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  • He would also be the first head of the U.N. to visit North Korea since Boutros Boutros-Ghali traveled there in 1993.. There are also worries about North Korea after South Korea's spy agency said last week that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun in late April. It symbolizes a good aim to tap the advantage of South...

  • *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...

  • Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:26 AM ET

    Kerry told students Monday at prestigious Korea University that authoritarian Pyongyang, with the lowest rate of access to the Web in the world, was the opposite of ultra-wired, democratic Seoul. Washington accuses Pyongyang of being behind last year's massive hack of Sony Pictures over a film that centered on the assassination of North Korean leader Kim...

  • Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's "ironclad" security commitments. He said North Korea's "horrific conduct" must be exposed and vowed to ratchet up pressure on Pyongyang to change its behavior, particularly since it has rebuffed repeated attempts to...

  • 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.

  • Activist to balloon-drop 'The Interview' in N Korea Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    A file photo of Park Sang-Hak, a former North Korean defector, who holds an anti-Pyongyang leaflet in 2013.

    Thousands of balloons carrying up to 10,000 copies of "The Interview" and 500,000 propaganda leaflets will be floated into North Korea.

  • 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...


  • 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.

  • FBI Director: Sony hackers were 'sloppy'   Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    FBI Director: N. Korean IP addresses used

    The FBI Director James Comey is saying the hackers on Sony "got sloppy." CNBC's Mandy Drury has the details.