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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Uncovering the secrets of Mount Paektu on the China, North Korea border

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... off their third visit to the volcano, two British scientists studying the mountain in an unprecedented joint project with North Korea say they may soon be able to reveal some of its secrets, ... People's Republic of Korea. On the North Korean side, the area around the mountain is dotted with "revolutionary historical sites" and camps from which Kim Il-sung, North Korea's ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Separated Korean families hold tearful final farewells as reunions come to an end

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:07pm by Agence France Press in Seoul

    ... of the 1950-1953 Korean War, were given an hour to say goodbye in a hotel dining room at a North Korean mountain resort. At the start of Saturday’s meeting, many were already in tears, while others forced ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rushes to complete lavish ski resort

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:28pm by Associated Press in Masik Pass

    ... wind, he points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise there is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un. This is the Masik ... road to Masik Pass winds through rugged mountain terrain, small farming hamlets and lush foliage - beauty untouched by modern development. As the road turns to dirt, brightly coloured ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rewrites rules to legitimise Kim family succession

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 05:48pm

    ... bloodline”. Baekdu Mountain is the highest on the Korean Peninsula and the ‘Baekdu bloodline’ refers to the Kim family. The country’s founder Kim Il-sung, called the Eternal President, died in 1994 ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un congratulates China’s Xi

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 01:44pm by AFP

    ... by the same mountain and rivers”, Kim said, hailing the “common precious wealth” of their deep-rooted and historic friendship. “Believing that the traditional DPRK-China friendship which has developed ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Q&A: What does North Korea's third nuclear test mean for the world?

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 02:26pm by AFP

    ... or refuting North Korean claims. Q: Where has the apparent test been held? The 2006 and 2009 tests were conducted at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, in a remote mountainous region in the northeast, ... into the granite bedrock of a 2,200-metre mountain. They are known in the South Korean media as the east tunnel (used for 2006 test), west tunnel (2009) and the newest south tunnel. Q: What ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang glitters but most of North Korea still dark

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 03:12pm by Associated Press

    ... shoulders and splotchy faces betray the gnawing hunger of young soldiers. Beyond the paved, pocked highways that radiate from Pyongyang, there are few roads between the denuded mountains, just dirt ...



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