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North Korea to reopen Pyongyang marathon to foreign runners

SEOUL - North Korea is set to reopen an international marathon to overseas runners after ending a ban on most foreigners entering the country because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus, tour companies said on Thursday.

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U.S. says North Korea nuclear and missile work 'of great concern' 2:30am GMT

WASHINGTON/VIENNA - The United States said on Wednesday that North Korea's nuclear program and the increased range and precision of its missiles were of great concern, a day after the isolated Asian country said it had the power to deter a U.S. nuclear threat with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

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North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary' 03 Mar 2015

GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

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North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary' 03 Mar 2015

GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

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Fame for North Korean defectors brings money, suspicion 03 Mar 2015

SEOUL - Kang Myung-do, then son-in-law of North Korea's premier, made a spectacular claim about Pyongyang's nuclear capability when he defected to the South over two decades ago, asserting the secretive country had built five atomic bombs. | Video

North Korea reopens borders after months-long Ebola shutdown 03 Mar 2015

SEOUL - North Korea officially reopened its borders on Tuesday to foreign tourists and businessmen nearly five months after shutting them over fear of the deadly Ebola virus, tour agencies and a diplomatic source told Reuters.

North Korea reopens borders after months-long Ebola shutdown 03 Mar 2015

SEOUL - North Korea officially reopened its borders on Tuesday to foreign tourists and businessmen nearly five months after shutting them over fear of the deadly Ebola virus, tour agencies and a diplomatic source told Reuters.

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U.S. spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea 03 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.

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U.S. spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea 03 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.

Canadian pastor missing after aid trip to North Korea 02 Mar 2015

TORONTO - A head pastor of large Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian mission to North Korea, and the Canadian government has reached out to try to locate him, his Toronto-based church said on Monday.