North Korea

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

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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

In this July, 2013 photo, military trucks carry Rodong missiles during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington […]

03/25/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 14, 2013, South Korean soldiers stand guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Seoul says North Korea launched 30 short-range rockets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched 30 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Saturday, South Korea said, in the latest in a series of apparent protests against ongoing U.S.-South Korean […]

03/21/2014

FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, a mock Scud-B missile of North Korea, left, and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Seoul says North Korea fired short-range missiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed Friday that rival North Korea fired four short-range Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military […]

02/27/2014

Oct. 30, 2013: Jin hye Jo wiping a tear as she testifies during a hearing of the United Nations mandated Commission of Inquiry about the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Crimes against humanity in NKorea, UN panel finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar […]

02/14/2014

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)

Family of American detained in North Korea reacts

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a Washington state man imprisoned in North Korea for more than a year expressed alarm and sadness Monday after an invitation was cancelled for a U.S. envoy to visit […]

02/10/2014

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