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North Korea said Tuesday its nuclear test was not intended to be a provocation or threat, as it laid out plans for a weapons system capable of obliterating the entire United States.

North Korea's nuclear test has provoked global outrage, a push for sanctions, even fear. But Kim Jong Un's decision to conduct it has also handed a gift of sorts to his rival in the South.
Kim's nuke test proves gift of sorts for S. Korea leader


A 60-year-old Canadian pastor, jailed for life with hard labor in North Korea, spends eight hours a day, six days a week digging holes in an orchard in a prison camp where he is the sole inmate.
Canadian pastor jailed by N. Korea struggles with hard labor


The U.S. sent a heavy bomber over South Korea on Sunday in a show of force as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un insisted his country's latest nuclear test was carried out in self-defense.
US bomber flies over S. Korea as show of force against North


Last month, 18-year-old Song Yoo-geun retracted his first academic paper "Axisymmetric, Nonstationary Black Hole Magnetospheres: Revisited" -- which would have made him the youngest-ever Korean Ph.D. -- after he was accused of plagiarism.
Past, present and future of educating 'gifted' in South Korea


North Korea has defended its latest nuclear test, citing the fate of two toppled Middle East leaders, while flexing its military muscle by showing TV footage of a submarine-launched missile test.

South Korea tries to get under the skin of its archrival with border broadcasts that feature not only criticism of North Korea's nuclear program, troubled economy and human rights abuses, but also a unique homegrown weapon: K-pop.

A trio of the world's leading snowboarders, set to be the first Western professionals to visit North Korea's Masikryong ski resort, have canceled their trip after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test, the trip's organizer said Friday.

Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test -- a powerful, self-proclaimed "H-bomb of justice" that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
North Korea claims it tested an H-bomb


North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal.
N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test


South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged a prominent labor activist who had evaded arrest for weeks by seeking sanctuary in a major Buddhist temple in Seoul that came under siege by police.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has opened a science and technology complex in Pyongyang, the North's state media said Saturday, adding another ostentatious building to the impoverished country's showcase capital.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in an annual New Year's speech Friday that he was ready for war if provoked by "invasive" outsiders, but he stayed away from past threats involving the country's nuclear weapons and long-range missile ambitions.
N. Korean leader talks war but no remarks on nukes


South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday urged the public to support her latest deal with Japan on wartime sex slavery as controversy grew over the agreement to settle the decades-long dispute.
Park pleads support for 'comfort women' deal

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