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PYONGYANG, North Korea — After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most...
BEIJING — North Korea fired three short-range missiles off its east coast Saturday, following through on months of threats to conduct a missile launch. The South Korean Defense Ministry reported that it detected two launches in the morning and...
BEIJING -- A senior aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived Tuesday in North Korea, but neither country gave a reason for the unannounced visit that followed weeks of high tension in the region over the North's nuclear and missile tests....
Tags: Japan, Shinzo Abe, Government, News Agency, Kim Jong Il
BEIJING – North Korea on Sunday denied it would use a jailed Korean American as a political bargaining chip, saying it had no plans to invite a prominent American to Pyongyang to seek the release of Kenneth Bae. Bae, 44, of Lynwood, Wash., was...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, China, Punishment
The United States urged North Korea on Thursday to grant amnesty and free an American citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for alleged hostile acts against North Korea. Patrick Ventrell, acting deputy spokesman for the State Department, told...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. BEIJING -- Adding to the strained relations with the U.S., North Korea said Thursday that an American citizen held since November has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for "hostile...
Tags: Trials, U.S. Congress, Labor Disputes, China, Punishment
Rider Publishing, a Random House imprint, acquired world rights to "Crossing the Border," the memoirs of former North Korean State Poet Laureate Jang Jin-sung, the Guardian reports. In 2004, unable to reconcile his privileged position with the suffering...
Tags: Kim Il Sung, Poetry, BBC, North Korea
It's time for South Korea to face facts: The Kaesong experiment has failed. The ideologically motivated joint business venture with North Korea known as the Kaesong industrial complex is not economically viable, nor has it achieved any of its political...
Corea del Norte podría preparar un ensayo militar a gran escala según desveló hoy una fuente del Gobierno surcoreano a la agencia Yonhap. "No hay forma de adivinar cuándo comenzará el ensayo, pero existe una posibilidad de que el Norte opte por lanzar...
SEOUL -- South Korea said Friday it would pull its remaining workers from an industrial complex run jointly with North Korea after Pyongyang refused an offer to begin talks. Located just north of the demilitarized zone between the two countries, the...
North Korea insisted Thursday that the U.S. and South Korea must scrap United Nations sanctions and put an end to joint military drills before any talks on its nuclear arsenal can begin. The U.S. and South Korea have said the burden is on Pyongyang to...
BEIJING -- North Korea celebrated the 101th anniversary of its founder's birth Monday with flowers and dancing instead of missiles, raising hopes that the regime may be climbing down from the furious rhetoric of recent weeks. Even the fire-breathing...
Tags: Kim Il Sung, Seoul (South Korea), Weaponry, China, Kim Jong Il
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