As American citizen Kenneth Bae begins serving 15 years of hard labor at a "special prison" in North Korea for alleged hostile acts against the state, two videos related to the tour guide and Christian missionary have emerged that may shed light on Bae's evangelism activities in the oppressive communist country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose report on North Korea prompted a leak investigation.
A senior North Korean military official says his country is willing to resume dialogue after a meeting in Beijing.
59% of those polled view Germany positively, with 55% having warm fuzzies when they think of Canada or the UK. Everyone hates Iran, North Korea and Pakistan. The USA sits mid-table, more liked than not. China, India and Japan are the big slumpers, for some reason, compared to previous polls. [BBC]
Russia regards reports that North Korea is willing to return to six-party talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as a “positive development,” a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.
WASHINGTON — Tensions are building up between North Korea and its longtime benefactor, China. The Associated Press reported that this latest incident is not viewed favorably by the Chinese government. Recently, a Chinese fishing boat was hijacked by gunmen wearing North Korean military uniforms. They demanded a ransom of about $100,000, kept the hostages for [...]
Recently, Secretary Hagel underscored the centrality of the US-Japanese security treaty and the need to reinforce Japanese defense against the twin challenges from North Korea and China. In so doing, he became the first Secretary ofShow More Summary
The BBC World Service has released the 2013 edition of its annual Country Ratings Poll, which surveyed over 26,000 people in 25 different countries. [ more › ]
(BEIJING) — A North Korean envoy, on the second day of his fence-mending visit to ally China, heeded Beijing’s wishes by offering to renew nuclear disarmament talks, Chinese state media said. The accounts depicted Thursday’s meetingShow More Summary
Fox News president Roger Ailes has released a scathing letter to his employees regarding the Department of Justice investigating FNC reporter James Rosen for a 2009 story on North Korea's plans for a nuclear test. From FoxNews.com: Dear...Show More Summary
North Korea is willing to take China's advice and enter into talks, Chinese state television cited an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as saying, following weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula after the North's latest nuclear...Show More Summary
International man of mystery Dennis Rodman has had enough of being America's unofficial ambassador to North Korea. Gawker's Camille Dodero caught up with the Worm at his recent 52nd birthday party in New York. Dodero was told in no uncertain terms by his representatives that "We’re not gonna talk about North Korea, we’re gonna move on." [ more › ]
It's certainly possible, but the public has insufficient information to make a definitive judgment.
The trip comes as relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have soured over North Korea's nuclear program and the recent seizure of Chinese fisherman.
On Monday night, Dennis Rodman celebrated his 52nd birthday at Cheetahs, a gentleman’s club in Times Square. One press release advertised the event, part of an extended birthday tour, as “a no-holds barred birthday with topless dancers,...Show More Summary
Several months earlier, Google debuted its new crowd-sourced map of one of the most reclusive countries in the world, North Korea. Martyn Williams shared a video on his Youtube channel where Google Maps’ vice president talks about mapping North Korea. Written by Lee Yoo Eun · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook...
CVG sounds out the view of the world's media. Take a glance at CVG's comments threads (here's a good start), and you'd be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft had invested money in North Korea's nuclear program, or, er, confirmed a constant...Show More Summary
North Pyongan Province Revolutionary Museum; Sinuiju, North Korea ©CNN.com One North Korean town is finally welcoming western tourists–but with a few limitations. Passport holders from the U.S., South Korea, and Japan are still unable to enter North Korea, but other westerners can make the trip to Sinuiju. Sinuiju is North Korea’s largest border town. Some of [...]
An Air Koryo Ilyushin IL-18. Photo by Bernie Leighton. This story was written by Bernie Leighton (@PowertotheThird) for AirlineReporter.com: I was lucky enough recently to visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In retrospect, I went to DPRK for this aircraft. It is such a wonderful aircraft that I periodically investigate how to buy [...]
In the past year, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has stated that he will bring an end to decades of strictness in North Korea. It seems that this statement is slowly taking effect because in Pyongyang a number of establishments, including department stores, restaurants, and high rise apartments, are being constructed. In downtown Pyongyang, for example, [...]Show More Summary