| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday.
State prosecutor Javier...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action.
They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:38 AM
SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity.
For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to visit communist leader Kim Jong Un, spurring hopes that a jailed American tour operator might be freed as a gesture of friendship between the two eccentrics.
Rodman, on his...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink
Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea — After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Rider Publishing, a Random House imprint, acquired world rights to "Crossing the Border," the memoirs of former North Korean State Poet Laureate Jang Jin-sung, the Guardian reports. In 2004, unable to reconcile his privileged position with the suffering...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
North Korea on Tuesday answered world condemnation of its recent rocket test with defiance, threatening "retaliatory measures" if the United States fails to deliver food aid it canceled after the failed launch. The U.N. Security Council on Monday...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:40 PM
A North Korean rocket broke apart shortly after being launched from its base today, according to U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials. Japan’s defense ministry said the rocket flew for just over a minute before possibly splintering into pieces....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Satellite imagery of North Korea's nuclear test site shows "lots of activity" in preparation for another underground bomb test, analysts who have studied the aerial surveillance of the prohibited weapons site said Friday....