Olympics
North and South Korea will hold official talks on January 9, South Korea's unification ministry said on Friday.
Satellite images of North Korea rocket launch site suggest Kim Jong-un is preparing ANOTHER missile test 'in the near future'
The images show vehicle tire tracks and that a weather shelter has been moved on the launch pad at a facility in Sohae, North Pyongan, which could indicate that an engine test may be in the near future.
CDC to give talk on how to survive a nuclear bomb as officials warn the US is closer than ever before to a nuclear war with North Korea
Days after a former top US military officer warned that United States is now closer than it has ever been to war with North Korea , radiation experts will give a talk on how to survive a nuclear bomb.
When nuclear armageddon is good for business! Doomsday prepper firms selling bunkers and 'nukepills' say Trump's North Korea tweets are boosting sales
The so-called ‘prepper business’, which markets emergency kits for doomsday scenarios like an atomic bomb explosion or a nuclear meltdown, has been flourishing thanks to President Trump.
IT WAS ALL ME! Trump says talks wouldn't be in the works on the Korean Peninsula if he 'wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total “might” against the North'
Trump took credit for anticipated talks between North Korea and South Korea on Thursday after claiming earlier in the week that diplomatic relations may or may not be productive.
Did North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a missile? Satellite images 'show failed test launch struck town with population of 200,000'
Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in North Korea's interior, according to a US government official.
REVEALED: Australia has granted North Korean citizens more than 200 visas in just five years - less than three weeks after a Sydney resident was charged with trying to sell missile components to the rogue state
More than 200 Australian visas have been issued to North Koreans in the past five financial years, the Department of Immigration has revealed. Over the past 12 months alone, at least 25 have been issued.
Trump huddles with his Pentagon chief and secretary of state after warning North Korea's Kim that his nuclear button is 'much bigger & more powerful' and it actually works
Trump took a slap at Kim following the tyrant's claim that he has a nuclear button on his desk. Now Trump will sit down with Pentagon chief James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
There is NO 'nuclear button' on Trump's desk: Here's what would actually happen if the president decides to launch a nuclear attack
Donald Trump has boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful 'nuclear button' than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - but the US president does not have a physical button in Washington.
Nuclear button on my desk is 'much bigger' than yours: Trump warns Kim about the size of his arsenal and how it is vastly 'more powerful' than North Korea's after despot's New Year's threat
Donald Trump fired off a warning tweet to North Korea, taunting leader Kim Jong Un who said in his New Year speech that Americans should be aware he has a 'button' for nuclear weapons.
KFC is inspired by Donald Trump's 'nuclear button' spat with North Korea to poke fun at McDonald's 'big shoed, red nosed regime'
Aiming a swipe at its rival's mascot on Wednesday morning, KFC parodied President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea as it said: 'I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger'.
Kim Jong-un reopens hotline with South Korea after nearly two years in olive branch ahead of the Winter Olympics
The hotline, cut by Pyongyang in 2016, was due to be restored this morning after Seoul proposed high-level talks in response to an olive branch from the North Korean dictator.
Kim Jong-un's hungry soldiers 'pick corn' after being given leave to STEAL food from starving North Koreans
North Korean soldiers are being given months off to scrounge around fields in a desperate bid to find food, new reports from inside the reclusive state has revealed.
Kim Jong-un wears grey suit ‘to soften his image’ and ditches his father’s trademark suits as part of diplomatic make-over
The tyrant raised eyebrows after deploying a snappy new wardrobe for his New Year's address in North Korea's capital Pyongyang.
Haley says North Korea must ban nuclear weapons for talks with South Korea to be taken seriously after Trump says pressure appears to be working
'Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time,' Trump assessed. 'Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not - we will see!''
Inside Kim Jong-Un's water park where only North Korea's elite can afford to go for a swim... as just four hours of fun costs a third of the average weekly wage
The 37-acre Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang, boasts indoor and outdoor pools, wave machines, lazy rivers, a range of slides, and a two-storey gym and was built on the orders of Kim Jong-Un.
