Although the United States is willing to dispatch a special envoy to North Korea to try to win the release of a jailed missionary, it will not become involved with meaningful talks with Pyongyang unless the country quits pursing nuclear weapons.
Defense Ministers from the US and South Korea yesterday signed a new agreement aimed at deterring North Korean deployment nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The pact follows months of threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang.
Recently released satellite imagery points to North Korea restarting a nuclear reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The worry for Western defense analysts is that Yongbyon is capable of producing plutonium, an essential component of nuclear weapons.
A Commission of Inquiry to examine allegations of human rights abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) set up by the United Nations Human Rights Council began work last week.
After lengthy negotiations, North and South Korean officials yesterday agreed to restart talks today (Saturday) in the Korean War truce village of Panmunjom concerning the future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex.
North Korea has dismissed speculation postulated by the U.S. controversial conservative website WorldNetDaily that it was a possible suspect nation in the Boston Marathon bombing, slamming it as "false propaganda."
To ratchet up international tension between double-down threats of nuclear war, inherited North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un - the country's pants-on-fire dictator - has sent word that foreign diplomats may not be safe if war breaks out.
Less than 24 hours after the United States despatched two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers from their base in Missouri to fly dummy bombing runs over South Korea, North Korea has again ratcheted up the rhetoric in the Korean peninsula.
The Pirate Bay (TPB) recently advised that their servers could be accessed via Norway and Spain (Catalonia). Since then, another country has offered its network to TPB, and it's an ironic story indeed.
South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.
North Korea's military on Monday issued threats saying it had plans to turn "elements" in Seoul into "ashes." A statement by the "special operation action group" said its action "will reduce all... to ashes in three or four minutes..."
North Korea's new supreme leader made his first televised speech today, followed by rockets flaring over Pyongyang tonight, but this time it was in celebration and not a failed rocket test.
The Associated Press opened its newest bureau in North Korea's capital Pyongyang on Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence in the hermit country.
The North Korean people suffered a famine in the late 90s which is believed to have killed up to 2 million people. ABC Australia has obtained a new video smuggled out of the country showing a nation with children begging in the streets.
Pyongyang: North Korea said on November 30, 2013, it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman, for "hostile acts" against the state and accused him of being "a criminal" who was involved in the killing of civilians during the 1950-53 Korean War
Photo released by North Korean Central News Agency
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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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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Pyongyang, North Korea
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Grand celebrations are held in Pyongyang so it is a major focal point for the study.
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