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Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resume Talks With North

Reuters | JU-MIN PARK | Posted 02.27.2015 | Home

(Reuters) - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after S...

AP Denies Claim That North Korea Censors Pyongyang Bureau

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home

The Associated Press has publicly denied a report that accused the news agency of allowing its Pyongyang bureau to be censored by the North Korean gov...

DPRK Hackers

Francis Levy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Home
Francis Levy

DPRK Hackers. Fast, reliable service without a smile. Ask for Mr. Kim. Film publicity, high quality plutonium, fully armed warheads, labor (ask about our detention facilitates ) and basketball camps.

U.S. Should Talk to North Korea, Whoever Is in Charge

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.29.2015 | Home
Doug Bandow

Every strategy toward the DPRK so far seems to have failed. Anything adopted is likely to be only a second best. However, today even second best would be a major step forward. It's time for Washington to try something different.

North Korea Tourism Is Ethical and Important

James Carli | Posted 02.23.2015 | Home
James Carli

The assumption that all North Korean citizens are inseparable from their government is understandable considering everything we hear about the country in Western media. But North Koreans are human, just like us, and possess a powerful curiosity.

Emily Thomas

WATCH: North Korea's Biggest City Looks Like A Ghost Town | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home

To the outside world, glimpses of daily life in North Korea are few and far between. A Singaporean photographer, however, recently created a video ...

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Home
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are thos...

Front Companies, Embassies Mask NKorean Weapons Trade

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | Home

By James Pearson SEOUL, March 11 (Reuters) - North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent U.N. sanctions, including the ...

The Gravedigger Scene

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

You read terrible news stories which you can't get out of your mind, like the Bangladeshi mother trapped in the rubble in the collapse of the Rana Pla...


Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Daniel N. Nelson

Intriguingly and helpfully, there are North Koreans who get out, seek asylum, tell what they know and aid us in fathoming this bizarre inhumanity.

An Execution In Pyongyang

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Some analysts suggest that Jang Song-thaek might have become too vocal an advocate of China-style economic reforms. Perhaps Kim simply needed to show, in the most brutal way imaginable, who was boss.

Report: NKorea 'Publicly Executes 80 People' In 7 Cities

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported...

Report: NKorea Expands Missile Launch Site

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.28.2013 | Home

North Korea has undertaken major construction work at its main missile launch site, possibly to cater to larger and more mobile weapons, a US think-ta...

North Korea, Inside Out

Debbie Pappyn | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Debbie Pappyn

In 2013, the curious traveler who wants to experience one of the last Communist dynasties should book a ticket to Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK).

NKorean Leader Opens Cemetary For War 'Heroes'

Agence France Presse | Giles Hewitt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Home

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inaugurated a new cemetery for heroes of the Korean War on Thursday, watched by thousands of veterans and their famili...

How North Korea Surprised Me

Jennifer Suhr | Posted 07.11.2013 | Home
Jennifer Suhr

When you acknowledge the level of control that exists, you can begin to wonder about what you're not seeing and question the validity of what you are. Much of North Korea remains a mystery, but it feels less opaque and more penetrable than it was before. I know that I want to go back.

Will Ed Snowden Use Liberty Travel?

Francis Levy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

Taking the cue from Vladimir Putin who has said that "As a transit passenger, he (Ed Snowden) has the right to buy a ticket and fly wherever he wants,...

NKorea Offers To Hold High-Level Talks With U.S.

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2013 | Home

By Jane Chung and Roberta Rampton SEOUL/WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday offered high-level talks with the United...

China Reportedly Tried To Convince North Korea To Give Up Nuclear Tests

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - China told an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that Pyongyang should stop conducting nucle...

U.S. Official: NKorea Doesn't Have Nuke That Fits On Missile

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.15.2013 | Home

North Korea has yet to develop a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile, a senior US official said on Wednesday, contradicting a recent US m...

UN Investigator: NKorea Prison Camps Inquiry Won't Be Deterred

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home

By Lincoln Feast SYDNEY, May 9 (Reuters) - U.N. investigators will seek the cooperation of North Korea as part of an inquiry into all...

U.S. Officials: North Korea Missiles Moved Away From Launch Site

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - North Korea has taken two Musudan missiles off launch-ready status and moved them from ...

American Diplomacy Rises Once Again in Northeast Asia

Donald Gross | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Donald Gross

The governments of countries most endangered by Pyongyang are now asking a critical question: What to do? Fortunately, the answer is clear.

NKorea Reiterates It Won't Give Up Nukes

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home

SEOUL, April 20 (Reuters) - North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks a...