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  • N. Korea criticizes 'human rights racket' of US 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:46 pm
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a "human rights racket" a day after the U.N. Security Council met to discuss a new report that accuses the reclusive communist regime of crimes against humanity.

  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:41 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:01 pm
  • LONDON - North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:27 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • North Korea's capital hosts international marathon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:42 am
  • PYONGYANG, North Korea - The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

  • US, China to hold talks on NKorea next week 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:30 am
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test.

  • Institute: Water woes endanger NKorea reactor 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it grappled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:29 am
  • TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

  • US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:43 pm
  • TOKYO - The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.

  • Suspected NKorean drones crude, reflect new threat 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:36 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech - equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars - but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

  • US, Japan, SKorea nuclear envoys to discuss NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - Envoys of the U.S., Japan and South Korea will meet in Washington next week to discuss North Korea's nuclear program.

  • Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

  • SKorea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:25 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions.

  • Asian Games organizers ask IOC to bring in NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:23 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean organizers of the Asian Games have asked the International Olympic Committee to urge North Korea to enter more athletes.

  • US: N. Korea actions are dangerous, provocative 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:34 am
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says North Korea's actions are "dangerous and provocative" and will further aggravate tensions in the region.

  • Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:22 am
  • BEIJING - Japan and North Korea started high-level government talks on Sunday for the first time in more than a year that were expected to focus on abductions of Japanese by North Korea decades ago.

  • UN prolongs North Korea human rights investigation 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:37 am
  • GENEVA - After a testy exchange between the United States and North Korea, a special investigator won approval Friday to keep investigating suspected crimes against humanity and other abuses in the reclusive Asian nation.

  • China soldiers remains return 6 decades after war 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 1:25 am
  • BEIJING - The remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War returned home Friday, more than 60 years after an armistice ended the fighting.

  • Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie? 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 2:59 pm
  • TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors.

  • Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says.

  • Correction: United States-Asia-Military story 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story March 25 about top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region voicing concern about the impact of budget cuts, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.

  • North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:31 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat.

  • Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:03 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

  • North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy' 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:35 pm
  • GENEVA - North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.

  • Japan and North Korea to reopen official talks 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:14 am
  • TOKYO - Japan and North Korea will resume government-to-government negotiations later this month for the first time since November 2012.