Rodman returns to North Korea, but says he won't bring back jailed American
The former NBA star says his second trip to Pyongyang this year is just routine 'basketball diplomacy.'
Kim Jong Un approval rating over 50 percent, poll of defectors finds
North Korean escapees estimate Dear Leader Kim Jong Un has an approval rating over 50 percent, a recent poll suggests.
Report alleges Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend, Hyon Song Wol, executed by firing squad over porn charges (VIDEO)
Hyon Song Wol and 11 fellow musicians, singers and dancers were arrested August 17, accused of pornography.
Here's what North Korea tried to smuggle through Panama
North Korea attempted to secretly ship Cuban arms hidden under 10,000 tons of sugar through the Panama Canal in July. Here's what authorities found.
US envoy to visit Pyongyang this week for Kenneth Bae
Ambassador Robert King, a special envoy for North Korean issues, has been invited by the North Korean government.
US envoy to visit Pyongyang this week for Kenneth Bae
Ambassador Robert King, special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, invited by North Korean government.
North Korea angry at Swiss block on ski lift deal
North Korea reacted angrily on Saturday to Switzerland's decision to block a deal to sell it ski lift equipment that would be used for a resort under construction for the ruling elite.
Welcome to posh Pyongyang
While North Korea suffers, the affluent citizens of Pyongyang enjoy microbreweries, coffee shops and even an ‘international’ film festival.
Kim Jong Un runs out of virgins
Rampant malnutrition and poverty leaves a dearth of available women for the country's pudgy dictator.
Horror of North Korean prison camps exposed at UN panel hearing
Public executions and torture are daily occurrences in North Korea's prisons, according to dramatic testimony from former inmates at a UN Commission of Inquiry that opened in South Korea's capital on Tuesday.
Switzerland blocks deal to sell ski lifts to North Korea
The Swiss government said the deal was in breach of sanctions against Pyongyang.
North Korea agrees to family reunions with the South
North Korea has agreed to a proposal by South Korea to resume reunions of families separated in the 1950-1953 Korean War.
Seventh time's a charm? Koreas reach Kaesong agreement
Will it last?
How did a rare radioactive isotope get into South Korea?
Xenon, a rare, colorless and orderless noble gas that quickly decays, was detected floating above South Korea three times in June.
North Korea's American prisoner hospitalized after losing 50 pounds
North Korea sentenced American citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years hard labor in April for “hostile acts to bring down its government.”
Why one North Korean defector wants to return home
Having made the dangerous journey out of North Korea, Son Jong-Hun is about to take an even greater risk: going home.
North and South Korea plan new talks on Kaesong industrial complex
New rounds of talks regarding re-opening the industrial complex will be held on August 14th, after North appears to meet key negotiating goal.
Kim Jong who? Meet the cabal that really runs North Korea
Legend aside, the boy despot doesn’t do everything himself. Here’s the power pantheon he shares power with.
North Korea marks Korean War 'victory' with parade in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un, the Hermit Kingdom's 30-year-old leader, attended the parade of goose-stepping soldiers and machines in the main plaza in Pyongyang.
How North Korea is celebrating the war you never knew it won
While the rest of the world may see the Korean War as a draw, North Korea fetes it like a win.
The first Instagram videos out of North Korea
Associated Press photojournalist David Guttenfelder is making the most of his window onto the hermit kingdom.
North Korea: where playing 'jazz' is a crime
Kim Cheol Woong was North Korea’s star pianist before his musical taste landed him in trouble.
North Korean weapons ship: Enter the UN. And bees. Lots of bees.
Panama has called in United Nations inspectors to help determine whether a North Korean cargo ship carrying weapons from Cuba was in violation of international sanctions.
Chatter: Cuba's North Korean missile crisis
Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.
Hopes fade for revival of Kaesong industrial zone
A fourth round of talks over the Kaesong complex took place just across the border in the North. Three previous attempts this month all ended in deadlock.
Chong Chon Gang: Cuba admits its 'obsolete' weapons were on North Korean ship
Cuba says that a stash of weapons hidden aboard the North Korean-flagged Chong Chon Gang were being sent to the sanctioned country for repairs.
New Cuban missile crisis? Why it's no surprise that North Korea was caught in Panama
Scared of Kim Jong Un? Let it go. The world’s most secretive nation just can’t keep a secret.
President of Panama tweets pictures of discoveries on North Korean ship
President Ricardo Martinelli has been tweeting pictures of suspected North Korean weapons captured in the Panama Canal.
Panama discovers hidden weapons aboard North Korea-bound ship
Panamanian authorities discovered weapons stashed in containers of brown sugar aboard a ship bound for North Korea.
Myanmar to North Korea: I can’t quit you, baby
Why is a recovering pariah state still canoodling with the Kim clan?
Prop Art: The best of weird North Korean art
A wax figure of deceased dictator Kim Jong Il is the latest addition to North Korea's vast collection of propaganda art. You won't believe some of the others.