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  • North Korea's 'red lines'

    North Korea's 'red lines'
    Last April, when a North Korean missile launch appeared to be imminent, this newspaper published my commentary urging the U.S. to "get tough with North Korea." My determination that U.S. actions to date had produced little or no effect in deterring the...
  • In South Korea, Obama salutes U.S. troops at 'freedom's frontier'

     
    REPORTING FROM PANMUNJOM, South Korea -- Trekking up to one of the last outposts of the Cold War, President Obama on Sunday gazed out over the heavily fortified barrier that cuts through the Korean peninsula and thanked U.S. troops for guarding "freedom's...
  • No scoop for foreign journalists in North Korea

     
    REPORTING FROM BEIJING –- It seemed like a reasonable assumption: Score a rare media invitation to North Korea this week, and in all likelihood, you’ll get to break the news when the reclusive regime eventually launches its Kwangmyongsong-2...
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un given new post as rocket launch looms

     
    As North Korea readied for a deeply disputed rocket launch, its youthful new leader, Kim Jong Un, was named to a new position Wednesday as first secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party....
  • North Korea's leader lauds 'military first' philosophy at parade

     
    Kim Jong Un, the new North Korean leader, touted the same old slogans of "military first" at a massive military parade of goose-stepping soldiers in formation....
  • North Korea releases captured Chinese fishermen, boats

     
    North Korea released 29 captured Chinese fishermen and three fishing vessels, putting an end to a 13-day ordeal that raised questions about the stability of the Pyongyang regime....
  • Kim Jong Un praises children in second public speech [Video]

     
    Tens of thousands of North Korean schoolchildren gathered in Pyongyang to hear new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praise them in the second public speech of his short tenure, calling them “more precious than a hundred million tons of gold and...
  • North Korean leader's female companion stirs speculation

     
    North Korean media have disclosed so little about leader Kim Jong Il's personal life that no one outside of his innermost circle knows his age or marital status. Now Koreans on both sides of the divided peninsula have a new mystery to ponder: Who is...
  • Military chief's ouster may be power play by North Korean leader

     
    Analysts widely viewed the surprise dismissal of the North Korean military chief from all his senior posts Monday as a calculated political purge, possibly aimed at cementing the absolute rule of young dictator Kim Jong Un....
  • It's still 'My Way' or the highway under North Korea's Kim

     
    Global Focus: In the 45 years since songwriter Paul Anka wrote it and Frank Sinatra made it famous, "My Way" has celebrated the rugged individualism that Americans like to think defines their spirit of independence, determination and pride. But those...
  • North Korean military official relieved of all posts

     
    North Korea's top military official was relieved from his posts, state media reported Monday, a surprise move that eliminates a key figure in the ascendance of the country's young and untested leader, Kim Jong Un....