CNN's Barbara Starr reports a new satellite image shows activity on a North Korean missile launch pad.
North Korea said Tuesday that it would not abandon its plan to carry out a satellite launch next month despite recent warnings from President Barack Obama over the move.
Just hours after the United States warned that North Korea would achieve nothing with threats or provocations, Pyongyang moved a long-range rocket it plans to test fire to a launch pad Monday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.
China says it has had "a frank, in-depth talk" with North Korea about the situation on the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang's announcement of a planned satellite launch provoked an international outcry.
When Stewart Lone makes one of his regular visits to Pyongyang, he usually stops by the Pyolmuri Café, a Western-style coffee house in the centre of town. It's a pleasantly quiet spot in a city that's getting surprisingly frenetic in parts.
U.S. and North Korean officials are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to settle the details of a plan to allow the resumption of food aid to the North.
[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 5] This intricately decorated subway station is in Pyongyang, North Korea. The photo was taken four years ago, around the time when the New York Philharmonic Orchestra became the first U.S. orchestra to play in the country.
The South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, offered Monday to cooperate with North Korea to begin a "new era" of relations between the two countries, a day after Pyongyang had said it would defend its new leader, Kim Jong Un, to the death.
Two departed leaders, two very different legacies. CNN's Jim Clancy contrasts the lives of Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong Il.
A delegation of South Koreans traveled to the Communist North Monday to pay their respects to the late leader Kim Jong Il, lying in state at Kumsusan Memorial Palace.
North Korea will admit delegations from the South that wish to visit Pyongyang to express their condolences following the death of the leader Kim Jong Il, according to a statement posted on a government website run by the North.
The sense of security that South Koreans had enjoyed for almost 60 years was shattered one year ago, when the North launched an attack on the civilian island of Yeonpyeong, killing two marines and two civilians.
Spy agencies scouring nighttime satellite images of Pyongyang for clues about possible conflict could be forgiven for mistaking Kaeson Park for something dangerous.
Iran and North Korea's nuclear ambitions trouble Western nations. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
The current large-scale U.S.-South Korean naval exercise off the west coast of Korea has multiple purposes. After last week's North Korean attack on a South Korean island, the most important is to send a message to Pyongyang that Washington and Seoul have the capability -- and the will -- to respond with devastating force to any further acts of aggression.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on what to expect during a U.S. and South Korea military exercise.
Mike Chinoy reports on the exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea.
Yesterday afternoon, the worst artillery attack since the end of the Korean War happened in the vicinity of Seoul. North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing two civilians and two marines, and destroying a number of buildings there.
A frenzy of diplomatic activity was underway around the tense Korean peninsula Thursday, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly traveling through China, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visiting Pyongyang, and the Chinese envoy to six-party denuclearization talks landing in Seoul.
You could say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has two primary obsessions.
VBS attempts to enter North Korea and get invited to Pyongyang's production studios. Go to VBS.TV for more.
Thousands of North Koreans converged on Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in support of the government's policies for 2010, set forth in a New Year's Day editorial, state-run media reported.
The highest-level talks between the United States and North Korea since President Barack Obama took office unfolded Wednesday in Pyongyang, with a virtual lock-down on information.
The top U.S. envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, has arrived in Pyongyang for meetings aimed at determining whether North Korea will return to six-party talks on its nuclear program.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has again indicated willingness to participate in bilateral talks with the United States and return to six-party talks over its nuclear program, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
North Korea has fired another short-range missile, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday.
South Korea formally announced Tuesday that it would join a U.S.-led effort to crack down on trafficking in weapons of mass destruction in response to North Korea's new nuclear test.
Author Joe Cirincione says the U.S. and China must act soon following the latest North Korean nuclear test.
Reports of North Korea conducting a second nuclear test Monday have caused predictable alarm bells to ring in Washington, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and around the world.
South Korea's government on Monday reacted harshly to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.
There's an old saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
The U.S. envoy for North Korea hopes to visit that nation next week as part of what the Obama administration hopes will be a different relationship between Washington and Pyongyang, senior administration officials told CNN on Thursday.
North Korea declared Monday that it will resume shutting down its nuclear program and allow U.N. experts to monitor the process
While the world speculates on Kim Jong Il's health and whether Washington can get nuclear talks back on track, millions of North Koreans are running out of food
Why Pyongyang is threatening to ditch its deal to disarm and restart its nuclear reactor
North Korea's rejection this week of the Six Party nuclear disarmament terms didn't shock the diplomats who helped make them. But it did inspire a few choice words: Here we go again
A mysterious shooting in the DMZ comes just as negotiators hoped to bring North Korea's nuke program to a close
Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program resumed Thursday afternoon in Beijing, ending a nine-month hiatus.
North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program, according to a news report
Kim Jong Il gets removed from "the ultimate bad guy list." But will he really come clean on the North's nuclear program?
I thought I was prepared for North Korea. After all, I'd spent more than half my life studying, traveling to and living in the former Soviet Union as well as other Communist and post-Communist countries.
In North Korea, most music is forbidden. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports this weekend, 8 and 11 p.m. ET.
Christiane Amanpour makes an historic visit to one of the world's most closed societies. Sat. and Sun., 8 and 11pm ET.
For most journalists, traveling into North Korea is like the holy grail of assignments.
