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  • SEOUL, July 17- North Korea's economy expanded by 1.0 percent in 2014, the South Korean central bank said on Friday, with a drought expected to hobble growth in one of the world's most isolated countries this year. A drought could dent economic activity this year, as North Korea has said it is the worst it has seen in 100 years although Seoul has said it seems to be...

  • SEOUL, July 10- North Korea received enough rainfall in June to ease drought conditions that had been described by Pyongyang as the worst in a century, although parts of the country remain acutely short of water, the South Korean government said on Friday. The lack of rain is believed to have compounded chronic food shortages in North Korea, which has seen external...

  • *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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assessing the threat of homecoming ISIS fighters Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Assessing the threat of homecoming ISIS fighters

    Cliff Kupchan, Chairman at Eurasia Group, outlines factors that mitigate the potential threat that foreign ISIS extremists hold upon their return to their home countries.