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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju. Pic: AP.

All eyes on Kim as North Korea prepares for anniversary

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 4:16PM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — As North Korea’s ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim’s absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media that he...

US envoy says no talks with NKorea in sight

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:38PM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy says Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns....

Japan, NKorea meet in Chinese city over abduction

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:30PM UTC Comments Off

SHENYANG, China (AP) — Negotiators from North Korea and Japan are meeting in a northeastern Chinese city for talks on the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents. The meeting between Japan’s Junichi Ihara and North Korea’s Song Il-ho in Shenyang is expected to last only one day. Japan is expected to pressure the...

NKorean reporters use fax to file stories from Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 5:04PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners' websites are blocked in the South....

North Korean team officially welcomed to Asian Games village

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:53PM UTC Comments Off Flag bearers practice to hoist a North Korean flag during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday. Pic: AP.

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip....

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