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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un’s little sister revealed to the world in ‘election day’ stunt

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 12:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Kim Yo-jong is being groomed to play key role in securing future of family dynasty, academic says Kim Jong-un's younger sister steps into spotlight ... horse- a common propaganda symbol associated with the Kim family- with her aunt, Kim Kyong-hui. As Kim Jong-il's sister, Kim Kyong-hui was an enormously powerful and influential figure who ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese abductee's North Korean daughter meets relatives in Mongolia

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... Megumi Yokota's parents "spent time" with their granddaughter, Kim Eun-gyong, 26, and her family in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, over five days last week, Japan's ... tests in Japan proved her biological relationship to Yokota. Some Japanese media reports have said Megumi Yokota has become close to North Korea's ruling family and may know its secrets, ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China rejects UN report accusing North Korea of crimes against humanity

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Japan took the floor to make a statement. So interrupted a statement by Shigeo Iizuka, the head of the Japanese Association of Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, to challenge his ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea set to restart talks on nuclear programme, kidnapppings

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... Japan has still to confirm the resumption of talks, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared his government’s commitment to find closure for families who were the victims of kidnapping. "The ...

  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 fires rockets from multiple launchers in show of force

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... relations were enjoying something of a thaw. They overlapped with the end of the first reunion for more than three years of families divided by the Korean war – an event that raised hopes of greater ... the family gatherings on its territory to go ahead as scheduled. Analysts believe the missile tests reflect Pyongyang’s need to flex its muscles in the wake of the compromise over the reunions. Last ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Koreans vote in parliament 'election' that may offer clues to shifts in power

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 12:47pm by AFP

    ... other point in the year, family members of missing persons can get away with lying or bribing surveillance agents, saying that the person they are looking for is trading in another ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Chinese passenger jet carrying 220 people in near miss with North Korean missile

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:52pm by Bloomberg, AFP

    ... by the first reunions in more than three years of families divided by the 1950-1953 war. North Korea fired seven short-range missiles into the sea yesterday, including four that the South Korean ...




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