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U.S. envoy to visit Seoul next week for talks on NK nukes

The U.S. special envoy on North Korea policy will visit South Korea late next week to discuss Pyongyang's much-denounced nuclear weapons program following a high-ranking North Korean official's recent trip to Russia, diplomatic sources said Friday.Sung Kim's visit, scheduled for late next ...

Updated : 2014.11.28 12:34

U.S. film on NK leader to hit screens next month

A controversial American movie on an assassination plot targeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hit the screens in 63 countries starting late next month, a U.S. news report said Friday.The comedy, titled "The Interview," will be released in the U.S. and Canada on Dec. 25 before hitt...

Updated : 2014.11.28 10:35

N. Korean leader extols female fighter jet pilots

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed a flight drill of the country's first female pilots of pursuit planes, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday.Kim instructed the full-scale training of those highly skilled airwomen himself, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).The No...

Updated : 2014.11.28 10:34

[Newsmaker] N.K. leader’s sister granted official post

North Korea revealed the job title of Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of its leader Kim Jong-un, on Thursday, calling her a deputy director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, a po...

Updated : 2014.11.27 16:42

N. Korea unveils title of leader's younger sister

North Korea unveiled Thursday the official title of leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister who's been in the spotlight, calling her a deputy director of the North's ruling Workers' Party of Korea.   The confirmation of Kim Yo-jong's formal position came amid growing speculation over her pol...

Updated : 2014.11.27 11:58

N. Korea's Arirang wins UNESCO intangible heritage status

A group of North Korean versions of the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang" has been inscribed on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, the South Korean government said Thursday.   The inscription was made on Wednesday during the 9th session of the Intergovernmental Committee f...

Updated : 2014.11.27 08:56

[Newsmaker] Can Iranian nuke talks affect N.K. issue?

North Korea may be closely watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West as it explores the most beneficial way to gain concessions from the U.S. and other parties, analysts said...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:27

N. Korea building new thermal power plant to meet energy shortages

North Korea has been building a new coal-powered thermal power plant near Pyongyang in a sign that the destitute nation is struggling to resolve chronic electricity shortages, a U.S. researcher said Tuesday.   Commercial satellite imagery shows that construction of the power plant began...

Updated : 2014.11.26 09:01

N. Koreans denounce U.N. resolution condemning country's human rights conditions

Thousands of North Koreans gathered for a mass rally in Pyongyang on Tuesday to denounce a United Nations resolution condemning the isolationist country's deplorable human rights conditions.   According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), some 100,000 people gathered at Kim Il-sun...

Updated : 2014.11.26 08:59

N. Korea holds rally against UN rights resolution

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – North Korea held a mass rally Tuesday in its capital to protest a United Nations resolution condemning its human rights record.Thousands of protesters in Kim Il Sung Square carried banners praising their leaders and condemning the United States. Such mass ral...

Updated : 2014.11.25 20:00

N. Korean leader launches outspoken attack on U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed antipathy toward the United States in an unusually unequivocal way, labeling Americans as "cannibals," according to Pyongyang's state media Tuesday.   He called for an "all-out anti-U.S. struggle," as he provided "filed guidance" at an anti-U.S....

Updated : 2014.11.25 16:56

N. Korea makes progress in building asymmetric capability: USFK chief

North Korea has achieved progress in building asymmetric military capabilities, which requires South Korea and the United States to build further momentum in strengthening intelligence and ballistic missile defense system, the chief of the U.S. forces here said Tuesday.   "Kim Jong-un, ...

Updated : 2014.11.25 12:00

Momentum grows for N.K. rights bill

A parliamentary panel proposed two bills aimed at enhancing the human rights situation in North Korea on Monday as fresh momentum is picking up in the wake of the adoption of a watershed U.N. resolution last week. The ruling and opposition parties have agreed to skip a typical 20-day cooli...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:39

Isolated N.K. boosts Russia ties

North Korea and Russia appear to be joining forces to ease their international isolation as the former strives to strengthen the bilateral relationship in a frantic search for outside economic assista...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:33

NK leader's envoy back in Pyongyang after Russia trip

Choe Ryong-hae, a top North Korean official, returned to Pyongyang Monday after a visit to Russia as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-un, the North's state media reported.   Choe's weeklong trip to Moscow, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok was highlighted by his meetings with President Vlad...

Updated : 2014.11.24 18:15