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North Korea

Kim Jong-un absent from key political event, feeding health rumors
The leader of North Korea, who has been out of the media spotlight about a month ago, has not attended a major celebration, fuelling speculations ove his health and control over the country.

10.10.2014 08:08

Surprise talks: North Korea officials arrive to South for highest-level visit in years
North Korean delegates have met with the South’s top officials in an unusual and rare visit, as both countries agreed to resume high-level talks which have been strained by military tensions on the peninsula.

04.10.2014 19:55

Kim Jong-un unwell, N. Korean media reports
North Korean media has for the first time acknowledged the ill health of its young leader, 31-year-old Kim Jong-un, following a near-month-long absence from the spotlight.

26.09.2014 12:42

Wanted to be ‘second Snowden’: N. Korea accuses jailed US citizen of ‘spying ambition’
A US citizen, sentenced by North Korea to six years in a labor camp, pretended to have secret information about the US and aspired to be a whistleblower as a “second Snowden,” the North Korean state news agency said.

20.09.2014 11:12

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