By Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle may have been dismissed from his posts last month and that two of his aides were executed, two lawmakers said Tuesday. The lawmakers said they were told by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service […]
Rodman says he met N Korean leader again
By Aritz Parra The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea Sept. 7, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.
US envoy to seek Bae’s release
By Matthew Pennington and Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Aug. 27.
North Korea proposes high-level talks with US
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top governing body on June 16 proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea.
NKorean farmers can make profit growing food for first time
By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.
US calls for NKorea amnesty for sentenced American
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.
Despite tensions, N. Korea lets tourists, athletes through borders
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite North Korea’s warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday, April 14 — suggesting its concerns of an imminent […]
China punishes North Korea as US asks for more
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo. It’s a calibrated effort to send a message without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government.
Koreas’ rhetoric no match for surreal calm at DMZ
By Foster Klug The Associated Press IMJINGAK, South Korea (AP) — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world’s most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sides threaten to reduce each other to rubble.
Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call
By Michelle Salecedo The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) — North Korea’s young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Barack Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman, […]