Relations between North Korea and China seem to be tense after the crew of a Chinese fishing boat were taken hostage in North Korea.
Tomorrow the ground of the North Korean capital will shake as the nations celebrates the birthday of its founder - last year I witnessed it.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Effigies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the country's founder Kim Il-sung have been set on fire in a protest in Seoul, South Korea.
Kim Il-sung's 101st birthday is being celebrated in the North today.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's attempts to assert his authority on the world have inspired an Irish street artist to create an Austin Powers-style mural in his honour.
Solus' depiction of Kim Jong-un as 'Dr Evil' on a wall in Smithfield in Dublin has proved popular with web users after an image of the graffiti was posted on the website Reddit.
On his Facebook page, the artist wrote: "Kim Jung-un reminds me of this Austin Powers character Dr Evil. They both want to put laser beam guns on sharks heads."
John Kerry has said that it would be a huge mistake for Kim Jong-un to conduct a nuclear missile launch.
Speaking in Seoul, where the US Secretary of State has met President Park Geun-Hye and foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Kerry said that the preference would be to get in to talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, but that the North must be serious about denuclearisation.
The North Korean leader is seen inspecting the military drill where the armed forces shot down an unmanned combat plane carrying simulated cruise missiles.
Last month still photographs of the same drill conducted on March 20 were released by Pyongyang's KCNA news agency.
A new video released by North Korea's state news agency shows the country's leader Kim Jong-Un shooting a handgun during a target practice drill.
The leader often appears in such videos as a passive bystander - inspecting ranks of soldiers or watching drills through a pair of binoculars - so it is unusual to see him taking part.
The footage was reportedly shot at the end of last month. ITV News cannot independently confirm its content.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un can be seen shooting a handgun during a military target practice drill in a new video released today.
The country's state news agency released the footage, which was shot at the end of March, amid rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
North Korean state media have broadcast images of a huge rally in the centre of Pyongyang.
The rally was apparently attended by thousands and featured thousands of soldiers and students, lasting 90 minutes.
North Korea's state media has shown more photographs of its leader Kim Jong-un presiding over an emergency meeting today, at which he ordered missile units to standby for possible strikes on US bases.
The photos showed Kim debriefed by military officials and there was a US technology giant Apple's iMac placed on Kim's desk in the meeting room.