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  1. 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

    ... leader's return to the spotlight Just like that, Kim Jong-un was back. For weeks, the portly North Korean leader's sudden disappearance from public view was the source of wild theories ranging ... headlines around the world. Even by the standards of North Korea's bizarre personality cult, the global attention to Kim's whereabouts was remarkable. Then, with no explanation, ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North, South Korea exchange fire at land border: Seoul

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:08pm by AGENCIES

    ... Koreas exchange fire across the border North and South Korea exchanged heavy gun fire across their border last night just hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un failed to appear at the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party for the first time in three years. The attacks began after the North fired at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets launched ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang urges US to resume recovery of Korean war remains

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

    ... Agencies in Seoul US warned over fate of Korean war remains North Korea has warned that the untended remains of US servicemen killed in the Korean war were being "carried away" ... Americans remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean conflict. "Many remains have been left uncared for and have been carried away en masse," said a spokesman for the North ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    Rumours abound over absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by MCT

    ... Kim's absence If North Korean leader Kim Jong-un isn't sick, he must be dead- at least politically. That's the thinking behind a rash of rumours that the portly 31-year-old scion ... Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae took advantage of the rare opportunity for firsthand information from the North in asking after the health of Kim after a North Korean television report last week ...


    Shock North Korean visit for Asian Games closing reshapes ties with Seoul

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Shock visit from North reshapes ties with Seoul A shock visit by one of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's closest aides to South Korea ... "Essentially it provided a direct line to Kim Jong-un." It was led by Hwang Pyong-so, a newly elected vice-chairman of the nuclear-armed North's powerful National Defence Commission, who ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be idle again

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 09:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vienna Yongbyon facility that can yield plutonium was only recently restarted Nuclear reactor may be idle again North Korea may have shut down a recently restarted reactor that can yield plutonium for bombs, possibly for renovation or partial refuelling, a US security institute said, citing new satellite imagery. North Korea announced in April last year that it would ...

  8. News - Asia

    American detained in North Korea pleads for help from US government

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul One of three Americans detained in North Korea has made a fresh plea for his government's help ahead of a trial that is likely to end with a lengthy prison term and hard labour. In an interview yesterday in the pro-North Korean Japanese newspaper Chosun Sinbo, Jeffrey Fowle said he feared he would share the fate of fellow detainees, Kenneth ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea upgrades rocket launch site so it can fire bigger ones

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul N Korea overhauls rocket-launch site North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a US think tank said yesterday, enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets. Reclusive North Korea, which is technically still at war with the South after the 1950-53 ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    North Korean foreign minister labels UN Security Council as a forum of lies

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York First UN speech in 15 years by top Pyongyang official accuses body of double standards Security Council a forum of lies: N Korea North Korea's foreign ... has imposed tough sanctions on North Korea over its suspect nuclear programme and missile launches. "The Security Council should no longer serve as a forum for telling lies," Ri told ...




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