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  • Trump willing to meet North Korea’s Kim, wants to renegotiate Paris climate accord

    May 17, 2016 | 2:05 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, Trump told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Trump also said he disapproved of Russian President...

  • Russia delays U.N. council condemnation of N.Korea missile tests

    May 3, 2016 | 2:49 pm

    A United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile tests has been delayed by Russian amendments to a statement that had been agreed by the remaining 14 members, including Pyongyang's ally China, diplomats said on Tuesday.

    North Korea test-fired what...

  • South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad

    May 2, 2016 | 11:03 am

    South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct "terrorist acts" after the North accused it of abducting North Korean workers from a restaurant in China.

    "All measures of precaution" were in place for the...

  • 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...

  • Passover in Seoul

    April 26, 2016 | 12:40 pm

    "We were all slaves in Egypt once," goes the yearly Passover refrain. This year I recited it less than 40 miles from a country that imprisons its own people in concentration camps.

    I am in Seoul on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project to cover religion in South...

  • Declassified: Secretive North Korea lifts veil on arms program

    April 12, 2016 | 10:23 am

    Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions.

    Until recently, information on the...

  • North Korea to pursue nuclear and missile programs

    April 1, 2016 | 8:28 am

    North Korea will pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile program in defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday, adding that a state of "semi-war" now existed on the divided Korean peninsula.

    So Se Pyong, North Korea's ambassador to the...

  • North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea

    March 17, 2016 | 3:37 pm

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday off its east coast and it flew about 500 miles into the sea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

    The launch comes amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula with the North remaining defiant in the face of the latest U.N. Security Council resolution adopted earlier in the month in response to a nuclear test conducted in January.

  • U.S. officials tout China cooperation on new North Korea sanctions

    March 17, 2016 | 1:58 pm

    U.S. State Department officials expressed optimism on Thursday that new sanctions imposed on North Korea may be more effective than earlier attempts to curtain Pyongyang's nuclear program, pointing to China's apparent willingness to support them.

    Two weeks before a Nuclear...

  • South Korea, U.S. begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack

    March 7, 2016 | 4:48 pm

    South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defences against North Korea, which called the drills "nuclear war moves" and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive.

    South Korea said the exercises would be the...

  • 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.

  • U.N. imposes harsh new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program

    March 2, 2016 | 2:27 pm

    North Korea faces harsh new U.N. sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons program following a unanimous Security Council vote on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by the United States and Pyongyang's ally China.

    The resolution, which dramatically expands existing...

  • North Korea may get plutonium from restarted reactor in weeks

    February 9, 2016 | 11:05 am

    North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last month and launched a long-range rocket on Saturday, could begin to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within weeks, the director of U.S. National Intelligence said on Tuesday.

    James Clapper said that in...

  • Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site

    February 5, 2016 | 1:36 pm

    Satellite images taken this week of North Korea's Sohae rocket launch site show apparent fueling activity seen in the past one to two weeks before a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

    North Korea has told U.N. agencies it will launch a rocket carrying what it called...

  • North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch

    February 2, 2016 | 11:40 am

    North Korea told U.N. agencies on Tuesday it plans to launch a satellite as early as next week, a move that could advance the country's long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6.

    News of the planned launch between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25 drew fresh U.S....

  • North Korea nuclear test needs ‘swift response,’ Israel says

    January 13, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Israel said last week’s nuclear test by North Korea “must be met with a swift response by the international community.”

    “Israel condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, and joins the international community in expressing concern of the danger that this act poses to...

  • North Korea bomb claim a new challenge for Clinton campaign

    January 6, 2016 | 2:38 pm

    To Republican presidential contenders, North Korea’s claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb may further make the 2016 race what they dearly want it to be: a referendum on President Barack Obama's foreign policy and, by extension, Hillary Clinton’s. 

    For months, these Republicans...

  • After nuclear test, U.N. readying new measures against North Korea

    January 6, 2016 | 11:13 am

    The U.N. Security Council said on Wednesday it would begin working immediately on significant new measures in response to North Korea's fourth nuclear test, a threat diplomats said could mean an expansion of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.

    North Korea said it successfully...

  • North Korea goes on war footing against South Korea as deadline looms

    August 21, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    North Korea put its troops on a war footing on Friday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back.

    South Korean Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo said his...

  • Iran is mankind’s enemy

    By Dennis Prager

    January 28, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Iran today is America’s greatest enemy, Israel’s greatest enemy, the Jewish people’s greatest enemy and the greatest enemy of moral civilization.

    There is, apparently, no evil that the Iranian Islamic regime will not engage in to further its ends. 

    It is one of the only...

  • Stars get serious: Top moments from the 2015 Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 12, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The typically boozy, loosey-goosey ambience of the Golden Globe awards, whose viewers are usually more concerned with red carpet arrivals than seriousness of ceremony, took on a more earnest tone last night in the aftermath of the Paris, France terror attacks that have gripped the...

  • 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...

  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

    December 20, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

    An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would...

  • U.S. blames N.Korea for Sony cyberattack, vows ‘consequences’

    December 19, 2014 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. government on Friday blamed North Korea for a devastating cyberattack against Sony Pictures, calling it an unacceptable act of intimidation and vowing to impose "costs and consequences" on those responsible.

    It was the first time the United States had directly accused...

  • For North Korea’s cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

    December 19, 2014 | 9:06 am

    The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said.

    Non-conventional capabilities like cyber-warfare...

  • FBI deeply concerned about destructive nature of Sony hack

    December 19, 2014 | 8:59 am

    Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood move studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. :

    "Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony...

  • U.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack

    December 17, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    U.S. investigators have determined that NorthKorea was behind a cyber attack on Sony Corp's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.

    One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored" and several sources said that North Korea was the government involved.

  • ‘Interview’ writer: If they want to bomb somebody for free speech, I’d like to be at ground zero

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 17, 2014 | 3:07 pm

    On Dec. 17, eight days after my interview with screenwriter Dan Sterling of “The Interview” – the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy about goofy journalists who land an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and then are tasked by the CIA to assassinate him – Sony...

  • 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...

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