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  • Kerry urges China to keep North Korea in check

    SEOUL -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday credited China with calming North Korea during a threatening period in early 2013, and urged Beijing to redouble its efforts to hold its unruly client state in check. In an appearance with South...
  • Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

    BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear. In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
  • Purge of Kim Jong Un's uncle unsettles North Korean businesspeople

    Purge of Kim Jong Un's uncle unsettles North Korean businesspeople
    YANJI, China — She was a North Korean success story. For more than two decades, the woman, now 50, dabbled in various businesses at the border between China and North Korea. She sold rice. She traded foreign currency. She opened a massage parlor...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'
    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...
  • Ex-congressman and veteran makes his peace in North Korea visit

    Ex-congressman and veteran makes his peace in North Korea visit
    SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, former eight-term Bay Area Rep. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey Jr. has dreamed of a Korean War battle moment he cannot shake: Peering into a trench he sees the terrified faces of his teenage opponents, clutching wicker baskets...
  • North Koreans release purported confession by Palo Alto detainee

    BEIJING -- North Korea said Saturday the 85-year-old Korean War veteran from Palo Alto it detained last month was held because of “hostile acts” against the Communist regime during the war and during his 10-day trip as a tourist. Pyongyang&...
  • North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says

    North Korea takes 'dangerous steps' holding U.S. tourist, Kerry says
    North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. “I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
  • Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking

    Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday. State prosecutor Javier...
  • N. Korea-Cuba drama boils down to useless weapons, big pile of sugar

    As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action. They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
  • Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire

    Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire
    SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity. For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...