Clinton says she would “not allow” Kim Jong-un to develop a nuclear warhead, but experts say that will happen soon if it hasn’t already.
Kim Jong-un’s regime has repeatedly made a mockery of international sanctions designed to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.
Seismic data shows a shallow 5.3 magnitude earthquake near the country’s usual nuclear test site.
North Korea's state news agency accused high-level defector Thae Yong-ho of "embezzling a lot of state funds, selling state secrets and committing child rape."
Thae Yong-ho, formerly Pyongyang's deputy ambassador in Britain, reportedly vanished from his residence in west London several weeks ago.
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The State Department's report constituted the most comprehensive effort by any government to identify the individuals responsible for ongoing abuses, like torture, rape, enslavement and extermination.
Trump praised former Iraqi dictator because he "killed terrorists," but it was hardly the first time he spoke positively of an authoritarian leader.
Kenneth Bae spent almost two years in a North Korean labor camp. Now, on a book tour, he's been talking about his ordeal. And North Korea is not impressed.
North Korea has yet to successfully launch the "Musudan" — an intermediate-range ballistic missile theoretically capable of traveling the distance to Japan or the US territory of Guam.
A VICE investigation has uncovered how North Koreans are working as forced laborers in the heart of Europe, with their wages directly filling Kim Jong-un's coffers with foreign currency.
In a wide-ranging interview, Trump also said that he disapproved of Putin's actions in Ukraine, would dismantle the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and wants to renegotiate the Paris climate deal.
North Korean officials have made similar statements in the past, and then continued to threaten nuclear attacks on the United States and South Korea.
Thousands of delegates from around North Korea had been expected to attend the first congress to be held since 1980, before the 33-year-old Kim was born.
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North Korea expert Michael Madden says the congress won't be "Real World: Pyongyang," but it could reveal some very interesting details, like seeing which officials have and haven't been executed.
Groups of residents practiced loud chanting of patriotic slogans in Pyongyang while thousands of school children in red hats and white shirts rehearsed performances for the event starting Friday.
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Kenneth Bae, who was held for more than two years in North Korea, publicly thanked the former NBA player for a tirade that he says helped secure his release.
It's the third time in less than a month that attempted launches of a Musudan missile, which is supposed to have a range of around 1,800 miles, have fizzled for Pyongyang.
It was North Korea's second failed test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile in less than a month in the run-up to a key political event next week.
South Korea's military said it appears that the North is prepared to conduct a fifth nuclear test "at any time" ahead of the conference next month.
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North Korea's foreign minister says US military aggression leaves Pyongyang no choice but to respond to "nukes with nukes." President Obama said he didn't take the minister's comments seriously.