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Panama stops North Korean ship over missile material

Panama stopped a North Korean vessel that President Ricardo Martinelli said had sailed from Cuba and tried to illegally sneak suspected sophisticated missile material through the Panama Canal.

Two Koreas start fresh talks on joint industrial park

North and South Korea on Monday started fresh talks on reopening a joint industrial complex whose fate is seen as a touchstone for the future reduction of tension on the Korean peninsula.

Two Koreas hold rare talks on joint zone


North and South Korea held rare talks today on re-opening a joint industrial zone seen as the last remaining symbol of cross-border reconciliation.

North Korea sentences US citizen for 15 years


North Korea has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said today.

North Korea keeps Seoul, US on edge

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Seoul: North Korea kept the world on edge on Thursday over an expected missile launch while turning its own energies to celebrating its past and present leaders amid soaring tensions on the Korean pe

South Korea vows to retaliate if provoked by North

South Korea warned today that it would retaliate against any provocation from North Korea, a day after the North threatened to tear up the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953.

North Korea to launch rocket in December: KCNA

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North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket between December 10 and 22, the North's official news agency said on Saturday.

In a statement carried by Korean Central News Agency, the Korean Committ

China falls for Onion hoax on Kim


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been named 2012's 'Sexiest Man Alive', China's Communist Party newspaper proclaimed Tuesday after treating a spoof award by satirical US website The Onion as genuin

China paper deletes 'sexiest' Kim report

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The Chinese Communist Party's official mouthpiece on Wednesday deleted a story that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had been named 2012's ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ after it fell for a spoof by a US website.

North Korea ready to conduct nuke, missile tests: Minister


South Korea's defence minister said Thursday that North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, and would also test-launch long-range missiles sometime in the future.

"Many prepara

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