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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang glitters but most of North Korea still dark

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

    ... comes from the garden outside. But not everyone lives in such relative comfort as the Kims, whose home government officials are willing to show off. There are stark signs of poverty across ... the world' Life in the North Korean countryside would be familiar to South Koreans old enough to recall the poverty in their nation just after the Korean War. Indeed, into the 1970s, North Korea ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Daughter of senior North Korea official defects, says Seoul activist

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 04:00pm

    ... South Korea, their families back in the North can face repercussions ranging from demotion to imprisonment. While many flee from poverty and repression, defections by members of Pyongyang’s ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Washington rappers breaking new ground, to make video in North Korea

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by GDN

    ... of poverty, are on the cusp of a very different kind of adventure. The trip has been facilitated by Mike Bassett, 34, an Iraq war veteran who was stationed in South Korea for seven years. Bassett has ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea denies executions of state performers to protect first lady

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... sported what appeared to be a Christian Dior handbag, in a country plagued by chronic poverty. Inter-Korean relations had recently showed signs of improving after months of heightened military ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean defectors sent back by Laos and China

    Posted May 30th 2013, 11:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Nine North Korean defectors have been forced to return to their country from China after being captured in Laos, a South Korean news report says. Laos had been assumed to be a safe route for North Koreans leaving their mostly poverty-stricken homeland. Activists say that defectors who are returned to North Korea can be punished or even killed ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rushes to complete lavish ski resort

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

    ... Pass ski resort, North Korea’s latest megaproject, the product of 10 months of furious labour intended to show that this country, so often derided for its poverty and isolation, is as civilised ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea puts missiles on standby for US strike

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 08:32am by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... to the poverty-stricken nation. Beijing has repeatedly voiced similar appeals since North Korea carried out a nuclear test in February, its third in seven years, which prompted the UN Security Council to endorse ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's 'industrial hub' open for business but sees few takers

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Dandong, China

    ... choose a more direct route to escape the North's poverty where annual gross domestic product per capita is estimated to be just $1,800. A middleman in Shenyang has seen women choosing ...



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