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US Spy Chief: North Korea Visit Was Weird

The North Koreans are generous but perplexing hosts, according to National Intelligence Director James Clapper. According to Reuters, the spy chief says that during his secret mission to Pyongyang last November to bring two Americans home, a general treated him to a "marvelous" 12-course banquet at a restaurant over a...

North Korea Ends Ebola-Related Travel Restrictions

Pyongyang has announced the lifting of Ebola-related travel and tourism restrictions which have been in force since last October.

Canadian pastor reported missing in North Korea

Hyeon Soo Lim had been invited to Pyongyang but has not been heard from for a month since arriving, fellow pastor says.

North Korea test fires short-range missiles

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Pyongyang vows "merciless strikes" against the U.S. and South Korea.

North Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions...

N Korea test-fires missiles ahead of military drills

Pyongyang says US and South Korea should be "dealt with only by merciless strikes" hours before annual joint drill.

North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea and vowed “merciless” retaliation on Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills, denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military […]

Pyongyang Fires Missiles as War Games Begin

The US and South Korea launched their annual joint military exercises early Monday—and North Korea delivered its annual response of missile launches and dire threats. According to Yonhap News, Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea from the western city of Nampo as the drills began. South...

Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

Pyongyang vows "merciless strikes" against the U.S. and South Korea.

US House Committee Votes on Further Sanctions Against North Korea

The Act denies sanctioned North Koreans and those assisting the Pyongyang weapons programs access to the United States and its financial system, as well as targets banks and individuals who facilitate North Korean cyberattacks, proliferation, smuggling and money laundering.

Teaching Essay Writing in Pyongyang

Adapted from Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim. Out now from Crown Publishers. Essay was a much-dreaded word among my students. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Show More Summary

Pyongyang Marathon no longer accepting foreign runners, thanks or no thanks to Ebola

Foreign runners, amateur and professional, will no longer be be able to participate in the Pyongyang Marathon 2015, scheduled to take place in April this year. [ more › ]

North Korea bans foreigners from Pyongyang marathon amid Ebola fears

North Korea has confirmed that the ban on foreign tourists will stay in place for one of the country's biggest tourist draws, the Pyongyang marathon. The annual race, set for April 12, has given tourists a rare perspective in the isolated country, allowing them to run through the capital city's streets. Show More Summary

Fearing Ebola, North Korea Bars Tourists From Capital Marathon

TOKYO (AP) — Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies...Show More Summary

Pyongyang Bans Foreigners From Marathon

Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events—the annual Pyongyang marathon —because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies say. While no cases of Ebola...

Interested in running at the Pyongyang Marathon? Here's how!

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It's less than 2 months to go till the Pyongyang Marathon 2015, and you're not too late to sign up. Also known as Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, this is an annual marathon race that takes place each April in the capital of North Korea. Show More Summary

N. Korea threatens strong response to D.C. rights meeting

Pyongyang gets defensive before a conference about its human rights abuses.

See Inside Kim Jong Un's Remodeled Air Force One

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Kim Jong Un took to the skies in his remodeled Cold War era IL-62M to see a high-rise construction site located along the the Taedong River in Pyongyang. One of the North Korean Air Force's two known IL-62Ms appeared last year after having received new paint, although the mechanical reliability of the old jet has been suspect. Read more...

North Korea's Most Dangerous Weapon (Hint: It's Not Nuclear)

Robert E Kelly Security, Asia-Pacific Pyongyang's recent cyber attack on the non-Korean private sector is a new development with disturbing ramifications. The cyber attack on Sony Pictures by North Korea in response to the film The Interview...Show More Summary

North Korea warns South of ‘most miserable end’

North Korea stepped up its rhetoric against the South Wednesday, warning that its neighbor would face a “most miserable end” if it joined the US in “a war of aggression” against Pyongyang. The threat follows a series of North Korean...

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