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Latest news: North Korea

Warning shots after North Korean vessel crosses border

South Korea has fired warning shots toward a North Korean vessel that crossed the maritime border, amid recent tension over the North's missile tests.

North Korea reports 21 deaths amid first Covid outbreak

North Korea has reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 more people with fever symptoms as the country scrambles to slow the spread of COVID-19 across its unvaccinated population.

North Korea confirms 1st COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea has confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak, calling it the country's "biggest emergency incident", with leader Kim Jong-un ordering a lockdown.

North Korea fires possible ballistic missile

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korea's military says, three days before the inauguration of South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol, who has vowed to take a hard line against the North.

North Korea tests long range missile

North Korea has sent a suspected intermediate-range missile soaring into space in a move condemned by the US military's Indo-Pacific command.

Nuclear-armed North Korea tests long range missile

Nuclear-armed North Korea has conducted what would be its largest missile test since 2017, sending a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile soaring into space and sparking condemnation from the United States and its allies.

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests

A senior US diplomat has urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and to resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in two years.

North Korea slams US for Taiwan support in nod to ally China

North Korea has accused the United States of raising military tensions with China through its "reckless" backing of Taiwan, and said the growing US military presence in the region constitutes a potential threat.

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile

North Korea has fired a short-range missile into the sea, Seoul and Tokyo officials say, in the latest weapon tests by Pyongyang.

North, South Korea in talks over summit

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations, three South Korean government sources say.

North Korea, China vow to strengthen ties

The North Korean and Chinese leaders have expressed their desire to further strengthen their ties as they exchanged messages marking the 60th anniversary of their countries' defence treaty.