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Stories with place: Pyongyang
  • 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.

  • US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.