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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan officials head to North Korea for cold war abductee investigation

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 02:11pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... government sources. The Japanese government said on Thursday it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state delivers on a pledge to reinvestigate the cases of Japanese nationals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523206/japan-officials-head-north-korea-cold-war-abductee-investigation
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Limping North Korea leader Kim Jong-un leads memorial for his grandfather

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:23pm

    ... by North Korea’s nominal head of state, Kim Yong-nam, who hailed the elder Kim as the “greatest leader in human history” and offered a long list of his accomplishments, punctuated by lengthy ... founder, Kim Il-sung. The meeting, broadcast live on North Korean state television, began as Kim walked into a vast conference hall packed with thousands of party and military officials who rose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549568/limping-north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-leads-memorial-his-grandfather
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese politician to co-host wrestling bout in Pyongyang

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Korea next month, just days after Tokyo revoked some of its unilateral sanctions against the isolated state. Antonio Inoki said some 20 wrestlers from around the world, including from the United States and France, would perform at the two-day event in Pyongyang. Watch: Japan politician to host pro-wrestling exhibition in N. Korea The former wrestling legend- whose own contribution to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549138/japanese-politician-co-host-wrestling-bout-pyongyang
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea asks UN to help ban Seth Rogen comedy which 'sponsors terrorism'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:15am

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Pyongyang says the United States should ban The Interview because plot that centres on assassination of Kim Jong-un ‘encourages terrorism’ North Korea has ... in the United States on October 14. In a letter addressed to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, and seen on Wednesday, North Korea’s UN envoy Ja Song-nam says allowing the film to be made and seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550912/north-korea-takes-case-against-seth-rogen-film-un
  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... hostility and confrontation” and called on Seoul to scrap its annual joint military drills with the United States. Last week the North’s top military body had called for both sides to halt all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548573/north-korea-softens-fiery-rhetoric-promise-send-cheerleaders-south
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Arrested in North Korea, two American tourists to be put on trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:37am

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon ... April. Miller, 24, was taken into custody by North Korean officials after entering the country in the same month, ripping up his tourist visa and demanding asylum, according to state media. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543425/american-tourists-face-jail-north-korea
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Purge a sign North Korea may be heading for ‘Cultural Revolution’

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 12:20pm by AFP

    ... Monday that Jang Song-Thaek, once seen as the power behind the throne, had dramatically fallen from grace, with state TV airing humiliating images of him being dragged away by uniformed officers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378898/purge-sign-n-korea-may-be-headed-cultural-revolution-japan
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:10am

    ... three short-range projectiles on Thursday and two short-range missiles on Sunday, both into waters off the east coast. The North’s state media later said leader Kim Jong-un inspected test ... resumption of harsh rhetoric earlier this year. The two Koreas also earlier exchanged artillery fire along a disputed western sea boundary. The Korean Peninsula officially remains in a state of war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544734/north-korea-fires-two-short-range-projectiles-after-seoul-rejects-call
  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea to hold talks on kidnappings after surprise breakthrough

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... said on Sunday. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the two sides may meet again late this month, after Japan said on May 29 that it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state ... the abductions. Tokyo hopes Pyongyang will submit a first report on its new probe within the next few months, the news agency said. The next talks may be held in China, with Junichi Ihara- head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533289/japan-and-north-korea-hold-talks-kidnappings-after-surprise-breakthrough
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea proposes suspension of military hostilities ahead of Xi Jinping’s Seoul visit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:03pm

    ... in live-fire drills. The North also urged the South to scrap its annual joint military exercises with the United States slated for August, to create a favourable mood for this year’s Asian Games ... to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons, a state-run newspaper in the North lashed out at efforts to curb its nuclear ambitions as a “stupid fantasy.” The ruling party’s Rodong newspaper reiterated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543520/north-korea-proposes-suspension-military-hostilities-ahead-xi-jinpings

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