North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea on Sunday in its second such weapons test this year, a South Korean defence official said, amid dimming prospects for the resumption of high-level talks between the rival countries.
North Korea said Saturday that it has test-fired a new anti-ship cruise missile, a move experts in Seoul viewed as an attempt to raise tensions ahead of joint military drills between the United States and South Korea.
A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with him. But he says the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer.
A prominent North Korean defector who fled a prison camp and became the face of international efforts to hold the country accountable for widespread human rights abuses has changed important parts of his life story.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is looking increasingly likely to visit Russia in his first trip abroad since taking power three years ago, giving the world an unprecedented chance to see him at work on the international stage.
Amid calls for stiffer action against North Korea, the Obama administration told Congress Tuesday the U.S. response to the Sony cyberattack was only the first step to further isolate the country over its nuclear and missile programs and human rights abuses.
North Korea has told the United States that it's willing to impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington scraps planned military drills with South Korea this year, the North's official news agency said Saturday.
South Korea said Tuesday that rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army dedicated to disrupting the South's military and government, a dramatic increase from an earlier estimate of 3,000 such specialists.
North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures -- the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of Kim Jong Un.