THE LATEST NORTH KOREA NEWS FROM MAILONLINE

Un-welcome: Protesters burn an image of Kim Jong-un as his North Korean pop star ex-girlfriend arrives in Seoul as part of Winter Olympics preparations 

22/01/18 18:34

22/01/18 17:56

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.

19/01/18 18:27

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.

18/01/18 17:11

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.

17/01/18 19:04

North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together during the opening ceremony, they announced today.

17/01/18 16:24

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.

17/01/18 15:30

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.

17/01/18 12:36

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.

17/01/18 07:47

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.

16/01/18 21:57

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.

16/01/18 15:18

Pictures show the flat-bottomed fishing vessel capsized on the beach in Kanazawa, central Japan.

16/01/18 14:57

Japan's NHK broadcaster sent out a false North Korean missile warning today but corrected the error within minutes, it claimed.

16/01/18 13:43

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'.

16/01/18 00:19

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.

15/01/18 17:31

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.

15/01/18 14:54

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.

13/01/18 15:57

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.

13/01/18 14:16

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.

12/01/18 14:41

In-Bum Chun, the former deputy commander of South Korea's army, has described the difficulty of overthrowing Kim Jong-un in North Korea.

11/01/18 20:52

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.'

11/01/18 19:43

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.

10/01/18 19:58

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.

10/01/18 15:11

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.

09/01/18 19:01

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.

09/01/18 10:02

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.

09/01/18 07:09

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.

08/01/18 23:55

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.

08/01/18 13:10

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.

08/01/18 02:24

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.

06/01/18 16:12

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.

05/01/18 21:50

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.

05/01/18 21:10

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.

05/01/18 18:08

North and South Korea will hold official talks on January 9, South Korea's unification ministry said on Friday.

05/01/18 17:04

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.

05/01/18 16:43

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.

05/01/18 11:49

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.

04/01/18 17:48

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.

04/01/18 14:04

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.

04/01/18 12:34

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.

04/01/18 04:13

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.

03/01/18 21:58

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.

03/01/18 21:58

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.

03/01/18 21:51

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'.

03/01/18 18:16

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.

02/01/18 23:17

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.

02/01/18 23:10

The tyrant raised eyebrows after deploying a snappy new wardrobe for his New Year's address in North Korea's capital Pyongyang.

02/01/18 21:13

'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!''

02/01/18 18:16

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.

02/01/18 18:11

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.

02/01/18 13:20

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.

02/01/18 02:02

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.

01/01/18 01:40

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.

31/12/17 14:56

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.

30/12/17 20:28

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.

29/12/17 20:26

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.

29/12/17 17:49

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.

29/12/17 12:27

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.

29/12/17 11:48

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.

29/12/17 06:10

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!'

28/12/17 08:37

Overhead images appear to show ships from the two countries shackled together for a fuel transfer in the West Sea off China.

27/12/17 19:25

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.

27/12/17 11:41

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.

26/12/17 18:15

'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.

26/12/17 17:18

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.

26/12/17 16:35

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.

26/12/17 13:03

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.

26/12/17 11:03

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.

26/12/17 02:25

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.

24/12/17 11:07

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.

22/12/17 16:04

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.

22/12/17 13:27

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.

22/12/17 13:11

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.'

22/12/17 13:05

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'.

22/12/17 11:51

North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles, it has emerged.

21/12/17 08:50

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.

21/12/17 06:44

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'.

20/12/17 16:48

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.

20/12/17 16:00

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.

20/12/17 10:37

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.

20/12/17 00:09

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.

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