As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale.
Some of the fish you buy from your local grocery store may have come from factories in China where North Koreans are working. An investigative team from The Associated Press tracked the products from China to US freezer cases.
For years, Stephen Colbert's conservative parody showed how satire and ridicule can be powerful forms of expression. Now with Sony canceling "The Interview" in the face of apparent North Korean threats, his show's ending seems like an even bigger blow for free speech.
North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is planning a "prime time" nuclear weapons push in 2017 to take advantage of leadership transitions in South Korea and the United States, a high-ranking defector said Tuesday.
If you think of yourself as a global citizen, then it is about time you got over your bias toward the Gregorian calendar. Depending on the community you are in, the year might be 1393, or 5116, or something else.
A North Korean court has sentenced Matthew Todd Miller, a US citizen in his mid-20s, to six years in a North Korean labor camp for conspiring to commit “hostile acts” against the state. But many details about Miller's situation, including his reasons for visiting North Korea, remain a mystery.
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea when she was 14. She risked her life, crossed three mountains and a frozen lake to get to China and eventually to South Korea. Now she says she wants to raise awareness about the people she left behind.
"Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict," the US secretary of state said. "If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe require action, then, that option's on the table."
Kim Jong-un boasted of North Korea's ability to strike any target in the US after a second intercontinental ballistic missile test that weapons experts said Saturday could even bring New York into range.