More North Korea Articles

  • Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future. Obama says North Korea and its nuclear program comprise the most destabilizing situation in the Asia-Pacific region. He says if North Korean leaders are...

  • Japan's prime minister battles post-World War II constitutional military restrictions

    Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties. To the chagrin of China, this 21st-century object lesson in authoritarian depredation and brute...

  • White House 'closely' watching North Korea amid nuclear test fears

    The White House on Tuesday said that it would “closely monitor” North Korea amid reports that Pyongyang is increasing activity at a nuclear test site. “We closely monitor actions such as that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One, en route to Oso, Wash.,...

  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. North Korea last month threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test and...

  • N. Korea criticizes 'human rights racket' of US

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a "human rights racket" a day after the U.N. Security Council met to discuss a new report that accuses the reclusive communist regime of crimes against humanity. The North's official Korean...

  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council...

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. The country's diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressing salon that put up a poster poking fun at distinctively coiffed North Korean leader Kim...

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time. Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to...

  • US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test. The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, will host his Chinese counterpart, Wu...

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

    In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a direct line between Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region and the ongoing territorial disputes between China, Japan and others over remote islands in the East China Sea.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In...

  • North Korea says US 'hell-bent on regime change'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any maneuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures. Pyongyang's deputy U.N. ambassador Ri Tong Il also repeated that...

  • Suspected North Korean drones crude, reflect new threat

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech — equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars — but underscore a potential new threat that must be...

  • South Korea says 2 NKorean ship crew members dead

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The bodies of two North Korean sailors were recovered Friday after their cargo ship went missing off the southern coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard said. The Mongolian-flagged cargo ship, which was carrying 16 North...

  • Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

    A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.



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