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North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul was sentenced Friday after a brief trial in Pyo...

Updated : 2016.04.30 12:49

THAAD shouldn't affect China's pressure on N. Korea: White House

The potential deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea should not affect China's pressure on North Korea because THAAD is aimed only at the North and reining in Pyongyang is in China's interest, the White House said Friday.Shortly after the North's long-range rocket la...

Updated : 2016.04.30 12:45

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

The American-led U.N. command at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas has dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts." A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop...

Updated : 2016.04.30 12:08

N. Korea urges U.S. forces to stop provocative acts in Panmunjom

North Korea on Friday called on the U.S. forces to stop provocative acts at the truce village of Panmunjom, located between the two Koreas, the country's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.According to the KCNA report, a spokesman for the Panmunjom mission of the Korean P...

Updated : 2016.04.29 17:27

Allies remain alert for N.K. provocation

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday that it is to conclude the annual joint military drills with the U.S. on Saturday, but continues to be on high alert against possible nuclear testing or bal...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:31

N. Korea could launch more Musudan missiles: defense ministry

North Korea could fire off more Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) in the near future following their string of failed launches, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday."Given that North Korea ventured to test two of its Musudan missiles after its previous failure, we ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:34

Gifts for N. Korean children on founder's birthday unpopular, low quality

North Korea distributed sweetmeats and cookies to its children as gifts to celebrate the country's founding leader's birthday on April 15, but they were unpopular due to their poor quality, a U.S. radio outlet said Friday.A North Korean source claimed recently that some of the confectioner...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:32

N.K.'s missile tests aimed at highlighting accomplishments before party congress: Seoul

South Korea said Friday that North Korea seems to have pushed ahead with its back-to-back launches of three mid-range ballistic missiles in a two-week period to build up the country's accomplishments ahead of the party congress next week.Late Thursday, North Korea fired off two intermediat...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:30

N. Korea gives Korean-American 10 years' hard labor for 'spying'

North Korea said Friday its highest court has sentenced a detained Korean-American to 10 years of hard labor on charges of espionage and subversion, following a similar verdict for a U.S. college student in March.Kim Dong-chul was convicted of trying to steal classified military informatio...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:29

No passengers aboard N.K. flight to Bangkok: sources

North Korea's flag carrier Air Koryo flew to Bangkok with no passengers aboard, multiple sources said Friday, indicating what could be the latest enforcement of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.The Air Koryo flight JS253 flies once a week from Pyongyang to Bangkok via China's northeastern ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:16

N. Korea heightens surveillance, crackdown ahead of party congress: source

North Korea has heightened surveillance along its border with China and beefed up monitoring of its people ahead of the ruling party's congress next week, a source familiar with North Korea affairs said Friday.With the North's rare party congress a week away, the country has moved to restr...

Updated : 2016.04.29 10:42

U.N. Security Council discusses N.K. missile launches

The U.N. Security Council discussed North Korea's latest missile launches Thursday and plans to issue a statement condemning the launches, diplomatic sources said.The United States requested the informal consultations after the North launched two intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missil...

Updated : 2016.04.29 09:37

U.S. strongly condemns N.K. missile launches, vows to raise concerns with U.N.

The United States strongly condemned North Korea's latest launches of the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile, saying it would raise the issue with the United Nations to hold Pyongyang accountable for the provocation.The North conducted a launch of the mobile missile off its east ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 09:31

N. Korea's 2nd midrange missile test seen as failure: military

North Korea fired off what appeared to be a mid-range ballistic missile late Thursday, hours after it carried out a similar launch, but both attempts seem to have ended in failure, the South Korean military said.North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), presumed ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 09:29

S. Korea condemns N.K. missile launch

South Korea strongly condemned North Korea for its botched launch of another intermediate-range ballistic missile on Thursday, vowing to further pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs.The communist state fired off the missile early Thursday, but the launch seems to ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 21:58