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Other outrageous North Korean stories have since been discredited.
Here’s how five Americans won freedom from the Kim clan’s wardens — including one who founded a university in Pyongyang.
Why South Korea shares blame for violence against strikers who stitch your clothes.
Bureaucracy and big conglomerates have long suffocated tech startups here in the world’s most wired nation. Now, young Koreans are fighting back.
GlobalPost exclusive: As workers who stitch for Western brands demand a livable wage, South Korea urged Cambodian forces to protect corporate interests.
Long a darling of Washington, Seoul increasingly uses a Cold War security act to arrest political opponents.
A decade ago, science fiction writer William Gibson proclaimed Tokyo the city where the future happens. These days, Seoul is arguably out front.
South Korea is plastic-surgery obsessed. The results aren't always pretty.
Analysis: For a world concerned about a nuclear-tipped rogue state, the news that Kim Jong Un has had his mentor executed is grim.
Defectors and a recent bust allege that the drug moves globally, including to the US.
The Obama-supported State Secret Bill criminalizes investigative journalism and equates terrorism with ‘imposing one’s opinions.’
The South Korean spy agency isn’t exactly a reliable source, as these recent gaffes show.
The boy dictator has reportedly ousted his uncle, the top general. In North Korea purges are a fact of life — even for the nation's beloved orchestra.
Forget Samsung, Kim Chi and Tae Kwon Do. South Korea has bet the future on teenage bubble-gum pop. But is it working?
South Koreans wonder whether their nuclear-armed neighbor will ever follow suit.
Courts have granted Apple more than $900 million over technology pilfered by Samsung. Yet the two rivals still need each other.
The detention of 85-year-old Merrill Newman is perplexing and opaque, even by North Korean standards.
The North Korean leader’s numerous laurels include basketball star, fashion icon and honorary Nigerian.
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American experts conclude that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are getting ‘scary good.’ (Video)