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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:04pm by AP

    ... to their country, the United States must make an official apology and request their release," Sok, who teaches at Pyongyang's Academy of Social Sciences, said. There are other examples of North ... as an imperialist bully- to bow to a proud nation and say sorry for its perceived faults. "It's not a matter of individuals. It's between countries," said Ri Kyong-chol, another law ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to shut borders to all foreign tourists amid Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:34pm by KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Travel Company, saying: “The country’s closed” He said all the socialist state’s borders, especially Dandong across Siniujiu, would be closed to all flights, cars and trains. “All borders ... of the closure of the country’s borders this morning from their North Korean partners in northeastern China, who said: “starting from tomorrow, no tourists will be allowed into the country”. “We have ...

  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

    ... has admitted to running "reform through labour" camps, although its description was a far cry from the brutal gulags described by defectors. It is even engaging with the United ... in Kim's absence stems from worries about what would happen to the country if the leader died without securing a succession. Kim Jong-un emerged as the anointed successor after Kim Jong-il ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be idle again

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

    ... revive its aged 5-megawatt research reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex, saying it was seeking a deterrent capacity. The isolated country, which quit the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty two decades ago, defends its nuclear-arms programme as a "treasured sword" to counter what it sees as US-led hostility. On Thursday, So Se-pyong, North Korea's ambassador to the United ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang urges US to resume recovery of Korean war remains

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

    ... by giant infrastructure projects, in an apparent effort to pressure Washington to resume recovery efforts that could also lead to much-needed money for the impoverished country. Close to 8,000 ... by then defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld amid nuclear tensions. The two sides agreed in 2011 to resume the joint missions, but the US scrapped the plan in protest against North Korea's decision ...

  6. 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

    ... in 2011, Kim Jong-Un has cut a very public figure, with state media showing him engaged in a seemingly endless series of field guidance trips across the country. His sudden disappearance, which ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

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

    ... 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 ... of the country's free education and medical systems and the "recent positive measures" to improve relations with South Korea. The commission of inquiry's report sharply increased ...

  8. 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

    ... operated a network of secret bank accounts in Europe, with Switzerland the favoured destination because of the country's strict banking secrecy laws. When authorities there began to tighten ...

  9. 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

    ... position that Kim leads the country. “So it appears it is being normally ruled by Kim Jong-un,” ministry spokesman Lim Byeong-cheol said. North Korean officials have denied that Kim’s public ... “rubbish”. “It would have to be a very subtle coup indeed not to disrupt international travel plans,” said Andray Abrahamian of the Choson Exchange, a Singapore-based group running a programme ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Overweight Kim Jong-un injured his ankle and knee, says N Korean source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... in charge of the country, a source close to him said. Kim's absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media that he might be ill, has sparked rumours abroad that all is not well in the secretive country. Kim, 31, was last was seen in public attending a concert on September 3. Before that, he had been shown walking with a limp. The leader's absence ...




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