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The Unbelievable Story Of A Woman Who Taught North Korea's Elite Undercover

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke and Milos Balac | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

With a dictatorial regime, a powerful security apparatus and ruthless crackdown on dissent, what goes on in North Korea has long remained a secret for...

Nuclear Safety Cooperation Can Bridge Asian Geopolitical Rifts

H.E. Yun Byung-se | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
H.E. Yun Byung-se

If one asked, "where do most daunting challenges to global peace and security come from?" most would venture the Middle East and the Eurasian regions. Unfortunately, Northeast Asia is now adding its name on this list of conflict zones. The tectonic plates there are shifting under our feet.

Warships From South Korea, North Korea Exchange Warning Shots

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Warships from the rival Koreas exchanged warning shots Tuesday after a North Korean sh...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Buddhist Monk Has Devoted His Life To Ending Suffering In North Korea

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The traditional goal of Buddhism is to reach a state of enlightenment, which can be achieved by a lifetime of meditation and quiet contemplation. But ...

North Korea To Send Cheering Squad To South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes pla...

The Stark Difference Between North And South Korea In 10 Stunning Photos

Posted 05.29.2014 | World

Today, it is hard to believe that North and South Korea were ever a united land. The repressive northern state and its wealthy southern neighbor l...

North, South Korea Exchange Fire In Disputed Waters

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's artillery shelling near a South Korean warship patrolling disputed waters was likely a warning, not an attac...

Report: North Korea Exiles Over 100 To Remote Mountains

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

Watching a video filmed in a foreign country can get you banished in North Korea, as over a hundred people in the nation's capital have reportedly fou...

North Korea Holds Live-Fire Artillery Drills, South Says

AP | JUNG-YOON CHOI | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near its disputed western sea boundary Tuesday, South Korean officials sa...

NKorea Calls South's President 'Despicable Prostitute' With Obama As Pimp

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has expressed outrage over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government that ...

North Korea Fires Missiles

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired four suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters Thursday, South Korean defense officials sai...

Why North Korea Today Is Not East Germany 1989

John Feffer | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
John Feffer

Just as the seemingly impregnable Honecker regime rapidly disintegrated along with the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Kim dynasty in North Korea has been expected to collapse at any minute. This minute, of course, has lasted for more than two decades.

Cheorwan: Tranquility on the DMZ

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

The train -- which was bombed by American forces -- is enclosed by a fence adorned with messages of hope. As I took a walk around the site, I became teary-eyed by some of them obviously written by children. "Let's play together when we are united," one of them read.

NKorea Arrests Alleged SKorean Spy

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's security agency said Thursday it arrested a South Korean spy in Pyongyang who ...

NKorea Threatens To Bury U.S. Aircraft Carrier In the Sea

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

North Korea on Friday threatened to "bury in the sea" a US aircraft carrier, as it slammed a three-nation naval drill involving US, South Korean and J...

NKorea Puts Off Deal To Reunite War-Torn Families

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Jane Chung SEOUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday ordered the indefinite postponement of a scheduled series of reunions...

North And South Korea Reach MAJOR Agreement

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul officials say North and South Korea have agreed to allow reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Kor...

U.S. And South Korea Begin Military Drills

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is criticizing South Korea-U.S. military drills with milder-than-usual language that's seen as a sign of its in...

Koreas Hold Talks On Joint Industrial Zone

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

By Jack Kim SEOUL, July 6 (Reuters) - North and South Korean officials held talks on Saturday seeking a way to reopen a jointly run i...

Why We Should Pay Attention to North Korea

Devon Kerr | Posted 07.16.2013 | Teen
Devon Kerr

Thankfully, it appears that North Korea won't be bombing the United States anytime soon. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't pay attention to this key foreign policy dilemma.

We Have Lost Sight of the Real Ticking Bomb on the Korean Peninsula

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

There is, indeed, a bomb waiting to go off on the Korean Peninsula, but it is not of the Kim Jong-un's making. Seoul and its allies in the U.S. and elsewhere must give equal -- if not greater emphasis -- to the very real and complex crisis that might cause the Korean economic miracle to implode.

NKorea Issues Fresh Threats On Founder's Birthday

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL, April 15 (Reuters) - North Korea made new threats of military action on Monday as the reclusive nat...

Psy Hopes His Music Will Unite North And South Korea

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean rapper PSY says he hopes North Koreans will enjoy his new single even as tensions remain high on the Korean Pe...

Obama On NKorea: U.S. Will Take 'All Necessary Steps' To Protect Its People

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says now is the time for North Korea to end its belligerence. He says the United States will take, in his words, ...

U.S. Officials: NKorea 'Skating Close To A Dangerous Line'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

North Korea is "skating very close to a dangerous line" with its heated rhetoric and provocative actions, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told report...