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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Close confidante to chair top military body while Ri Su-yong now the foreign minister Kim Jong-un retains titles, hold on power Kim Jong-un was yesterday "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the regime following the execution of his once-powerful uncle. The new ...

  2. News - World - NORTH KOREA

    BBC apologises to university for North Korea undercover trip ‘using students as human shields’

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... to the complainants,” said Alison Hastings, Chair of the Editorial Standards Committee. The LSE and the father of one of the students on the trip made a series of complaints to the BBC after news of its ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Satellite images show North Korea nuclear tests ‘on hold’

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

    ... chaired by leader Kim Jong-un, said the North would continue "to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence". "And additional measures will be taken to demonstrate its might, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Analysts predict North Korea could launch fourth rocket test in show of nuclear strength

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... The National Defence Commission (NDC), chaired by leader Kim Jong-un, said on Friday that the North would continue efforts "to bolster up its nuclear deterrence for self-defence". "And ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea names new coal minister after purged uncle's mineral grab

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... was one of deputy chairmen at the NDC, currently chaired by the young leader. Kim Jong-ha said North Korea would move to independently produce and reprocess coal and other natural resources ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN report on North Korea a glimpse into a nightmare state

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:03pm

    ... that the "gravity, scale and nature of the violations" in the totalitarian state over several decades do not have "any parallel in the contemporary world". The chair of the panel established ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean coal minister replaced in wake of Jang's execution

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:40am by AFP

    ... Defence Commission (NDC) were likely to come in April when the North's rubber-stamp parliament opens, he said. Jang was one of the deputy chairmen at the NDC, which is currently chaired ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea issues photo of Kim Jong-un's uncle being detained as execution rumours abound

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 09:22am by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... Song-thaek being dragged from his chair by uniformed officers during a meeting in Pyongyang. The official Korean Central News Agency accused Jang of taking drugs and squandering money at casinos ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN inquiry into human rights appeals for access to North Korea

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul UN inquiry appeals for access to North Korea A UN inquiry gathering harrowing testimony of human rights abuses in North Korea appealed for access to the country, even as Pyongyang condemned its work as slanderous and provocative. The three-member Commission of Inquiry chaired by retired Australian judge Michael Kirby has just wrapped up five days ...




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