North Korea calls for Commission of Inquiry retraction, U.S. apology

North Korea calls for Commission of Inquiry retraction, U.S. apology

North Korea has called for the retraction of a UN Commission Of Inquiry (COI) report condemning Pyongyang's human rights record and for an apology from the U.S. for 'campaigning' against the country, …

January 29th, 2015
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Foreign ministry delegation leaves for Southeast Asia

Foreign ministry delegation leaves for Southeast Asia

A North Korean foreign ministry delegation led by Vice Minister Ri Kil Song departed Pyongyang on Thursday to begin a tour of Southeast Asia, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. The short sta…

January 29th, 2015
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No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014

No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014

North Korea received no crude oil from China in the whole of 2014, according to recently released official customs data, however experts are sceptical that the numbers tell the whole story. Histori…

January 29th, 2015
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North Korea cancels Taekwon-do events due to Ebola measures

North Korea cancels Taekwon-do events due to Ebola measures

North Korea has canceled two Taekwon-do events, including one scheduled as late as August, due to ongoing Ebola quarantine measures in the country, Voice of America (VOA) reported Wednesday. The I…

January 28th, 2015
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N. Korean Ebola response harms reform efforts: NGO director

N. Korean Ebola response harms reform efforts: NGO director

SEOUL — Ebola quarantine measures placed on foreigners by North Korean authorities will negatively affect its economy, an NGO official said in a conference Wednesday. While recognizing North Kore…

January 28th, 2015
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Kim Jong Un visit confirmed for Moscow in May: Kremlin

Kim Jong Un visit confirmed for Moscow in May: Kremlin

It appears North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make Moscow the venue for his first foreign visit in May. North Korea’s leader was among the dignitaries invited by the Kremlin to attend Moscow’…

January 28th, 2015
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South Korea resumes funds to train N. Korean doctors

South Korea resumes funds to train N. Korean doctors

The South Korean Government announced on Wednesday that it will resume funding a program training North Korean doctors in Germany, after a seven year hiatus. Seoul’s Ministry of Unification (MoU)…

January 28th, 2015
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N. Korean artillery has little value: high-profile defector

N. Korean artillery has little value: high-profile defector

North Korea’s long-range artillery has little value in wartime, a defector with expertise in North Korean defense capabilities told a South Korean paper. The unnamed defector, identified as havin…

January 27th, 2015
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North Korea plans cutting edge science park

North Korea plans cutting edge science park

North Korean media has announced further plans to develop a high tech development zone in the Unjong Science Park 30 kilometres north of Pyongyang. According to the Pyongyang Times, the area - whic…

January 27th, 2015
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Seoul won't lift sanctions unless North first agrees to talks

Seoul won't lift sanctions unless North first agrees to talks

SEOUL — Seoul is not willing to lift sanctions against North Korea unless Pyongyang first agrees to dialogue, one of its Ministry of Unification spokespersons said on Monday. "The government is n…

January 26th, 2015
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India, Denmark in possible breach of luxury goods sanctions

India, Denmark in possible breach of luxury goods sanctions

India exported precious metals and stones, sometimes worth tens of thousands of dollars to North Korea, in a likely breach of UN resolution 2094 and Indian law, according to the UN Comtrade and Indian…

January 26th, 2015
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North Korea asks Cambodia to stop "The Interview" distribution

North Korea asks Cambodia to stop "The Interview" distribution

The DPRK embassy in Cambodia has asked the government to stop the sale and distribution of “The Interview”, the Hollywood movie depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, acco…

January 26th, 2015
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Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Younger North Koreans are increasingly using their cellphones to communicate with photos, video and other multimedia, the Tokyo-based Asia Press said last Friday. Despite significant restrictions a…

January 26th, 2015
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Report notes challenges with relisting N. Korea as sponsor of terror

Report notes challenges with relisting N. Korea as sponsor of terror

Editor's note: This article originally stated that the report recommended against re-designating the North a state sponsor of terror. While the report notes several complications with the re-designati…

January 26th, 2015
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Prominent pro-North Korea figure denounces KFA President Alejandro Cao de Benos

Prominent pro-North Korea figure denounces KFA President Alejandro Cao de Benos

Youtube's "number one Marxist" video commentator publicly denounced prominent pro-North Korea figure Alejandro Cao de Benos on Sunday for excessive profiteering on trips to the DPRK and misrepresentat…

January 26th, 2015
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