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N. Korea Says It Is Ready to ‘Blow Up’ U.S., S. Korea

North Korea’s army said Monday it is ready to “blow up” South Korea and the U.S., hours after the allies kicked off annual military drills that Pyongyang has slammed as a rehearsal for attack.

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Kim Jong Il Spends Millions on Western Goods

A North Korean colonel who spent two decades going on European shopping sprees for his country’s rulers said Thursday the late dictator Kim Il Sung lived in luxury while many people starved in his impoverished communist nation.

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US: No Decision yet on N. Korea Envoys Visa Request

The State Department says it has made no decision yet on North Korea’s U.S. visa request for its chief negotiator at stalled nuclear disarmament talks.

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N. Korea Threatens ‘Powerful’ Attack Over U.S. Drills

North Korea threatened a “powerful” attack if the U.S. and South Korea proceed with joint military drills next month, warning Thursday that it could even resort to nuclear means.

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Kim Jong Il Turns 68 Amid Health Questions

North Koreans celebrated “peerlessly brilliant” leader Kim Jong Il’s 68th birthday Tuesday as questions persist abroad about his health and the future of the impoverished, nuclear-armed nation.

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U.S. Official: N. Korea Must Return to Nuke Talks

North Korea’s return to the nuclear disarmament process is an essential next step before any discussions about political and economic concessions can begin, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.

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N. Korea Tells U.S. It Is Detaining Second U.S. Citizen

North Korea said Friday it is holding a second U.S. citizen, a day after announcing it was detaining another American for illegally entering the country from China, Reuters reported.

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N. Korea Resumes Firing Artillery Near S. Korea Border

North Korea fired more artillery near its disputed western sea border with South Korea on Thursday, a day after it lobbed dozens of shells during military exercises that prompted the South to respond with warning shots.

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N. Korea Detains American Man at China Border

North Korea said Thursday that it has detained an American man for trespassing on its border with China, the second arrest of a U.S. citizen reported by the communist regime in the past several weeks.

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Kim Jong Il Calls for Stronger N. Korea Army

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said his country must bolster its armed forces, state media reported Sunday, two days after his regime warned it would launch a war against South Korea if necessary.

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U.S. Rejects N. Korea’s Peace Talks Proposal

South Korea and the U.S. rejected North Korea’s proposal to start peace talks to formally end the Korean War, with Seoul saying Tuesday that can happen only after the North rejoins disarmament talks and reports progress in denuclearization.

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U.S. Envoy Blasts ‘Appalling’ N. Korean Human Rights

North Korea’s ‘appalling’ human rights situation must improve before the country can expect to normalize relations with the United States, President Barack Obama’s special envoy on the issue said Monday.

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N. Korea Calls for Peace Treaty Talks With U.S.

North Korea proposed peace talks to formally end the Korean War, saying Monday that improved ties with the United States and an end to sanctions are conditions for resuming international negotiations aimed at ridding it of nuclear weapons.

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N. Korea Began Uranium Program Following Deal With U.S.

North Korea appears to have launched a uranium enrichment program as a new way of building atomic bombs soon after its 1994 deal with the U.S. to dismantle its existing plutonium nuclear weapons program, South Korea said Wednesday.

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North Korea: American Detained After Illegal Entry

North Korea said Tuesday it has detained an American who entered the country illegally, after activists claimed that a 28-year-old from Arizona went to the communist nation on a mission to call attention to the regime’s human rights abuses.

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N. Korea Reportedly Activates Missile Radar

North Korea briefly activated radar for its surface-to-ship missiles Sunday, forcing South Korean naval vessels to move away from a disputed western sea border where the two countries’ navies clashed last week, news reports said.

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U.S., S. Korea Say N. Korea Still a ‘Grave Threat’

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that North Korea continues to pose a grave threat to international peace and pledged to maintain a nuclear deterrent in the region.

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Report: N. Korea Preparing to Fire More Missiles

North Korea appears to be preparing to fire more missiles, a news report said Tuesday, a day after launching a salvo in what could be an attempt to improve its bargaining position ahead of possible talks with the United States.

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S. Korea, Japan: No Aid Until N. Korea Disarms

The leaders of South Korea and Japan stood united Friday in saying North Korea should not be offered aid until the communist regime takes concrete steps to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

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