Kim Jong Un releases Fowle following requests from Obama - KCNA

Kim Jong Un releases Fowle following requests from Obama - KCNA

Kim Jong Un personally ordered the release of American citizen Jeffrey Fowle following repeated requests for amnesty from U.S. President Barack Obama, North Korean state media claimed on Wednesday. …

October 22nd, 2014
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Security meeting prompts talk of Japan, SK summit

Security meeting prompts talk of Japan, SK summit

Security officials in South Korea and Japan met in Seoul Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, including North Korea, which had some local media speculating about a summit between Seoul and Tokyo’s l…

October 22nd, 2014
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High-level talks at risk of falling through as tensions rise

High-level talks at risk of falling through as tensions rise

High-level talks between North and South Korea are unlikely to happen as planned if South Korea continues to “taint the atmosphere of dialogue” with false accusations, North Korea warned through s…

October 22nd, 2014
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North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea has released Jeffrey Edward Fowle, an American citizen detained in North Korea since April, the White House said on Tuesday. Nearly four months had passed since North Korean state media…

October 21st, 2014
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Russian company plan large investment in North Korea

Russian company plan large investment in North Korea

One of Russia’s largest design and construction companies, NPO Mostovik, is planning to make significant investments in North Korea, PRIME business magazine reported on Tuesday. Citing quotes fro…

October 21st, 2014
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North Korea promises “unpredictable measures of revenge”

North Korea promises “unpredictable measures of revenge”

North Korea promised to “adopt unpredictable measures of revenge” following an exchange of fire between the two Koreas on Sunday, South Korean media reported on Tuesday. The warning, which said…

October 21st, 2014
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North Korea to build new water park in Nampo

North Korea to build new water park in Nampo

North Korean authorities are planning to build a new showcase water park in the west coast city of Nampo, tourism sources have told NK News. The new water park will likely be part of the existing W…

October 20th, 2014
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Kim Jong Un meets gold medalists

Kim Jong Un meets gold medalists

Less than a week since his return to the public eye, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with gold medalists from the recently completed Asian Games and other events, complimenting them and saying the…

October 20th, 2014
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North Korean defectors SK-bound after Laos release

North Korean defectors SK-bound after Laos release

A group of six North Korean defectors arrested in Laos have been released and are now in the process of coming to South Korea, Voice of America (VOA) has reported. The group was reportedly assisted…

October 20th, 2014
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North and South exchange small-arms fire

North and South exchange small-arms fire

North and South Korean soldiers exchanged small arms fire in demilitarized zone in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Sunday afternoon, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, according to the Yonhap New…

October 19th, 2014
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N. Korea releases internal rights report in Chinese

N. Korea releases internal rights report in Chinese

North Korea on Thursday published an extensive human rights report in Chinese state media, their latest effort at publicizing their side of the human rights story. The report was carried in several…

October 17th, 2014
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North Korea react to Panetta nuke comments

North Korea react to Panetta nuke comments

North Korean state media reacted angrily on Thursday to former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta’s revelations that the use of nuclear weapons against North Korea was discussed…

October 16th, 2014
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Defector sentenced to three years for espionage

Defector sentenced to three years for espionage

A female North Korean defector has been sentenced to three years for espionage after using drugs to beat a lie detector test, South Korean media reported Wednesday. The 39-year-old woman was reported…

October 16th, 2014
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North Korean military officials meet Southern counterparts

North Korean military officials meet Southern counterparts

Military officials from both Koreas met at Panmunjum Wednesday morning but found little to agree upon, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has reported. According to a Ministry of Defense press bri…

October 15th, 2014
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Chinese step up calls for Six-Party Talks

Chinese step up calls for Six-Party Talks

Though speaking from separate venues, both China’s president and assistant foreign minister stated on Wednesday that the Six-Party Talks on North Korea’s denuclearization should resume. The sta…

October 15th, 2014
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