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North Korea

Swim to Kim? American attempts river crossing to N. Korea, arrested by South
South Korean Marines have arrested an American citizen who was attempting to enter North Korea by swimming across a river – allegedly, all in an effort to meet the country’s ruler, Kim Jong-un.

17.09.2014 03:04

North Korea sentences American citizen to 6 yrs in labor camp
US citizen Matthew Todd Miller has received six years in a labor camp by a North Korean court. The 24-year-old was sentenced for violating his tourist status when he entered the country, authorities said.

14.09.2014 09:30

Japan may receive offensive military weapons from US amid rising tensions with China, N. Korea
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.

10.09.2014 17:14

​‘Slanderous farce’: N. Korea goes ballistic over UK TV nuclear drama, threatens to cut diplomatic ties
North Korea has slammed a new British TV drama thriller revolving around its nuclear weapons program, urging the UK government to scrap the "slanderous farce" if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties.

01.09.2014 12:57

US citizen detained in North Korea after leaving Bible in bathroom
US tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a Bible in a nightclub bathroom in the industrial city of Chonjin. North Korea now has three Americans in custody.

02.08.2014 09:21

Why N. Korea’s olive branch shouldn’t be brushed away
South Korea must seize the opportunity to improve relations with Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for détente between the two sides based on mutual respect and cooperation.

14.07.2014 09:09

‘Merciless response sent…to UN’: N. Korea complains over Rogen’s Kim Jong-un assassination movie
North Korean authorities lodged a complaint with the UN demanding the banning of the upcoming Hollywood film ‘The Interview’ for featuring a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang accuses the US of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war.

10.07.2014 08:00

​Pyongyang calls for Koreas’ federalization & reunification without outside interference
North and South should no more be victims of outside efforts to exploit Korea’s division, Pyongyang has stated, calling on Seoul to make steps toward reunification through federalization in which differing ideologies and social systems would co-exist.

07.07.2014 02:47

S. Korean 'comfort women' for US military sue state for forced prostitution
A group of South Korean former “comfort women”, who worked in state-controlled brothels for the US military after the 1950-53 Korean War, has reportedly filed a suit demanding compensation from the authorities for forced prostitution.

29.06.2014 13:58

North Korea fires two missiles off eastern coast
North Korea has fired two missiles off its eastern coast, according to the South Korean military. It comes just days after Pyongyang tested what it says were new precision-guided missiles.

29.06.2014 02:56

‘Merciless response’: N. Korea vows revenge over Seth Rogen film plotting Kim Jong-un assassination
Serial bromance actor Seth Rogen might never have imagined he’d end up sparking an international incident. But his latest flick, which depicts an assassination bid on Dear Leader Kim Jong-un, has been decried by Pyongyang as "a wanton act of terror."

25.06.2014 07:18

US missile defense system proves to be useless after $40 bln spent
Despite a decade of testing and tens of billions of dollars’ worth of research, a major missile defense program in the United States has proven to be anything but successful, a new investigation suggests.

17.06.2014 16:43

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