North Korea

Article image
North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus fears
With the Games just months away, the regime’s sports ministry says it wants to protect athletes from the ‘global health crisis’

Helen Sullivan and agencies

06, Apr, 2021 @7:12 AM

Article image
The Observer view on Boris Johnson's plans to increase nuclear weapons | Observer editorial
As the US and Iran prepare for talks on reviving a crucial deal, the prime minister’s expansionism is reckless and dangerous

Observer editorial

04, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

Article image
Dire situation in North Korea drives 'collective exit' of diplomats
Russian embassy staff cite medicine shortages and unbearable conditions arising from strict Covid restrictions

Andrew Roth in Moscow

01, Apr, 2021 @11:58 AM

Article image
China must persuade North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, says Blinken
Secretary of state says China has a ‘critical role’, as North Korea says it will refuse dialogue with ‘hostile’ US

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Mar, 2021 @10:03 AM

Article image
US warns North Korea could be planning ICBM test 'in near future' in test for Biden
Comments come as US secretary of state and defence secretary begin visit to Japan and South Korea to discuss security

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

17, Mar, 2021 @4:34 AM

Article image
Harvard professor sparks outrage with claims about Japan's 'comfort women'
Academics reject J Mark Ramseyer’s claim women were not forced into sexual slavery during second world war

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

08, Mar, 2021 @11:24 AM

Article image
Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-powered rail trolley
Coronavirus pandemic meant the envoys and their families had to travel home in an unconventional way

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

26, Feb, 2021 @5:42 AM

Article image
North Korean defector spends six hours walking around heavily guarded border unnoticed
Embarrassment for South Korea’s military after guards fail to heed alarms despite man being picked up by five sets of CCTV cameras

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Feb, 2021 @5:10 AM

Article image
‘My mother begged me not to go’: the Japanese women who married Koreans – and never saw their family again
Mitsuko left Japan in 1960 for a new life in North Korea. Once there, she realised she – and hundreds of others like her – could never go back

Justin McCurry

13, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

Article image
Assassins review – the 'prank show' killing of North Korea's pretender
This gripping documentary explores the story of the two young women who carried out a nerve-agent attack on Kim Jong-nam

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

Article image
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

Article image
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

1 / 284 pages