North Korea

Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea - Nikkei

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TOKYO - Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources.

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South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage 27 Mar 2015

SEOUL - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. | Video

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South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage 27 Mar 2015

SEOUL - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. | Video

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The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea 27 Mar 2015

SEOUL - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. | Video

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Insight - The $50 device that symbolises a shift in North Korea 27 Mar 2015

SEOUL - A $50 (34 pounds) portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. | Video

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North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean spies 26 Mar 2015

SEOUL - North Korea said late on Thursday it had arrested two South Koreans based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, accusing them of spying for South Korea.

North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time' 20 Mar 2015

LONDON - North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday.

China appoints new ambassador to North Korea 19 Mar 2015

BEIJING - The Chinese government has appointed a new ambassador to North Korea, an important and sensitive diplomatic post at the centre of efforts to get the reclusive country to end its nuclear weapons ambitions.

U.S. eyes Iran, North Korea missile threats, boosts testing tempo 18 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, citing growing missile threats from North Korea and Iran, said on Wednesday the United States was carrying out increasingly realistic tests of missile defenses while beefing up cyber security.

Russia says Chinese, North Korean leaders to attend WWII anniversary in Moscow 18 Mar 2015

(This version of the story corrects to say the end of World War II in Europe)