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A look back: Top Associated Press photos from 2014

Here's a look back at some of the most important and memorable moments of 2014 as captured in AP photos. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015


US says North Korea sanctions step 1 in Sony response

The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015


North Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014


Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014


AP photos: In North Korea, the Kims are adored

that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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'Team America' screenings also pulled from theaters

Programmed as a playful substitute to "The Interview," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's North Korea comedy "Team America: World Police" also has been pulled from theaters. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014


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