KCNA leans on Western critics of human rights reports

KCNA leans on Western critics of human rights reports

North Korean state media on Friday issued a lengthy response criticizing the recent anti-Pyongyang UN General Assembly resolution, citing Western skeptics of human rights reports. The 4,000-word re…

November 28th, 2014
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South Korean chief nuclear envoy to visit Russia

South Korean chief nuclear envoy to visit Russia

South Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook is set to conduct a four-day visit to Russia next week, South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Thursday. Hwang is expected to meet…

November 27th, 2014
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Kim’s sister a vice department director in Workers’ Party

Kim’s sister a vice department director in Workers’ Party

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is a vice department director in the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), a Korean Central News Agency r…

November 27th, 2014
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S. Korea returns 10 N. Koreans who went adrift

S. Korea returns 10 N. Koreans who went adrift

South Korea rescued 10 fishermen from North Korea who had gone adrift and returned each of them to the North, the Ministry of Unification said Wednesday. The fishermen’s vessel reportedly had a m…

November 26th, 2014
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North Korean official: Russian investment in railways model for future

North Korean official: Russian investment in railways model for future

A joint North Korea and Russian project to upgrade the DPRK’s railways will become a model for future bilateral economic joint projects, a North Korean railways official said today in an interview w…

November 25th, 2014
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The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

“I ate what they gave me in the jail,” the defendant told Judge Charles Norgle, speaking through a Mandarin interpreter, to show that he was following proceedings. “What was it?” “Milk…

November 25th, 2014
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Correction: Russia, North Korea immigration agreement prepared, not signed

Correction: Russia, North Korea immigration agreement prepared, not signed

On November 7 NK News reported that in early September Russia and North Korea signed an agreement on the matter of illegal immigration. This was inaccurate as North Korea and Russia have prepared the…

November 25th, 2014
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S. Korea opens discussion for N. Korean human rights bill

S. Korea opens discussion for N. Korean human rights bill

South Korea’s National Assembly opened discussion on two North Korean human rights bills Monday morning, nearly a week after the passage of a U.N. resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights …

November 25th, 2014
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North Korea, South Korea, Russia schedule coal shipment test-run

North Korea, South Korea, Russia schedule coal shipment test-run

A trilateral project involving North Korea, South Korea and Russia is set to undergo a test-run on November 28 that will see 40,000 tons of Russian coal shipped to South Korea via the North. The te…

November 24th, 2014
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North Korea threatens to use nuclear force against South

North Korea threatens to use nuclear force against South

North Korea threatened nuclear force against South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and the Blue House in a Korean Central News Agency article published Sunday. The threats are part of a series of…

November 24th, 2014
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Another construction accident occurs in Pyongyang - RFA

Another construction accident occurs in Pyongyang - RFA

There may have been another apartment collapse in North Korea recently, about six months after a fatal incident in Pyongyang in May. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on November 19 that part of a 38-…

November 22nd, 2014
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N. Korea denounces South ahead of Yeonpyeong anniversary

N. Korea denounces South ahead of Yeonpyeong anniversary

North Korea on Friday denounced South Korean military and government ahead of the anniversary of the Yeonpyeong bombardment, claiming stating that the South should learn the lesson of the fatal bombar…

November 21st, 2014
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Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang

Photos show rapid reconstruction of collapsed apartment in Pyongyang

Satellite imagery and tourist photos taken in August and September have revealed the rapid manner in which North Korean authorities have rebuilt an apartment block that collapsed in Pyongyang earlier …

November 20th, 2014
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North Korean special envoy meets Putin

North Korean special envoy meets Putin

North Korea state media reported today that Kim Jong Un's special envoy Choe Ryong Have met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Tuesday. The visit comes d…

November 20th, 2014
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North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote

North Korea reacts angrily to UN human rights vote

North Korea has reacted angrily to the adoption of a draft resolution on its human rights situation, which passed a UN General Assembly committee vote on Tuesday. State media outlet the Korean Cent…

November 19th, 2014
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