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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘US can free pair by saying sorry’, says Pyongyang

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

    ... in democracies, autocratic North Korea assumes that a government is responsible for its citizens' actions. "In order to return the prisoners to their country, the United States must make ... Sok's advice also fits into North Korea's version of diplomacy and propaganda that aims to get a big power like the US- seen as an imperialist bully- to bow to a proud nation and say sorry ...

  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

    ... plans could be affected during that period, including one group supposedly set to depart in three days. Statistics on Chinese and foreign tourists to North Korea are sparse. The China National ...

  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

    ... father, Kim Jong-il, and grandfather, "Eternal President" Kim Il-sung, who founded the nation in 1948 as a socialist rival to the South. Neither ever publicly acknowledged so much ... 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    EU, Japan pressure UN for sanctions on North Korea

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

    ... international pressure on North Korea's authoritarian government over its human rights situation, and a North Korean briefing this week at the United Nations on human rights was seen as an effort ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang urges US to resume recovery of Korean war remains

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

    ... used the issue of missing servicemen to try to entice Washington into talks. Analyst Chang Yong-seok at Seoul National University said the North was trying to pressure US politicians ...

  6. 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 ... sworn enemies, Japan and the United States whom it regularly threatens with nuclear strikes. Commercial satellite pictures showed North Korea had finished work under a major programme to upgrade ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be idle again

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

    ... destroyed its cooling tower in 2008 as a confidence-building step in negotiations with South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia, the other five nations in the six-party talks. When ... 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 ...

  8. 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

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Leader may make his first appearance in more than a month, ending speculation about his fate World watches for Kim return at anniversary event North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who could make his first appearance in more than a month today as the nation marks its 69th anniversary, injured his ankle and knee because he's overweight but is still ...

  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

    ... leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old’s health and grip on power in the nuclear-capable nation. North Korea’s state media, which usually chronicle Kim’s activities in great ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un 'suffering from discomfort', North Korea admits after leader's absence

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 06:25pm by Reuters

    ... Pyong-so, as the vice-chairman of the country's powerful National Defence Commission. At the April session, Kim was re-elected as the commission's head. The last time the assembly met ...




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