North Korea readied Thursday to kick off its most important ruling party gathering for nearly 40 years, amid persistent concerns of a nuclear test, despite no clear signs of an imminent detonation.
British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser apologized Monday for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds of people, five years after the government ordered the company to remove the products from shelves for health risks.
South Korea warned Monday there is a risk of its citizens being abducted by Pyongyang in retaliation for the defection of a dozen North Korean staff at a restaurant in China.
For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.
After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week.
North Korea on Friday sentenced a detained Korean-American, Kim Dong Chul, to 10 years hard labor on charges of subversion and espionage, China's official Xinhua News Agency said.
North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks.
SEOUL, South Korea -- Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next month that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.
North Korea is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, the North Korean foreign minister told The Associated Press in an interview in which he also warned that his country won't be cowed by international sanctions.