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  1. 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 ... it will submit its own draft resolution on human rights. The letter says the EU-Japan resolution "immediately means confrontation," and it says Pyongyang's own draft will include a mention ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China to host Japan-North Korea abduction talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:34am by Reuters

    ... agreed in July to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped in the 1970s and 1980s to help train spies, prompting Japan to ease some sanctions on the North. ... in a sincere fashion, there is a need for Japan to specifically determine how their investigation is structured, what they are investigating and what the current situation is," Suga said. Tokyo ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese woman abducted by North Korea died of overdose, report claims

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:40pm by Reuters

    ... about the fresh details. Abe has made resolving the abductee issue a priority. Last week, he said North Korea had told Japan it intended to deepen its inquiries into their fate. Pyongyang admitted in 2002 to kidnapping 13 Japanese citizens to help train spies, and five abductees and their families later returned to Japan. Japan wants to know about the fate of the remaining eight, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea threatens to hold fourth nuclear test after UN human rights ruling

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... it had been drafted by the European Union and Japan. An unidentified ministry spokesman told state media that the North’s war deterrence would be strengthened in an “unlimited manner” to cope ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea reacts angrily after UN votes to probe ‘crimes against humanity’

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Union, which drafted the resolution with Japan. The non-binding measure will go to the full General Assembly for a vote next month. But it remains an open question whether the Security Council ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN committee votes to hold North Korea accountable for human rights abuses

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:24pm by AP

    ... said Choe Myong-nam, a foreign ministry adviser for UN and human rights issues. His colleagues gave no details on that threat. Choe also accused the European Union and Japan ...

  7. 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

    ... and warned that leader Kim Jong-un could be held accountable. The new EU-Japan resolution at the UN echoes the report’s recommendations, saying the Security Council should refer North Korea’s human ... those two offers “will be cancelled” if the language on the ICC isn’t dropped from the EU-Japan resolution by the weekend. The resolution already has been submitted in the General Assembly’s ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang seeks access to secret Japanese bank account of Kim's half-brother

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Pyongyang targets secret account of Kim's half-brother The head of the group that represents North Korean residents of Japan has returned from Pyongyang ... of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, arrived back in early October from his first trip to Pyongyang for eight years. Ho had reportedly expected to meet Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang invites EU rights official Stavros Lambrinidis for visit in March

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

    ... human-rights abuses in the impoverished but nuclear-armed country, and warned that its leader, Kim Jong-un, could be held accountable. The new EU-Japan resolution at the UN echoes the report's ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea to hold talks on kidnappings after surprise breakthrough

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan and North Korea are preparing to hold fresh talks after Pyongyang’s surprise pledge to probe the cold war kidnappings of Japanese nationals, a report said on Sunday. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said the two sides may meet again late this month, after Japan said on May 29 that it would ease sanctions against North Korea if the secretive state ...




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