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North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

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SEOUL - A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations.

North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

SEOUL - A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations.

World, South Korea, 17 Apr 2015

North Korea seen intent on provocation but no sign of nuclear test

SEOUL - North Korea is intent on using missile launches to increase regional tension but it does not appear to be preparing for a fourth nuclear test or long-range missile launch, the U.S. and South Korean defense ministers said on Friday.

U.N. calls for $111 million for crucial aid for North Korea

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has called for $111 million to fund crucial humanitarian needs this year in North Korea, which it said remains drastically under-funded.

World, United Nations 09 Apr 2015

North Korea fires missiles into sea as U.S. defense chief visits region

OSAN, South Korea - North Korea has fired two surface-to-air missiles off its west coast, South Korea said on Thursday, with the latest in a string of short-range firings by the North coming shortly before the U.S. defense secretary arrived in the region.

World, South Korea, 09 Apr 2015

North Korea warns will act to get back ship held by Mexico

UNITED NATIONS - North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take "necessary measures" to release the vessel, which United Nations sanctions monitors say belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm.

World, Mexico, United Nations 08 Apr 2015

North Korea says expels U.S. aid worker for 'anti-state conspiracy'

SEOUL - North Korea said on Wednesday it was expelling an American aid worker for engaging in what it said was a conspiracy against the state, just weeks after the country ejected a German aid worker.

World, 08 Apr 2015

Despite threats, activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs to North Korea

SEOUL - A North Korean defector living in South Korea said on Wednesday he has launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" to North Korea, despite protests from the isolated country and emailed death threats.

World, South Korea, Film 08 Apr 2015

North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: reports

SEOUL - North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defense chief visits Seoul this week.

World, South Korea, 05 Apr 2015

North Korea fires short-range missiles ahead of U.S. defense chief visit to Seoul

SEOUL - North Korea on Friday test-fired four missiles off its west coast, a week ahead of a visit to Seoul by the U.S. defense secretary, in what South Korea called a bid to stoke tension during its joint military drills with the United States.