Jon Herskovitz

North Korea ‘to launch rocket soon’

North Korea will soon launch a long-range rocket after completing preparations to put a satellite into space, its official media said on Saturday.

North Korea starts fuelling rocket

North Korea has begun fuelling a long-range rocket and could launch it by the weekend, CNN said, with the US and others threatening punishment.

North Korea requests rare meeting with UN forces

North Korean generals met the US-led UN military command in South Korea for the first time in about seven years on Monday.

North Korea prepares for rocket launch

North Korea said it was preparing to launch a satellite on one of its rockets, which analysts have said would be a test-launch of a missile.

North Korea warns South it’s ready for war

North Korea said on Thursday it was ready for war with the South, just hours before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to arrive in Seoul.

North Korea missile test raises tensions ahead of Clinton visit

North Korea said on Monday it had the right to launch its longest-range missile, raising tensions hours before Hillary Clinton arrives in the region.

Mysterious halo heralds Kim’s birthday in North Korea

The moon over hermit North Korea gave off a mysterious glow and citizens pledged undying loyalty to leader Kim Jong-il ahead of his birthday.

N Korea using strong-arm nuclear tactics, says Seoul

North Korea may be hoping to squeeze concessions from the international community, the South's foreign minister said on Thursday.

North Korea threatens to cut ties with South

Destitute North Korea on Thursday threatened to end all relations with South Korea, a major source of aid and cash.

No health problems for N Korea’s Kim, says official

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is not seriously ill, a top official in the secretive state was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

North Korea fetes birthday, questions over Kim

North Korea celebrated its 60th birthday with a military parade on Tuesday just as the state appears to be backing away from a disarmament deal.

North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ wakes from its coma

Once dubbed by Esquire magazine as ''the worst building in the history of mankind'', the North Korea's Ryugyong Hotel is back under construction.

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