- US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing Updated: May-22-15 10:59 am
WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China.
- US: NKorea 'many years' from developing submarine missile Updated: May-19-15 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - North Korea is "many years" away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine but that capability could eventually pose a threat to U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a top U.S. military officer said Tuesday.
- UN chief to visit inter-Korean factory park in North Korea Updated: May-19-15 8:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that he will visit an inter-Korean factory park just north of the two Koreas' heavily fortified border, saying he hopes his trip to the last major cooperation project between the rivals helps improve ties.
- Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse Updated: May-18-15 4:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is singling out North Korea for repressing its citizens' use of the Internet, calling open and secure cyber access a global right.
- Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South Updated: May-18-15 2:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments.
- Kerry: Iran nuclear deal could be lesson for North Korea Updated: May-16-15 5:35 am
BEIJING - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday he is hopeful that the successful conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran will send a positive message to North Korea to restart negotiations on its own atomic program.
- Kerry off to China, SKorea with security, trade agenda Updated: May-14-15 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to China and South Korea for a weekend of meetings that will focus on security concerns and trade.
- S. Korea's spy agency says N. Korea executed defense chief Updated: May-13-15 12:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his defense chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the young leader, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Wednesday, citing what it called credible information.
- Obama administration urges approval of US-China nuclear pact Updated: May-12-15 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday urged senators to support a new 30-year agreement with China on civilian nuclear cooperation but faced a barrage of concern from both parties that Chinese companies are exporting sensitive technology to Iran and North Korea.
- UN chief, head of North Korea's parliament met in Moscow Updated: May-11-15 12:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A spokesman says the U.N. secretary-general had a brief meeting with the head of North Korea's parliament when both were in Moscow over the weekend.
- N. Korean general believed behind 2010 S. Korea attacks dies Updated: May-10-15 11:47 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The North Korean military general believed by archrival South Korea to have been behind two attacks on South Korea that killed 50 people in 2010 has died. He was 77.
- Remains of soldier killed in 1951 to be buried in Roseburg Updated: May-09-15 2:31 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Ben Lee Brown was lost in just a week.
- North Korea says it tests ballistic missile from submarine Updated: May-09-15 8:07 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea said Saturday that it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's advancing military capabilities. Hours after the announcement, South Korean officials said the North fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast.
- For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away Updated: May-06-15 4:41 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.
- UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm
- Review: 'North Korea Confidential' shows world slipping in Updated: May-04-15 9:40 am
"North Korea Confidential" (Tuttle Publishing), by Daniel Tudor and James Pearson
- North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip Updated: May-04-15 5:55 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.
- Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting Updated: May-01-15 1:53 pm
MILAN - The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for anti-globalization protests.
- North Korean diplomats cause chaos at UN event on rights Updated: Apr-30-15 2:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.S.-organized event on North Korea's human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. on Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading a statement of protest, amid shouts from defectors, and then stormed out.
- Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 Updated: Apr-30-15 8:34 am
MOSCOW - The reclusive leader of North Korea won't be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced Thursday.
- 3 killed in Chinese town where North Koreans blamed in past Updated: Apr-30-15 6:41 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it was investigating the killings of three villagers in a border town where North Korean guards have been accused of crossing over to commit thefts and slayings.
- S. Korea says Kim Jong Un executed 15 officials this year Updated: Apr-29-15 7:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challenging his authority.