Raft race crew dressed up as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un have to be rescued by lifeboats after they were dragged beneath a passenger ferry
The intrepid explorers were taking part in the annual bath tub race in Poole, Dorset, where teams race through the harbour on their homemade rafts.
Kim Jong-un has ordered scientists to build North Korea’s largest rocket yet to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary, defector claims
Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered North Korean scientists to construct the Unha-4 missile, an upgraded version of a three-stage rocket launched in February 2016.
'The nuclear button is always on my desk': North Korea rings in the New Year by warning the US that the entire country is within range of its weapons
On New Year's Day, Kim Jong-un said the US will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons.
Former Joint Chiefs head says the U.S. and North Korea are closer to a nuclear war 'than we have ever been'
The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned Sunday, saying he saw little prospect of a diplomatic solution.
North Korea warns US it will never hand over nuclear weapons while Washington continues its 'blackmail and war drills' on its doorstep
Kim Jong-un has vowed to hang on to his nuclear weapons as long as the United States continues to conduct military drills with South Korea in a new statement released today.
Kim Song-un! North Korean leader receives a roaring reception at music concert (as his newly promoted sister looks on just a few feet away)
North Korean despot Kim Jong-un received a standing ovation after he attended a concert in Pyongyang along with his sister Kim Yo Jong, circled.
North Korea's nuclear advance is thanks to RUSSIAN scientists secretly selling Cold War missile designs after the fall of the Soviet Union
North Korea was able to develop its ballistic missile programme with Russian technology clandestinely acquired in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has been claimed.
Donald Trump has said China has been 'caught red handed' breaking sanctions on North Korea after a Chinese ship was intercepted transferring oil to a North Korean vessel, which Beijing has denied.
North Korea releases stamps celebrating 'perfecting the nuclear forces' after the test-launch of Hwasong-15 missile (which BROKE as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere)
Officials said the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile would be powerful enough to reach the U.S. mainland, but it broke apart and splashed down in waters near Japan.
North Korean nuclear scientist who defected to China kills himself with poison because he faced interrogation after being forced to return home
The defector, believed to be in his 50s, was a nuclear scientist and researcher at the physics center of the State Academy of Sciences in Pyongyang before fleeing earlier this year.
'Caught RED HANDED': Trump attacks China over claim it's secretly supplying oil to North Korea in defiance of UN embargo and takes a slap at Bill Clinton's nuclear deal
Trump hinted at a possible confrontation in a Thursday tweet that said: 'There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!'
Is China secretly selling oil to Kim Jong-un? US satellites 'have spotted Beijing tankers transferring fuel to North Korean ships 30 times in three months' despite UN trade embargo
Overhead images appear to show ships from the two countries shackled together for a fuel transfer in the West Sea off China.
North Korean defectors from areas near Kim's nuclear test site show signs of radiation exposure, South Korea says after it was revealed soldier had anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream
The four are among 30 former residents of Kilju county, an area in North Korea that includes the nuclear test site Punggye-ri, who have been examined by South Korean scientists.
Bravo, bruv! Kim Jong-un's sister shows how she's cemented her place in his inner circle as she applauds him at major public event in North Korea
Kim Yo-jong was given a place on an elevated platform just five seats away from the tyrant during a party conference watched by hundreds in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
North Korea says it's a 'pipe dream' for the US to think it will give up nukes - calling new UN sanctions an 'act of war'
'We define this "sanctions resolution" rigged up by the US and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war' North Korea's foreign ministry said in Sunday.
North Korean soldier who defected to the South is found to have ANTHRAX antibodies in his bloodstream after a report warned Kim is testing warheads loaded with the deadly disease
The unidentified soldier, believed to be the man who defected in November this year, would have been either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax before he defected to South Korea.
