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  1. News - Asia - KOREAS

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel tours Korean DMZ, watched by the North

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Panmunjom N Koreans keep watchful eye on Hagel US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel toured the Korean demilitarised zone yesterday, under the watchful eye of North Korean soldiers, and said the Pentagon had no plan to reduce its 28,500-member force in the South despite budget constraints. "This is probably the only place in the world where we have always a risk ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korean defectors offered cash to return home

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul People who have fled one of the world's most secretive states are being tempted with money and even the chance to appear on television Cash return offer for North defectors North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking a new approach to defectors who have fled his impoverished and repressive state, promising they will not be harmed if they come home, and even ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Jimmy Carter to travel to North Korea for talks on US prisoner

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Carter to travel to North for talks on US prisoner Former US President Jimmy Carter is planning to visit North Korea soon to try to win the release of a US citizen being held by the reclusive state, Yonhap news agency reported yesterday. Carter has made contact with the North and is likely to make the trip in a personal capacity to secure the release of Kenneth ...

  4. News - World - PANAMA

    Panama finds MiG fighter jets on North Korean freighter

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba have found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government said were on board. Beside the planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1 ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Desperate Cuba voyage latest drama of rusting North Korean fleet

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Food shortages may have driven merchant vessel's risky bid to smuggle arms via Panama Even by the standards of North Korea's dilapidated shipping fleet, which often carries contraband and sails vessels until they sink, the failed attempt to tran ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Hawkish North Korean general makes a comeback

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

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  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American Kenneth Bae, imprisoned in North Korea, in 'failing' health, says sister

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 04:30pm by Reuters in Seattle

    ... Reuters in Seattle Imprisoned US missionary writes of 'desperation' Letters sent home by Kenneth Bae, an American citizen imprisoned in North Korea for alleged crimes against the state, show a "new note of desperation", his sister said, as the US seeks to prevent the Christian missionary from becoming a high-profile diplomatic bargaining chip. Bae was sentenced ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe moves to set up national security council

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 11:23am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Abe moves to set up national security council Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government yesterday approved legislation to set up a national security council, moving to strengthen his grip on foreign policy in the face of North Korean missile threats and a territorial dispute with China. The hawkish Abe has pursued the move  to centralise information-gathering ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREA PENINSULA

    North Korea could eventually reach US with nuclear arms

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 09:49am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington North Korea’s continuing development of nuclear technology and long-range ballistic missiles will move it closer to its stated goal of being able to hit the United States with an atomic weapon, a new Pentagon report to Congress said on Thursday. The report, the first version of an annual Pentagon assessment required by law, said Pyongyang’s Taepodong-2 ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea has a nuclear weapon, says US agency as South dismisses capabilities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul First time such a conclusion by a US agency made public A US government agency has said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous dimension to threats of war by Pyongyang. But the assessment was swiftly dismissed by several US officials and South Korea. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) said it had concluded with “moderate ...




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