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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese mayor makes rare visit to North Korea to scout new trading post

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... in the future”. He added that he was not considering at all building a new trade route linking Sakaiminato to China at the moment. Sakaiminato used to be a port for trading second-hand cars and seafood ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare official apology for building collapse in Pyongyang

    Posted May 18th 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul, South Korea Official news agency says disaster at residential high-rise has distressed leader Kim Jong-un Rare apology for building collapse in Pyongyang North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said may have caused hundreds ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea producing weapons grade plutonium and uranium: US think tank

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:04am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Reactor (LWR), but experts suspect that the final goal is weapons-grade uranium. Previous imagery showed the centrifuge building had doubled in size, and the institute said it was likely ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:23pm

    ... under the respected leadership” of Kim Jong-un to build a prosperous future. Kim Il-sung led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death on July 8, 1994. He was succeeded by his ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang has technology to build uranium-based bombs, experts say

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul and Beijing Pyongyang has avoided international sanctions by building key components for gas centrifuges needed to make weapons, US experts say Fresh fears over N. Korea's nuclear bomb capabilities North Korean scientists are able to build crucial equipment for uranium-based nuclear bombs on their own, according to evidence gathered by two ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea’s Kim urges soldiers to be ready for ‘impending conflict’ as Obama calls country weak ‘pariah state’

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse

    ... in building a rich and powerful nation. “However, they should always give priority to combat preparations”, he said. Speaking in Seoul on Friday after satellite imagery revealed the North ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's uncle in Beijing to build on economic co-operation

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Seoul Pyongyang powerbroker may meet top leaders in sign that pariah state wants to revive crumbling economy Kim's uncle in Beijing to build on economic ties North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle- the man seen as the power behind the young and untested dictator- is in Beijing, in the latest signal the reclusive state is looking seriously at ways to revive ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - NORTH KOREA

    Book review: North Korean Nuclear Operationality, edited by Gregory Moore

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall North Korean Nuclear Operationality edited by Gregory Moore Johns Hopkins University Press 3 stars Julian Ryall That Pyongyang has the ability to build and detonate nuclear warheads is no longer in question. With the international community's failure to stop the late Kim Jong-il achieving that aim, the focus has now switched to ensuring his son and heir, Kim ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Satellite images show North Korea nuclear tests ‘on hold’

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:36pm by AFP

    ... activity at the North's other long-range rocket launching site at Tonghae on the northeastern coast, which was last used for testing in 2009. However, a large amount of building material had ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea prison camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk awaits UN report with scepticism

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:57pm by Reuters

    ... on the regime in Pyongyang. The UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea was set up last March to begin building a case for possible criminal prosecution. Michael Kirby, who chairs ...




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