Rappler's latest stories on North Korea
US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun holds talks with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts
The North Korean ship – believed to illegally fishing in Japanese waters – capsized after the collision, says Japanese the coast guard
(UPDATED) A spokesman says 'the fate of the US-North Korea dialogue is in Washington's hands and the deadline is until the end of this year'
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Lindh says that dialogue is needed to reach 'denuclearization and peaceful solution'
'They want to talk and we'll be talking to them,' says US President Donald Trump in his first public reaction to North Korea's announcement of what it calls a 'new phase' in its arsenal
(UPDATED) Analysts say Pyongyang frequently couples diplomatic overtures with military moves, as a way of maintaining pressure on negotiating partners
(UPDATED) The two sides agreed to have 'preliminary contact' on October 4 and hold negotiations the following day, says North Korea's vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui
Diosdado Cabello, the right-hand man of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is in North Korea leading a 'high-level delegation'
(UPDATED) Seoul's agriculture ministry says 3,950 pigs from 3 farms in Paju are to be culled
'I don't think we're ready for that,' Trump tells reporters when asked about visiting Pyongyang for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
The 3 groups – Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel – are tied to the Reconnaissance General Bureau, Pyongyang's main intelligence bureau
North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system
No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.
North Korean state media reports that Kim Jong-un had berated officials for their 'easygoing' attitude to the approaching storm
Pak Jong Chon's promotion may suggest a new military focus on weapons development, says a North Korean defector and researcher in Seoul
The US Treasury says the companies are helping North Korea with 'illicit ship-to-ship transfers to circumvent United Nations sanctions that restrict the import of petroleum products'
The Supreme People's Assembly, the North's rubber-stamp parliament, approves a series of constitutional changes to ensure what the legislature's head Choe Ryong-hae called Kim's 'monolithic guidance'
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes the opposite view, saying North Korea's latest missile test was a clear violation of UN rules
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the 'newly developed' system was a 'great weapon'
(UPDATED) South Korea says its military is 'tracking the movement in the North in case of additional launches, with firm readiness'
A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry dashes hopes for renewed dialogue, attacking a recent mid-range cruise missile test by the US and plans to deploy F-35 fighter jets in the region as 'dangerous'
(UPDATED) The South Korean military says the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon of Kangwon Province into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan
(UPDATED) Defence officials in South Korea say 2 short-range ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea at daybreak
US President Donald Trump is determined to resume the talks with North Korea ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections
US President Donald Trump does not criticize North Korea's missile tests following a 'beautiful letter' from Kim Jong Un expressing anger over their war games
The United Nations says it is investigating at least 35 reported instances of Pyongyang 'attacking financial institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges and mining activity designed to earn foreign currency'
KCNA, North Korea's state news agency, says Kim watched the launches, which verified the 'war capacity' of the 'new-type tactical guided missiles'
The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, with the North saying the combined drills are a 'flagrant violation' of the process
An unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman says the US-South Korea war games are a 'flagrant violation' of efforts to reach peace
'He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump,' says the US President in a tweet
North Korea carries out a third test in 8 days – two short-range projectiles from its east coast – in the early hours of Friday, says the South's military
Despite North Korea saying its missile launches are a 'solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers', a Pentagon official says there is 'no adjustment or change in plans'
(UPDATED) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the two devices were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn and flew around 250 kilometers
Russian coast guards frequently detain North Korean fishermen in the Far East, many of whom use rudimentary wooden boats
It was not immediately known whether the boat's crew of 3 were defectors or accidental crossers of the border
(3rd UPDATE) Seoul's National Security Office of the presidential Blue House says both of the two missiles are 'analyzed' to be 'new type of short-range ballistic missiles'
According to the North Korean foreign ministry, the ship was detained for 'violating rules of entry and stay'
Given the absence of any competition among candidates, elections in North Korea are essentially a political ritual which, observers say, allows the authorities to claim a popular mandate while reinforcing loyalty to Kim's regime
'If the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-US working-level talks,' an unnamed foreign ministry spokesperson says in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, using the official acronym for North Korea
'The allegation that I am a spy is (pretty obviously) false,' he writes on Twitter, adding that he is 'well both mentally and physically'
Official North Korean news agency KCNA says Australian Alek Sigley had admitted 'he had been spying by collecting our internal information and sharing with others and repeatedly asked for our forgiveness'
Alek Sigley declines to answer questions on his arrival in Tokyo, but smiles broadly as he walked through the airport
Pyongyang's delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday, July 3, says the US continues to be 'obsessed with sanctions'
(UPDATED) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Alek Sigley is 'safe and well'
Takeaways from the weekend encounter of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
(UPDATED) Regional powerhouse China says renewed discussions between North Korea and the United States are of 'great significance'
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(UPDATED) The impromptu meeting in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula comes with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over the North's nuclear arsenal at a deadlock
Yuka Morinaga, wife of the missing Alek Sigley, says his disappearance in Pyongyang is 'very concerning' and there was not 'anything weird' last time they spoke
'The south Korean authorities would better mind their own internal business,' senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong-gun says, in a stinging rebuke to the North's neighbor days before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul