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Ill-equipped North Korea has weak medical infrastructure and has cut itself off from the outside world
The appearance is Kim's first in 22 days after he attended Lunar New Year festivities, then disappeared from the public eye amid global concern over the coronavirus outbreak
'We have been deceived by the US, being caught in the dialogue with it for over one year and a half, and that was the lost time for us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser
Microsoft says a federal court allowed it to take control of 50 domains operated by a group dubbed Thallium, which tricked online users by fraudulently using Microsoft brands and trademarks
Kim has been giving the annual speech since 2013, after he revives the tradition started by North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung
US President Donald Trump once again says he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'like' each other amid the latter's threats about a 'new strategic weapon'
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
(UPDATED) 'The world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future,' says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
In 2019 alone, at least 156 suspected North Korean fishing vessels washed up on Japan's coast
State media says Kim Jong-un presided over the meeting which discussed a new 'transparent, anti-imperialist independent stand'
North Korea warns US it would 'pay dearly' if it criticizes the country's human rights record
(3rd UPDATE) The spokesman of the North's National Academy of Defence Science says the 'research successes' will bolster up the 'reliable strategic nuclear deterrent' of North Korea
The United States calls a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes
'Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,' US President Donald Trump tweets in response to an unspecified test at the Sohae space launch center
'The two leaders shared an assessment that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is grave,' says spokeswoman of the South's presidential office
'Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose... Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile,' says a foreign ministry official, as reported by North Korean news agency KCNA
(3rd UPDATE) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the North fires two 'unidentified projectiles' on the day of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US
In a commentary, North Korea accuses the South of failing to carry out agreements reached between the two Koreas and harming cross-border ties by relying on the United States
'We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us,' says North Korea's foreign ministry adviser Kim Kye-gwan
The weapons are launched from South Pyongan province in an easterly direction over the sea, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement
Kang Han-ok dies from a chronic illness on Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 92
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