- South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Updated: May-24-16 12:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
- North Korean diplomat mourned as serious loss for country Updated: May-22-16 2:51 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - The North Korean diplomat who negotiated a 1994 deal to freeze the country's nuclear programs in exchange for aid was mourned at his state funeral Sunday as a serious loss for the country.
- North Korean diplomat who negotiated '94 deal with US dies Updated: May-21-16 12:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid has died of cancer, the country's state media said Saturday.
- EU adds North Korean military brass to its sanction list Updated: May-19-16 8:30 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has added several senior North Korean military officers to its sanctions list.
- North Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister Updated: May-17-16 10:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to a diplomatic letter from Pyongyang.
- S. Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on N. Korean threat Updated: May-16-16 1:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said Monday.
- UN report: Congolese officers got pistols from North Koreans Updated: May-14-16 1:31 am
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts say Congolese army officers and police reported receiving pistols from a group of 30 North Korean instructors training their presidential guard and special police forces, which would appear to be a violation of U.N. sanctions banning Pyongyang from exporting weapons or providing military training.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: May-11-16 5:04 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
- N. Korea offers particularly good look at Kim, other leaders Updated: May-11-16 7:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean state media on Wednesday released high-resolution headshots of more than two dozen top officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, that appear to be missing something Pyongyang-watchers have come to expect: signs of retouching.
- Do blunders mean South Korea's spying apparatus is broken? Updated: May-11-16 4:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea - When it comes to spying on North Korea, rival South Korea seems to be wrong almost as much as it's right.
- 5 things about Kim's congress, from North and South Korea Updated: May-10-16 8:04 am
North Korea just wrapped up its biggest political event in decades - a lavish, four-day congress of its ruling Workers' Party of Korea intended to both strengthen the leadership of Kim Jong Un, who presided over it all and came out with the newly created title of party chairman, and show off the face of the country that North Korea wants the world to see: that of a stable, unified nuclear power determined to stay its own path, come what may.
- Kim Jong Un's younger sister gets new post during congress Updated: May-10-16 8:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is among the officials who were awarded key posts at the country's ruling-party congress, state media said Tuesday.
- Ex-N. Korea army head, who Seoul said was executed, is alive Updated: May-10-16 3:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A former North Korean military chief who Seoul had said was executed is actually alive and in possession of several new senior-level posts, the North's state media said Tuesday.
- China's Xi congratulates North Korea's Kim on new title Updated: May-10-16 1:39 am
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping extended his congratulations Tuesday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his new title of chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, underscoring traditional ties between the communist neighbors despite recent strains.
- Mass rally in North Korea after congress bolsters leader Updated: May-10-16 12:19 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrated the country's newly completed ruling-party congress Tuesday with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms.
- North Korea expels 3 BBC journalists, complains of coverage Updated: May-09-16 9:37 am
BEIJING - North Korea on Monday expelled three BBC journalists it had detained days earlier for allegedly "insulting the dignity" of the authoritarian country, sending them off on a flight to Beijing.
- Reporters in N. Korea for congress get wire factory instead Updated: May-09-16 8:24 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - They came for North Korea's biggest political event in decades. What they have been getting mostly is a lot of sightseeing - except for three who got kicked out.
- For tired Pyongyang workers, beer's on tap at stand-up bars Updated: May-08-16 8:37 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Putting on a major political event can be pretty exhausting in North Korea, where everyone is expected to pitch in.
- Sanctions, restrictions seen impeding science in North Korea Updated: May-07-16 6:22 am
BEIJING - Tightening U.N. sanctions and an inability to freely access the Internet are inhibiting the work of North Korean scientists, Nobel Prize laureates who recently visited the country said Saturday.
- US website: Images suggest NKorea preparing for nuke test Updated: May-06-16 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON - North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test in the near future, a U.S. website that monitors the isolated nation said Friday.
- Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades Updated: May-05-16 8:23 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades.
- Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear Updated: May-03-16 4:54 am
TOKYO - North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.
- North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South Updated: May-03-16 2:12 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.
- US citizen says North Korea detainment granted understanding Updated: May-02-16 8:43 pm
SEATTLE - Kenneth Bae knew he was in trouble when he opened his briefcase for a North Korean customs official and saw a computer hard drive he meant to leave in China.
- North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un Updated: May-01-16 9:10 am
TOKYO - North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.