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EU ratchets up sanctions on North Korea

The European Union has boosted sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution imposing new measures over Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch.


North Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, South Korean officials said, just hours after the U.N. Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on …


U.S. sanctions North Koreans for missile, nuclear programs

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a dozen individuals and five organizations tied to North Korea’s nuclear and weapons proliferation efforts.


U.S. wants North Korea sanctions vote; now expected Wednesday

A U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia’s request, France said Tuesday.


U.S., China agree on new North Korea sanctions, diplomats say

The United States and China have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, …


Stringent sanctions slapped on North Korea over nuclear program

President Barack Obama slapped North Korea with more stringent sanctions Thursday for defying the world and pushing forward with its nuclear weapons program, weeks after it launched a satellite-carrying rocket …


North Korea sanctions bill ready for president’s signature

Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation that aims to punish North Korea for pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.


North Korea restarts plutonium reactor, intelligence chief says

North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said …


Game-changing U.S. missiles may alter North Asian geopolitics

The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.


UN: North Korean launch may be covert missile test

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of …


North Korea’s rocket launch preparation puts U.S., China on notice

The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation …


Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying …


North Korea plans satellite launch this month, agency says

North Korea has declared plans to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, an official with a London-based agency said Tuesday.


U.S. student held in North Korea

North Korea on Friday announced the arrest of a university student from Ohio for what it called a “hostile act” orchestrated by the American government to undermine the authoritarian nation.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:23 p.m.

N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea says it has conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working …


Kim Jong Un vows North Korea ready to counter any U.S. threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took center stage at a military parade and mass rally in Pyongyang on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s ruling party …


Korean War soldier’s remains flown to Spokane for proper burial

U.S. Army Cpl. Donald Therkelsen died 62 years ago, 10 days before the Korean War armistice. The 23-year-old medic died two years after marrying his wife, Patricia, and three months …


Doug Clark: Maybe those Sony hackers had a point about stopping ‘The Interview’

I’d like to thank the scores of patriots who joined my recent crusade to get “The Interview,” a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, released to holiday …


U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

HONOLULU — The U.S. is imposing sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Sony explains “The Interview” decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issues new statement Wednesday on the on-demand release of “The Interview.”


‘The Interview’ comes to YouTube, Google

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Interview” is available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft’s Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning …


North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.”


Doug Clark: Sony, give us back our Rogen-Franco Christmas

I don’t believe for a nanosecond that a corporation like the great and all-powerful Sony would pull the plug on the Christmas Day release of the “The Interview” movie over …


Rodman says game a gift

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for …


Rodman names team

Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to participate in an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman leads a team that includes former NBA All-Stars …


Rodman joins TV crew in N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is heading to North Korea with VICE media company – tattoos, piercings, bad-boy reputation and all. The American known as …


U.S. officials: N. Korean rocket launch may have failed

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean defense officials said, defying international warnings against a launch widely seen as a provocation. In …


N. Koreans salute, cry for late leader Kim Jong Il

North Korea’s next leader escorted his father’s hearse in an elaborate state funeral on a bitter, snowy day today, bowing and saluting in front of tens of thousands of citizens …


N. Korea boosts heir as head of powerful committee

North Korea’s state media on Monday called Kim Jong Il’s heir the head of the ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, a job that gives Kim Jong Un power over one …


North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il; son is ‘successor’

North Koreans marched by the thousands today to their capital’s landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over news of their “dear …