North Korea

Exclusive - U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed: sources

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SAN FRANCISCO - The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons programme five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign.

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U.S. says China agrees 'pressure' key on North Korea 29 May 2015

BEIJING - China has agreed that "pressure" on North Korea is an important element in a push to rid the country of its nuclear weapons, a U.S. official overseeing policy on North Korea said on Friday.

U.S. says China agrees 'pressure' key on North Korea 29 May 2015

BEIJING - China has agreed that "pressure" on North Korea is an important element in a push to rid the country of its nuclear weapons, a U.S. official overseeing policy on North Korea said on Friday.

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North Korean nuclear, missile experts visit Iran - dissidents 28 May 2015

PARIS - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

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U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear program 27 May 2015

SEOUL - The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.

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U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North's nuclear programme 27 May 2015

SEOUL - The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear programme and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.

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In North Korea, men call the shots, women make the money 24 May 2015

SEOUL - North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape.

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South Korea says North drops demand for wage hike at joint factory park 22 May 2015

SEOUL - North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone.

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Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect 21 May 2015

SEOUL - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

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Bugged phones and double barbed wire - far fewer North Koreans defect 21 May 2015

SEOUL - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.