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  • 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....
  • Despite food-aid pact, North Korea plans April satellite launch

     
    Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea announced Friday it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April to mark the 100th anniversary of founder Kim Il Sung’s birth....
  • Will North Korean musicians tour the U.S. this year?

     
    Musicians from North Korea's National Symphony Orchestra could travel to the U.S. as early as this year for a multiple-city tour organized by American promoters, according to reports. But the tour isn't a certainty because approval is required by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • America’s first day at school

     
    At what point did war become not only the answer to America’s problems, but America’s potential problems as well? Why are so many Americans supporting the notion of a preemptive strike against Iran? Iran can’t reach us with nuclear...
  • Social media wrap: North Korea joins other reclusive, self-obsessives on Twitter

     
    U.S. welcomes North Korea's debut on the social media network. Previously the communist nation had posted videos to YouTube. Its citizens are still largely banned from using the Internet....
  • North Korea's next top mogul?

     
    Up until Wednesday, observers of the Hermit Kingdom speculated with some confidence that ailing dictator Kim Jong Il's youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, would soon be named his father's successor. Now some are expressing doubts -- not because of an......
  • North Korea parties likes it's 1934

     
    Kim Jong Il's country is ordered to have a grand time marking the 65th anniversary of the imposition of rule by his father's Worker's Party....
  • Kim Jong Eun's creepy debutant ball

     
    For a dictator/national savior-in-waiting, this is more like it: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il presided over a military parade Sunday alongside his youngest son and eventual successor in a massive coming-out party for the newly anointed and still-...
  • Chat with David Pierson about North Korea

     
    David Pierson, a Business reporter in The Times' Beijing bureau, will be chatting with readers on Thursday at 4 p.m. PDT. Pierson had the opportunity to report from North Korea last weekend, a rare event for a Western journalist. Pierson's......