More North Korea Articles

  • Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded too much. The six girls testified Monday at a court...

  • With days left until August recess, major legislation could be left undone

    Congress Monday will begin a final week of legislative action before adjourning for the August recess, but partisan gridlock threatens to leave key legislation unfinished.

  • AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War," a major national holiday....

  • Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

    Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.

  • Patriot missile interceptor system is a key to international security for the U.S.

    For the past month, the world’s attention has been divided. We watched the World Cup with passion and excitement, even as we were buffeted by global crises in Iraq, Nigeria, the Korean Peninsula and Eastern Europe. In the opening round of the World Cup, a well-played, deep ball resulted in the...

  • North Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Friday to review its decision to enter the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, a day after their talks on the games broke down. The North's plan to send athletes and cheerleaders to the games is among a set of measures it recently proposed to...

  • North Korea pushes farmers for more

    CHANGPYONG RI, North Korea (AP) — Rim Ok Hua looks out over her patch of farm just across the Tumen River from China, where rows of lush, green young potato plants stretch into the distance. As North Korean farmers go, Rim is exceptionally lucky. The Changpyong Cooperative Farm where she works...

  • North Korea testing weapons much more than in past

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another day, another defiant weapons test from North Korea. A day after launching two ballistic missiles from a base near the border with archrival South Korea, Pyongyang on Monday fired a barrage of artillery shells into waters near its eastern sea border with the...

  • 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 North Korea agreed Monday to meet at a border village on Thursday to discuss its...

  • North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched two 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 U.S.-South Korean military drills. The...

  • North Korean leader limps at televised event

    TOKYO (AP) — As North Korea begins a 10-day period of mourning to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of its first leader, Kim Il Sung, Pyongyang watchers are paying closer attention to his grandson — who was shown on state media walking to his seat for a memorial event with a noticeable...

  • North Korea to send cheering squad to Asian Games

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend. A North Korean statement said the dispatch of its cheering squad to the games, set for Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 in the South Korean city of...

  • Xi rebukes Japan for brutality in China, Koreas

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of China and South Korea expressed concern Friday about Japan's recent reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution and its re-examination of a past apology for wartime atrocities, a South Korean official said. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula...

  • China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With a single meeting Thursday, the leaders of China and South Korea simultaneously snubbed North Korea, bolstered their already booming trade relationship and gave the U.S. and Japan a look at Beijing's growing influence south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There...

  • North Korean ship symbolizes hopes for Japan ties

    WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — The barbecues are all fired up along the jetty and the beach is dotted with sunbathers. Divers plunge into the water in search of clams, which are dipped in hot sauce and eaten raw right there on the spot. Wonsan, a sleepy port on North Korea's east coast, is gearing...



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