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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.

Op-Ed: Putin doesn't want movies about dictator assassinations

Moscow - It should be no surprise that Russian President Vladimir Putin opposed a film showing the assassination of a dictator. At one point the Islamic State and Chechen rebels threatened to kill him.

Sony releases the Interview on YouTube, Google Pay and Xbox

Los Angeles - Sony released The Interview on Xbox, Google Play and Youtube. It earlier said it would be shown in about 200 independent theaters Christmas Day.

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.

Intel report: North Korea deployed 'terror teams' to attack U.S.

North Korea sent covert commando teams to infiltrate the United States to carry out possible terrorist attacks against major cities and nuclear power plants, a declassified US intelligence report has revealed.

FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack

Washington - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the computer hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that led the company to cancel the release of the film "The Interview."

Op-Ed: Hopefully bidding war on for the Interview

Delft - There were reports Thursday that at least one bidder was offering to buy Sony’s “The Interview” and put in online free. Otherwise, Islamic terrorists, already using social media, may use blocking movies as a new way to manipulate the West.

Op-Ed: Sony's action could affect portrayal of N. Korea in video games

Christmas has been ruined for movie goers all thanks to North Korea's inability to have a sense of humor. After their hackers threatened theaters that screened 'The Interview' with acts of terrorism, Sony was forced to pull the film.

Op-Ed: Release The Interview — A future without theaters

Pyongyang - North Korea was the last place for innovation but their threat against Sony could hasten the end of theaters as we know them.
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Carl Gershman  President of the National Endowment of Democracy and member of the Council on Foreign...
Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment of Democracy and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Jongettes performing.
The Jongettes performing.
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North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek  shown in this photo taken in February 16  2012. North Korea...
North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek, shown in this photo taken in February 16, 2012. North Korea said on December 13, 2013 Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed
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A Soviet T-55 tank exhibited at the Imperial War Museum.
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Image of Yongbyon Nuclear Facility in North Korea from PRWeb
Image of Yongbyon Nuclear Facility in North Korea from PRWeb
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Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on stat...
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on state television.
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The International Conference on North Korean Human Rights at the University of Toronto.
The International Conference on North Korean Human Rights at the University of Toronto.
The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) watches a basketball game between former U.S. NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (R) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium
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Professor of Kyungpook National University  Man-ho Heo.
Professor of Kyungpook National University, Man-ho Heo.
Business selling organic beverages.
Business selling organic beverages.
A Japanese girl threatens to massacre Koreans in Osaka.
A Japanese girl threatens to massacre Koreans in Osaka.
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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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A still image shows Jang Song Thaek being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of ...
A still image shows Jang Song Thaek being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang and later executed
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Hyun Hak Bong  North Korean ambassador to Britain  talks with Sky News. (screen grab)
Hyun Hak Bong, North Korean ambassador to Britain, talks with Sky News. (screen grab)
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American Matthew Miller held in North Korea for espionage
American Matthew Miller held in North Korea for espionage
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Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22  taken by DigitalGlobe
Satelitte photo of North Korean labor camp no. 22, taken by DigitalGlobe
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Randall Baran-Chong  Executive Director of HanVoice
Randall Baran-Chong, Executive Director of HanVoice
Kim Jong Il shaking hands with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev
Kim Jong Il shaking hands with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev
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Matthew Miller  the American tourist who just wanted to see the real North Korea.
Matthew Miller, the American tourist who just wanted to see the real North Korea.
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