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N. Korea slams South's missile test 'farce'

North Korea has slammed the South's recent ballistic missile test, calling it a "farce" aimed at showing off Seoul's military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang.

N. Korea slams South's missile test 'farce'
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea

South Korean coastguard units searched Friday for survivors of a cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew that sank with the loss of at least two lives off the South's southern coast.

2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ©Reuters/Jason Lee
Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un

A new photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un disembarking from a plane suggests he doesn't share his father Kim Jong-Il's near-obsessive fear of flying.

Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un
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North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test.

North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border
N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit
N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit
Japan, N. Korea move to restart formal talks
Japan, N. Korea move to restart formal talks

Japan and North Korea are moving to restart formal government-level talks, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after a shift over the contentious issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese citizens.

Japan, N. Korea move to restart formal talks
S. Korea urges North to stop 'provocative' rocket tests
S. Korea urges North to stop 'provocative' rocket tests

South Korea called Monday for the North to stop its "provocative" rocket tests, after the launch of dozens of rockets in recent weeks -- most recently Sunday -- that Seoul says threaten regional security.

S. Korea urges North to stop 'provocative' rocket tests
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Libya intercepts tanker loaded with rebel oil

Libyan authorities said they intercepted a North Korean-flagged tanker which had loaded crude from a rebel-held eastern port, as the conflict over the country's key petroleum revenues escalated.

Libya intercepts tanker loaded with rebel oil
N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win
N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

North Korea's state media confirmed Monday what was never in doubt -- a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win
N.Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S.Korea hold drills
N.Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S.Korea hold drills

North Korea fired short-range Scud missiles off its east coast for the second time in a week, drawing condemnation from Washington and Seoul as the allies held joint military exercises.

N.Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S.Korea hold drills
N. Korea fires short-range missiles, South says 'provocative'
N. Korea fires short-range missiles, South says 'provocative'

North Korea fired short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast for the second time in a week Monday, prompting a warning from South Korea of "reckless provocation."

N. Korea fires short-range missiles, South says 'provocative'
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Military drills to test inter-Korean detente

South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.

Military drills to test inter-Korean detente
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell

The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.

Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell
N. Korea rejects UN rights report as 'fabrication'
N. Korea rejects UN rights report as 'fabrication'

North Korea on Friday "categorically" rejected a UN report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a "sheer fabrication" invented by the United States and its allies.

N. Korea rejects UN rights report as 'fabrication'
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North

A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, left for the North Korean border Thursday to attend the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the Korean War.

S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North
Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea
Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea

Brainwashed from birth, under constant surveillance, cowed by the all-embracing state and facing the spectre of disappearing forever in its vast network of camps if they step out of line.

Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea
Japan PM as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un: S. Korea poll
Japan PM as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un: S. Korea poll

With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb for years, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Japan PM as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un: S. Korea poll
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N. Korea scraps US envoy's invite as tensions mount

Tensions tightened on the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea cancelled a US envoy's visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang.

N. Korea scraps US envoy's invite as tensions mount
North, South Korea meet for talks on family reunions
North, South Korea meet for talks on family reunions

North and South Korea were set to hold talks Wednesday on resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War -- an emotive issue that Pyongyang has been accused of exploiting as a bargaining chip.

North, South Korea meet for talks on family reunions
N. Korea calls Japanese PM Abe 'Asian Hitler'
N. Korea calls Japanese PM Abe 'Asian Hitler'

North Korea on Tuesday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.

N. Korea calls Japanese PM Abe 'Asian Hitler'

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