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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • New airport's Internet room a closed window on North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:29 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Pyongyang's shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.

  • In N. Korean capital, residents used to life in war's shadow 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:13 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - For 30 minutes in North Korea, as talks were underway to try to avert the worst crisis between the two Koreas in years, all eyes were glued to the television - but not to the news, which had just ended. After five long years, the "Boy General" animation series was airing a much-anticipated new episode.

  • South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.

  • Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:19 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink - this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.

  • The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • AP Analysis: What's different this time in Korean standoff? story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:35 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - For years, North Korea's litany of threats has been largely dismissed - Seoul, after all, is still not drowning in a "sea of fire," despite Pyongyang's repeated promises to make it so.

  • US restarts military exercise with South Korea, after pause 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that America's annual military exercise with South Korea has resumed after being stopped as a result of escalating tensions and threats of war from Pyongyang.

  • Slovenian avant-garde rock band makes Pyongyang debut story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:28 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Slovenian avant-garde rock group Laibach is known for pushing the envelope - wearing military uniforms on stage, toying with socialist and Marxist themes, making visual references to authoritarian symbols.

  • North Korea stages unification rally in DMZ as tensions rise story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 9:19 am

    PANMUNJOM, North Korea - North Korea held a loud but peaceful mass rally inside the Demilitarized Zone on Saturday - the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Koreas from Japanese colonial rule - replete with an all-woman brass band, flag-waving and fist-pumping, as South Korean and U.S. soldiers stood watch just meters (yards) away on their side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

  • North Korea celebrates new time zone, 'Pyongyang Time' 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 1:35 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea now has its own time zone.

  • US research: Nuclear NKorea expanding uranium mining 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research.

  • North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.