• Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea doesn’t have many friends. There’s China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite have long gone in search of investors and shipping contracts. There are neighbors like Russia, and other nations isolated by politics and sanctions, like Syria and Cuba.

  • TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea’s top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.

    Updated: 3:29 am

  • China suspends coal imports from North Korea over missiles

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

  • Was it brother? Lover? Or crime gang? N. Korea rumors abound

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there’s plenty of speculation surrounding what seems to be one of the stranger killings the world has recently seen.

  • Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant “it’s-gotta-be-Pyongyang” reaction from Seoul’s spy agency, not much.

  • Did a South Korean news report doom Kim Jong Un’s brother?

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intelligence officials believe North Korean agents assassinated leader Kim Jong Un’s exiled half brother, but if the whodunit seems settled, a very big question still looms: Why now?

  • UN Security Council meeting sought over NKorea missile test

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s ballistic missile launches and warning of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing.