North Korean domestic media publish Ebola pictorial

North Korean domestic media publish Ebola pictorial

North Korea’s state run media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a unique multimedia feature on the Ebola virus Thursday, amid increased domestic coverage of the crisis. The a…

October 30th, 2014
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UN human rights rep meets N. Korean officials, talks potential visit

UN human rights rep meets N. Korean officials, talks potential visit

UN human rights special rapporteur on North Korea Marzuki Darusman met again with North Korean diplomats on Wednesday to discuss a possible upcoming visit to the country to examine alleged human right…

October 30th, 2014
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North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime

North Korea and Russia seek to open visa-free regime

North Korea and Russia are seeking to create a visa-free regime between two countries, Russian news outlet RIA Novoski reported October on October 28. Russia’s Minister for the Development of th…

October 30th, 2014
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South Korean media: Planned high-level talks may be cancelled

South Korean media: Planned high-level talks may be cancelled

North Korea has still not shown a clear stance toward the planned inter-Korean high-level talks set for Thursday, leading South Korean media outlets to label the talks more or less cancelled. This …

October 29th, 2014
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Japan wants 12 abductees' fates prioritized

Japan wants 12 abductees' fates prioritized

Japan wants North Korea to prioritize finding out what happened to the 12 Japanese abductees who may still be alive, it said Tuesday. A Japanese delegation – led by Junichiro Ihara, director gene…

October 29th, 2014
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Author Kim felt close, yet distant to N. Korean students

Author Kim felt close, yet distant to N. Korean students

Novelist and nonfiction author Suki Kim chronicled her experiences in North Korea for her new book because she felt like people needed to see a more realistic, more humanized portrait of North Korea, …

October 29th, 2014
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Interview: DPRK artists come to the UK for fine art exhibition

Interview: DPRK artists come to the UK for fine art exhibition

The Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang is the DPRK's premier art production center and is responsible for the majority of artworks seen throughout the country, from scenic oil paintings to the country's…

October 29th, 2014
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North Korea expands anti-Ebola measures beyond tourism

North Korea expands anti-Ebola measures beyond tourism

North Korean authorities are continuing to adopt more stringent measures to prevent the Ebola virus from entering DPRK territory, expanding restrictions to also limit parts of the domestic community f…

October 28th, 2014
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N. Korean video labels prominent defector a 'criminal'

N. Korean video labels prominent defector a 'criminal'

North Korea’s Urriminjokgirri site has released a YouTube video claiming well-known defector Shin Dong-hyuk is a criminal who escaped North Korea to avoid punishment. The release of the video com…

October 28th, 2014
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North Korea threatens to 'reconsider' high-level talks

North Korea threatens to 'reconsider' high-level talks

North Korea has announced that it will reconsider the planned high-level talks due to the launch of propaganda leaflets across the 38th Parallel, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Monday. T…

October 27th, 2014
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No apologies to win detained prisoners' release: Kerry

No apologies to win detained prisoners' release: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said late last week that Washington will not apologize to win the release of two Americans currently detained in North Korea. Kerry’s announcement comes after J…

October 27th, 2014
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U.S., South Korea agree to delay OPCON handover

U.S., South Korea agree to delay OPCON handover

The United States will maintain wartime operational control (OPCON) on the Korean Peninsula beyond the previously scheduled handover date of 2015, according to a joint communiqué released by the coun…

October 24th, 2014
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North Korea calls balloon launch a declaration of war

North Korea calls balloon launch a declaration of war

North Korea has threatened that a balloon launch of anti-Pyongyang leaflets scheduled for Saturday will be a declaration of war. Unusually, the proposed balloon launch is also coming under fire fro…

October 24th, 2014
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Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

North Korea has announced a temporary ban on tourism, citing the threat of Ebola virus, multiple tourism agencies announced Thursday evening Korean time. Three tour companies contacted by NK News …

October 23rd, 2014
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North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

North Korea has taken the unusual step of taking part in an event sponsored by human rights activists focused on the country's human rights issues, NK News has learned. This news comes as the UN Ge…

October 23rd, 2014
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