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.
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.
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into North Korea.
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.
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.
Hometowns of leaders in politically oppressed regions tend to be more economically favored while that person remains in power.
Pyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for “committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit.”
A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”
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.
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.