North Korean leader sends special envoy to China
PYONGYANG, North Korea - After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most important ally and a sign that he may be giving diplomacy a chance.
N. Korea fired 300mm-caliber rockets: military sources
There has been a lot of speculation about what exactly North Korea fired into the East Sea in recent days.
Tue May 21, 2013
China Urges North Korea To Free Fishing Boat
The boat's owner claims the 16-strong crew were held at gunpoint and then seized by North Koreans in Chinese waters on May 5. Yu Xuejun, who was not on board at the time, has said a 66,000 fee was demanded for the return of the vessel.
Mon May 20, 2013
Pyongyang frees Chinese fishermen
North Korea has released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat, media reports said.
Sun May 19, 2013
China asks NKorea to release fishing boat, crew
The Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang asked North Korea to release a private Chinese fishing boat and its crew soon after its owner reported the detention 10 days ago, state media said.
Thu May 16, 2013
Ministry assesses conditions of non-Gaeseong firms forced to withdraw from N.K.
The government is assessing the conditions of local companies involved in North Korean ventures outside of an inter-Korean industrial complex that were forced to pull out of the country due to strained cross-border relations, an official source said Thursday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Japan powerbroker's surprise NK visit
Rare visit: Isao Iijima, right, adviser to Japan's Cabinet, arrives at Pyongyang airport on Tuesday.
China-based company promotes North Korea day trip
A Western tour company in China said Tuesday it has obtained permission from North Korea for Westerners to make day trips into the country from the Chinese border.
Mon May 13, 2013
Mercer Island Reporter
Intrepid traveler, Bob Lewis tours North Korea
Lewis, 81, a retired dentist, has visited many places - Vietnam, Mexico, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, and even Iran and Cuba.
N. Korea's Kaesong region sure to be listed as UNESCO world heritage
Historic sites in North Korea's border city of Gaeseong are almost certain to be added to the world heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , according to the U.N. body's Web site Monday.
Sun May 12, 2013
View from Away: North Korea needs to release Kenneth Bae
North Korea's sentencing of Kenneth Bae to 15 years of hard labor likely is meant to provoke the United States.
Thu May 09, 2013
N.Korea Needs to Get Out of This Cul-de-Sac
President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday told the U.S. Congress that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and economic development in tandem is "incompatible" and urged Pyongyang to embrace reforms that could lead to support from South Korea.
Wed May 08, 2013
Seoul: So You're Heading to Seoul: How to Prepare for a Trip to South Korea
Forget "Gangnam Style" for a moment and consider what influence the tiny country of South Korea has on the planet.
Live from Washington
We begin in Washington where President Park Geun-hye held her first summit with her U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.
Tue May 07, 2013
Lake Wylie Pilot
NKorea issues warning ahead of US-SKorea summit
North Korea is threatening the U.S. and South Korea over joint naval drills taking place this week in tense Yellow Sea waters ahead of a Washington summit by the allies' leaders.
Mon May 06, 2013
South China Morning Post
Chinese Maoist tour group ridiculed for travelling to North Korea
Patrick Boehler has written for Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao.
Sat May 04, 2013
The smuggled chocolate treats of North Korea
The prevailing image of North Korea in Western minds is a closed society where the people have little sense of life beyond its borders.
Thu May 02, 2013
Editorial: North Korea must release Kenneth Bae
North Korea is likely using Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood as bait in a desperate game for political legitimacy.
Wed May 01, 2013
Rationed Food, Policed Speech, & Regular Blackouts: Welcome to...
Glossy new construction downtown has altered the Pyongyang skyline. Inside supermarkets where shopgirls wear faux French designer labels, people with money can buy Italian wine, Swiss chocolates, kiwifruit imported from New Zealand and fresh-baked croissants.
U.S. Naval Institute
Henry Rollins on the Navy
Henry Rollins is a musician, activist and world traveler. Though a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, he participated in several USO tours for troops involved in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.