North Korea

  • 27 Apr 2018

    A moment in history captured in a handshake, as the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un grasped hands with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, and they walked together across the border in scenes unimaginable just a few months ago. The two leaders agreed to work towards ridding the entire peninsula of nuclear weapons, along with a peace…

  • 10 Mar 2018

    Donald Trump has declared that a deal with North Korea is “very much in the making”, a day after revealing he had agreed to meet its leader Kim Jong-un. Cathy Newman speaks to a North Korean defector-turned-activist who met President Trump.

  • 10 Feb 2018

    North Korea has invited South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. It would be the first summit between the leaders of the two Koreas in more than a decade. The invite came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister visited the Winter Olympics, where today a joint Korean Ice Hockey team turned…

  • 24 Dec 2017

    The sanctions, which were agreed by all 15 member states of the council, were imposed in response to North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

  • 23 Dec 2017

    US President Donald Trump has praised the United Nations Security Council after it voted to impose new fuel sanctions on North Korea. All 15 nations backed the measures which aim to cut North Korea’s petrol and oil imports by 90 per cent in an attempt curb its missile programme.

  • 22 Nov 2017

    Dramatic footage has emerged showing the defection of a North Korean soldier under a hail of gunfire from his former comrades. The officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds as he fled towards South Korea.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    North Korea has obtained the money, knowledge and materials to build nuclear missiles which – it claims – can reach American soil. But it would be in this position without help from the outside world. FactCheck follows North Korea’s nuclear trail, from the Soviet Union to South London.

  • 12 Nov 2017

    Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been trading insults again, as the president arrives on the last leg of his Asia tour.

  • 29 Aug 2017

    President Trump declared “all options” were on the table after North Korea fired a missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan

  • 12 Aug 2017

    China has urged the United States and North Korea to calm down and avoid ramping up tensions.

  • 12 Aug 2017

    Dr John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow for north east Asia at Chatham House, says the North Koreans will believe Trump is ‘bluffing’ when it comes to seeing through his military threats.

  • 11 Aug 2017

    President Trump has warned – in a tweet – that military solutions are locked and loaded “should North Korea act unwisely”. His latest comment comes ten days before the annual U.S. / South Korean military exercises in the region begin, exercises that always bring strong condemnation and threats of countermeasures.   On the U.S. territory…

  • 8 Aug 2017

    Tonight’s developing news – reports from the United States suggest that North Korea has managed to construct a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles – crossing a key line in becoming a full fledged nuclear power. Shea Cotton from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies discusses the developments.

  • 8 Aug 2017

    Major developments in the North Korean nuclear standoff. Reports in the US media claim Pyongyang has successfully constructed a miniaturised nuclear warhead which could fit inside the type of missile it’s been testing. And experts fear those missiles are capable of reaching the US mainland.

  • 6 Aug 2017

    China has urged North Korea to end its nuclear missile activities – and stop provoking the international community’s goodwill.