North Korea

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

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

US Official: North Korea Detains 24-Year-Old American Man

North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for what it called improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News.

04/25/2014

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. (Photo by USAF/Getty Images)

Cold War-Era Spy Plane Hit By Defense Cuts, Unmanned Aircraft To Replace

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

04/23/2014

North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

NKorea UN Envoy: US ‘Hostile Policy’ Pushing Country To ‘Brink Of War’

North Korea’s U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a “hostile policy” to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.

03/25/2014

This NASA photo shows North Korea as a patch of darkness on Earth. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

NASA Photo Shows North Korea In The Dark

North Korea from space shows country in literal darkness.

03/01/2014

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