N. Korea says detained American hoped to be a "second Snowden"

N. Korea says detained American hoped to be a "second Snowden"

North Korean state media has said that detained American Matthew Miller hoped to be a "second Snowden" and a "world famous guy", in a detailed report of his alleged crimes in an article released on …

September 19th, 2014
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North Korean boat crosses maritime border

North Korean boat crosses maritime border

A North Korean patrol boat briefly crossed into South Korean territory on the western side of the peninsula Friday but turned back after South Korean forces fired warning shots. South Korea’s Joi…

September 19th, 2014
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American prisoner in N. Korea commissioned Alice in Wonderland art - Reuters

American prisoner in N. Korea commissioned Alice in Wonderland art - Reuters

Matthew Miller, the American sentenced to six years in a North Korean jail on Sunday, was working on an a cartoon interpretation of 19th century British novel Alice in Wonderland as recently as seven …

September 18th, 2014
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North Korean delegation visits Italian right wing political groups

North Korean delegation visits Italian right wing political groups

A North Korean government delegation met with Senator Maurizio Gasparri in Italy group this week, a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday. Gasparri – who is Vice-President of the It…

September 18th, 2014
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North Korea calls for UN Security Council reforms

North Korea calls for UN Security Council reforms

North Korea has called for reforms to the current United Nations Security Council system in an article published in the Rodong Sinmun Wednesday, amid the beginning of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA…

September 18th, 2014
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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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