Asia Pacific

US and North Korea are in a 'propaganda spat'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards the US territory Guam and said he will watch the actions of the US before making a decision to fire.

Asia Pacific

How US-North Korea tensions play into Kim Jong-un's hands

Some analysts say the drastic rise in tensions between North Korea and the US have played into the hands of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Asia Pacific

'Western press has been exaggerating' North Korea threat to US

North Korea's leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States before making a decision to fire, the North's official news agency said on Tuesday.

Opinion

North Korea's Guam threats can lead to 'big trouble'

The three rules North Korea might break that could lead to war.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

US & Canada

Trump authorises probe into China trade practices

US president signs presidential memo directing an investigation into China's alleged theft of US intellectual property.

Trump authorises probe into China's trade practices

North Korea

North Korea explained in graphics

A visual explainer on North Korea and the recent increase in tensions regarding its nuclear and missile programmes.

North Korea explained in graphics

North Korea

CIA chief: 'Nothing imminent' in standoff with N Korea

Another nuclear missile test by Pyongyang is likely, but no US intelligence indicates imminent nuclear war, says Pompeo.

CIA chief: 'Nothing imminent' in standoff with N Korea

Nuclear weapons

North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

Canada

Canadian held in North Korea for 2 years arrives home

Hyeon Soo Lim was sentenced to life of hard labour in 2015 for trying to use religion to destroy the North Korea system.

Pastor freed from North Korea arrives back in Canada

North Korea

China urges Trump to tone down North Korea rhetoric

President Xi Jinping tells US president to avoid 'words and deeds' that provoke Pyongyang as threat of war escalates.

Opinion

Why a war with North Korea is unlikely

Here are three scenarios for the North Korean crisis.

Stein Tonnesson

by Stein Tonnesson

Stein Tonnesson

Inside Story

US-North Korea war of words: Where is this heading?

Taking aim and talking tough: Colourful language from Trump and Kim Jong-un as tensions continue to rise.

US & Canada

Trump to North Korea: US military 'locked and loaded'

US president hopes Kim Jong-un will find 'another path' after his government threatens to target US territory of Guam.

Asia Pacific

China to remain 'neutral' if North Korea attacks first

State newspaper hints at Beijing's stance of not assisting its ally in the 'reckless game' between US and North Korea.

China to remain 'neutral' if North Korea attacks first

Asia Pacific

North Korea tension could lead to 'catastrophe'

Washington's war of words with Pyongyang raises risk of miscalculation leading to nuclear conflict, experts warn.

North Korea tension could lead to catastrophe: analysts