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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may visit Beijing, says Chinese envoy

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 12:37pm

    ... official said on Wednesday. The man was arrested on Tuesday night at a river near the Korean demilitarised zone, part of a restricted military area, said the official, speaking on condition ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea enhancing submarines for ballistic missiles, says Seoul

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... cruise missile. Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis said the missile would mark "a new and potentially destabilising addition" to North Korea's military arsenal. Agence ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... the country's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC). The North has "unimaginably powerful nuclear weaponry" and does not need to steal foreign technology to further develop ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean rocket tests sign of anger at military drills, says analyst

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang fires 30 more missiles into the sea as S Korea-US joint military exercises continue N Korean rocket tests 'sign of anger at drills ... military exercises" South Korea has been staging with the United States, Professor Yang Moo-jin of the University of North Korean Studies said. It is not unusual for Pyongyang to carry out ...

  6. News - Asia

    North Korea promotes military chiefs as it marks late leader’s birth

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 12:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Military promotions mark late leader's birthday North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said. Kim Rak-Gyom, the commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Rocket Force Command, was promoted to colonel ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘A wolf with a hideous lantern jaw’: North Korea launches personal attack on John Kerry

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:29pm

    ... Associated Press in Seoul US Secretary of State targeted as Washington and Seoul conduct annual military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal In its latest personal attack ... in a Korean-language dispatch, suggesting it was meant to rally anti-US sentiment and burnish the leadership’s image domestically at a time when Washington and Seoul are conducting annual military drills ...

  8. News - Asia - RELIGION

    North Korea refuses invitation to send Catholics to papal mass in Seoul

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... joint military drill with United States forces as the main reason for its decision. Pope Francis is to conduct a special Korean reconciliation mass in Seoul on the last day of his August 14-18 ... of the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military drill, which the North had condemned as a rehearsal for nuclear war. "Under these circumstances, coming to Seoul would be an agonising ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean outreach to Southeast Asia part of regional balancing act

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... counterbalancing China, said Adam Cathart, a lecturer from Leeds University. While in Southeast Asia, Ri reportedly discussed economic and military cooperation with his counterparts. Beyond the region, ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:23pm by Reuters

    ... Nations Security Council of double standards by condemning its recent ballistic missiles launches while ignoring "provocative" joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. Pyongyang officials held a news conference at the United Nations to push for an emergency Security Council meeting on the military exercises, which the North routinely denounces ...




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