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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation," said ... the camps, public executions and the fear of imprisonment were tools to "terrorise" the population, whose daily life was marked by constant "surveillance, coercion, fear and punishment ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘Rape and torture’ in growing North Korea prison camp revealed by former guard

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... its inmate population is expanding, Amnesty International said on Thursday in a report detailing rape and torture in the North’s notorious gulag. The report by the London-based rights watchdog ... square kilometres- three times the size of Washington, DC- with around 20,000 prisoners. Analysis indicated a slight increase in the remote camp’s population, with new housing blocks clearly ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean leader Kim emerges the winner in Rodman's diplomacy game

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by GDN

    ... observers as a waste of money in a country where most of the population is malnourished. What is quickly turning into a public relations nightmare for the irascible Rodman- whose fellow players ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN panel told NKorea regime to blame for deadly famine

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 10:56am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... the famine, “however, once the famine started they knew about what was going on and they chose not to take action to protect their population because their first objective is [the regime’s] survival, ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Subterfuge, corruption cloud North Korea's experiment with capitalism

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:15pm by AP

    ... and casino, replete with blackjack tables, karaoke and massage rooms. Hong Kong money is behind that one, and it is generally populated by Chinese gamblers. But requests to go inside are denied. ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's plea for 'world class' ski resort in North Korea

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at the expense of a malnourished population. Kim Jong-un has largely followed the same path, while paying lip service to a policy of military and economic development. Despite a reported rise in staple ... Jongsma, said two-thirds of its 24 million population were chronically food insecure and nearly 28 per cent of children under five ill from malnutrition. Kim paid a publicised "work ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rushes to complete lavish ski resort

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:28pm by Associated Press in Masik Pass

    ... studying in Switzerland. By the ski official’s estimate, there are only about 5,500 North Korean skiers in this country of 24 million- a skiing population of 0.02 per cent. Even so, as he sweeps ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    The money merry-go-round in North Korea: only foreign exchange, please

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 01:31pm by AFP

    ... who live elsewhere. According to the World Food Programme, around two thirds of the nation’s 24 million population are still chronically food insecure. ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un congratulates China’s Xi

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 01:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered his “warm congratulations” on Thursday to China’s Xi Jinping on taking over the reins of the world’s most populous country and Pyongyang’s closest ally. Xi succeeded Hu Jintao as head of the Communist Party in China – North Korea’s main source of economic aid. “Please accept my warm congratulations ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea video depicts invasion of South, US hostages

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France Presse

    ... expatriate population, as well as 28,000 US troops based in the country. The video was the latest in a line of similarly-themed productions posted to the Uriminzokkiri channel. An offering early last ...




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