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North Korea

Kim Jong Il’s huge underground bunker uncovered
The Hong Kong bureau of the Canadian defense information center “Kanwa” reports that they have discovered a huge underground facility built to host North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in case war breaks out in his country.

July 26, 2010 14:37

N. Korea frowns on “unhygienic” handshakes
An editorial in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s biggest newspaper “Nodong Sinmun” has called on people to abandon the Western way of greeting, the handshake, and to use the traditional bow instead.

December 31, 2009 18:03

ROAR: “The Soviet Union wanted to stop Americans in Afghanistan”
As Russia marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Soviet troops into Afghanistan, most observers say the decision was a huge mistake.

December 30, 2009 03:30

Iran nukes are a problem – William Perry
If the US and Russia take the leadership in bringing nuclear weapons down, other nations will follow this lead, insists former US Secretary of Defense (1994-1997) William Perry.

January 31, 2010 12:20

No relation between “Merchant of Death” and Thai arms seizure
Thai police say there is no relation between a plane carrying weapons that was seized in Bangkok earlier this month and the Russian businessman Viktor Bout.

December 22, 2009 13:49

Ukraine gets into North Korea illegal arms export mess
Ukraine has become embroiled in another arms scandal after a cargo plane carrying tonnes of weapons, allegedly from North Korea, and destined for Ukraine has been seized during a refueling stop at Bangkok airport.

December 16, 2009 09:50

Medvedev talks gas, security, xenophobia & neighbours with media
President Medvedev has addressed a major international media forum now underway in Moscow. He spoke on freedom of speech, and the issues of Russia’s relations with its neighbors and partners in the post-soviet space.

September 13, 2010 11:48

North Koreans may face death penalty over Kim Jong-Il espionage
A group of North Koreans could face execution for disclosing information on the whereabouts of Kim Jong-Il to South Korean media. Several were arrested and charged, South Korean reports and sources say.

December 01, 2009 18:50

Born thrice: lady survives both Nevsky Express derailments
A St. Petersburg woman had to relive her worst nightmare during Friday’s derailment of the Nevsky Express train. She survived the catastrophe of the very same train two years ago.

December 04, 2009 21:46

“Nothing can be valued above human life” – Medvedev
President Medvedev believes the dark pages of the nation’s history and its moments of glory should be remembered alike.

April 06, 2010 16:12

ROAR: Personnel purges and examinations loom for Russian police
The Russian Interior Ministry is toughening its internal control of the police and reviewing the personnel selection system, but observers do not expect quick results.

October 28, 2009 14:50

Opposition wants answers from president
Russia's opposition leaders shouldn't view their failure to win recent local elections as being a funeral for democracy, President Medvedev said during meetings with opposition representatives from Russia’s parliament.

October 25, 2009 11:56

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