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Topic - North Korea
As far as corruption goes, you can’t get any worse than Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia, a just-released survey of 177 nations from the group Transparency International revealed. But America could stand to do a lot better, ranking only 19 out of 177 for transparent and honest governance in this latest survey.
Dennis Rodman just can’t keep out of North Korea. The former basketball star is heading back to the tightly ruled nation on Dec. 18, his third visit in recent months.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fired his powerful uncle and publicly executed two of his relative's associates, South Korean officials said.
Lawmakers in South Korea say recent intelligence shows that not only were two colleagues of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle recently executed, but around the same time, the powerful family figure — considered a key influence on the freshman dictator — disappeared from public view.
Two aspiring American rappers said Saturday that they had filmed part of a music video in North Korea, hoping the novel locale will make a hit.
The U.S. is urging North Korea to release an 85-year-old American who's been detained for more than a month.
North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.
The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said Thursday that North Korea seems to have jumpstarted operations at a key nuclear plant, Yongbyon, to possibly produce weapons-grade plutonium.
A 34-year-old Australian musician who happens to be a spit-fire doppelganger of North Korea’s Kim-jong Un has unwittingly launched a new career — as an advertisement actor who plays the dictator and sells the likes of hamburgers in Tel Aviv.
Next year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will test an innovative weapon called the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS, at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, 63 air miles from the nation's capital.
The Obama administration has rushed to complete an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. In return for easing U.S.-led international sanctions and bringing much-needed economic relief to the regime, Iran will be required to delay and suspend, but not dismantle, its uranium-enrichment capability.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has visited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, has been named GQ's No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013.
Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran's acceptance on the global stage.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Sunday he is no fan of the new deal to ease economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on that country's nuclear program, saying the Senate likely will move ahead to tighten sanctions that are working.
Dennis Rodman is preparing to thrill North Korean fans during an exhibition basketball tour there late next month.