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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The European Union and Japan are encouraging the UN Security Council to follow the recommendations of a groundbreaking inquiry into North Korea's human rights and refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court. Their draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee, obtained Thursday, also ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un goes out on a limp in his second appearance carrying walking stick

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... at Kim Chaek University of Technology. READ MORE: Kim Jong-un is back and this time he's got a cane The university is known for nuclear engineering and a number of its top graduates ...

  3. 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

    ... the third-generation leader of the world's only communist dynasty reappeared, smiling while giving his trademark "field guidance" at the Wisong Scientists Residential District and another new ... importance to Pyongyang. "This is a testament of how strong the leadership is- it is stronger than most observers thought it was," said Peter Beck, a seasoned Korea expert at the New ...

  4. 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

    ... for the first time since he assumed the leadership after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. That he was not able to see Kim indicates that Chongryon's importance to the North Korean ... regulations on money laundering, the regime's operatives began to spread the secret funds around Europe in smaller amounts, with Luxembourg a new preferred haven. The funds, which have been ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 09:52am by Reuters in Beijing and Seoul

    ... report of an event at the mausoleum and a state television channel had not broadcast any new images of the young leader, instead running a documentary on his father and grandfather. The source ... why a leg injury would keep Kim out of the public eye for so long, although this is not the first time he has been missing from view. In June 2012, six months after coming to power, state ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North, South Korea exchange fire at land border: Seoul

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

    ... 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 ... naval confrontations along the two rivals' disputed maritime border occur from time to time, military engagement across the heavily militarised frontier is extremely rare. It came ...

  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 - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un no-show at North Korean parliament prompts health speculation

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 02:50am by AP

    ... The last time the assembly met twice in one year was in 2012. In practice it has little power. North Korea opened polling stations in March for voters to approve a new roster of deputies ... television, but Kim was not present. If he had missed the meeting, it would be for the first time since he took power after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in December 2011, according ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... to light the path for the people like a flame despite his discomfort," a narrator said. The documentary marked the first time state media had made a direct comment on Kim's health since ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Top N Korean official heads to Europe in apparent diplomatic gesture

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO, AP

    ... with Japan, North Korea is planning to send Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong to New York this month for this year's United Nations General Assembly meeting. If realised, this would be the first time ... adopting a more active diplomatic approach. Kang Sok-ju, a secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, who for a long time has played a pivotal role in dealing ...




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