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  • N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:17 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.

  • New airport's Internet room a closed window on North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:29 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Pyongyang's shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet.

  • South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:44 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.

  • The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • AP Analysis: What's different this time in Korean standoff? story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:35 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - For years, North Korea's litany of threats has been largely dismissed - Seoul, after all, is still not drowning in a "sea of fire," despite Pyongyang's repeated promises to make it so.

  • US restarts military exercise with South Korea, after pause 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that America's annual military exercise with South Korea has resumed after being stopped as a result of escalating tensions and threats of war from Pyongyang.

  • S. Korea leader to attend China's celebrations of WWII end 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:40 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will travel to China next month to attend a ceremony marking the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, her office said Thursday.

  • For North Korea, Iran-style nuclear deal not an option story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:01 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - If any hopes have been raised that the progress between the United States and Iran to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons could bring change in Pyongyang, North Korea has gone out of its way to thwart them.