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

    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.

  • North Korea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    South Korean Army's 130mm multiple rocket launchers fire live rounds during an exercise against possible attacks from North Korea in Goseong, South Korea, Monday, March 3, 2014. North Korea fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which the North calls a preparation for an attack, South Korean officials said.

    North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington.

  • The strategic North Korean mineral China covets Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    A front loader shifts soil containing rare earth minerals to be loaded in Lianyungang, China, which accounts for about 90 percent of the world's rare earth production.

    With investor worries about spillover effects on commodities by a slowing Chinese economy, Beijing has its eye on a key resource—rare earth minerals in North Korea.

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

    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
    North Korea vital to China's success

    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.

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

    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
    Pyongyang's power struggle

    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
    How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?

    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 in Seoul watch television news showing Jang Song-thaek in court before his execution on December 12, 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
    Remain 'vigilant' on North Korea

    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
    Kim Jong-Un's consolidation of power

    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.

  • What North Korea purge means for its neighbors   Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    What North Korea purge means for its neighbors

    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 executes second most powerful man

    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.

  • North Korea sacks Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 8:35 PM ET
    North Korea sacks Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle

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

  • Doing business in North Korea   Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Doing business in North korea

    Joseph Naemi, Director at HBOil talks about the impact of sanctions, risks & opportunities in Mongolia and North Korea.

  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives doctorate   Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 9:55 PM ET
    North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives doctorate

    A Malaysian university awarded an honorary doctorate in economics to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • Congressional debate over Syria   Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Congressional debate over Syria

    Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Foreign Relations Committee chairman, discusses his opinions over whether the U.S. should strike Syria heading into Tuesday's hearings. Will the country be drawn in to a much larger conflict?