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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... information about the US military in South Korea on his iPad and iPod. Miller is one of three Americans now held in North Korea. A trial is expected soon for Jeffrey Fowle, who entered the North ... for North Korean human rights issues, Robert King, to Pyongyang to seek the freedom of the detainees, but without success. Former US president Bill Clinton went in 2009 to free a couple of jailed ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American tourist Matthew Miller to go on trial in North Korea after demanding asylum

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:04pm by AFP

    ... 1, Miller, along with Fowle and the third US citizen being held in North Korea, Kenneth Bae, pleaded for their freedom as Pyongyang minders looked on in an interview with CNN. They urged ... release. Last year, an 85-year-old US Korean War veteran Merrill Newman was held for more than a month in the North after enquiring about North Korean veterans. Although religious freedom ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... and have them use the internet," said one source. The move could be linked to a broader crackdown on the exchange of information in North Korea, and according to the source appeared to have ... is a joint venture with Egypt's Orascom Telecom. Information in North Korea is tightly controlled but storage devices such as USB sticks or micro SD cards have become popular in recent years ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Top N Korean official heads to Europe in apparent diplomatic gesture

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO, AP

    ... but the country decided to repatriate him on Thursday. South Korea's Unification Ministry said it had informed North Korea that it would take custody of Kim. About 27,000 North Koreans have defected ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Uncovering the secrets of Mount Paektu on the China, North Korea border

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... the Pyongyang International Information Centre on New Technology and Economy. Oppenheimer and Hammond became the first Westerners to visit the North's six field stations on the volcano. "If we ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... said, quoting a "well-informed" source. He brought with him the cash stolen from the bank. "Currently he is seeking asylum in an [unspecified] foreign country", the source ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's foreign minister, once Kim Jong-un's guardian, makes Asia diplomacy debut

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:02pm by AP

    ... programmes along with maritime tensions in the South China Sea will come under the spotlight, Ri may have informal or formal talks with the foreign ministers of China, Japan, Mongolia and Myanmar ... a fresh investigation into its nationals abducted in the 1970s and 1980s by Pyongyang agents. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will seek to have an informal chat with Ri. Japanese diplomats ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea sentences South Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life

    Posted May 31st 2014, 08:53am by AFP

    ... Korea] overseas and tried to infiltrate into Pyongyang... for the purpose of setting up underground church and gathering information about the internal affairs of the DPRK while luring its inhabitants into South Korea and spying on the DPRK." Although religious freedom is enshrined in the North's constitution, it does not exist in practice and religious activity is severely ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rejects talks on South Korean missionary sentenced to life

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and repatriated. Although religious freedom is enshrined in the North’s constitution, it does not exist in practice. Religious activity is restricted to groups linked to the government. Pyongyang views ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea detains US tourist; three now in custody

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

    ... the welfare and safety of US citizens abroad,” the official said, adding no further information was available.   War veteran released Two other Americans are currently being held by North Korea, both ...




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