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U.S. would show flexibility in nuclear talks with North Korea: envoy

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SEOUL - The recent nuclear deal with Iran showed that the United States can be flexible with a willing counterpart, including North Korea if it decides it wants talks on its nuclear program, a U.S. envoy said on Monday.

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible October launch: Yonhap

SEOUL - North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible October launch: Yonhap

SEOUL - North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

World, South Korea, 21 Jul 2015

Slovenian band plays Pyongyang to provoke those outside North Korea

LJUBLJANA - A Slovenian avant-garde rock band that plans to be the first western pop act to perform in North Korea said it aimed to provoke debate beyond the isolated country's borders.

World, Entertainment, Music 21 Jul 2015

North Korea says not interested in Iran-like nuclear talks with U.S.

SEOUL - North Korea is not interested in an Iran-like dialogue with the United States to give up its nuclear capabilities, the isolated country's foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, 21 Jul 2015

China's Xi visits sensitive North Korean border area

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited a sensitive border area with North Korea populated by ethnic Koreans, state media said on Friday, amid tension over the North's disputed nuclear program and killings blamed on North Korean troops.

World, 17 Jul 2015

Slovenian band to play in reclusive North Korea, record company says

LJUBLJANA - The Slovenian band Laibach will bring foreign contemporary pop to North Korea when it tours the secretive country next month, the band's record label said on Wednesday. | Video

Entertainment, Music, 15 Jul 2015

Two-wheeled revolution: Pyongyang installs bike lanes

SEOUL - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around.

World, 15 Jul 2015

China set to try jailed U.S. missionary near North Korea border

BEIJING - China will begin the trial on July 28 of a Korean-American missionary arrested last year over a non-profit school he ran near the sensitive border with North Korea, his lawyer said, in a case that sparked outcry from international Christian groups.

World, China, 14 Jul 2015

Two-wheeled revolution: Pyongyang installs bike lanes

SEOUL - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around.

World, 14 Jul 2015