Defector Begs To Return To North Korea In Unexpected Outburst At UN Meeting

World | Ryan Pickrell
People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the country's founding father Kim Il Sung's birth, in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 15, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

‘I have been forcefully detained in the South for seven years’

North Korean Soldier Who Dashed At The DMZ To Receive Free Choco Pies For Life

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the banks of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, which borders Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Chocolate-covered, marshmallow-filled snacks

If North Korea Starts Churning Out Biological Weapons, We Might Not Even Know: US Military Official

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea is particularly secretive about its biological weapons program

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics

World | Grace Carr
Athletics Olympic - Flame Handover Ceremony For Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics - Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece - October 31, 2017 General view of the Olympic and South Korean flags during the ceremony REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

‘Olympic dreams have been stolen’

Senior UN Official Arrives In North Korea For Rare Visit Just Days After Missile Test

World | Ryan Pickrell
United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman reads a letter from the permanent representative of Ukraine to the U.N. Security Council at U.N. Headquarters in New York August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Garten/United Nations/Handout via Reuters

Discuss ‘issues of mutual interest and concern’

South Korea Thinks The North Still Has A Way To Go Before It Can Nuke The US

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15's test that was successfully launched is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 30, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA

‘They have not yet reached the final, final completion stage yet’

A Dozen US Stealth Fighters Arrive In Korea To Practice Tearing Up Kim Jong Un's Stuff

World | Ryan Pickrell
A U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jet lands at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Simulated strikes on nuclear and missile sites, as well as mobile launchers

US Medic Prayed For A Miracle As He Fought To Save A Dying North Korean Soldier Found At The DMZ

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch on the banks of the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea, which borders Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Oh had a fighting chance because of the medic’s efforts

New South Korean Hit Squad Is Operational And Ready To Take Out Kim Jong Un

World | Ryan Pickrell
South Korean soldiers take part in a combined arms collective training exercise in Pocheon, South Korea September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Should North Korea choose war

North Korean Soldier That Bolted Into South Under Fire Is Son Of Ranking Military Officer: Report

Video | Ryan Pickrell

North Korea watchers suspected he had elite ties

Trump: More North Korea Sanctions Inbound After Third ICBM Test

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U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Pushing China to rein in North Korea

North Korea Fires Off A Ballistic Missile

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo. KCNA via REUTERS

First missile in months

It Looks Like North Korea Is About To Launch Another Missile

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘Within the next few days’

North Korea Could Be A Fully-Armed Nuclear Power Next Year: South Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

‘Faster-than-expected pace’

North Korea Hastily Fortifies Border Area To Prevent More Soldiers From Bolting

World | Ryan Pickrell
South Korean soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence at a guard post near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

New gates, trenches, and machine guns

South Korea May Overturn Longstanding Abortion Ban

World | Grace Carr
The hands of mother and baby are captured closeup. (Shutterstock)

‘One step forward’

Defector Describes An Unbelievably Tragic Childhood In A North Korean Orphanage

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

North Korea’s bad now, but it was once far worse