North Korea

North Korean naval vessel sank last month, reports say

  PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A North Korean naval vessel sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and sailors, according to North and South Korean media. The North’s official Korean Central News […]

11/04/2013

Kenneth Bae, right, an American man detained in North Korea for the past 11 months, and his mother Myunghee Bae talk each other during their meeting at a hospital in Pyongyang, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/The Choson Sinbo, Mun Kwang Son)

Mom visits American detained in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) — An ailing American who has been detained in North Korea for 11 months has had an emotional reunion with his mother for the first time since he was sentenced to 15 years […]

10/11/2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives at Pyongyang airport, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Rodman in North Korea to visit his ‘friend’ Kim

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea and said he plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and maybe bridge […]

09/03/2013

Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday. Bob King, the U.S. […]

08/30/2013

In this photo released by the South Korean Unification Ministry, head of the North Korean working-level delegation Park Yong Il shakes hand his South Korean counterpart Lee Duk-haeng, right, as he crosses border line to hold their meeting at the Peace House of south side of the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/South Korea Unification Ministry)

Koreas agree to reunions for first time in 3 years

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to allow reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the first such meetings in three years and the latest conciliatory […]

08/23/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Skepticism as NKorea shows home-grown smartphone

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s announcement that it is mass producing a home-grown smartphone has been met with skepticism in the tech industry in South Korea and abroad. The North’s state media last […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at Hankuk University in Seoul, South Korea, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama marks 60th anniversary of Korean war truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the […]

07/27/2013

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)

Korean divide lives on 60 years after end of war

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Some Americans call it the “Forgotten War,” a 1950s conflict fought in a far-off country and so painful that even survivors have tried to erase their memories of it. The […]

07/26/2013

This May 26, 2013 satellite image taken by Astrium, and annotated and distributed by 38 North shows an unfinished new missile assembly building, top left, and control center, top right, at the Tonghae facility in North Korea. An eight-month construction standstill at the North Korean site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets may signal Pyongyang is slowing or even stopping development of larger rockets, according to a new analysis of recent satellite imagery. (AP Photo/Astrium - 38 North)

North Korea halts rocket launch-pad work

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has stopped construction work at a site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets, a possible sign that Pyongyang is slowing or even halting development of larger […]

07/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a […]

07/22/2013

Military equipment lays in containers aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home country, which is under a United Nations arms embargo, Panamanian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PHOTO GALLERY: Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home […]

07/16/2013

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Koreas begin talks on reopening joint factory park

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Government officials from North and South Korea met Wednesday in a North Korean border town to discuss how to restart a factory complex they ran until it was shut down […]

07/10/2013

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