North Korea


  • Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia— After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday. Hagel, who was wrapping up a 10- day trip to the Asia-Pacific region, named the horse Shamrock.

  • Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    BEIJING— The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. And he said America will protect Japan, the Philippines and other allies locked in disputes with China, as laid out in U.S. treaty obligations.

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 4- North Korea said on Friday that the world would have to "wait and see" when asked for details of "a new form" of nuclear test it threatened to carry out after the United Nations Security Council condemned Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile launch. North Korea fired two medium-range Rodong ballistic missiles into the sea on March 26.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold talks in Washington next week aimed at finding ways to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

  • *U.S. Navy commandos storm vessel in international waters. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. "The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.

  • SEOUL, Feb 20- South Korea has stepped up disinfection of citizens returning from North Korea after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs in the communist state.

  • UN panel says North Korea's Kim may face charges Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast reporting North Korea's nuclear test.

    North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice, U.N. investigators said.

  • North Korea vital to China's success     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Heesun Wee discusses China's trade subsidies for North Korea and their impact on the region's economy.

  • Emerging crisis? China's North Korea dilemma Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, meets with late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, front right, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    Amid reports of more executions and political tension in North Korea, the regime is moving forward on economic policies, increasingly tied to China.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The United States has offered to send U.S. special envoy to North Korea Robert King to Pyongyang to secure the release of American missionary Kenneth Bae after he appeared in front of journalists asking Washington to help him get home, an administration official said on Monday.

  • North Korean leader feeling 'confident': Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    James P. Rooney, chairman at Advanced Capital Partners, comments on North Korea as the country prepares for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.

  • Pyongyang's power struggle     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Chung Min Lee, South Korean ambassador for National Security Affairs says the purge of Kim Jong-Un's uncle was due to money reasons, hard currency earnings and the classic power struggle.

  • How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the North Korean leader should be concerned about America sending more troops to South Korea.

  • Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea, again     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    Former US NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) speaks to members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on December 19, 2013. Rodman is on a visit to North Korea from December 19 to 23.

    Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea for the third time, but insists that he's not going to talk politics or human rights.

  • Being a North Korea 1 percenter just got dangerous Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    People watch television news showing Jang Song-thaek in court before his execution on December 12, 2013, at the rail station in Seoul on December 13, 2013.

    North Korea's execution of a high-ranking official suggests a ruler threatened by the economic elite's power. And the purge is likely far from over.

  • Remain 'vigilant' on North Korea     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Shaun Cochran, head of research for Korea at CLSA, discusses the situation in North Korea following the execution of King Jong Un's uncle and what it means for investors.

  • Kim Jong-Un's consolidation of power     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    John Park, North Korea Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School discusses the next phase in the Kim Jong Un's consolidation of power, 2 years since the passing of his father.

  • Andrew Gilholm, Senior Analyst for China and Korea at Control Risks, says Jang Song-thaek's execution will increase uncertainty in China over Kim Jong-un's leadership.

  • North Korea executes second most powerful man     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:33 PM ET

    North Korea's state agency says it has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jung Un, the country's second most powerful man. CNBC's Chery Kang reports.

  • CNBC's Chery Kang reports on the latest political developments in North Korea.

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