North Korea


post 06 January 2016
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North Korea's leaders say the communist country has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. Should we believe them? Should we panic?

article 14 October 2015 UK, Burma
Sue Lloyd-Roberts pictured in 2003 (Getty)
by Sue Lloyd-Roberts: 'brave and determined' journalist dies

"A remarkable woman who got remarkable stories" - the BBC's director general Tony Hall joins many others in paying tribute to the life and work of Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has died of cancer.

article 20 August 2015 World, North Korea
South Korean guards patrol border
Korean military tension: North and South exchange fire

North Korea fires on a South Korean loudspeaker, which has been broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the border.

article 11 June 2015 North Korea
Payments to North Korea FA by Qatari exposed

North Korea's football association benefited from $100,000 in payments made by the disgraced former Fifa presidential candidate Mohammed Bin Hammam, Channel 4 News has learned.

post 15 May 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: is North Korea the world's most repressive country?

Did Kim Jong-un really execute a minister with an anti-aircraft gun? How do we separate fact from fiction with a secretive state like North Korea?

article 14 May 2015 North Korea
What has happened to North Korea's elite?

The downfall of the defence minister fuels international concern about the stability of North Korea under Kim Jong-un, as he apparently continues a ruthless purge of his father's top cronies.

article 13 May 2015 World, North Korea
North Korea executes defence chief with anti-aircraft gun

North Korea's defence minister has reportedly been executed. Hyon Yong Chol was killed with an anti-aircraft gun for crimes including disobeying Kim Jong-un and falling asleep during a military event.

article 11 May 2015 World, North Korea
Timeline: North Korea's nuclear weapons programme

North Korea makes a key step in its nuclear weapons programme by launching a ballistic missile from a submarine - the latest in a list of actions to anger and worry the international community.

article 05 March 2015 World, United States
US envoy to South Korea 'in great spirits' after attack

The US ambassador to South Korea says he is "doing well", after being slashed with a razor by a political extremist at a function in Seoul where he was to give a lecture.

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