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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... Korea has repeatedly made it clear that the annual joint drills are non-negotiable. North Korea makes periodic peace proposals which are mostly seen as rhetorical devices for international ... to send athletes and the cheering team with organisers of the games. North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics, both in Seoul, but attended the 2002 Asian Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548573/north-korea-softens-fiery-rhetoric-promise-send-cheerleaders-south
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese politician to co-host wrestling bout in Pyongyang

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Wrestlers to put on Pyongyang show A Japanese wrestler-turned politician said yesterday that he would co-host an international wrestling exhibition in North ... of the competitors until right before the visit." Inoki, 71, now a lawmaker in Japan's upper house of parliament, heads a non-profit organisation aimed at establishing sports-based international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549138/japanese-politician-co-host-wrestling-bout-pyongyang
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea atrocities exposed, but experts sceptical on international action

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the international community’s ability to act on its recommendations. Pyongyang’s grim rights record has already been well documented by specialist monitors. But the size, breadth and detail of the report ... against humanity”. Hong Soon-kyung, a defector who now heads the Seoul-based Committee for the Democratisation of North Korea, said that no report could truly reflect the brutality of the regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430198/north-korea-atrocities-exposed-experts-sceptical-international-action
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

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

    ... by Chinese President Xi Jinping. But others said yesterday's announcement was simply aimed at talking up the North's military capabilities as the international community seeks ways to curb ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541478/north-korea-test-fires-three-short-range-missiles
  5. Comment - Blogs - NORTH KOREA

    The assassination of Kim Jong-un is now the subject of an upcoming American comedy

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:11am by Jeremy Blum

    ... a ‘comedy’ about 9/11,” another commentator on the Internet Movie Database writes. “Both constitute outrageous violations of international law and norms. How would Rogen feel if Pyongyang responded ... to these claims by arguing that there is a precedent for using tongue-in-cheek parody to lampoon international politics, while others claim that it is highly unlikely that Kim Jong-un would take actual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1535175/assassination-kim-jong-un-now-subject-upcoming-american-comedy
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang about to enter the rough and tumble world of pro-wrestling

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:13pm by AP

    ... would head the organising committee, along with the chairman of North Korea’s International Martial Arts Games Committee. Inoki, perhaps best known in the United States for his exhibition bout ... over its nuclear bomb ambitions yesterday announced plans for an international pro-wrestling match in the capital, Pyongyang, in late August. “World renowned pro-wrestlers” from Japan, the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1515587/pyongyang-about-enter-rough-and-tumble-world-pro-wrestling
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Michael Kirby tells informal meeting of UN Security Council North Korea's leaders should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court over human ... to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. “In a week of many grave human rights matters occupying the attention of the members of this council, we dare say that the case of human rights in the DPRK ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486681/un-human-rights-inquiry-chief-wants-n-korea-hauled-international-court
  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

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

    ... hotel. The state has used detained foreigners as diplomatic cards to win economic concessions and high-profile political visits from international dignitaries seeking to win their release. North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529542/adventure-loving-us-father-three-named-detainee-pyongyang
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522438/north-korea-sentences-south-korean-missionary-hard-labour-life
  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

    ... of other top positions as a Politburo Standing Committee member and a vice-chairman of both the Central Military Commission and the National Defence Commission. There were multiple reports earlier ... Counsellor Chuandong Chen, of China, urged the international community to treat North Korea "in a fair manner". North Korea's representative to the UN in Geneva said progress had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1502935/north-korean-no-2-choe-ryong-hae-replaced-kims-protector

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