A catastrophe is poised to strike the most isolated and dangerous country in the world, spurred by the global food crisis and Kim Jong Il's pride
The New York Philharmonic has gone home and Pyongyang is talking tough again. Its goal show the new South Korean government who's boss
Aid groups suggest Pyongyang executed 15 refugees to deter its citizens from fleeing to China amid food shortages
North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Kye Gwan, greets CNN's Christiane Amanpour for an exclusive visit.
Beside diplomatic realities, the New York Philharmonic's historic trip to Pyongyang fostered true warmth and emotions
Music was the dominant theme Tuesday evening in North Korea's capital, with politics playing a persistent counterpoint.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour takes an exclusive tour of one of North Korea's key nuclear facilities.
The New York Philharmonic's historic visit to isolated North Korea may signal a new era -- but only in the arts, not politics
The New York Philharmonic will step up its role in cultural diplomacy next year by becoming the first U.S. orchestra to play in North Korea.
CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae looks at various peace measures agreed upon between the leaders of the two Koreas.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun crosses into North Korea for a summit.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun signed an eight-point peace agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Thursday at a summit in Pyongyang, North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il greeted South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun Tuesday at the start of only the second-ever summit between leaders of the two nations, but Kim won't meet formally with Roh until Wednesday.
With his term ending, President Roh Moo Hyun wants a dÉtente with Pyongyang to cap his political career. Not everyone is convinced
North and South Korea agreed Saturday to postpone the second-ever summit between leaders on the divided peninsula to early October due to recent floods that devastated the impoverished communist North.
North Korea's neighbors and international aid agencies sought Thursday to help the impoverished country cope with floods that have decimated large swaths of farmland, endangering citizens already struggling with food shortages.
Severe floods have destroyed more than a tenth of North Korea's farmland at the height of the growing season, official media said Wednesday
A unusual openness about the extent of damage wrought by torrential rains has some wondering whether Pyongyang is shedding its secretiveness
Seven years after a historic but virtually fruitless meeting, the rivals schedule a summit. But will it be any more successful?
Faced with the North's human rights abuseslike the abduction of Japanese citizens, many Koreans living in Japan are turning their longtime support away from Pyongyang
The U.S. and North Korea are talking again, but will Pyongyang keep its promise to abandon nuclear weapons?
After six days of marathon talks in Beijing, the impasse on the North Korea nuclear issue is finally broken -- at least for now.
U.S. officials on Tuesday defended the Bush administration's policy shift on North Korea, which coincided with an agreement by Pyongyang to begin to close down its nuclear program.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that a high-ranking Chinese envoy, who met earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, did not say that Pyongyang would refrain from conducting further nuclear tests.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that a high-ranking Chinese envoy, who met earlier with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, did not say that Pyongyang would refrain from conducting further nuclear tests.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told a visiting Chinese delegation that the communist nation was not planning a second nuclear weapons test, a South Korean news agency reported Friday.
South Korea Thursday refused to discuss providing more food aid to North Korea in the wake of its recent missile tests, prompting Pyongyang to walk out of the ministerial meeting in the southern port city of Busan, South Korea.
China and Russia will offer their own resolution regarding North Korea's latest missile tests as a counter to a draft Japanese resolution calling for sanctions against Pyongyang for launching several missiles last week, diplomats said Wednesday.
Japan, Australia and the United States have united in saying that any test-launching of an intercontinental missile by North Korea would result in serious and stern consequences.
U.S. officials have sought to reassure North Korea that a financial crackdown on firms suspected of aiding Pyongyang through alleged counterfeiting is not linked to talks over North Korea's nuclear program.
North Korea has reiterated its demands to maintain a civilian nuclear program, as delegates arrived in China for the latest round of international talks on Pyongyang's nuclear plans.
Six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program are unlikely to resume next week.
North Korea on Friday linked a peace agreement to replace the armistice that ended the Korean War to defusing the nuclear standoff between Pyongyang and the international community.
Hopes have been raised over North Korea's nuclear crisis after the announcement of a resumption of six party talks, news services report.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has told a Chinese envoy he is committed to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, as three nations huddle down to work out the plan for six-party talks later this month.
South Korea has agreed to hold another day of negotiations with the North after failing to convince Pyongyang to rejoin stalled six-country talks on its nuclear ambitions.
On the first day of talks between South and North Korea in nearly a year, the delegation from the South offered the North a "significant proposal" to rejoin the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he is ready to resume six-party talks on his country's nuclear weapons program if the United States shows sincerity and if certain conditions are met.
After months of mixed signals, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says his country has nuclear weapons. Here's how the U.S. hopes to persuade him to give them up.
China's foreign minister has promised Washington that Beijing would push North Korea to return to six-party talks over its nuclear ambitions, a senior U.S. State Department official said.
North Korea's neighbors, Japan and South Korea, are urging Pyongyang to reverse its stated decision to pull out of six-nation nuclear disarmament talks and "bolster its nuclear weapons arsenal."
South Korea is investigating signs North Korean agents might have infiltrated the world's most heavily fortified border on the day America's top diplomat is visiting the nation.
North Korea has threatened to test a nuclear weapon if Washington does not accept its proposal to suspend its nuclear program, U.S. officials say.
Delegates attending talks on North Korea's nuclear program are meeting for a second day after the United States offered a proposal seeking to end a 20-month deadlock on the peninsula.
The two Koreas have opened their highest-level military talks in 50 years.
Australia and the United States are putting new pressure on North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons program, with a round of talks set for Beijing and Pyongyang.
A U.S. delegation returning from North Korea says it has toured the key Yongbyon nuclear complex.
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