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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 10, 2016

      Chairman party

      People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass rally and parade in the capital’s main...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Pomp, ceremony and model missiles as N Korea ends Party Congress

      North Korea wrapped up a rare Party Congress with an enormous, tightly choreographed parade through the centre of...

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    1. South Korea

      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. May 9, 2016

      North Korea PR drive backfires with journalist’s expulsion

      North Korea expelled a British journalist on Monday, the latest example of how the country’s efforts at international...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 9, 2016

      Fabricating factory life

      A woman works at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile mill during a government organised visit for foreign reporters in...

    3. May 8, 2016

      North Korea leader promises to improve foreign relations

      Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s leader has promised to “improve and normalise” relations with countries that have been...

    4. May 6, 2016

      North Korea’s Congress shrouded in mystery

      It was billed as the moment when Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, would unveil economic plans to put his...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 5, 2016

      North Korea performance

      Girls perform on the stage of the Mangyongdae Children’s Palace in central Pyongyang, North Korea today ...

    6. May 4, 2016

      North Korea Congress: things to watch

      North Korea, the world’s last Stalinist state, has invited the world’s media to Pyongyang this week to witness an...

    7. April 15, 2016

      North Korea tests latest missile but South says it has failed

      North Korea on Friday fired what is believed to be a new medium-range missile off its east coast in its latest show of...

    8. April 11, 2016

      North Korea spy colonel defects to South Korea

      A colonel working for North Korea’s spy agency has fled to South Korea, Seoul revealed on Monday — one of the most...

    9. April 5, 2016

      Panama is only one head of the tax haven Hydra

      Oddly, given that it indicates the staggering reach of tax havens, from Iceland to Pyongyang, the leak of client data...

    10. March 30, 2016

      World struggles to halt North Korea march to nuclear power status

      As global leaders converge on Washington for Thursday’s nuclear security summit, one enduring question is casting a...

    11. March 18, 2016

      North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

      North Korea has fired a mid-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, in its latest show of force to defy tougher...

    12. March 16, 2016

      North Korea sentences US student to 15 years’ hard labour

      A US tourist in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years hard labour after he attempted to steal a political poster...

    13. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      FirstFT - The thresholds of human memory

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The case for financial disruption Banking...

    14. March 8, 2016

      China voices fears over North Korea sanctions

      China insisted on Tuesday that new UN sanctions against North Korea agreed were not aimed at destabilising the country,...

    15. March 7, 2016

      China and the US need to cause North Korea real pain

      The tough UN sanctions to be imposed on North Korea, the result of an accord reached by the US and China, go well...

    16. March 4, 2016

      Kim Jong Un orders North Korea nuclear readiness

      Kim Jong Un has ordered North Korea’s nuclear weapons to be placed on standby, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean...

    17. February 26, 2016

      US proposes toughest sanctions in 20 years on North Korea

      The US proposed a sharp tightening of international sanctions on North Korea on Thursday after reaching an agreement...

    18. February 25, 2016

      The Propaganda Game — film review: ‘Nothing can be believed’

      Like most smash-and-grab raids, Alvaro Longoria’s The Propaganda Game, a documentary about North Korea, gets no further...

    19. February 25, 2016

      US and China agree North Korea sanctions

      The US and China have agreed on a new UN resolution to place additional sanctions on North Korea in response to its...

    20. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      FirstFT - The art of the apology

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. India: If they can make it there The...

    21. February 19, 2016

      ‘The regime will not last for ever’: North Korean writer in Seoul

      In 2004, after finally making it from North Korea to safety in Seoul, Jang Jin-sung was administered with a series of...

    22. February 18, 2016

      China’s strategy on North Korea to be tested amid US pressure

      China’s strategy to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions faces a crucial test in the coming days as the UN Security...

    23. February 17, 2016

      Seoul urges citizens to shun North Korean eateries

      Seoul has extended its drive against North Korean revenue streams to the culinary arena, by urging citizens to avoid...

    24. February 16, 2016

      Diplomacy suffers after S Korea’s industrial park closure in North

      It was a unique co-operation between two bitter foes: an industrial park that combined South Korean capital with 54,000...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      February 15, 2016

      Flowering admiration

      North Korean military soldiers take photos of a portrait of their late leader Kim Jong Il at a flower festival as part...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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