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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee 
    Updated: May-24-16 2:45 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 story has photos
    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 Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister story has photos
    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.

  • 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.

  • Ex-N. Korea army head, who Seoul said was executed, is alive story has photos
    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.

  • Mass rally in North Korea after congress bolsters leader story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • 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 story has photos
    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.

  • China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:56 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.

  • North Korea sends another US citizen to prison story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:08 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea 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.

  • 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."