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AP Reviewer: 'The Interview' Deserves to be Seen

By Jake Coyle | Friday Dec 19, 2014
"The Interview" will go down as the satire that provoked an authoritarian dictatorship, roiled Sony Pictures in a massive hacking attack and prompted new questions of cyber warfare, corporate risk-tasking and comedic audacity.

Eyes on Kim As North Korea Preps for Anniversary

By Eric Talmadge | Thursday Oct 9, 2014
As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month.

Did High Heels and Swiss Cheese Sideline North Korean Leader?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
North Korea's leader has been out of the public eye for weeks, allegedly recovering from ankle surgery. Reports say they broke because of his weight and because he's been wearing high heels to boost his height.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

By Lolita C Baldor | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents In Shelters

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Monday Mar 31, 2014
North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

Mandatory Kim Jong Un Haircuts?

By Eric Talmadge | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Have all male university students in North Korea been ordered to get haircuts like their leader, Kim Jong Un? The Internet certainly says so.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

By John Heilprin | Monday Feb 17, 2014
A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.

Rodman Apologizes For Comments On Jailed American

By Eric Talmadge | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.

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