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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Why some Americans are strangely drawn to enter North Korea

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... to negotiate a release. In the cold war, a handful of US soldiers, some of whom knew little about life in the North, fled across the demilitarised zone and later appeared in North Korean propaganda ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... on a global-scale nuclear crisis", Channel 4 said on its website. The TV show is "nothing but a slanderous farce" to insult and distort the North's nuclear capability, said ...

  3. 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

    ... zone. He was accompanied by officials from Hunchun in the Chinese province of Jilin that borders North Korea. The Chinese city, which uses Rajin for trade, proposed the tour. Speaking ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang about to enter the rough and tumble world of pro-wrestling

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:13pm by AP

    ... North Korea has announced plans to create special trade and tourism zones. It has also unveiled its first luxury ski resort, aimed largely at luring ski enthusiasts from abroad. Earlier ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea seeks to set up new special economic zones with foreign help

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... economic zones In a bid to bolster its laggard economy, North Korea plans to set up new special economic zones and has created a group to assist potential foreign investors, state media ... the zones "are already starting to be organised all over the country". The meeting began yesterday with academics and experts from 13 countries- including the US, Canada, India, China, ...

  6. News - China - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing urged to get tough with North Korea over missile near miss

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:06pm by Zhang Hong

    ... in the Global Times, which is controlled by the Communist Party newspaper the People’s Daily. “North Korea’s military apparently ignored that a Chinese civil aircraft was approaching the danger zone ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US Pacific fleet chief says North Korea is top security concern in Asia

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... identification zone North Korea remains Washington’s “number one security concern” in Asia, the US Pacific Fleet commander said on Wednesday, despite simmering territorial disputes elsewhere ... Harris also expressed concern at China’s declaration of an “air defence identification zone” (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, including over islands disputed with Japan. “We think that the air ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Subterfuge, corruption cloud North Korea's experiment with capitalism

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

    ... the twilight zones Although there are traffic lights in other North Korean cities, the ones in the Rason Special Economic Zone actually light up. The avenues are broad and paved, and along the main ... in a countryside otherwise inky black and largely empty. The zone, some two decades old, is intended to be a petri dish of capitalism, and North Korea's leaders plan to expand the experiment all over ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US activist Jesse Jackson 'wrote letter' to Kim Jong-un urging talks for Bae's release

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:00am by AP and AFP

    ... leading a tour group into a North Korean economic zone. The North accused Bae of smuggling in inflammatory litreature and trying to establish a base for anti-government activities at a border city ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea bars South delegation from joint zone

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... joint industrial zone. Ten representatives of the 123 South Korean firms in Kaesong had applied for permission to visit the zone, two weeks after the North blocked all access amid soaring ... inside North Korea, was established in 2004 as a shining symbol of inter-Korean co-operation. Of the nearly 900 South Koreans who were in the zone when the North first cut off access on April 3, ...




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