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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea says it has invited European Union human rights official to visit

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:55am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Associated Press at the United Nations Pyongyang says letter of invitation has already been sent to EU official, Stavros Lambrinidis, but it also threatens to drop recent offers of visits made to United Nations rights officials. North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union’s top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang invites EU rights official Stavros Lambrinidis for visit in March

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Pyongyang invites EU rights official for visit North Korea said it had invited the European Union's top human-rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by UN rights officials unless a resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court by today. North Korean diplomat Kim ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang's response to Ebola: every foreigner in quarantine for 3 weeks

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by AP

    ... and government missions, it has virtually no contact with any of the countries that have been most affected in West Africa, though it has tried to cultivate good relations with some African nations. Kim ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Solved: it was a cyst that floored North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korean spy agency says ankle operation was behind six-week absence of North's leader Solved: it was a cyst that floored Kim South Korea's spy agency said it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of speculation. The National Intelligence Service told legislators ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:04pm by AP

    ... as an imperialist bully- to bow to a proud nation and say sorry for its perceived faults. "It's not a matter of individuals. It's between countries," said Ri Kyong-chol, another law ... the Americans, said Chang Yong-seok, a senior researcher at Seoul National University's Institute for Peace and Unification Studies. Chang said North Korea would also use the apology to bolster what ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... plans could be affected during that period, including one group supposedly set to depart in three days. Statistics on Chinese and foreign tourists to North Korea are sparse. The China National ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... father, Kim Jong-il, and grandfather, "Eternal President" Kim Il-sung, who founded the nation in 1948 as a socialist rival to the South. Neither ever publicly acknowledged so much ... Nations on human rights, albeit in the very limited way. "There is a pattern here of being more forthcoming, a little less cryptic," said John Delury, a North Korea watcher at Yonsei ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The European Union and Japan are encouraging the UN Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human ... international pressure on North Korea's authoritarian government over its human rights situation, and a North Korean briefing this week at the United Nations on human rights was seen as an effort ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang urges US to resume recovery of Korean war remains

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... including hydro-electric power stations. From 1996 North Korean and US military teams conducted 33 joint recovery missions and recovered 225 sets of remains, but the process was halted in 2005 ... used the issue of missing servicemen to try to entice Washington into talks. Analyst Chang Yong-seok at Seoul National University said the North was trying to pressure US politicians ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Overweight Kim Jong-un injured his ankle and knee, says N Korean source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Leader may make his first appearance in more than a month, ending speculation about his fate World watches for Kim return at anniversary event North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who could make his first appearance in more than a month today as the nation marks its 69th anniversary, injured his ankle and knee because he's overweight but is still ...




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