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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North, South Korea exchange fire at land border: Seoul

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:08pm by AGENCIES

    ... Koreas exchange fire across the border North and South Korea exchanged heavy gun fire across their border last night just hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to appear ... by activists in the South, military officials said. No casualties were reported, although some residents living nearby in the South Korean township of Hapsuri were evacuated as a precaution. While ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Solved: it was a cyst that floored North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korean spy agency says ankle operation was behind six-week absence of North's leader Solved: it was a cyst that floored Kim South Korea's spy ... agency also told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing that the cyst could recur because of Kim's obesity, smoking and heavy public schedule. The South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo reported ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:04pm by AP

    ... track" between Washington and Pyongyang by releasing the other two. He was speaking after a joint meeting of the top diplomats and defence officials of close US ally, South Korea. Kerry's ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... will be totally sealed,” he told the South China Morning Post. Gareth Johnson, founder of Xian-based Young Pioneer Tours (YPT) which specialises in budget tours to North Korea, said they had been informed ... the South China Morning   Post. “Two days ago, we were told that if we had people visiting North Korea, who’d been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that they would have to have a health check ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... father, Kim Jong-il, and grandfather, "Eternal President" Kim Il-sung, who founded the nation in 1948 as a socialist rival to the South. Neither ever publicly acknowledged so much ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang urges US to resume recovery of Korean war remains

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... cries out of yearning for the homeland." A US military spokesman in South Korea dismissed the statement as "one of North Korea's usual accusations". Pyongyang has previously ... troops in South Korea. Agence France-Presse, Associated Press ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang seeks access to secret Japanese bank account of Kim's half-brother

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Julian Ryall

    ... regime is waning. Falling membership as Chongryon members grow older or switch their allegiance to the rival South Korean association means that less money is being funnelled back to Pyongyang. ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Overweight Kim Jong-un injured his ankle and knee, says N Korean source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... to South Korea last week to attend the closing ceremonies of the Asian Games in Incheon, three senior North Korean leaders assured their South Korean hosts that Kim was healthy. Kim missed ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... of the country's free education and medical systems and the "recent positive measures" to improve relations with South Korea. The commission of inquiry's report sharply increased ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:52am by Reuters in Beijing and Seoul

    ... On Friday, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said it believes Kim remains in charge, citing a message conveyed by him via a delegation visiting last weekend, and Pyongyang’s continued public ... South Korea. Another interpretation of that visit holds that it was meant to convey stability in Pyongyang. The source with knowledge of Kim Jong-un’s health said rumours of a coup were ...




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