Putin the peacekeeper? Kremlin claims it's ready to act as a mediator between North Korea and the US if both parties agree
Moscow has long called for the two sides to hold negotiations aimed at reducing tensions over the nuclear and missile programme North Korea is pursuing in defiance of years of UN resolutions.
Kim Jong-un's 'dream city': Dictator's multi-billion pound plans for a luxury Benidorm-inspired holiday mecca where tourists will stay next to a missile site
The 33-year-old wants to rebuild Wonsan on North Korea's east coast by demolishing its centre and replacing it with five star skyscraper hotels and department stores for his elite.
Preparing for liftoff? North Korea is set to 'launch a satellite' to bolster its space programme, report says as observers warn it will likely be a cover up for a long-range missile test
Pyongyang is under multiple UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile tests and is prohibited from carrying out any launch using ballistic missile technology including satellites.
Kim Jong merrily on high, in Pyongyang they are dancing! Festival of dance on Christmas Eve marks the 100 year anniversary of the dictator's grandmother's birth
The North Korean capital was dusted with snow as the temperature plummeted below freezing when thousands of people lined the streets to dance in front of the Monument to Party Founding yesterday.
Kim Jong-un blasts UN oil sanctions against North Korea as 'an act of war' as pressure mounts on his evil regime over missile tests
North Korea's foreign ministry issued the statement today, threatening to punish those who supported the measure to limit access to refined petroleum products and crude oil.
Kim Jong-un's sister sits just yards from the North Korean leader during speech in latest sign of her rise in status as dictator tightens his family’s grip on power
Kim Yo-jong was given a place on an elevated platform just five seats away from the tyrant during a party conference watched by hundreds in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
The US military is preparing plans to deliver 'bloody nose' to North Korea as it 'dramatically' ramps up efforts including 'striking its ballistic launch sites or weapons stockpiles'
The United States is preparing plans to deliver a 'bloody nose' military attack against North Korea's nuclear program amid fears diplomacy won't get Pyongyang to the negotiating table.
Japan approves record defence budget, with money ear-marked for weapons capable of pre-emptive strikes against North Korea
It's the sixth year in a row that the defence budget has risen and comes after North Korea fired two missiles over Japan this year and vowed to 'sink it into the sea.'
Kim Jong-un boasts he is now a 'substantial nuclear threat to the US' as North Korea accuses Trump of seeking the 'total subordination of the whole world'
North Korea's foreign ministry hit out at the US President's 'criminal' new national security document calling it a 'proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world'.
Kim Jong-un is testing new warheads loaded with ANTHRAX for his intercontinental ballistic missiles, South Korea warns
North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles, it has emerged.
North Korean soldier defects by crossing DMZ border in thick fog before soldiers in the South fire warning shots at search party
The 'low-ranking' soldier was spotted by South Korean soldiers using surveillance equipment as he crossed the land border near Yeoncheon and made his way to a guard post.
The US military is reportedly training for a mission with its South Korean counterparts to land on North Korean soil and remove 'weapons of mass destruction in case of conflict'.
North Korea's army of cyber hackers could be an even greater threat than their nuclear ambitions, experts warn
Technology experts have also warned that North Korea's cyber army is doubly lethal because there is little chance to hit back against it given its lack of connectivity.
North Korean defector who was shot while running across the border 'will receive a life supply of chocolate pies after asking for one when he woke up from surgery'
A North Korean soldier shot while escaping to South Korea has been given a life time supply of Choco Pies, a snack popular in both nations, after he asked for them following surgery.
British woman whose father was kidnapped by North Korea after a plane hijacking in 1969 pleads with Kim Jong-un to release him for Christmas
Cecilia O’Hare, 48, from Coventry, was just three months old when her father Hwang Won boarded a flight from north-east South Korea to the capital Seoul on December 11, 1969.
Kim Jong-un has a platoon of 'brainwashed' soldiers who are prepared to be deployed as suicide bombers, defector reveals
The army of 'robots', as they were described by the North Korean defector now in South London, live and die for the hermit nation's dictator and would be prepared to do anything for him.