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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. South Korea

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. March 27, 2015

      Inside North Korea

      The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant...

    17. March 18, 2015

      South Korea protests over North’s wage demand

      Leaders of South Korean companies operating at an industrial complex in the North have crossed the border to complain...

    18. March 4, 2015

      North Korea hits back at UN rights council

      North Korea’s foreign minister has used a visit to Geneva to hit out at UN condemnation of Pyongyang’s human rights...

    19. January 14, 2015

      South Korean activist arrested over pro-North comments

      South Korean authorities have arrested a reunification activist for making favourable comments about North Korea, in...

    20. January 4, 2015

      North Korea blasts US over new sanctions amid cyber attack feud

      North Korea has blasted the US for imposing fresh sanctions against it, reiterating its denial of involvement in a...

    21. January 2, 2015

      Some little guy turned me off ‘The Interview’

      As an American, I have spent much of the holiday season wrestling with a difficult political question: should I...

    22. December 23, 2014

      North Korea knows film’s mythmaking power

      At his year-end press conference last week, Barack Obama chided North Korea for feeling threatened by a Hollywood...

    23. December 22, 2014

      N Korea threatens attacks on US after being blamed for Sony hacking

      North Korea has warned of strikes against key sites in the US in retaliation for Washington blaming Pyongyang for the...

    24. December 19, 2014

      North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

      North Korean state media routinely boasts of the country’s military force, from its vast standing army to the...

    25. December 19, 2014

      Obama says Sony ‘made mistake’ in pulling film

      Barack Obama has rebuked Sony Pictures for withdrawing a satirical movie that prompted a cyber attack that US...

    26. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

    27. November 19, 2014

      N Korea’s Kim under pressure to show economic progress

      North Korean state news normally includes a heavy focus on Kim Jong Un’s daily activities, so when the supreme leader...

    28. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the...

    29. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    30. November 9, 2014

      North Korea frees two US prisoners

      TACOMA, Washington, November 8 – Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the...

    31. November 7, 2014

      Highly exercised about gyms – and how not to fall into the olive trap

      Do you believe that gyms have become an essential part of modern life, with more and more people joining them and...

    32. The A-List

      October 20, 2014

      In North Korea, Kim's 'discomfort' is ours as well

        Kim Jong Un during an inspection tour of a housing complex in Pyongyang on October 14 2014  © AFP PHOTO / Rodong...

    33. October 16, 2014

      N Korea circulates UN resolution defending human rights record

      North Korea has made a rare move to defend its human rights record, circulating a draft UN resolution amid growing...

    34. October 10, 2014

      Two Koreas exchange machinegun fire at border

      SEOUL – North Korea fired a machinegun round into South Korea on Friday, prompting the latter to retaliate with its own...

    35. October 7, 2014

      North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots

      South and North Korean ships exchanged warning shots near a disputed maritime border on Tuesday, highlighting the...

    36. October 4, 2014

      Top North Korea officials make rare visit to South

      INCHEON, South Korea, October 4 – North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea on Saturday and the two...

    37. October 3, 2014

      ‘A Capitalist in North Korea’, by Felix Abt

      Each time he drove past, Felix Abt used to flash a smile at the traffic policewoman at the crossroads in central...

    38. Brussels Blog

      October 3, 2014

      Pyongyang to Brussels: Our prisons are just like Belgium's

      Hyon Hak Bong presenting his credentials to Queen Elizabeth two years ago Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea’s envoy to the EU,...

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