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China pledges $124 billion for new 'Silk Road' trade initiative

Beijing - 30 different countries have just ended a two-day summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan. China plus 29 other countries reaffirmed commitment to build open economies and to develop free and inclusive trade under China's Belt and Road initiative.

Essential Science: The poison behind the killing of Kim Jong-nam

Authorities in Malaysia reported that Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent called VX. We take a look as to what this chemical is and why it is so deadly.

North Korea just revealed its Internet, contains only 28 websites

North Korea has accidentally exposed the server powering its ".kp" websites. It has just 28 registered domains, showing the tight restrictions applied to the Internet in the country. They include a social networking site and education information.

Introducing Manbang, North Korea's version of Netflix

Netflix, an on-demand video streaming service, has a new competitor called Manbang, which North Korea invented. It allows people to watch five channels in real time and view information about the country's leader.

Review: Homefront — The Revolution will now be playable Special

Homefront: The Revolution is a unique followup as the gameplay is an improvement from its predecessor but the story lacks the emotional substance that the original was remembered for.

North Korea threatens China with 'nuclear storm'

Tensions are increasing between long-time allies North Korea and China, and now, the hermit-state has actually threatened China with nuclear retaliation.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

North Korea invents 'hangover-free alcohol'

North Korea claims it has invented hangover-free alcohol. The reclusive dictatorship says it has perfected a liquor that doesn't cause nasty after-effects.

Donald Trump says dictator Kim Jong-Un deserves 'credit'

Presidential candidate, and controversy-stirrer, Donald Trump has declared that the horrific dictator Kim Jong-Un deserves “credit” for the way in which he uses murder to remove his rivals.

Op-Ed: North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to life and hard labour

Pyongyang - The North Korean Supreme Court has sentenced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison with hard labour. The state prosecutors had actually sought the death penalty.

North Korea has declared war on deforestation

Pyongyang - North Korea may be a strange, reclusive country that most of us don't understand, but the nation is participating in the climate talks, and has agreed to "declare war" on deforestation, even while preparing for another round of nuclear tests.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Kim Jong–un makes his own time zone

They say time waits for no one. Unless you're a deified, powerful and ruthless dictator. In which you case you can simply change it. And that is exactly what Kim Jong–un has done, introducing a new time zone — "Pyongyang time."

Here we go again: North Korea claims it has cure for AIDS, Ebola

Pyongyang - North Korea says it has gone where no other country has gone before: It has discovered the drug that can prevent and cure Ebola, AIDS, SARS and MERS.

North Korea's foreign visitors no longer have 3G access

North Korea turned off 3G networks for foreign visitors due to a "service outage" from a "local provider." It is still unclear what happened and when the service will be restored.

North Korea willing to nuke USA, looks to become economic power

More rhetoric is seeping out of North Korea, though it appears to be more measured than usual. During an exclusive sit down with CNN, a leading North Korean official said his country would use nuclear missiles if the U.S. “forced their hand.”

S. Korea activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs into North

Seoul - A South Korean activist said Thursday he had launched thousands of copies of the Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, after police blocked a previous attempt last week.

North Korea 'prepared to fire' nuclear missile

London - In an extremely rare and unusual interview with Sky News, North Korea's Ambassador to Britain, Hyun Hak Bong said his country was prepared to use nuclear missiles in response to a nuclear attack by the U.S.

Afghan bank clerks rob their own bank of $1.4 million and run

Kabul - Bank clerks in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) from the country's central bank when they raided their own bank and fled, said one official on Saturday.

North Korea will soon make military service mandatory for women

In an effort to create a stronger military, North Korea will make military service mandatory for all eligible females between the ages of 17 and 20. The young women will have to serve until they are 23.

N. Korea may be restarting nuclear reactor for atom bomb research

U.S. security think tank 38 North has analyzed satellite imagery and surmises that North Korea may be restarting a research reactor to carry on atomic bomb research.

Op-Ed: Some experts still doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Washington - While FBI director James Comey presented new evidence to show that North Korea was responsible for the recent hacking of Sony Corporation many experts still doubt that North Korea is the culprit.

South Korea: North Korea has 6,000-strong 'cyber army'

Seoul - South Korea officials warned on Tuesday that rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army tasked with attacking and disrupting its democratic neighbor's military and government computer networks.

Sony gets $15 million from The Interview online

Sony has announced that its controversial comedy film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised over $15 million in revenue from online streaming services since it became available on Christmas Eve.

Sony will release 'The Interview' in 200 theatres Christmas Day

Six days ago Sony responded to threats from hackers by announcing they would not release 'The Interview.' But on Tuesday they changed course and said they will release the film Christmas Day, as previously planned. But it won't be much of a release.

N.Korea's Internet back, and yes, they do have Internet, kind of!

North Korea experienced widespread Internet outage a few hours ago, but the Internet seems to be back for the country. Just how stable the connection is, is currently unclear according to US-based Internet monitoring company Dyn Research.

Signs suggest a cyberattack against North Korea

North Korea appears to be suffering a cyberattack that has made the country's internet connection intermittent since Sunday evening.

Op-Ed: Why North Korea may not be behind Sony hacking

Washington - When I first heard about the hack attack on Sony, I thought that North Korean officials were incensed that a movie would poke fun at the Great Dear Leader and even have a plot that involved his assassination.

Op-Ed: North Korea and Cuba: Barack Obama and Rand Paul have it right

Rarely are Barack Obama and Rand Paul on the same side of history, but when it comes to combating communism both men have the right idea: Let it compete with the free market and allow the best policy to win. This could be a game-changer in 2016.

North Korea denies Sony hacking, threatens U.S. with consequences

North Korea issued a statement Saturday demanding a joint probe with the U.S. over the Sony hacking scandal. The statement claimed the country's innocence and threatened reprisals if the U.S. refuses to investigate the hacking with them.
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014
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(From left to right) Host Randall Baran-Chong, Young-Cheol Kim, translator, Mi-ran Kim, Suk woo Kim
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Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22, taken by DigitalGlobe
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Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto, Ji-In Hong
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All smiles: Merrill Newman holding hands with his wife, Lee, and son, Jeff, after arriving at the airport in San Francisco.
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North Korean soldier.
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Women weeding a rice paddy field, drying and cracked because of a lack of rain.
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Kim Jong Un
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Dennis Rodman
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Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament Barry Devolin
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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Toronto City Councillor Raymond Cho
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance by the State Merited Chorus in this undated ph...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance by the State Merited Chorus in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 22, 2013
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New satellite imagery from 23 January 2013 and previous images dating back a month reveal that the site appears to be at a continued state of readiness.
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Ashton Carter.
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Kim Il-Jong looking at eggs
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North Korean painting.
Young-Cheol Kim (left) and Mi-ran Kim (right) are two North Korean defectors.
Young-Cheol Kim (left) and Mi-ran Kim (right) are two North Korean defectors.
Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-un.
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