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PHOTOS: Pyongyang Hosts International Marathon

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 04.13.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annua...

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

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

Now You Can Run In This Spooky North Korea Marathon

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 04.03.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Runners of the world, unite! For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the ...

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
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 tho...

Front Companies, Embassies Mask NKorean Weapons Trade

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

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 02.20.2014 | Arts
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...

State Department 'Deeply Disappointed' In North Korea

AP | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is "deeply disappointed" in North Korea's decision to withdraw for a second time an invitation to a U...

Rodman Leaves N.Korea Without Word Of Kim Meeting

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports

BEIJING (AP) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but didn't answer questions from the media on whether he had met wit...

Rodman Back In North Korea For Visit With His Buddy

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 12.19.2013 | Sports

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touc...

'Uncle-cide'

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
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.

U.S. Veteran 'Delighted To Be Home' After North Korea Ordeal

AP | HAVEN DALEY | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home Saturday to applause from ...

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

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

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 | World

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 Takes Steps To Boost Economy

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In a bid to bolster its laggard economy, North Korea plans to set up more special economic z...

NKorea Urges Nuclear Talks 'Without Preconditions'

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

BEIJING — North Korea's senior nuclear strategist called Wednesday for a new round of six-nation denuclearization talks without preconditions, a...

UN: North Korea Won't Cooperate With Human Rights Probe

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

GENEVA — The head of a U.N. human rights probe says he can't get answers from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regarding harrowing testimony from...

Rodman Arrives In North Korea

AP | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea with plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a go...

American Detained In North Korea Hospitalized

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

SEATTLE — An American man detained in North Korea for the past nine months has been hospitalized after losing more than 50 pounds, and the need ...

North Korea, Inside Out

Debbie Pappyn | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
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).

NKorea Displays Captured U.S. Navy Ship

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — If there was ever any doubt about what happened to the only U.S. Navy ship that is being held by a foreign government, ...

NKorean Leader Opens Cemetary For War 'Heroes'

Agence France Presse | Giles Hewitt | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

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 | Travel
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 | Comedy
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 | World

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