North Korea

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Christian persecution rises as people refused aid in Covid crisis – report
Advocacy group Open Doors says hardline regimes across world exploit pandemic

Harriet Sherwood

13, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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North Korea set for collision course with US as Kim Jong-un solidifies one-man rule
Analysis: Congress sees Kim taking symbolic post of general secretary and a warning the US needs a fresh strategy

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies in Seoul

12, Jan, 2021 @6:48 AM

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Kim Jong-un calls US 'biggest enemy' and says nuclear submarine plans 'complete'
North Korea should ‘further advance nuclear technology’ and develop more flexible attack capability, leader tells party congress

Staff and agencies

09, Jan, 2021 @1:25 AM

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North Korea says South may 'pay dearly' for doubting its claim to be Covid-free
Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader, accuses Seoul of seeking to damage political ties by questioning claim to not have any coronavirus cases

Justin McCurry and agencies in Seoul

09, Dec, 2020 @5:15 AM

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North Korean hackers tried to disrupt vaccine in South, says spy agency
South Korean intelligence foiled the attempt by secretive regime to infiltrate pharmaceutical companies working on treatments

Justin McCurry and agencies

27, Nov, 2020 @5:32 AM

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Hackers 'try to steal Covid vaccine secrets in intellectual property war'
Agencies point finger at state-sponsored hackers from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

22, Nov, 2020 @2:32 PM

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UK sourced PPE from factories secretly using North Korean slave labour
Exclusive: Guardian investigation finds evidence that Chinese PPE factories supplying UK government are breaking UN sanctions

Pete Pattisson, Ifang Bremer and Annie Kelly

20, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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South Korea detains suspected defector who crossed heavily fortified border
North Korean man was seen crossing barbed wire before being picked up in the demilitarised zone

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

04, Nov, 2020 @4:28 AM

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North Korea detainees subjected to ritual torture and sexual assault – rights group
Prisoners considered ‘less than an animal’ by regime, according to interviews with 15 former detainees by Human Rights Watch

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

19, Oct, 2020 @3:06 AM

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In the age of Covid, sanctions against ‘rogue states’ just spread the misery | Simon Tisdall
Aggressive measures affecting North Korea, Iran and Venezuela have merely hurt the vulnerable and hardened attitudes

Simon Tisdall

18, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Trump and Biden offer starkly different visions of US role in world
The world is anxiously watching the election, with the candidates far apart on issues such as the climate crisis and nuclear weapons

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on North Korea's missiles: Trump and proliferation | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang’s latest military parade is another reminder of the dangers that have grown under this administration


13, Oct, 2020 @6:43 PM

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