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  • new storyNorth Korea, Thailand extend group leads in Asian qualifying 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 11:45 am

    TOKYO - North Korea and Thailand had wins Tuesday to extend their group leads in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.

  • Singers take stage for North Korea's big anniversary fete 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 12:33 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Going to see North Korea's most popular musical groups is kind of like a night at the concert anywhere - except for just about everything.

  • The Latest: North Korea shows off missiles, drones in parade story has photos
    Updated: Oct-10-15 11:29 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea's ruling party (all times local).

  • Kim declares N. Korea ready to stand up to any US threat story has photos
    Updated: Oct-10-15 10:06 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.

  • North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 8:36 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party.

  • Satellite images show scale of NKorea's anniversary parade 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Satellite imagery shows North Korea has erected a tented city and mobilized hundreds of trucks and armored vehicles in preparation for a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling party.

  • North Korea's perfect qualifying record ends with 0-0 draw 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's perfect record in World Cup qualifying came to an end Thursday after being held to a 0-0 draw by the Philippines.

  • Seoul prosecutors questioning NYU student over N. Korea trip 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors are investigating a New York University student freed this week by North Korea on suspicion that he violated a law that prohibits South Korean citizens from traveling to the North without permission, officials said Wednesday.

  • As Pyongyang readies grand show, rural life still a struggle story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:47 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital - such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round - pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct. 10.

  • Japan under pressure in Asian World Cup qualification 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:51 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - On a night of big games in Asia, Japan will be under the most pressure as a defeat to Syria in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would cast doubt on its chances of making it to Russia.

  • Rubio, 2 other GOP senators seek tougher sanctions on NKorea 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Three Republican senators, including presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are proposing new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses.

  • US, Japan, South Korea warn North Korea against provocations 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:29 am

    NEW YORK - The United States, Japan and South Korea are warning North Korea against any provocative acts at the upcoming 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party.

  • Odd partnership: Ties warm between India and North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 2:05 am

    NEW DELHI - It's not the most obvious international friendship. On one side is the world's largest democracy, with its riotous collection of battling political parties and a freewheeling media with thousands of newspapers, TV stations and websites. On the other is a deeply isolated nation, a country with no political opposition and a media that does not question the long-ruling family. Access to the Internet, except for a handful of government-approved websites, is restricted to a tiny elite.

  • US-China agenda as Chinese leader Xi comes for state visit 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 3:33 am

    WASHINGTON - Key issues facing the United States and China as the Asian nation's leader, Xi Jinping, makes his first U.S. state visit since becoming president in 2013. President Barack Obama will host Xi at the White House on Friday.

  • S. Korea readies for reunions amid N. Korea's rocket threats 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 5:34 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea is moving ahead with preparations for reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War despite rival North Korea talking about new rocket launches and nuclear tests.

  • China urges six-party talks over N. Korea nuclear program 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 1:14 am

    BEIJING - China on Saturday urged the countries involved in talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program to resume negotiations that stalled seven years ago.

  • China to respond firmly to any North Korea nuke test story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:42 pm

    BEIJING - If North Korea launches a rocket into space or conducts a nuclear test in the coming weeks, as observers suspect it may, China is certain to respond angrily, and perhaps with an unprecedented level of economic punishment. The question is whether North Korea can be swayed even by its most important ally.

  • With a rocket's red glare? N. Korea gears up for major fete story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:41 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - China just put on a big military parade, a few months after Russia did the same. But there's no country more adept at putting on elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea, the undisputed goose-stepping capital of the world, and next month, Pyongyang will stage what is likely to be its biggest celebration in years.

  • NKorea warns it has restarted all nuclear bomb fuel plants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 3:40 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - With a big anniversary drawing near, North Korea declared Tuesday it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants - meaning it could possibly make more, and more sophisticated, nuclear weapons.