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WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday.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

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

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

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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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North Korea changes tack and tells US: Let’s talk

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After months of threatening to wage a nuclear war, North Korea did an about-face Sunday and issued a surprise proposal to the United States, its No. 1 enemy: Let’s talk. […]

06/17/2013

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Korea talks raise hopes; history may scuttle them

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years Wednesday in an effort to restore scrapped joint economic projects and ease animosity marked by recent threats of nuclear war. […]

06/10/2013

US President Barack Obama with Park Geun-hye, South Korea President, meet at the White House Oval Office. (AP Photo)

Obama: North Korea has failed again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that North Korea can no longer create an international crisis with nuclear provocations, asserting the United States and South Korea are fully capable of defending themselves. “The […]

05/07/2013

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Lawmakers introduce tough NKorea sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House are proposing to step up sanctions against North Korea by punishing companies, banks and governments that do prohibited business with it.

04/26/2013

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North Korea sets preconditions for talks’ restart

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday demanded the lifting of U.N. sanctions and the end of U.S.-South Korea military drills as conditions for resuming talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.

04/18/2013

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A look at the North Korea crisis

(AP) – As the world waits and watches for an expected North Korean ballistic missile test, the U.S. and its allies are prepared to respond if necessary. U.S. officials are conceding North Korea may be increasing its nuclear capabilities but don’t expect a nuclear strike.

04/12/2013

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North Korea hints it will soon launch a missile

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric Thursday with claims it has “powerful striking means” on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile.

04/11/2013

US and China flags

North Korea aggression could strengthen US-China bond

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s latest outburst of nuclear and military threats has given the U.S. a rare opportunity to build bridges with China — a potential silver lining to the simmering crisis.

04/06/2013

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