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    1. December 23, 2014

      North Korea knows film’s mythmaking power

      At his year-end press conference last week, Barack Obama chided North Korea for feeling threatened by a Hollywood comedy....

    2. December 22, 2014

      N Korea threatens attacks on US after being blamed for Sony hacking

      North Korea has warned of strikes against key sites in the US in retaliation for Washington blaming Pyongyang for the recent...

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    1. South Korea

      Although President Park remains relatively popular, South Korea and its squabbling pol...
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    1. December 19, 2014

      North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

      North Korean state media routinely boasts of the country’s military force, from its vast standing army to the “treasured...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Obama says Sony ‘made mistake’ in pulling film

      Barack Obama has rebuked Sony Pictures for withdrawing a satirical movie that prompted a cyber attack that US investigators...

    3. December 7, 2014

      N Korea denies being behind Sony attack

      The Pyongyang government’s state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio may have been the work of...

    4. November 19, 2014

      S Korea searches soul after ferry disaster

      Hundreds of yellow ribbons still flutter in the square outside Seoul’s city hall, commemorating the sinking of the Sewol...

    5. November 19, 2014

      N Korea’s Kim under pressure to show economic progress

      North Korean state news normally includes a heavy focus on Kim Jong Un’s daily activities, so when the supreme leader...

    6. November 19, 2014

      China and Russia in naval co-operation vow

      China and Russia have vowed to strengthen bilateral military co-operation and hold joint naval exercises to counter US...

    7. November 9, 2014

      North Korea frees two US prisoners

      TACOMA, Washington, November 8 – Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise...

    8. November 7, 2014

      Highly exercised about gyms – and how not to fall into the olive trap

      Do you believe that gyms have become an essential part of modern life, with more and more people joining them and becoming...

    9. The A-List

      October 20, 2014

      In North Korea, Kim's 'discomfort' is ours as well

        Kim Jong Un during an inspection tour of a housing complex in Pyongyang on October 14 2014  © AFP PHOTO / Rodong Sinmun...

    10. October 16, 2014

      N Korea circulates UN resolution defending human rights record

      North Korea has made a rare move to defend its human rights record, circulating a draft UN resolution amid growing...

    11. October 10, 2014

      Two Koreas exchange machinegun fire at border

      SEOUL – North Korea fired a machinegun round into South Korea on Friday, prompting the latter to retaliate with its own...

    12. October 7, 2014

      North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots

      South and North Korean ships exchanged warning shots near a disputed maritime border on Tuesday, highlighting the countries’...

    13. October 4, 2014

      Top North Korea officials make rare visit to South

      INCHEON, South Korea, October 4 – North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea on Saturday and the two sides...

    14. October 3, 2014

      ‘A Capitalist in North Korea’, by Felix Abt

      Each time he drove past, Felix Abt used to flash a smile at the traffic policewoman at the crossroads in central Pyongyang,...

    15. Brussels Blog

      October 3, 2014

      Pyongyang to Brussels: Our prisons are just like Belgium's

      Hyon Hak Bong presenting his credentials to Queen Elizabeth two years ago Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea’s envoy to the EU, has...

    16. September 17, 2014

      North Korea resembles ‘The Truman Show’

      One of the best books written about North Korea is Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick. In it, she brilliantly reconstructs...

    17. September 14, 2014

      North Korea sentences US citizen to hard labour

      North Korea’s supreme court has sentenced a US citizen to six years of hard labour, claiming that he committed “acts...

    18. September 7, 2014

      US tourist detained in North Korea to go on trial

      North Korea has announced that a US tourist will go on trial next Sunday, in a move that will add to pressure on Washington...

    19. September 2, 2014

      North Korea parades American prisoners for US TV

      North Korea has staged television interviews with three US citizens detained in the country in an apparent attempt to put...

    20. September 1, 2014

      Burgers and BMWs highlight rise of North Korea’s private economy

      Postcards from Pyongyang At the fast food bar in Pyongyang’s Munsu Water Park, a hamburger sells for 10,000 North Korean won...

    21. FT Alphaville

      August 15, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Let’s Gowex: How a Spanish tech star fooled the world. - The ECB is not doing its job. Again. - What...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      July 30, 2014

      North Korean cyclists

      Wong Maye-E/AP North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm on...

    23. July 23, 2014

      North Korea’s business guides

      Two years after Geoffrey See first visited North Korea, the Yale postgraduate received a message from a Pyongyang government...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      July 3, 2014

      Welcoming Xi Jinping

      Kim Hong-ji/AP Chinese President Xi Jinping greets children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in...

    25. July 3, 2014

      Japan to ease North Korean sanctions over historic abductions

      Japan has said it was ready to ease sanctions on North Korea, satisfied that Pyongyang was following through on a pledge to...

    26. July 2, 2014

      Argentina row triggers interest in defaulted debt

      1984 was not a good year for North Korea. That was the year western banks declared Pyongyang in default on debt it had sold...

    27. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

    28. July 2, 2014

      Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

      China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

    29. June 29, 2014

      North Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi’s visit to Seoul

      North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Sunday in an apparent reaction to a slight by China, its main benefactor,...

    30. June 26, 2014

      Tokyo and Pyongyang set for talks on abducted Japanese

      Japanese and North Korean officials plan to meet next week to discuss the return of a dozen of Japan’s citizens allegedly...

    31. June 8, 2014

      ‘North Korea: State of Paranoia’, by Paul French

      North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French, Zed Books, RRP£12.99/$19.95) North Korea has always puzzled, partly because...

    32. The A-List

      June 2, 2014

      Is this the freeze in America's Asia pivot?

      There has been considerable commentary of late questioning the seriousness and sustainability of the so-called American...

    33. May 18, 2014

      North Korea in rare public apology after building collapse

      SEOUL – North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in...

    34. The World

      May 12, 2014

      Mind your language: N Korea's self-defeating propaganda

      By Simon Mundy in Seoul North Korea’s recent slurs against the presidents of the US and South Korea exemplify a...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2014

      Photo opportunity in Pyongyang

      Reuters/Kyodo Female North Korean soldiers prepare to take a commemorative photograph in front of a flower exhibition...

    36. April 5, 2014

      Japan orders military to strike new North Korea missile launches

      TOKYO, April 5 – Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by...

    37. March 31, 2014

      Tensions rise as Koreas exchange military fire

      North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Monday in the most serious escalation in tensions on the Korean peninsula...

    38. March 28, 2014

      Korea defector scandal heightens debate over intelligence agency

      A scandal surrounding the prosecution for espionage of a North Korean defector has shone a light on South Korea’s...

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