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  • Eric Schmidt

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the Internet search company, a move that could potentially net the former chief executive a $2.51 billion windfall.

  • A map of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, after the addition of crowd-sourced data.

    Efforts to map out North Korea have been made over the last few years, but on Monday, Google was finally ready to officially update the region on Google Maps.

  • China Needs To Cut North Korea Loose: Pro

    Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expects North Korea to carry through with its threat of rocket launches. He says that China needs to cut ties with North Korea.

  • Google's CEO Says North Korea Must Open Up Internet

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports the highlights of the controversial visit of Google's Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to North Korea.

  • Is North Korea Ready to Extend the Olive Branch?

    Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.

  • South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • Polarization in the South Korean Electorate

    Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence, Stratfor says Park Geun-hye has to deal with the polarization of the South Korean electorate, given she had a 70% differential in votes between regions.

  • Addressing the Social Malaise in South Korea?

    Victor Cha, Senior Adviser & Korea Chair, CSIS says the South Korean presidential elections has been about trying to address what some see as a social malaise - unequal growth in the economy.

  • South Korean Elections: A Battle of Legacies

    As South Koreans head to the polls on Wednesday, they must choose between the contrasting legacies of candidates Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in. CNBC's Rhie Young-Lim discusses what's at stake.

  • Rocket Launch Further Isolates Pyongyang

    Tony Michell, Korea Associates Business Consultancy, Managing Director questions what the North Korean leadership wishes to achieve with the rocket launch.

  • South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    After rattling the world on Wednesday by putting a satellite into orbit, North Korea's next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state.

  • South Korean conservative activists burn anti-North Korean placards during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    There was anger and dismay after North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit on Wednesday -- plenty of it in South Korea and Japan. There was also surprise.

  • No Real Efforts to Halt N. Korea's Nuclear Progress: Pro

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.

  • N. Korea Rocket Launch is A Renewed Threat for the U.S.

    Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Heritage Foundation says North Korea's rocket launch is a renewed threat for the U.S. as Pyongyang could eventually build missiles that may reach American soil.

  • What Are the Implications of N. Korea's Rocket Launch?

    Euan Graham, senior fellow at RSIS at Nangyang Technological University, tells CNBC that North Korea's rocket launch will not have a severe impact on regional security as it was more successful than usual.

  • A man watches a TV screen broadcasting news on North Korea's rocket launch, at a railway station in Seoul on December 12, 2012.

    North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.

  • KRW to See Little Impact From N. Korea Tensions: Pro

    Adrian Foster, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank, says the impact of the North Korean rocket launch on the Korean won is likely to be limited, with markets looking ahead to the central bank meeting this week.

  • North Korea's Rocket Launch Not a Major Event for Markets: Pro

    Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Societe Generale says that North Korea's rocket launch will not affect markets greatly. He explains why.

  • North Korea has extended the window for a widely condemned long-range rocket launch by a week after discovering a "technical deficiency", the isolated state's news agency said on Monday.

  • North Korea: Still Up to No Good?

    Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence & Strategic Studies, NTU, explains what may be delaying North Korea's rocket launch. He adds that the threat of possible sanctions may have also spooked Pyongyang.