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    1. February 11, 2016

      US seeks tougher sanctions on North Korea

      After imposing punishing sanctions on Iran that eventually pushed Tehran into nuclear concessions, the US Congress is...

    2. February 8, 2016

      US calls for tighter sanctions after N Korea rocket launch

      The US has ramped up pressure on China to impose new penalties on North Korea after Pyongyang on Sunday launched a...

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    1. South Korea

      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    2. January 19, 2016

      N Korea nuclear test highlights ineffectiveness of sanctions

      As the UN Security Council considers its response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, Pyongyang should brace itself...

    3. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      North Korea no longer invited to Davos

      An invitation for a North Korean delegation, led by the communist state’s foreign minister, to attend the World...

    4. January 8, 2016

      Seoul’s message to North: ‘Let us just love’

      Seoul’s military responded to North Korea’s latest nuclear test with a call for restraint — delivered by one of the...

    5. January 8, 2016

      US pressures China over North Korea relationship

      The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as...

    6. January 7, 2016

      Did they or didn’t they? Six questions over North Korea ‘H-bomb’ test

      North Korea says it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test. Is it right? Here are six questions about...

    7. January 6, 2016

      The intractable dilemma posed by North Korea

      North Korea presents one of the most dangerous security threats in the world today. This has long been recognised and...

    8. January 6, 2016

      Washington and Beijing face North Korean nuclear dilemma

      North Korea’s first nuclear test in four years has heaped pressure on both the US and China even as Pyongyang’s claim...

    9. January 6, 2016

      North Korea claims first hydrogen bomb test

      North Korea has claimed it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test, in a move likely to bring further...

    10. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      More details on North Korea's mini-H bomb

      North Korea has conducted its fourth nuclear test in a move that is likely to bring further diplomatic isolation and...

    11. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      North Korea says it tested hydrogen bomb

      North Korea has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, according to the country’s official Korean Central News Agency. If...

    12. December 10, 2015

      North Korea says it has developed hydrogen bomb

      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed for the first time that Pyongyang has developed a hydrogen bomb, drawing a...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2015

      Waiting for traffic

      A North Korean traffic police officer directs vehicles at an intersection on Wednesday, in Pyongyang, North Korea as...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Watered down in North Korea

      North Koreans cover their face from the splash of a water feature in the indoor section of the Munsu water park on...

    15. October 20, 2015

      Pyongyang allows South Koreans across border for family reunion

      Bearing chocolate biscuits, vitamin pills and winter clothing, nearly 400 elderly South Koreans on Tuesday entered the...

    16. October 14, 2015

      Queensway tycoon Sam Pa is detained in Communist probe

      The future of a secretive Hong Kong-based business network at the heart of China’s advance into Africa has been thrown...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2015

      Book walk in Pyongyang

      A North Korean school girl looks up from reading her book while walking through a residential area Wednesday in...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2015

      Skyscraper of Pyongyang

      The 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, the highest building under construction in North Korea, is seen behind residential...

    19. October 9, 2015

      Pyongyang parade to highlight Workers’ party power

      North Korea is preparing to stage what could be one of its biggest military parades, an event that will highlight the...

    20. September 15, 2015

      North Korea restarts main nuclear complex

      North Korea says it has revamped and restarted its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon and is working to improve its...

    21. September 5, 2015

      BBC plans daily news broadcasts into North Korea

      The BBC plans to broadcast a daily news bulletin into North Korea, as part of a renewed strategy of countering state...

    22. August 25, 2015

      South and North Korea in deal to ease tensions

      South and North Korea have reached a deal to calm a surge in military tensions, with Pyongyang suspending its...

    23. August 23, 2015

      Seoul rebukes Pyongyang as Korea crisis talks resume

      Seoul has accused Pyongyang of duplicity by strengthening its military posture this weekend even as negotiators from...

    24. August 21, 2015

      North Korea orders troops on to high alert

      Pyongyang has ordered troops and workers to assume a “quasi-war footing” after Thursday’s exchange of artillery fire...

    25. August 20, 2015

      North and South Korea exchange fire as tensions mount

      North Korea has fired artillery into South Korea for the first time since 2010, and threatened further action if a...

    26. August 19, 2015

      Despotic rulers who display their muscle to turn back time

      Kim Jong Un already rules North Korea like a medieval despot, but his latest eccentricity is actually trying to turn...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Apple watch

      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in this photo released by...

    28. The World

      August 19, 2015

      The push for Korean harmony through a North-South orchestra

      In recent days North and South Korea have resurrected the practice of blasting threats and propaganda at each other...

    29. August 10, 2015

      South Korea says North laid mines that maimed its soldiers

      Seoul has accused North Korea of targeting its patrols of the demilitarised zone that divides the peninsula after a...

    30. August 7, 2015

      North Korea to set clocks to its own time

      Having spent nearly seven decades refining its unique account of north-east Asian history, North Korea will next week...

    31. August 4, 2015

      Move to seize North Korean ship in Mexico over abduction case

      The family of a South Korean man believed killed in North Korea are trying to seize a Pyongyang-owned vessel being held...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      North Korea commemorates

      A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode, today in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Korean War armistice commemorations

      North Koreans bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill, Monday,...

    34. June 24, 2015

      North Korea: The secrets of Office 39

      In the middle of last year, the residents of Pyongyang began to notice a new fleet of taxis operating in the North...

    35. June 18, 2015

      Seoul dating agency practices its version of Korean unification

      Han Seol-hyang blushes as she recounts her memories of teenage dating in Pyongyang. “Everything was in secret. It...

    36. May 14, 2015

      Kim Jong Un purge suggests struggle for loyalty in North Korea

      When North Korea’s leading girl group took to a Pyongyang stage late last month to entertain a beige-clad military...

    37. May 8, 2015

      North Korean workers exploited abroad to pay Pyongyang’s bills

      As the fierce Arabian sun beat down on the construction site in the summer of 2012, pushing the temperature beyond the...

    38. The World

      April 26, 2015

      Abe's date with history in Washington

      By Richard McGregor Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US this week is by any measure a significant moment. Japan’s prime...

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