South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second launch under its new leader, South Korean officials said, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. The letters on the screen read " North Korea's rocket launch seems to be successful." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
N. Korea sentences U.S. man to prison
American Kenneth Bae, detained for nearly six months in North Korea, has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labor" for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang announced Thursday, May 2, 2013.