Rappler's latest stories on North Korea
'There is no need for us to sit across with the US right now,' say the Kim Yo-jong, sister of the North Korean leader. She says 'it is too obvious that it will only be used as boring boasting coming from someone's pride.'
The fighting ended with an armistice that was never replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and the two Koreas still technically at war
The North also begin removing loudspeakers from border areas, which they had started setting up just two days ago to broadcast anti-South propaganda
(UPDATED) Former US national security advisor John Bolton also says he does not consider Trump to be fit for office and hopes he is a one-term president
More than '3,000 balloons of various types capable of scattering leaflets deep inside South Korea, have been prepared,' says the Korean Central News Agency
'Enraged' North Koreans are now 'pushing forward with the preparations for launching a large-scale distribution' of 'leaflets of punishment' into the South, according to a KCNA report
South Korean president President Moon Jae-in accepts 'Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul's offer to resign'
The demolition of the liaison office in the Kaesong Industrial Zone, just across the border in Northern territory, comes after Pyongyang vehemently condemns Seoul over anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent by defectors into the North
The North has never had a woman leader but speculation swirls over Yo Jong as a potential successor in the event of the death of her brother
(4th UPDATE) After an emergency meeting, Seoul's National Security Council says it would 'react strongly' if Pyongyang 'continues to take steps that aggravate the situation'
South Korea is the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong-un into its territory
The latest broadside contains some of the harshest criticism Pyongyang has sent Washington's way in recent months, and casts doubt over the future of the two sides' long-stalled nuclear talks process
A North Korean official says Washington should 'hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first' if it wanted to avoid experiencing a 'hair-raiser' and ensure the 'easy holding' of November's presidential vote
Before the coronavirus crisis, more than 40% of people in North Korea are already considered food insecure, with many suffering malnutrition
Calls by the South to the North on their hotlines now go unanswered
But the United Nations Command's investigation is 'unable to definitively determine' whether the North's gunshots were fired 'intentionally or by mistake'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un discusses with the Central Military Commission 'crucial measures... for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability' of the military
Kim Jong-un sends Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China's 'success' in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic
An unnamed official says Seoul had enough grounds to draw the conclusion
The rare exchange of gunfire comes following the reappearance a day earlier of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
US President Donald Trump had downplayed reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's poor health
Here is a look at why Kim's health has been the subject of so much conjecture
The North Korean leader makes a public appearance after weeks of rumors about his ill health or death
As of writing, there are no reports from credible news organizations that support this claim
The adviser says that Kim has been staying in Wonsan – a resort town in the country's east – since April 13, adding: 'No suspicious movements have so far been detected'
United States think tank 38North cautions that the train's presence 'does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health'
Trump criticizes a CNN report saying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ailing
(UPDATED) The North Korean leader has not made a public appearance since presiding over a meeting of the Workers' Party politburo on April 11
Pyongyang has imposed tight restrictions against the pandemic that has swept the world since emerging in neighboring China
(UPDATED) The 'multiple projectiles' fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be 'short-range cruise missiles,' the Joint Chiefs of Staff say
Ji Seong-ho, now 38, works as a rights activist running an organization that has helped around 500 North Koreans make their way clandestinely through China and into third countries from where they can travel to the South
Kim Jong-un establishes an iron grip on the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since inheriting power in his late 20s in 2011
Martin the phenomenon was, in a very real sense, produced by globalization, and he emerged as the anti-thesis to it
The top US military commander in South Korea, General Robert Abrams, says that Pyongyang's assertion it has no cases is 'untrue'
The virus spread to Beijing and Shanghai in January, Russia had its first cases in February, while North Korea's claim of being coronavirus-free is largely contested
Pompeo has 'unleashed insult at a country with which his president was willing to forge a good relationship', says one North Korean official
(UPDATED) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the North fired the two projectiles from the port city of Wonsan into the Sea of Japan
The projectiles were fired from North Pyongan province into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warns of 'serious consequences' if the virus reaches his country
Monday's launch comes days after Kim sent a personal letter to the South's President Moon Jae-in, offering 'comfort' for the rapid outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country
Pyongyang has imposed strict restrictions and closed its borders to try to prevent an outbreak – and insists it has not had a single case of COVID-19
Kim Jong Un told the troops to keep in mind 'the iron will and ardent patriotism to defend as strong as an iron wall the socialist homeland dearer than their own lives,' KCNA reports
The launch is the nuclear-armed North's first for more than 3 months and comes as nuclear negotiations with the United States remain at a standstill
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