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Obama calls North Korea's latest nuclear test a 'grave threat' to international stability
President Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the rogue state.  North Korea’s fifth test, which South Korean officials called its most...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | South Korea North Korea Korean language Kim Il-sung World War II People's Republic of China Korea Pyongyang
US warns of serious consequences after N Korean N-tests
US President Barack Obama today warned North Korea of "serious consequences" as he consulted leaders of South Korea and Japan after Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test - believed to be its most powerful ever.
178 points by | South Korea North Korea Korea Korean Peninsula Korean War Pyongyang President of the United States Korean language
Is China totally impotent on N. Korea?
North Korea's latest nuclear test will pile the pressure on China -- the country's economic benefactor and only real ally -- to rein in Kim Jong Un's regime.
248 points by CNN | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea People's Republic of China Pyongyang Korean War Korea
China slams North Korea's nuclear test but unlikely to do much
China criticised North Korea's nuclear test on Friday but Beijing is unlikely to follow up with strong action because its influence is limited and it believes the United States and South Korea share responsibility for growing tensions in the region.
83 points by | North Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War South Korea Kim Jong-il Korean language Pyongyang World War II
Can NK missiles dodge US defense system?
North Korea may be seeking to outpace its southern neighbor by testing multiple missiles as Seoul prepares to deploy a controversial US missile defense system.
253 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Nuclear weapon Korean language Korean War Kim Jong-il Pyongyang
North Korea fires off another nuclear test
Seismic activity on the Korean peninsula Friday was likely caused by North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, according to South Korean officials.
40 points by Daily News | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
China says it "resolutely opposes" North Korea's nuke test and "intensely urges" Pyongyang to abide
BEIJING (AP) - China says it "resolutely opposes" North Korea's nuke test and "intensely urges" Pyongyang to abide by its non-proliferation promises.
1 points by The Washington Times | North Korea People's Republic of China South Korea Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Beijing Russia Pyongyang East Asia
North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has conducted a "nuclear warhead explosion" test meant to counter what Pyongyang calls U.S. hostility.
1 points by The Washington Times | Korean language Korean War South Korea World War II North Korea Washington D.C. Pyongyang Cold War
Seoul: N. Korea test ‘fanatic recklessness’
Pyongyang has conducted such tests in its push for a nuclear-armed missile that could one day reach the U.S. mainland.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-il Korean War World War II Cold War Pyongyang
Seoul calls N. Korea nuke test ‘fanatic recklessness’
Pyongyang has conducted such tests in its push for a nuclear-armed missile that could one day reach the U.S. mainland.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-il Korean War World War II Cold War Pyongyang
Unusual North Korea seismic activity likely means fifth nuclear test
North Korea detonated its fifth atomic device on Friday, South Korean officials said, with Seoul and international monitors detecting unusual seismic activity near the North's northeastern nuclear test site. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that "artificial seismic waves"...
237 points by Los Angeles Times | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-il Korean War World War II Cold War Pyongyang
Earthquake Hits Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit close to North Korea’s nuclear test site early Friday, a U.S. monitoring service said, possibly indicating North Korea has conducted a fifth nuclear test.
2007 points by The Wall Street Journal | Korean language Korean War South Korea North Korea Pyongyang Russia Moscow Humid continental climate
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles
South Korea says medium-range Rodong-class missiles flew about 1,000km before landing in the waters of the Sea of Japan.
2826 points by Al Jazeera English | South Korea Ballistic missile North Korea Korea World War II Korean War Korean Peninsula Pyongyang
North Korea suspected of developing sophisticated chemical weapons
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea is suspected of stockpiling deadly chemical weapons.
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North Korea ready to conduct nuke test - US
Specific intelligence indicators now show that North Korea is ready for its sixth underground nuclear test at any time, two US officials told CNN on Friday.
-1 points by CNN | Korean language Korean War United States Russia World War II South Korea North Korea Pyongyang
U.N.: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea
More than 10 million people — or about 41% of the North Korean population — are undernourished, the report said.       
-1 points by USA Today | North Korea South Korea Korea Humanitarian aid Korean language Korean War Pyongyang Korean Peninsula
Malaysia hunts for North Korea murder suspects
Authorities say Interpol aiding search for North Koreans who flew out of Malaysia on same day Kim Jong-nam was killed.
