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Danger of North Korea is no joke

In the past weeks, North Korean state media have called the female President of South Korea a "dirty political harlot" and an "old prostitute"; the gay chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on North Korea "a disgusting old lecher with 40-odd-year-long career of homosexuality"; and, in a loathsome screed, ...read more

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North Korea vows to punish South Korean official

North Korea warned Tuesday that a South Korean official would pay a high price for saying the North "must disappear soon" in an escalation of rhetoric between the rivals.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed during ...read more

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North Korean screed against Obama illustrates ‘race-based’ worldview

By Chico Harlan SEOUL — In a recently published and lengthy racist screed, North Korea calls President Obama a “clown,” a “dirty fellow” and somebody who “does not even have the basic appearances of a human being.” Propriety has never been a part of North Korean rhetoric, but rarely has Pyongyang so ...read more

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Obama sees no ‘magic bullet’ to influence North Korea as nuclear program continues

By Chico Harlan SEOUL — With North Korea making potential preparations for another underground nuclear test, President Obama said Friday that he saw no “magic bullet” to influence an already isolated nation whose advancing weapons program poses a “direct threat” to the United States. Read full article >> ...read more

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Editorial: North Korea’s crimes against humanity demand action

By Editorial Board THE UNITED Nations Security Council will hold an informal meeting this week about the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, one of the most significant and startling investigations into human depravation of recent times. Now that the commission has admirably shed ...read more

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Koreas trade fire; island residents in shelters

North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other's waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

People watch a television news program reporting about North Korea's plan to conduct live-fire drills, ...read more

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Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

Have all male university students in North Korea been ordered to get haircuts like their leader, Kim Jong Un? The Internet certainly says so.

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to war veterans during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th ...read more

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Seoul: NKorea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday in the second such launch in less than a week, amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington, South Korean officials said.

A mock Scud-B missile of North Korea, center, and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korea ...read more

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U.N. report will conclude North Korea has committed crimes against humanity

By Chico Harlan SEOUL — A yearlong United Nations investigation is set to conclude that North Korea has committed crimes against humanity, according to a leaked outline of the report, in the most authoritative indictment to date of abuses carried out by Pyongyang's leaders. Read full article >> ...read more

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NET THREAT: North Korea's Kim unleashing army of web hackers?

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PYONGYANG EFFORTS to form a cyberarmy capable of launching attacks on neighboring countries has internet experts warning not to underestimate leader Kim Jong Un's intentions. N.Korea accelerates excavation at nuke test site, US research institute says Koreas ease animosity, will hold family reunions as planned ...read more

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Kerry in Seoul to confer on North Korea, ahead of China visit

By William Wan SEOUL -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with South Korean leaders on Thursday to reinvigorate efforts to deter North Korea from pursuing nuclear arms. But how exactly the U.S. can accomplish that after decades of frustrated efforts remains a vexing problem with no immediate answers. Read full article ...read more

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Seoul: Rival Koreas to hold senior-level meeting

The two Koreas will hold their highest-level talks in years on Wednesday, South Korean officials said, in a possible sign that North Korea wants a quick improvement in ties and the resumption of lucrative cooperative projects.

Protesters stage a rally opposing the scheduled visit of Secretary of State John Kerry near ...read more

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Obama pushes for release of Americans held in North Korea, Iran

By David Nakamura President Obama called on North Korea and Iran to release two Americans held captive since 2012, using an address at the National Prayer Breakfast to demand that foreign nations respect religious freedoms and to declare that the men “deserve to be free.” Read full article >> ...read more

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Family of American detained in North Korea attend State of the Union

By Becky Bratu Kenneth Bae appears before a limited number of media outlets in Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Jan. 20, 2014. By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC NewsThe mother and sister of the American who is being held in North Korea, are attending ...read more

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North Korea calls for end of hostilities in letter to South

By Julie Yoo and Alexander Smith, NBC News KCNA via ReutersKim Jong Un at a revolutionary battle site in Mt. Madu, North Korea, in a photo released on Monday.By Julie Yoo and Alexander Smith, NBC NewsSEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has written an open letter to South Korea ahead of its joint military drills with the United ...read more

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After appearance, family 'gravely concerned' about U.S. missionary held in North Korea

By Jeff Black, Staff Writer Kim Kwang Hyon / Kim Kwang Hyon / APAmerican missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC NewsThe sister of an American missionary detained in North Korea for more than a year ...read more

