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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • Widow of ex-South Korean leader to visit North Korea 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 5:22 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who was a strong proponent of Korean reconciliation, will visit North Korea early next month, ex-aides to Kim said Monday.

  • S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.

  • 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.

  • In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor story has photos
    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.

  • 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.