7 points by Al Jazeera English | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Korea
US urges China to keep pressure on N. Korea, as Beijing stops coal imports from Pyongyang
The US has called on Beijing to keep the pressure on North Korea, as Chinese authorities announced they were suspending all coal deliveries from Pyongyang. Read Full Article at RT.com
612 points by Russia Today | North Korea South Korea People's Republic of China Korea Korean War Pyongyang Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Russia
Seoul blames N. Korea for Kim Jong-nam's death, Malaysia hunts 4 N. Korean suspects
Seoul accuses Pyongyang of being behind the death of Kim Jong-nam, leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother. Malaysian detectives say that four North Koreans, suspected of killing Nam with fast-acting poison at Kuala Lumpur Airport, have fled the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
2 points by Russia Today | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Korea
China Halts Import of North Korean Coal
Beijing said the ban, which follows North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, would remain through the end of this year.
8 points by The Wall Street Journal | North Korea South Korea Pyongyang Kim Il-sung Ministry of Truth Korean language Human rights Korean War
4 North Koreans sought in death of Kim Jong Un's brother
Malaysian police are looking for four more North Korean suspects in connection with the mysterious death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
7 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Korea Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Kim Jong-il
U.S. pushes Beijing to keep up pressure on North Korea
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington urged Beijing to keep pressure on North Korea to return to talks aimed at preventing Pyongyang from making further advances in its weapons program in violation of U.N. resolutions.
39 points by Reuters | North Korea South Korea Korean War United Nations Pyongyang Korea Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty United Nations Security Council
Fourth suspect arrested over Kim Jong-nam's death
North Korean man arrested in Malaysia following death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother.
3 points by Al Jazeera English | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Kuala Lumpur Korean language Korean War Pyongyang
Autopsy on half brother of North Korean leader inconclusive as 4th person arrested
Malaysia performed a second autopsy on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader because the first procedure was inconclusive, piling on the intrigue surrounding what appeared to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, an official said Saturday. Police arrested...
2 points by Chicago Tribune | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Korean language Pyongyang
Rex Tillerson reaffirms defense pledge, condemns North Korea rights violations
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson pledged U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan and South Korea.
2 points by UPI | North Korea South Korea Korean War Kim Il-sung Korean language Pyongyang Kim Jong-il Diplomacy
3 arrested in NKorean’s death in Malaysia; autopsy completed
Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a wave of speculation and intrigue: a pair of female assailants, a broad-daylight killing and a dictator-sibling out for blood.Investigat...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Pyongyang Hangul
North Korea marks 75th birthday of fmr leader Kim Jong-II (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
North Koreans are taking part in events to mark what would have been the 75th birthday of former leader Kim Jong-il. Thousands of people gathered in the capital Pyongyang to pay respects at his statue and attend an exhibition in his honor. Read Full Article at RT.com
18 points by Russia Today | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Kim Jong-un Pyongyang Kim Yong-nam
North Korea and its long history of using female spies
SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to North Korea in a tiny submarine.North Korea has a long history of dispatching female spies on some of its most dangerous and deadly assignments. So the arrests of two women in connection with the apparent killing this week of an exiled member of North Korea's ruling family has helped fuel suspicions that the North was involved in the mysterious death.
-2 points by Boston Herald | South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Kim Jong-il Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Kim Jong-nam assassination: Two women, one man arrested in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two women and a man have been arrested in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday. Investigators are ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Kim Jong-il South Korea North Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Mystery grows around death of North Korea leader’s half-brother
What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant “it’s-gotta-be-Pyongyang” reaction from Seoul’s spy agency, not much.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Korea South Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Korea
Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death
SEOUL, South Korea — What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant "it's-gotta-be-Pyongyang" reaction from Seoul's spy agency, not much.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Korea
'Isolated' life: Who is Kim Jong Nam?
In 2001, the North Korean regime, then headed by Kim Jong Il, was dealt an embarrassing if minor setback.
42 points by CNN | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Kim Jong-un
Third suspect arrested in assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother
Abdul Samah, a police official, said the Malaysian man was detained Wednesday evening.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Pyongyang Korean War Kim Jong-un
Second arrest in mysterious death of Kim Jong Un's brother
A second woman has been arrested over the alleged murder of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police said.
