June 09, 2016 8:07 am
The party congress, the first in 36 years, was held amid great attention and elevated Kim to the post of party chairman.
May 18, 2016 8:07 am
Asked whether he would try to talk some sense into the North Korean leader, Trump replied, "Absolutely."
May 09, 2016 10:57 am
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained at Pyongyang airport and interrogated for an inappropriate description of leader Kim Jong Un
May 08, 2016 8:27 am
Analysts have anticipated Kim would use the first Workers' Party congress in decades to propose talks with rivals to exploit what he considers to be increased leverage as a nuclear power.
May 06, 2016 9:34 am
Foreign analysts expect the third-generation leader of the Kim dynasty to formally adopt his "Byongjin" policy of simultaneously pursuing nuclear weapons and economic development, and to further consolidate his power.
April 18, 2016 10:12 am
Numerous analysts have suggested the regime might carry out a fifth nuclear test as a display of defiance and strength just before the congress opens.
April 02, 2016 10:50 am
Kim expressed great satisfaction over the successful test, calling it another striking demonstration of the the rapidly growing defence capability of the country.
March 29, 2016 4:36 pm
The North fired the "short-range projectile" from a location near the eastern city of Wonsan.
March 26, 2016 9:09 pm
Pyongyang has been ramping up the bellicose rhetoric and propaganda for weeks, since the launch of annual South Korea-US war games that it views as provocative rehearsals for invasion.
March 09, 2016 8:12 am
In a report, the KCNA news agency said Kim told the nuclear researchers that the stronger the country's nuclear strike capability, the more effective it will be as a deterrent to aggression.