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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • new storyThe Latest: NATO chief strongly condemns N. Korea rocket story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 7:33 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:13 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

  • Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

  • Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:16 am

    JEONGSEON, South Korea - South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships.

  • Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:48 am

    TOKYO - Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch.

  • Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

  • North Korea's rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 11:42 pm

    BEIJING - The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. In diplomatic terms, it was yet another sign of disrespect for North Korea's chief ally.

  • China urges restraint over North Korea rocket launch story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 7:19 am

    BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for all sides to show restraint over North Korea's announcement that it plans to launch a rocket in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

  • Senior Chinese official arrives in North Korea 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:54 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - China's point man on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang, the country's capital, on Tuesday amid a flurry of diplomacy over the North's recent nuclear test.

  • Senate committee approves North Korea sanctions bill 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion.

  • Analysis: US student arrest renews scrutiny of NKorean tours story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 6:14 am

    TOKYO - An American university student's arrest in North Korea has rekindled questions about whether a small but steady trickle of U.S. tourists who go to the country are unwittingly offering themselves up as valuable pawns in a political game with Pyongyang that can have serious repercussions for officials back in Washington who have to bail them out when things go wrong.

  • Ex-diplomat not expecting role in talks on detained student 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 7:15 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - A retired U.S. ambassador who used his connections to help negotiate the release of an American held by North Korea in 2014 said he doesn't expect to be involved in any talks with the country over a detained American student.

  • The Latest: Ohio man disheartened North Korea holds student 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:16 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the detention of an American student in North Korea (all times local):

  • North Korea's day of the 'Big Cold' lives up to reputation story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:13 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - The date known on traditional calendars as the day of the "Big Cold" lived up to its reputation Wednesday in North Korea.

  • Japan, US, S. Korea to work for strong warning to N. Korea 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 5:35 am

    TOKYO - Senior diplomats from the U.S., Japan and South Korea concurred Saturday on the need for a strong response in the U.N. Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.

  • After H-bomb test, N. Korea wants to focus on economy 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 2:06 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - After ringing in the new year with claims of its first successful hydrogen bomb test, North Korea is now calling on the United States and the world community to accept it as a nuclear power, jettison the pursuit of punitive sanctions and allow it to focus on what it really wants: build up the nation's troubled economy.

  • N. Korea slams World Economic Forum for revoking invitation 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 1:07 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Thursday criticized organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos for revoking an invitation to its delegation in the wake of a nuclear test.

  • North Korea says nuclear test shows it could 'wipe out' US 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 4:50 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now "wipe out" the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.

  • S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 8:14 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

  • House moves on North Korea sanctions bill after bomb test story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House pushed ahead on legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test by expanding sanctions on Pyongyang, a move with strong bipartisan support despite questions over how effective the new restrictions can be.

  • CNN reports American detained by North Korean government 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 3:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The government of North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying, CNN reported Monday.

  • Kim's nuke test proves gift of sorts for S. Korean president story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 8:23 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's nuclear test has provoked global outrage, a push for sanctions, even fear. But Kim Jong Un's decision to conduct it has also handed a gift of sorts to his rival in the South.

  • Lax enforcement weakens UN sanctions on nuclear North Korea 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 12:06 am

    UNITED NATIONS - While the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear test, experts say existing sanctions are going unenforced.

  • N. Korea defiance challenges moral authority of nuclear club story has photos
    Updated: Jan-09-16 2:33 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - When North Korea claimed triumphantly that it had tested its first hydrogen bomb, it was roundly and predictably condemned by the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and India, countries estimated to possess a combined total of more than 15,000 nuclear warheads.