579 points by CNN | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Pyongyang Korean language Kim Jong-un Korean War
2nd suspect in ‘Kim Jong-nam murder’ arrested in Malaysia
Malaysian authorities have arrested a second woman in connection with the murder of the alleged half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A manhunt is continuing for other possible accomplices. Read Full Article at RT.com
402 points by Russia Today | South Korea North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung Korean War Korean language Pyongyang Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia arrests female suspect in North Korea assassination
Malaysian police arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese travel documents who is suspected of involvement in the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother.
3 points by The Denver Post | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Hangul
Malaysia arrests second woman in suspected assassination of North Korean leader's half-brother
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has detained a second woman suspected in the apparent assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday, citing the inspector general of police.
504 points by Reuters | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Kim Jong-un Reuters Pyongyang
Woman arrested in killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Medical workers have completed an autopsy on Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea's leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by two female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday.It was not immediately clear if or when Malaysia would release the findings publicly. North Korea had objected to the autopsy and asked for Kim Jong Nam's body to be returned; Malaysia went ahead with the procedure anyway as the North did not submit a formal protest, said Abdul Samah Mat, a senior Malaysian police official.
38 points by Boston Herald | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Korean War Kim Il-sung Pyongyang Korean People's Army Korean Demilitarized Zone
Report: Kim Jong Nam managed Macau slush fund for North Korea leader
Elizabeth ShimFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Nam may have played a significant role in the North Korean regime despite his status as an exile, according to a South Korean press report.
29 points by UPI | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Korean Central News Agency
The tale of Kim Jong Un's brother and a lurid North Korean family feud
Terminal 2 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport was convulsing with its usual Monday morning chaos. Passengers were crowding around self-check-in kiosks for no-frills flights to Bali and Cebu and Da Nang, cramming belongings into their carry-ons. One of those navigating the cavernous white terminal...
64 points by Chicago Tribune | North Korea Kim Il-sung Kim Jong-il South Korea Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Korean People's Army
North Korean Dictator Ordered Brother Killed, Spy Chief Says
Kim Jong Un issued an assassination order to kill his half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, after seizing power in 2011 and tried to execute it at least once before succeeding this week, South Korea’s top spy chief said.
1831 points by The Wall Street Journal | North Korea Kim Jong-il Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Syngman Rhee Korean language Pyongyang
Woman arrested in killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother
Kim Jong Nam, who died on the way to a hospital, told medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Kim Jong-un
Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader's half brother
Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother. Police released a statement saying the woman was carrying Vietnamese travel documents when she was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kim Jong Nam died Monday...
29 points by Chicago Tribune | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Kim Jong-un
Woman arrested in killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Nam, who died on the way to a hospital, told medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | North Korea Kim Jong-il South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Kim Jong-un
Malaysia arrests female suspect in assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother.
Malaysian police arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese travel documents who is suspected of involvement in the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s half-brother.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Hangul
Female suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong-nam
Police say suspect was carrying Vietnamese travel document and was alone at the time of arrest.
4006 points by Al Jazeera English | North Korea South Korea Korean language Korean War Kim Il-sung Korea Kim Jong-il Pyongyang
Report: Woman arrested in death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother
Kim Jong Nam, 46, was murdered in Malaysia on Monday.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Korean Central News Agency Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language
CNN in North Korea after missile launch
Pentagon officials say North Korea is advancing its missile program. CNN's Will Ripley reports from Pyongyang.
140 points by CNN | North Korea Pyongyang Korean language Russia Korean War Ivanka Trump South Korea Middle East
Kim Jong-nam poisoned with chemical spray: reports
Kim Jong-nam told medics before he died that he was attacked with a chemical substance, South Korean media reports.
1641 points by Al Jazeera English | Kim Jong-il North Korea Kim Il-sung South Korea Korean language Kim Jong-un Pyongyang Korean War
Poison suspected in death of North Korean leader's half brother and rival
Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed Monday in Malaysia after being ambushed in the Kuala Lumpur airport by two women who apparently poisoned him. Once considered the successor to his father, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Nam, 45, had been living incognito in exile...
3 points by Chicago Tribune | Kim Jong-il North Korea South Korea Kim Il-sung Korean War Pyongyang Korean language Syngman Rhee