U.S. wants talks on envoy to seek detainees' release

U.S. wants talks on envoy to seek detainees' release

The United States wants to talk with North Korea about he possibility of sending an envoy who would seek the release of three detained Americans. The Washington-based Voice of America reported on t…

September 17th, 2014
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American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea

American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea

South Korean guards caught an American citizen who was trying to swim across to the North in the Han River, according to a Yonhap News Agency report. “Yesterday afternoon at 11:55 one Arab-Americ…

September 17th, 2014
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IAEA calls North’s nuclear activities a ‘serious concern’

IAEA calls North’s nuclear activities a ‘serious concern’

Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), called North Korea’s nuclear program a “matter of serious concern” in a statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Monday. …

September 16th, 2014
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Iranian foreign minister calls for private investment in North Korea

Iranian foreign minister calls for private investment in North Korea

North Korean foreign minister Ri Su Yong met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javid Zarif in Tehran on Monday to discuss ongoing cooperation between the two countries, Iranian media said on Tuesday. …

September 16th, 2014
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Pyongyang international film festival kicks off Wednesday

Pyongyang international film festival kicks off Wednesday

North Korea will be hosting the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival (PIFF) starting Wednesday, bringing together locals and non-Koreans to celebrate international cinema. Unlike other film f…

September 16th, 2014
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North Korea publishes human rights report

North Korea publishes human rights report

North Korea published a 50,000 word report on Sunday, detailing its own account of the human rights situation within the country and disputing repeated allegations of widespread abuses. The report,…

September 15th, 2014
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N. Korea suggests Tokyo meet with abduction 'survivors'

N. Korea suggests Tokyo meet with abduction 'survivors'

North Korea has asked Japan to send officials to the rogue state to meet with “survivors” of its abductions, a source told the Japan Times on Sunday. The meeting came the day after Japanese Pri…

September 15th, 2014
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N. Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

N. Korea sentences American Matthew Miller to six years hard labor

North Korea’s Supreme Court has sentenced American detainee Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor, an article on state media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Sunday. The s…

September 14th, 2014
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North Korea returns South Korean national

North Korea returns South Korean national

The North Korean government repatriated a South Korean national Thursday who had illegally defected to the North via a third country. Identified as Kim Sang Geun in a Korean Central News Agency (KC…

September 12th, 2014
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Seoul, U.S. to discuss OPCON transfer next week

Seoul, U.S. to discuss OPCON transfer next week

Officials from Seoul and Washington are to meet next week to discuss wartime operational control of South Korean troops, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Friday. Last year Seoul asked that…

September 12th, 2014
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Sanctioned North Korean shipping company still operating

Sanctioned North Korean shipping company still operating

The North Korean shipping company embroiled in a recent attempt to illicitly smuggle weapons through the Panama Canal appears to be operating normally in Chinese waters, according to an NK News analys…

September 12th, 2014
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Asian Games organizers remove flags prior to North Korea’s arrival

Asian Games organizers remove flags prior to North Korea’s arrival

North Korea may be surprised to find no national flags, its own included, lining the roads to the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium upon their arrival for the Asian Games tonight. On Wednesday, the day be…

September 11th, 2014
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North Korea building large size 'luxury' river cruiser

North Korea building large size 'luxury' river cruiser

North Korea is building a new large size 'luxury' river cruiser, photos recently taken in Pyongyang and remarks from local sources confirm. A photograph, taken on June 22 from the nearby Juche Towe…

September 11th, 2014
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N. Korea will seek improved S. Korea ties - premier

N. Korea will seek improved S. Korea ties - premier

North Korean premier Pak Pong Ju said Tuesday that the regime would make an effort at improving inter-Korean relations on Tuesday. “We will do our best to improve North-South relations,” he sai…

September 10th, 2014
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N. Korea appoints new ambassador to Sweden

N. Korea appoints new ambassador to Sweden

North Korea has appointed a new ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, Kang Yong Dok (강용덕), the Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday. This appointment fills a diplomatic post which had be…

September 10th, 2014
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