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  • Warnings removed from Instagram accounts in North Korea Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    PYONGYANG, North Korea— Instagram appears to be back to normal in North Korea after a week of warnings on user accounts saying the popular photo-sharing app had been blacklisted for harmful content. Virtually no North Koreans have free access to the Internet or any kind of social media. Photos from the North on Instagram posted by foreigners— though there are...

  • PYONGYANG, North Korea— Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that say access to the popular photo-sharing app is being denied and that the site is blacklisted for harmful content. The Internet and any kind of social media remain off-limits to virtually all North Koreans, but North Korea decided in 2013 to allow foreigners in the country...

  • *Front month U.S. crude was up 8 cents at $59.51 a barrel at 0018 GMT, after finishing down 26 cents in the previous session. *Global crude oil prices are not expected to fall in the second half of 2015, Kuwait's OPEC governor said on Monday, and any surplus supply was due to shale producers rather than OPEC. *Crude output by OPEC member Algeria will rise by at least 32,000...

  • North Korea launches e-shopping despite no Internet Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chonji Lubricant Factory, in this undated photo.

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, even though citizens of the isolated country have no access to the Internet.

  • Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un

    Warming economic and political ties between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are in question. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • US considers adding N Korea back on terror list Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    US considers adding N Korea back on terror list

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the threats posed by North Korea.

  • North Korea nuke threat: What US, South Korea can do Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    North Korea nuke threat: What US, South Korea can do

    Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, discusses the threat of North Korea's nuclear missiles and explains what it means for the U.S. and South Korea.

  • This may be next screw for US to tighten on N Korea Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    U.S. dollars

    A bill now making its way through the U.S. Congress is designed to shut off North Korea, and anyone who deals with it, from the U.S. dollar.

  • Japan has told North Korea that it is considering extending its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang beyond April- Kyodo citing sources. Japan government is making arrangements to extend the sanctions on North Korea, possibly for two years- Kyodo. Japan's cabinet decision on sanctions on N.Korea could be made in April unless substantial progress is made...

  • JAPAN HAS TOLD NORTH KOREA THAT IT IS CONSIDERING EXTENDING ITS UNILATERAL SANCTIONS AGAINST PYONGYANG BEYOND APRIL- KYODO CITING SOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to broaden sanctions against North Korea by imposing stiffer punishments on international companies that do business with Pyongyang. "Additionally, it presses the Administration to use all available tools to impose sanctions against North Korea and on countries and companies that...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to broaden sanctions against North Korea by imposing stiffer punishments on international companies that do business with Pyongyang, congressional committee aides told Reuters. The initiative, sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats, responds to concern in Congress about last...

  • Competitors unite against cyber threats Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    L-R: Mark McLaughlin, Chris Young, Michael Brown and Ken Xie at the Cyber Threat Alliance event.

    As companies face growing threats from hackers, four cyber security firms are have joined forces to share intelligence.

  • Inside North Korea's international money machine Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Beyond sanctions, U.S. officials are hoping to further target and isolate North Korea's international finance machine.

  • Bill Richardson: I 'screwed up' about Kim Jong Un Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    Bill Richardson: I 'screwed up' about Kim Jong Un

    I made a mistake, says former Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), explaining his comments on North Korea's leader.

  • South Korea's Park becoming 'desperate politically': Pro

    Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation, says South Korean President Park Geun-hye is open to talks with North Korea due to growing political challenges.

  • Another year of double-digit returns? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    The good times aren't over yet for the stock market, says floor trader Kenny Polcari. But buckle up—it could be a bumpy ride!

  • When James Clapper met North Korea's hacking chief Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:29 PM ET
    James Clapper

    James Clapper revealed new details of a dinner he had with a top North Korean intelligence official during a secret trip.

  • Why Kim Jong Un is smiling on his birthday Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defence Detachment standing guard over a forward post off the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

    A look at North Korea's growing, not-so-isolated economy, and key reasons Kim Jong Un is feeling good after three years in power.

  • When James Clapper met North Korea's hacking chief Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    When James Clapper met North Korea's hacking chief

    During a speech at Fordham University on Thursday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper recounts a recent dinner he had with the North Korean intelligence chief.