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Heroes or anarchists? supporters of Bradley Manning protesting outside the White House this week. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Henry Vanderwater was an army private in the Union-occupied town of Alexandria, Virginia, during the American Civil War, charged with defending the se(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon praised Panama yesterday for seizing a North Korean ship carrying arms from Cuba, adding that the UN sanctions committee would take up the issue promptly. Cuba said the weapons were being sent back to North Korea for repair and included two anti-aircraft missile batteries, nine disassembled rockets, two MiG-21 fighter jets, and 15 MiG-21 engines, all Soviet-era military weaponry built in the middle of the last century. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

North Korea broke four days of silence early today over a rusty North Korean freighter impounded by Panama for concealing a load of Cuban weapons, ins(...)

Panama seized a North Korean cargo ship it suspects was hiding missile equipment in a shipment of brown sugar from Cuba, after a standoff in which the(...)

A photograph posted on Twitter by Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli showing what he said officials believe is sophisticated missile equipment found  aboard a North Korean-flagged ship sailing from Cuba.

Panama says it has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba. Pana(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspect a farm under the Korean People's Army.`The place most likely to have a 10 per cent growth story is North Korea,' says author Joe Studwell

There’s a 500kg gorilla in the corner of the room when discussing Asia’s remarkable rise over the past few decades: why has the success has been so un(...)

North Korean soldiers chat as they stand guard behind national flags of China (front) and North Korea on a boat anchored along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. Photograph: Jacky Chen/Reuters

Negotiators from communist allies North Korea and China met for talks in Beijing yesterday aimed at improving their damaged relationship, just days af(...)

The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, having  a meeting with British prime minister David Cameron at  the G8  summit in the North. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government last week again raised its forecasts for the Japanese economy, for a second straight month. A pick-up in export(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Yuphyong Revolutionary Site, in this undated photo released today by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

North Korea today offered high-level talks with the United States to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, only days after it cancelled planned offi(...)

California Gov Jerry Brown and Chinese President Xi Jinping  meeting in Indian Wells, California. Photograph:  Richard Lui-Pool

The breadth of the talks between US president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping on Friday and Saturday in Palm Springs, and their timing, (...)

South Korea’s senior unification ministry official and head of working-level delegation Chun Hae-Sung (right) shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Kim Song-Hye (left) during their meeting at Freedom House in Panmunjom, South Korea today. The sides  have agreed to hold working-level talks to prepare for a Cabinet-level meeting between the two divided countries. Photograph: South Korean Unification Miniatry via Getty Images

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a minister-level meeting on Wednesday as the two sides seek limited rapprochement following ratcheted-up (...)

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