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Stories with place: North Korea
  • North Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:29 am

    BEIJING - The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."

  • Image of Asia: A dance on Korean War anniversary 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:52 am

    In this photo by Wong Maye-E, students participate in a mass dance in front of a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. The day known as "Victory Day" in the North brought a festive atmosphere to the capital, including a fireworks display. Citizens showed their patriotism by bowing and laying flowers before statues of North Korea's leaders, while also enjoying the warm summer weather by dancing and visiting parks and ice cream stands.

  • With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:26 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked Monday's anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago.

  • Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:06 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Asian powers Japan and South Korea have named squads devoid of big names for next month's biennial East Asian Cup, which also features China and North Korea.

  • Intel chief: US decided not to retaliate for Sony hack 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:56 pm

    ASPEN, Colorado - The Director of National Intelligence says the Obama administration made a conscious decision not to use technology to retaliate against North Korea in response to last year's hack that damaged Sony computers and disclosed internal company emails.

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping company over NKorea links 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department blacklisted Thursday a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments.

  • North Korea gig fits well with iconic Slovenian band's image story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 12:31 pm

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - For a band inspired by art in totalitarian regimes, a gig in North Korea is a dream come true.

  • 'The Girl With Seven Names' reveals complexities of freedom 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:54 am

    "The Girl With Seven Names" (William Collins), by Hyeonseo Lee with David John

  • N. Korea: No interest in something like Iranian nuclear deal 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:20 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Tuesday that it's not interested in an Iran-type nuclear disarmament deal, saying it won't abandon its atomic weapons as long as the United States maintains hostile policies toward the country.

  • Blatter news conference at FIFA delayed by British comedian story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:20 am

    ZURICH - A British comedian disrupted a news conference by Sepp Blatter on Monday, showering the FIFA president with fake money.

  • NYU student detained in North Korea hopes for quick release 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 12:14 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - A South Korean student from New York University who is being detained in North Korea says he hopes to be released soon and has told his family not to worry too much about him.

  • South Korea sends 2 North Korean fishermen back home 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:44 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday that it had sent back two North Korean fishermen who were rescued earlier this month from South Korean waters.

  • Seoul: North Korea media confirms purging of defense chief 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 1:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul's spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean official said Monday.

  • As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 2:13 am

    TOKYO - To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea's west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring - and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a long way to get there.

  • North Korea star Jong leaves Suwon for Shimizu 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 9:41 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea international striker Jong Tae Se has agreed to leave South Korean club Suwon Samsung Bluewings to sign for Japan's Shimizu S-Pulse.

  • German attempts to break down barriers for deaf in N. Korea 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:58 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - In a country with zero kindergartens specifically for the deaf, Robert Grund wants to help establish the first - just a small suite of rooms for perhaps a couple dozen kids, in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, a city of roughly 2.5 million.

  • Yemen forfeits World Cup qualifier for ineligible player 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:20 pm

    ZURICH - FIFA has ordered Yemen to forfeit a World Cup qualifying match for fielding a player who was technically banned.

  • S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:05 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.

  • AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am

    UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.

  • Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:06 am

    TOKYO - North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.

  • With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:02 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October.