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North Korea shifts away from warlike rhetoric amid nuclear tension

North Korea on Monday shifted, at least temporarily, away from weeks of warlike rhetoric, appointing a new premier seen as an economic reformer after a high-level... Read more »

April 1, 2013

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North Korea's parliament meets amid nuclear tension, threats of war

After weeks of warlike rhetoric, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gathered legislators Monday for an annual spring parliamentary session that followed a ruling party... Read more »

April 1, 2013

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NKorea calls nukes country's 'life' at big meeting

A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning Sunday, saying that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life" and will not be traded even for "billions... Read more »

March 31, 2013

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US sends B-2s to South Korea for military drills

In a show of force following weeks of North Korean bluster, the U.S. on Thursday took the unprecedented step of announcing that two of its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers... Read more »

March 28, 2013

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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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