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Kenneth Bae speaks: US missionary detained in North Korea pleads for help

Kim Kwang Hyon / APAmerican missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Monday. PYONGYANG, North Korea -- An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to ...read more

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Incoming NBA commissioner critical of Rodman, but says he brought focus to 'repressive regime'

While critical of Dennis Rodman's trips to North Korea, incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the former Chicago Bulls player also helped raise awareness of leader Kim Jong Un's "repressive regime." Rodman was chided by the NBA earlier this month for taking a squad of former players to North Korea ...read more

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Dennis Rodman apologizes again for failing to help Kenneth Bae

Wang Zhao / AFP - Getty ImagesDennis Rodman arrives at Beijing International Airport from North Korea on Monday.BEIJING - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized on Monday for not being able to help an American missionary detained in North Korea during his trip there."I'm sorry, I'm sorry I couldn't do ...read more

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Rodman apologizes for comments on jailed American

Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.

Dennis Rodman bows to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, after singing ...read more

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North Korea rejects South Korea’s proposal for family reunions

By Chico Harlan SEOUL — North Korea on Thursday rejected a South Korean proposal to resume holding reunions for elderly family members divided since the Korean War, a humanitarian program that has been on hold for more than three years. Read full article >> ...read more

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Family of US captive in North Korea: Rodman's comments are 'outrageous'

By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC News Reuters, APA file picture of Kenneth Bae, left, and Dennis Rodman in North Korea on Tuesday, right.By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC NewsThe sister of an American missionary held captive in North Korea tore into U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman Wednesday, saying his television interview comments were “outrageous.”In a testy ...read more

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Rodman serenades North Korean leader for birthday; family of US captive 'outraged'

By Alastair Jamieson and Erin McClam, NBC News Watch former NBA star Dennis Rodman sing "Happy Birthday" to North Korea's Kim Jong Un, not shown on camera, during a basketball game in Pyongyang.By Alastair Jamieson and Erin McClam, NBC NewsThe sister of an American held captive in North Korea for more than a year said Wednesday she is ...read more

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Doug Christie caught up in Rodman, North Korea turmoil

By avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin) While Charles Smith apparently is having second thoughts about accompanying Dennis Rodman and a handful of former NBA players to Pyongyang, North Korea, for an exhibition game scheduled for Wednesday, Doug Christie didn't express any such reservations during a brief cell phone conversation with his wife, Jackie. ...read more

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WorldViews: The Dennis Rodman problem: Is it unethical to visit North Korea?

By Max Fisher American basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea yet again, this time with a group of former NBA players for a goodwill game. When he first visited, in February 2013, his trip revived a question that North Korea-watchers have debated for 20 years now: Is it ethical to go? ...read more

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Early Lead: Dennis Rodman angrily defends trip to North Korea with former NBA players (video)

By Cindy Boren Dennis Rodman's mission of hoops diplomacy and peace apparently doesn't extend to CNN. Speaking with Chris Cuomo of “New Day” from Pyongyang as his band of former NBA players prepared to play in North Korea, Rodman defended his controversial ties to Kim Jong Un and said his visit was “a ...read more

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The men who followed Rodman to North Korea

Say these things for Dennis Rodman: He likes going to North Korea, and likes bringing a bit of a side show with him.

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, foreground right, and fellow U.S. basketball players arrive at a hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea after returning from an official dinner ...read more

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Report alleging North Korean execution by hungry dogs was likely false

By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News Handout via EPA fileJang Song-thaek, North Korea's second most powerful man and leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, stands trial before a special military tribunal in Pyongyang, North Korea.By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC NewsA report claiming that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un executed his uncle by stripping him naked and ...read more

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un says elimination of 'factionalist filth' strengthened nation

By Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, TThe Associated Press North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front, visits a newly built ski resort in the Masik Pass region, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday.By Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, TThe Associated PressKim Jong Un boasted Wednesday that North Korea enters ...read more

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Flying solo: Kim Jong Un tours North Korea ski resort

By David R Arnott Rodong Sinmun via EPABy David R Arnott, NBC NewsAs a tumultuous year drew to a close, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got away from it all by taking a solo ride aboard a ski lift.Photos released by a North Korean newspaper on Tuesday showed the young leader — who ...read more

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