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Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events -- the annual Pyongyang marathon -- because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday.
Pyongyang race bars foreigners

 

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a live-fire artillery drill by his country's military units near the sea border with the rival South, believed to be timed ahead of annual U.S.-South Korean exercises, state media reported Saturday.
 

North Korea says it will respond "very strongly" to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses and says the United States ignored Pyongyang's offer to attend and defend itself.
North Korea urges US to cancel human rights talk

 

A crippling mix of "trauma, torture and shame" led high-profile defector Shin Dong-hyuk to distort his harrowing account of life in a North Korean gulag, according to the book's author.
 

South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislature on Monday approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minister following fierce political wrangling over whether he's fit for the country's No. 2 job.
 

South Korea on Friday announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics in a bid to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country's booming plastic surgery industry.
 

A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former Korean Air executive to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her in-flight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts.
Korean Air nut rage exec handed 1-year sentence

 

Two people were killed and more than 60 were injured Wednesday after a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near the Incheon International Airport, South Korean officials said.
100-car pileup on South Korean bridge leaves 2 dead, 65 hurt

 

A South Korean court on Wednesday sentenced a former coast guard officer to four years in prison for negligence while rescuing of passengers during last year's ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people.
 

North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea on Sunday in its second such weapons test this year, a South Korean defense official said, amid dimming prospects for the resumption of high-level talks between the rival countries.
N. Korea test-fires 5 short-range missiles into sea

 

North Korea has test-fired a new "ultra-precision" intelligent rocket to be deployed across its navy, state media said Saturday, in the latest evidence that Pyongyang is stepping up its development of missile technology.
 

North Korea, long accused by the U.S. and others of engaging in counterfeiting, drug trafficking and even online gambling scams, is trying to repair its international image by courting a little-known but influential body that fights money laundering and terrorist financing.
N. Korea woos economic taskforce

 

North Korea on Wednesday ruled out resuming dialogue with the "gangster-like" United States, and vowed to respond to any U.S. aggression with nuclear strikes and cyber warfare.
 

A South Korean soldier was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing five comrades and injuring seven others in a shooting and grenade attack last year, the Defense Ministry said.
 
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