North Korea

Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea

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SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: Yonhap

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

World, China, South Korea, 16 Sep 2014

South Korea finds wreckage in sea of suspected North Korean drone

SEOUL - South Korea's military has recovered the wreckage of unmanned aircraft, believed to be a North Korean drone, in waters off an island near a disputed maritime border, an official said on Monday.

World, South Korea, 15 Sep 2014

North Korea sentences U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

SEOUL - North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday, as the United States requested his immediate pardon and release. | Video

U.S., World, United Nations 14 Sep 2014

Ahead of trial, U.S. says North Korea using Americans as 'pawns'

WASHINGTON - Just before one of three Americans detained in North Korea is due to go on trial, a senior U.S. official on Friday accused the communist Asian country of using U.S. citizens as human "pawns."

World, 12 Sep 2014

North Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees: Kyodo

TOKYO - North Korea is ready to provide Japan with initial findings from a special investigating team that looked into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang's agents decades ago, Kyodo news agency quoted a North Korean diplomat as saying.

World, Japan, 11 Sep 2014

North Korea announces trial date for detained American Matthew Miller

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, one of three detained Americans in North Korea, will face trial next week, a short statement carried by state media said on Sunday, without elaborating any further on what charges the U.S. citizen faced.

Politics, 06 Sep 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be operating

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.

World, 05 Sep 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be operating

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.

World, 04 Sep 2014

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

SEOUL/WASHINGTON - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. media that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue.

World, U.S., United Nations, 01 Sep 2014