| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:03 AM
By Jack Kim and James Pearson
SEOUL, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The man considered the power behind
the throne in secretive North Korea is believed to be out of a
job, thanks to his nephew and leader Kim Jong Un, and it wasn't
immediately clear if this time he...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
According to one of South Korea's largest newspapers, JoongAng Ilbo, the Pyongyang regime executed 80 North Korean citizens in one day, for crimes including watching smuggled videos or owning a Bible.
The report is shocking, and nearly impossible to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
(Repeats story first sent on Sunday, no change to text)
* Kim Jong Un makes North Korea infrastructure push
* North wants to link provincial capitals with paved
highways - expert
* North Korea betting on Chinese tourism to revive economy
* Kim's focus...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:59 PM
By James Pearson and Alex Dobuzinskis
SEOUL/LOS ANGELES, Nov 22 (Reuters) - When North Korea
dragged an elderly American tourist off a plane and detained him
four weeks ago, they may have got the wrong man.
Pyongyang may have thought they were detaining...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:42 PM
North Korea staged gruesome public executions of 80 people this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean entertainment videos or being found in possession of a Bible, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.
The daily JoongAng Ilbo...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...