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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Two American tourists detained in N Korea seek help from Washington, says report

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, US citizens facing trial in North Korea ask the US government for help during a television interview, South Korean media report says Two US citizens facing trial in North Korea called for help from the government in Washington to secure their release from what they feared could be lengthy prison terms, ...

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    North Korea’s ICBM tests fuel worries of ‘game changing’ threat

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think tank said yesterday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing step, bringing the continental US into range and adding a whole new threat level to North Korea's regular nuclear-strike warnings. "The rocket engine test programme may wind down by the end of this year," ...

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    North Korea asks UN to help ban Seth Rogen comedy which 'sponsors terrorism'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:15am

    ... constitutes “the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as a war action.” “The US authorities should take immediate and appropriate action to ban the production and distribution of the film, ...

  4. 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 ... Another American, Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary who had been arrested in November 2012, was convicted and sentenced to 15 years hard labour last year. Pyongyang has detained a number of US ...

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    North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:10am

    ... South Korea and the US have repeatedly denied that they seek to invade the North. South Korea on Tuesday dismissed as insincere the North Korean proposals, saying the North must first ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea proposes suspension of military hostilities ahead of Xi Jinping’s Seoul visit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:03pm

    ... rockets and missiles amid annual US-South Korean military exercises as a form of protest. Pyongyang routinely denounces the joint military exercises as preparation for war. According to KCNA, ... on Monday that the atomic weapons were for self-defence against perceived threats from the US and the South. “It’s about time for the enemies to wake up from the stupid fantasy called ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea claims to have test-launched a tactical guided missile

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:42am by AFP

    ... on Thursday of what South Korea described as three short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan, or East Sea. Obviously any launch of anything is problematic, is escalatory U.S. SPOKESWOMAN MARIE ... it was looking into the technical specifics to determine the threat level. "Technically, obviously any launch of anything is problematic, is escalatory in nature, is threatening," said US State ...

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    Adventure-loving US father-of-three named as detainee in Pyongyang

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Austin, Texas Detained American 'an adventurer' The US citizen being detained in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle, is a 56-year-old father-of-three with a passion ... for violating its laws. That brought to three the number of US citizens held by Pyongyang. Fowle is from Miamisburg, Ohio, and worked in the Moraine city street department. Japan's Kyodo news ...

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

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

    ... of a “merciless response” unless the US authorities banned the film. The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two tabloid TV journalists who land an interview with Kim in Pyongyang ... wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable,” the spokesman said. In his statement, he called on the US administration to ban the film from being screened and warned ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea detains US tourist; three now in custody

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

    ... state in April, bringing the number of US citizens held by Pyongyang to three. Pyongyang has held a number of US citizens in the past, using them as a tool to extract visits by high-profile ... he entered the country on April 29. It gave no further details. US media reported that Fowle is 56 years old and from Miamisburg, Ohio, and worked in the Moraine city street department. ...




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