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US needs China, shouldn't go it alone on North Korea, former ambassadors say

It's important that President Donald Trump "restrain himself" and build a relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bill Richardson said.

North Korea state media warns of nuclear strike if provoked as US warships approach

North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike.

Trump had 'very good' call with China's Xi, who urged a peaceful resolution of North Korea tension

Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the situation in North Korea with U.S President Donald Trump on a telephone call on Wednesday.

Malaysia detains woman as probes widen into killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother

Kim Jong Nam, estranged from the North’s ruling dynasty, was apparently poisoned in an airport attack.

N. Korean leader’s half brother killed in Malaysia in possible poison attack, police say

The apparent targeted slaying will spark theories on the state of the North’s leadership.

Inside Trump's looming nuclear crisis with North Korea

The North Korean leader wants to put a nuclear warhead on a missile and aim it at the United States. Is there still time to stop him?

Kim Jong-nam assassination: Two women, one man arrested in Malaysia

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.

Veteran investigator urges UN to prepare a case against North Korea for crimes against humanity

The call came amid an international furor over the murder of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, in Malaysia last month.

Video Emerges Of Man Claiming To be Son Of Murdered North Korean

A group that said it helped rescue the 21-year-old and his family posted the video online.

Nerve agent was used to kill North Korean leader's half brother, police say

Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face.

Why has South Korea quadrupled the amount it will pay North Korean defectors?

South Korea hopes it will attract elite defectors from the North to share state secrets.

North Korea Fires 4 Missiles Into Sea

It's the latest in a string of test launches ordered by Kim Jong Un.

Dennis Rodman Tries To School West Point Cadets On Kim Jong Un

"To me, Kim is just a normal guy," he told an alternative diplomacy panel at the military academy.

Malaysia protecting its 'dignity' in expelling North Korea ambassador

Malaysia is protecting its "sovereignty and dignity" by expelling the North Korean ambassador, the prime minister said Monday, as relations between the countries unraveled further over the poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.

Malaysia arrests North Korean man in connection with death of Kim Jong Un’s half brother

A verbal tug-of-war has broken out over the body of Kim Jong Nam, whom South Korean officials described as an assassination victim.

In China, a sense of betrayal after the assassination of Kim Jong Nam 

If Pyongyang was responsible, the murder of the leader’s half brother would be an affront to China.

Malaysia says it needs kin's DNA before releasing Kim Jong-Un's half-brother's body

"We need to collect DNA samples from the next-of-kin in order to get conclusive evidence on the victim's identity."

Malaysia Arrests North Korean Man As Row Over Kim Jong Nam's Death Escalates

The estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un died this week after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam's death escalates

Malaysian police said they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

A North Korea defector explains why female assassins are now the regime's weapon of choice

"Good looks are essential but this is different from any beauty contest."

North Korea fires off new ballistic missile as Trump meets with Japan's PM

The rogue nation fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, but it didn't appear to be an ICBM.

New images reveal how much North Korea is expanding its missile research

North Korean missile capability is growing, according to an analysis of satellite images.

Senior North Korean defector says his sons were reason he fled

The highest-level North Korean diplomat to defect to South Korea said Wednesday that he decided to flee last year because he didn't want his children to live miserable lives in the North.

North Korean defector goes from elite comrade to TV star in the South

Daily life in North Korea at times resembles a scripted TV set, Thae said.

China Shrugs Off Trump Twitter Jab on North Korea

China said its efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear issue “are clear for all to see” after President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet that the country wasn't doing enough to rein in Pyongyang’s weapons program.

Donald Trump Chides North Korea, China on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump criticized North Korea and China in two Twitter posts, again using the social-media platform as a way of shaping his foreign-policy message.

North Korea in ‘last stage’ of preparation to test-fire long-range missile, Kim says

The country’s leader may try rocket launch near U.S. Inauguration Day, comments signal.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un hints of long-range missile test launch

Preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile have “reached the final stage,” the leader said.

North Korea is planning a 'prime time' nuclear weapons push in 2017, a top defector says

Kim issued a directive at a rare ruling party congress in May to "complete" nuclear development by the end of next year, the defector said.

A defector has vowed to expose North Korea's 'gruesome' reality

Top-ranking North Korean diplomat, Thae Yong-Ho, vowed to devote himself to exposing the cruelties of the Pyongyang regime and encourage others to escape.

Defying skeptics, Kim Jong Un marks five years at the helm of North Korea

The third generation leader of North Korea has focused on the economy as a way to keep the elite loyal.

North Korean experts explain what Kim Jong Un wants

The panel of scholar-practitioners agreed that the new administration would have to deal with North Korea "almost immediately upon taking office."

Japan and South Korea impose new sanctions on North Korea

The largely symbolic measures appear unlikely to make Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons program.

North Korea Nuclear Program Likely Undeterred by Sanctions

New Washington-Beijing consensus emerges over North Korean threat but few expect United Nations penalties alone to end Kim Jong Un’s pursuit nuclear weapons.

Japan and South Korea sign long-awaited intelligence-sharing deal

Washington had urged its two closest allies in Asia to put historical differences aside.

North Korea would fall without capitalistic markets, defectors say

Hundreds of capitalistic markets, each with thousands of stalls, form the glue that holds North Korea's socialist planned economy together, say defectors who sold medicinal herbs, skinny jeans, TV sets, foreign drama CDs and other goods there to make a living.

Being Kim Jong Un: A Chinese impersonator has little luck with the opposite sex

Jia Yongtang is making a living – of sorts – off his uncanny resemblance to the North Korean leader.

China is putting the squeeze on North Korea. But for how long?

Traders working on the frontier say business has become more difficult since the last nuclear test.

What North Koreans really think of their supreme leader

“This is the first time we’re hearing directly from people inside the country.”

What do North Koreans think about Kim Jong Un? This survey tries to find out.

North Korea is the most repressive country in the world, but a Washington institute is trying to find out what ordinary people think.

U.S. Says Deal to Deepen North Korea Penalties Is Advancing

A new sanctions package against North Korea that more effectively blocks the regime’s overseas funding sources is taking shape at the United Nations, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Sightseeing in ultralight airplanes a growing fad in North Korea

With the support of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has vowed to give North Koreans more modern and "cultured" ways to spend their leisure time, a Pyongyang flying club has started offering short flights over some of the capital's major sights.

Why the U.S. Needs to Negotiate With North Korea

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. For years we have applied industrial-strength unilateral and multilatera...

North Korea is ‘racing towards the nuclear finish line’

A test blast or missile launch could come as soon as Monday, an important anniversary for the country.

Two more North Koreans said to defect, but don’t hold your breath for the collapse

Proponents of change in North Korea are eager to sell high-level defections as evidence the regime is crumbling.

Gary Johnson Wouldn't Name North Korea's Leader, Kim Jong-Un

Yet another embarrassing Aleppo moment for the Libertarian presidential nominee.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson couldn't name the leader of North Korea

Gary Johnson was careful to avoid making another gaffe when he was quizzed about Kim Jong Un.

Gary Johnson Couldn't Name North Korea's Leader, Kim Jong-Un

Yet another embarrassing Aleppo moment for the Libertarian presidential nominee.

How did North Korea get its hands on a New Zealand plane made with American parts?

The appearance of the plane underscores the difficulty in implementing sanctions against North Korea.

North Korea shows no sign of wanting to talk about releasing two Americans

Analysts and officials alike increasingly expect the men to be held until after the U.S. election.

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