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North Korea conducts third controversial nuke test

Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2013

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NKorea warns of nuke test and rocket launches; goal is to have weapons that can hit US

North Korea's top governing body warned Thursday that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2013


Google executive chairman arrives in North Korea

Google's chairman wants a first-hand look at North Korea's economy and social media during his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said,... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2013


North Korea's caste system faces power of wealth

For more than a half-century, a mysterious caste system has shadowed the life of every North Korean. It can decide whether they will live in the gated compounds of the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2012

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NKorea says it has detained U.S. citizen

North Korea said Friday that an American citizen has been detained after confessing to unspecified crimes, confirming news reports about his arrest at a time when... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012


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