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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Arrested in North Korea, two American tourists to be put on trial

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:37am

    ... Reuters in Seoul North Korea said on Monday it would put two US tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released. “Their hostile acts were confirmed by evidence and their own testimonies,” said the official KCNA news agency, referring to Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller who are being held ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Separated Korean families hold tearful final farewells as reunions come to an end

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France Press in Seoul

    ... Agence France Press in Seoul There were poignant scenes at the North Korean resort of Mount Kumgang as families split by the partition of the country in 1953 ended reunions with tears and hopes for the future The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families on Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea slams Kim Jong-un assassination comedy as ‘act of terror’

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... family dynasty. “Kim Jong-un’s people believe everything he tells them, including that he can speak to dolphins, or that he doesn’t urinate or defecate,” the officer says. Played ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea detains US tourist; three now in custody

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:49am by Reuters

    ... A neighbour speaking on WDTN television in Ohio said he is a father of three who was travelling alone on the trip. Calls to Fowle’s family and his lawyer were not answered. Japan’s Kyodo news agency ... for having left a Bible in his hotel. The Associated Press quoted Timothy Tepe, a lawyer acting as a spokesman for the family, as saying Fowle was not on a mission for his church and went to North ...

  5. News - World - NORTH KOREA

    Family of US war veteran detained in North Korea asks for Thanksgiving reunion

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 10:35am by Reuters in Los Angeles

    ... as a family to being together on Thanksgiving and we need to have Merrill back at the head of the table for the holidays,” Merrill Newman’s wife, Lee Newman, told CNN. “And we ask respectfully ... before retiring in 1984, according to a newsletter from the retirement community where he lives. His son, Jeff Newman, of Pasadena, California, told CNN on Monday that his family wants “nothing ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare official apology for building collapse in Pyongyang

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

    ... of anonymity said the 23-storey apartment building that collapsed was presumed to have housed 92 families. That would mean the casualties could be in the hundreds because a typical North Korean family ... and officials apologised to bereaved families and district residents. On the streets of Pyongyang yesterday, people expressed outrage over the incident. "This accident happened because they broke ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Family turns to UN to find Thai woman missing for 35 years

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Investigation aimed at locating Thai who vanished from Macau at the age of 23 and is believed to have been kidnapped by North Korean agents Family turns ... Panjoy said. "The day we heard she was in North Korea, the whole family cried as they thought Anocha would come home. We cried and cried wanting her to come back." Anocha's father ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rewrites rules to legitimise Kim family succession

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 05:48pm

    ... to legitimise the hereditary succession of current leader Kim Jong-un and his family, reported South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo on Monday. Pyongyang reportedly revised the principles in June – the first ... bloodline”. Baekdu Mountain is the highest on the Korean Peninsula and the ‘Baekdu bloodline’ refers to the Kim family. The country’s founder Kim Il-sung, called the Eternal President, died in 1994 ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea open to talks on release of jailed American Kenneth Bae after family receive letters in mail

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Family passes message in Kenneth Bae's letters to US State Department Talks possible on jailed American in N Korea The family of Kenneth Bae, an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea, have received letters from him in the mail for the first time this past week. They say that his health is worse and ask the family to press the US ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean No 2 Choe Ryong-hae replaced by Kim’s protector

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... reunions between families separated by conflict on the Korean peninsula. But US ambassador Robert King told the council that Washington was "alarmed by the widespread use of forced labour, ...




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