- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea Updated: Jul-02-15 3:06 am
TOKYO - North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.
- With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal Updated: Jul-01-15 8:02 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October.
- Seoul imposes more sanctions over North Korean arms trade Updated: Jun-25-15 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Friday imposed financial sanctions on seven individuals and organizations from Taiwan and Syria after they were linked to weapons trade with North Korea.
- In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor Updated: Jun-25-15 10:36 am
SUSAN-RI, North Korea - June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea.
- Warnings removed from Instagram accounts in North Korea Updated: Jun-25-15 2:10 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Instagram appears to be back to normal in North Korea after a week of warnings on user accounts saying the popular photo-sharing app had been blacklisted for harmful content.
- N. Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges Updated: Jun-23-15 4:44 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced two South Koreans to life in prison with labor after finding them guilty of spying for Seoul.
- N. Korean farmers await rains as drought lingers Updated: Jun-23-15 10:34 am
NAMPHO, North Korea - North Korean officials are concerned that unusually light precipitation so far this year might lead to bad harvests and possibly food and electricity shortages - but for farmers there is little to do but wait.
- Pyongyang hotel back in business after fire Updated: Jun-22-15 3:17 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's most famous luxury hotel is operating normally despite a fire earlier this month around a raised walkway linking its twin towers that was widely reported abroad.
- North Korea claims it has cure for MERS, Ebola and AIDS Updated: Jun-19-15 6:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.
- US institute: Construction visible at North Korea nuke site Updated: Jun-17-15 11:33 am
WASHINGTON - Recent satellite imagery shows not only construction work at North Korea's nuclear complex, but also signs that its existing reactor is not fully operating, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday.
- North Korea to send 2 detained South Koreans home Updated: Jun-15-15 5:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea will return two South Koreans who Pyongyang accused of illegally entering the country last month, Seoul said Monday.
- North Korea accuses US of targeting it with live anthrax Updated: Jun-12-15 7:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS - North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into they called America's "biological warfare schemes."
- Fire appears to have been put out at North Korean hotel Updated: Jun-11-15 12:11 pm
TOKYO - A fire appeared to have been put out Thursday at one of Pyongyang's best hotels, according to witnesses in the North Korean capital.
- China border guards kill 1 along border with North Korea Updated: Jun-11-15 5:40 am
BEIJING - Chinese border guards shot and killed one person who was allegedly trying to illegally cross from North Korea on Thursday, authorities said.
- Germany, Brazil win again to top groups at U20 World Cup Updated: Jun-07-15 4:06 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Germany and Brazil had emphatic wins to close the group stages of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Sunday, leaving both atop their pools but with tricky assignments ahead in the second round.
- N. Korea developing new satellite, defends space program Updated: Jun-04-15 5:21 pm
TOKYO - North Korean space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their right to conduct rocket launches whenever they see fit, despite protests by the United States and others that the launches are aimed primarily at honing military-use technologies.