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  • North Korea test-fires two missiles, both fail

    April 28, 2016 | 4:10 pm

    North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but both failed, the U.S. military said, in a setback for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of next week's ruling party congress.

    The isolated nation has conducted a series of...

  • U.S. to eye ‘other’ options if North Korea continues nuclear activity

    April 26, 2016 | 1:21 pm

    The U.S. State Department urged North Korea on Tuesday to refrain from actions that destabilize the region and said it would consider "other" options if Pyongyang continued its nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

    State Department spokesman Mark Toner made the comment at a...

  • North Korea leader at drill orders nuclear weapons use at any time: KCNA

    March 3, 2016 | 2:32 pm

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the exercise of newly developed multiple rocket launchers and ordered his country to be ready to use nuclear weapons "at any time" in the face of a growing threat from enemies, its official media said on Friday.

    Kim also said his country should turn its military posture to a "pre-emptive basis" because enemies are threatening the state's survival, its KCNA news agency said.

  • Sony Pictures puts ‘The Interview’ back in theaters

    December 23, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Sony Pictures said on Tuesday it will release "The Interview" to a limited number of theaters on Dec. 25, less than a week after it canceled the comedy's release following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

    [ROB ESHMAN: How to hack the Sony hackers]

    The decision...

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  • Sony Pictures CEO consulted U.S. State Dept on film, leaked emails show

    December 17, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    The head of Sony Pictures consulted with a senior U.S. official in June, days after North Korea threatened "merciless countermeasures" over the release of an upcoming film featuring a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un, leaked emails show.

    In an internal June 26 email seen by...

  • Sony CEO ordered ‘The Interview’ toned down, Rogen objected

    December 10, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio.

    The comedy, slated for U.S. release...

  • Why would North Korea help Hamas build tunnels?

    By Jared Sichel

    July 28, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    According to a Saturday piece in the Daily Telegraph, unnamed Western security officials say North Korea is restocking Hamas's fast-depleting supply of rockets and equipment. 

    Even more worrisome, according to the report, the North Koreans have used their own expertise in...

  • North Korea slams U.S. movie on leader assassination plot; Un calls it ‘act of war’

    June 25, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    North Korea on Wednesday denounced a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism and threatened to unleash a "merciless counter-measure" if Washington failed to ban the movie.

    The movie "The Interview", starring...

  • The North Korea Dennis Rodman will never see

    December 19, 2013 | 11:28 pm

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a problem.
     
    Seems he’s been taking a lot of heat lately for having Jang Song Thaek, his uncle and mentor, arrested, publicly humiliated in front of the country’s ruling elite, called out as a traitor, put on trial and executed - all...
  • U.S.: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    February 29, 2012 | 9:02 am

    The United States said on Wednesday that North Korea had agreed to a moratorium on nuclear tests and long-range missile launches and to allow nuclear inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex to verify a halt to all nuclear activities including uranium enrichment.

    The U.S....

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