North Korea

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American at NKorea labor camp gets consular visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained American at a labor camp. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday this week’s visit was the 12th by Swedish representatives […]

08/13/2014

Matthew Todd Miller

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release […]

08/01/2014

July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could increase the threat it poses to […]

07/29/2014

A TV news program reports on missiles launched by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014.  North  Korea launched ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North’s failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills. The writing on the screen reads " Launched two missiles." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-oon)

2 Koreas to hold talks on Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul official says the rival Koreas have agreed to meet to discuss North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Asian Games in the South. Unification Ministry spokesman Kim Eui-do says […]

07/13/2014

American missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it. Though a small number […]

06/30/2014

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leans over a balcony and waves to Korean War veterans cheering below at the end of a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war." If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

North Korea’s take on new US movie: ‘Act of war’

It turns out that North Korea doesn’t find much humor in a big-screen comedy about the assassination of its leader. The movie “The Interview” is set to hit theaters in October and stars James Franco […]

06/26/2014

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North Korea says it is holding an American tourist

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there. The state Korean Central News Agency said authorities were […]

06/06/2014

July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea detains American tourist

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, state media reported Saturday. The official Korean […]

04/25/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Obama: May be time for more North Korea sanctions

President Barack Obama is in South Korea this morning, the second leg of his 8-day Asian tour. Security and economic issues are at the top of the agenda there, but the president took time to […]

04/25/2014

July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle is the ‘do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now […]

03/27/2014

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