North Korea

North Korean defectors, now living in South Korea, release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing Kim Jong-Un. North Korean soldiers have been trying to shoot them down, prompting an exchange of machinegun gunfire across the DMZ. (Photo by Jang Seong-Yoon-Donga Daily via Getty Images)

South Korea: 2 Koreas Exchange Gunfire Along Border

Second shooting in 10 days is Pyongyang’s reaction to the release by activists of balloons from the south urging North Koreans to rise up against Kim Jong-Un.

10/19/2014

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Makes First Appearance In 5 Weeks

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks, state media reported Tuesday, ending an absence that drove a frenzy of global speculation that something was amiss with the country’s most powerful person.

10/14/2014

Religion, Mental Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Religion, Mental Health Problems Draw Many Americans To North Korea

Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, even as it has become increasingly easy to enter legally as a tourist. It’s incomprehensible to many, especially since tens of thousands of desperate North Koreans have crossed in the opposite direction, at great risk.

09/17/2014

South Korean soldiers patrol the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. (Photo by YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea Detains American In Waters Near Border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into North Korea.

09/17/2014

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C, front) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Detained Americans In North Korea Call For US To Send High-Ranking Rep To Free Them

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

09/01/2014

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Blacklists NKorean Shipping Companies Carrying Undeclared Military Equipment

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.

07/30/2014

This image of the Korean Peninsula from space shows the marked contrast between the economically developed south and the totalitarian north. (Image courtesy: NASA)

Report: Political Favoritism Can Be Seen From Space

Hometowns of leaders in politically oppressed regions tend to be more economically favored while that person remains in power.

07/14/2014

Pyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for "committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit." (Photo of Kim Jong Un credit:Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Says It Is Holding An American Tourist

Pyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for “committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit.”

06/06/2014

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Official: North Korea ‘Must Disappear Soon’

A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”

05/13/2014

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff. (Photo by Kim Hee-Chul-pool/Getty Images)

Seoul: North Korea Finalizing 4th Nuclear Test, Could Be A Bluff

North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff.

05/08/2014

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