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  • Kim Jong Un misses key event due to 'pulled tendon' Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Kim Jong Un

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill. Reuters reports.

  • Where is Kim Jong Un?     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discuss growing speculation over the absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters is saying according to a source, Kim Jong Un has suffered a tendon injury.

  • Putin wants to control Russian web access: Reports Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 28, 2014 in Moscow.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may be taking censorship a step further by controlling Russia's access to the Internet itself.

  • Asia's new strongman: Thailand's General Prayuth Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves the Government House as he leads a new cabinet to an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok September 4, 2014.

    Supreme leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha outlines his vision for a new Thailand.

  • Travelers heading to North Korea despite the risks Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
    People applaud as they watch the unveiling ceremony for two statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    About 6,000 Westerns visit North Korea each year, although independent travel is nearly impossible.

  • Did Kim Jong Un’s money man defect with $5M? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Kim Jong Un

    Reports say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's slush fund manager attempted to defect with $5 million, according to the Global Post.

  • China's defense budget nearly three times Japan's. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- President Barack Obama told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday he wants U.S.-Chinese relations defined by more cooperation and a constructive management of differences, during a phone call in which Iran and North Korea were discussed.

  • Tracking China-North Korea relations     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    While China doesn't like North Korea's provocative actions, the mainland is reluctant to fully implement U.N. sanctions on its ally, says Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation.

  • North Korea to be on Xi's agenda in Seoul: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair at Center for Strategic & International Studies, outlines the issues that will likely be discussed during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea.

  • July 2- North Korea has handed Japan names of at least 10 Japanese nationals who are said to be living in that country, including those believed to have been abducted by Pyongyang agents, the Nikkei reported.

  • SEOUL, June 27- North Korea's closed economy rose last year at a slightly slower pace compared to 2013, South Korea's central bank data showed on Friday, even as the United Nations toughened sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Reclusive North Korea does not release economic data.

  • N.Korea's economy grows in face of sanctions Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, June 27- North Korea's closed economy rose last year at a slightly slower pace compared to 2013, South Korea's central bank data showed on Friday, even as the United Nations toughened sanctions for its nuclear and missile programmes.

  • Kim Jong Un to star in video game Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Screen from Glorious Leader video game by Moneyhorse

    A video game that will soon be released stars North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NBC News reports.

  • UPDATE 1-North Korea renews threat of nuclear test Saturday, 10 May 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    SEOUL, May 10- North Korea renewed a threat on Saturday to conduct a nuclear test amid heightened concern that the reclusive state with a stockpile of missiles may set off an atomic device for the fourth time on the path to building a nuclear arsenal.

  • North Korea renews threat of nuclear test Saturday, 10 May 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    SEOUL, May 10- North Korea renewed a threat on Saturday to conduct a nuclear test amid heightened concern that the reclusive state with a stockpile of missiles may set off an atomic device for the fourth time on the path to building a nuclear arsenal.

  • A new report suggests fake products, such as Marlboro cigarettes and Viagra pills, are keeping North Korea's economy alive. The 'Street Signs Asia' team discuss.

  • Fake Viagra? Inside North Korea's growing economy Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a session of the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's parliament, in Pyongyang on April 9, 2014.

    Amid talk of new sanctions as North Korea threatens nuclear weapons testing, fresh data reveal how the country's market economy is growing.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds as part of a counter drill into South Korean waters. South Korea fired back.

  • Is Kim's hairdo the new must-do in North Korea?     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    An unconfirmed report about male North Korean students getting their hair done just like their leader Kim Jong Un has gone viral online. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.