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  • American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

    An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.

  • North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available. The specific charges or punishment he could face were not announced...

  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...

  • AP Exclusive: Team seeks N. Korea volcano secrets

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and...

  • North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials....

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom....

  • Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of...

  • Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists on Thursday for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier...

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South Korean...

  • NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month. North Korea's deputy ambassador Ri Tong Il on Monday also warned that his country would respond to the...

  • UN warns its food aid program in NKorea at risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Food Program may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall, the U.N. agency's director for Asia said Friday. WFP, which has the largest presence of any U.N. agency in the...

  • UN Council members reject NKorea meeting request

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Security Council members are rejecting North Korea's request for a meeting to protest joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea sent a letter to the council on July 21 requesting the meeting. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters...

  • North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul...

  • Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

    TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp isn't exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he's big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large — for a week, anyway — in North Korea. Shades of Dennis Rodman, anyone? Sapp, a 6-foot-5, 350-pound tank of a...

  • AP Analysis: Pope gets crash course on Korea issue

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: ___ THE VIEW FROM THE PAPAL PLANE In a whirlwind five-day trip to South Korea, Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs, kissed almost as many babies and...



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