Opinion

Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

US & Canada

Trump on North Korea: 'Only one thing will work'

War of words between US president and Kim Jong-un further escalates as Trump hints at military intervention.

Trump on North Korea: 'Only one thing will work'

Malaysia

Two women plead not guilty to killing Kim Jong-nam

Trial begins in Malaysia for women who wiped deadly nerve agent VX on North Korean leader's half-brother.

US & Canada

Trump prepared for 'military option' against Pyongyang

As war of words heats up, US president says 'second option' would be 'devastating' for North Korea.

Asia Pacific

North Korea threatens to test hydrogen bomb

Warning termed 'totally unacceptable' by Japan even as Kim Jong-un vows to make 'mentally deranged' Trump pay dearly.

North Korea

Kim Jong-un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly'

Kim Jong-un responds to US president's 'totally destroy' threat by calling Donald Trump a 'rogue and a gangster'.

US & Canada

UN chief warns against war with North Korea

World leaders should take threat of 'nuclear peril' seriously, says UN chief, discouraging 'fiery talk' on North Korea.

UN's Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

United States

Trump takes aim at N Korea's 'Rocket Man' on Twitter

US president sends out unbridled tweets, targeting Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump takes aim at N Korea's 'Rocket Man' on Twitter

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

KCNA says leader wants 'equilibrium' with US as Washington reiterates it has military options to deal with Pyongyang.

Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

Asia Pacific

North Korea says it has missile-ready hydrogen bomb

State news agency KCNA says Kim Jong-un inspected a hydrogen bomb that is to be loaded into a new ICBM.

North Korea says it has missile-ready hydrogen bomb

Asia Pacific

S Korea: There won't be war again on Korean Peninsula

Marking 100 days in office, the South Korean president says he will consider talks if the North stops its missile tests.

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.

North Korea

US flies jets over Korean Peninsula after North's test

Flight of bombers follows Pyongyang's missile tests and comes as Trump derides China's response to apparent threat.

North Korea

North Korea says missile test puts 'entire' US in range

Kim Jong-un says missile has ability to hit entire US mainland after second ICBM flight test reaches maximum height.