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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • new storyNorth Korea sends another US citizen to prison story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:49 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

  • Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:12 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

  • Obama dismisses NKorea proposal on halting nuke tests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-24-16 2:15 pm

    NEW YORK - A day after North Korea's foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

  • North Korean foreign minister defends jailing of US student story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-16 9:20 pm

    NEW YORK - North Korea's foreign minister defended the jailing of an American university student for alleged anti-state activities, but told The Associated Press that he would inform authorities in Pyongyang there is concern in the U.S. over the student's fate. He also noted that other detainees have been released before serving their full sentences.

  • US researchers see more signs NKorea is producing plutonium story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 4:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - As North Korea intensifies testing of its ballistic missile technology, a U.S. website said Friday it also sees further signs from satellite imagery that North Korea is looking to produce more plutonium for nuclear weapons.

  • Rising N. Korea gas prices put pinch on traffic in capital story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 7:03 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Pyongyang drivers are feeling some pain at the pump as rising gas prices put a pinch on what has been major traffic growth over the past few years - and that might not be good news for the isolated country's shifting domestic economy.

  • North Korea resurrects Abraham Lincoln to criticize Obama 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 1:16 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it's turning to Abraham Lincoln.

  • Carter: US missile defense 'going to happen' in SKorea 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 7:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the proposed placement of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is "going to happen" despite Chinese opposition.

  • Seoul: 13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said Friday.

  • China restricts trade with North Korea over nuclear tests story has photos
    Updated: Apr-05-16 11:13 pm

    BEIJING - China has banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country's main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.

  • North Korea: UN sanctions on shipping 'inexcusable' 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 5:33 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Searches of North Korean ships under new U.N. sanctions that were imposed in response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear test are inexcusable and North Korea won't tolerate them, a North Korean maritime official said in an interview with Associated Press Television News.

  • North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 3:18 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information.

  • North Korea, again, demands halt to US-South Korea war games story has photos
    Updated: Mar-30-16 8:29 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - It's a demand North Korea has been making for decades: The United States and South Korea must immediately suspend their annual military exercises if there is to be peace on the Korean Peninsula. And, once again, it's a demand that is falling on deaf ears. Following the North's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, this year's exercises are bigger than ever.