Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case

Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case

Since being arrested and charged with espionage last January, Yoo Woo-seong has figured as the main character in what is arguably South Korea's biggest spy-case in recent years. Yoo, originally fr…

April 7th, 2014
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Senior USFK enlisted leader sees reasons for optimism in inter-Korean relations

Senior USFK enlisted leader sees reasons for optimism in inter-Korean relations

“Kam-sa-ham-ni-da! Troxell juim-wonsa im-ni-da!” This phrase – which means “Thank you! I am Command Sergeant Major Troxell!” – isn’t just an example of a foreign resident learning some …

April 1st, 2014
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Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway

Cardamomyang: Bringing North Korea to Norway

For generations of Norwegians, the children's plays and books of Torbjørn Egner have been a cultural staple. Now, by inviting students from Kum Song Music School in Pyongyang to take part in his v…

March 31st, 2014
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N. Korean water infrastructure needs repairs - engineer

N. Korean water infrastructure needs repairs - engineer

What can a water engineer tell us about  North Korean society? Well, after spending two years there, Dualta Roughneen of Ireland can say that North Korea has the vestiges of a good water supply sy…

March 20th, 2014
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Yokotas recall ‘dream-like’ meeting with granddaughter

Yokotas recall ‘dream-like’ meeting with granddaughter

The parents of Megumi Yokota, kidnapped in 1977 at age 13 by North Korea, were bursting with joy and smiles at a press conference in Kawasaki City, adjoining Tokyo, after finally meeting their grandda…

March 17th, 2014
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Behind North Korea's propaganda curtain

Behind North Korea's propaganda curtain

As a long-time amateur radio-enthusiast listening to Chinese, North Korean and Soviet radio broadcasts from his location in Australia, Mark Freeman was intrigued by how these countries eventually open…

March 14th, 2014
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Rotarian uses deep ties to help the North’s needy

Rotarian uses deep ties to help the North’s needy

Randal Eastman, a Canadian Rotarian living in Shanghai, is no stranger to working with the North Korean government. Eastman’s work with the DPRK began in 2001, when he received a phone call from …

March 7th, 2014
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American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang

American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang

Rather than consisting only of poor, starving people, Pyongyang is partly populated by what an American would recognize as “middle class,” an U.S. citizen discovered while spending a semester teac…

March 5th, 2014
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Chongryon still Pyongyang’s pawn in covert operations: former intelligence officer

Chongryon still Pyongyang’s pawn in covert operations: former intelligence officer

Though the organization has seen better days, Chongryon can still serve as a base for North Korea’s covert operations against the South, a former Japanese intelligence officer told NK News. Establi…

February 28th, 2014
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Jim Rogers: The man who wants to put all his money into North Korea

Jim Rogers: The man who wants to put all his money into North Korea

A Wall Street legend and former partner of George Soros says he is willing to invest his entire wealth into North Korea and is on the look out for potential investment opportunities through China. Th…

February 27th, 2014
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Megumi Yokota's parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue

Megumi Yokota's parents urge North Korea to settle abduction issue

Shigeru and Sakie Yokota have faced a ceaseless struggle since the day their daughter went missing. It was the evening of November 15, 1977, when 13-year-old Megumi Yokota suddenly disappeared on h…

February 20th, 2014
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Wife of detained Australian unsure of N. Korea arrest specifics

Wife of detained Australian unsure of N. Korea arrest specifics

With 75 year old Australian citizen John Short becoming the fifth foreigner in possession of religious materials to be arrested in North Korea in the past five years, attention is growing surrounding …

February 19th, 2014
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Meet the people of North Korea's most outspoken British voice

Meet the people of North Korea's most outspoken British voice

When he was first elected to the House of Commons in 1979, representing the Liberal Party, David Alton was known as the "baby of the house" because, at the age of 27, he was the youngest Member of Par…

February 19th, 2014
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Michael Malice: Kim Jong Il's unofficial ghostwriter

Michael Malice: Kim Jong Il's unofficial ghostwriter

If some of the stories that the North Koreans told their people about Kim Jong Il's life are true, Michael Malice jokes that everyone in the country would have to be "high-functioning learning disable…

February 11th, 2014
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UN unsure how findings on rights violations will be received

UN unsure how findings on rights violations will be received

Despite overwhelming support at the start of its mission, there is no guarantee that the recommendations of an upcoming UN-backed report on human rights violations in North Korea will receive the nece…

February 6th, 2014
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