Canadian pastor's detention in North Korea confirmed

Canadian pastor's detention in North Korea confirmed

Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Canadian pastor missing since January after visiting the DPRK, has been detained by the North Korean government, Lim's family confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. A spokesperson fo…

March 5th, 2015
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North Korean state media praises Lippert attack

North Korean state media praises Lippert attack

North Korean state media has praised the attack on U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert, saying it “reflects the mindset of the (South) Korean people.” “Kim Ki Jong, representative of the Ur…

March 5th, 2015
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Ambassador's attacker has history of violent protests

Ambassador's attacker has history of violent protests

The man who attacked and injured U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert on Thursday is a social activist with a history of violence and extreme forms of protest, South Korean media is reporting. …

March 5th, 2015
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U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert attacked in Seoul

U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert attacked in Seoul

United States ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul Thursday, South Korean media reported. Lippert was attacked around 7:40 a.m. Thursday morning while giving a lecture at th…

March 4th, 2015
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Pyongyang Marathon back on for foreigners amateur runners

Pyongyang Marathon back on for foreigners amateur runners

North Korean authorities have announced that they will now allow foreign amateur runners to take part in the 2015 Pyongyang marathon, a statement released by the New York based Uri Tours said on Wed…

March 4th, 2015
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North Korean workers deported from Nepal

North Korean workers deported from Nepal

Fifty four North Korean citizens who were working illegally in Nepal have been deported, according to a report from local media published on March 1. The DPRK workers were sent to Nepal to help wit…

March 4th, 2015
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S. Korean senior diplomat slams DPRK FM in Geneva

S. Korean senior diplomat slams DPRK FM in Geneva

South Korea's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs criticized North Korea's Foreign Minister for his rebuttal to the UN's recent resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday…

March 4th, 2015
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North Korean TV uploads first HD footage, including archives of Kim Jong Il

North Korean TV uploads first HD footage, including archives of Kim Jong Il

North Korean state broadcaster Korea Central Television (KCTV) appears to have broadcast its first ever high definition (HD) video material – including vintage shots of Kim Jong Il – multiple cli…

March 4th, 2015
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DPRK FM delivers speech at Human Rights Council in Geneva

DPRK FM delivers speech at Human Rights Council in Geneva

North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Su Yong delivered a speech at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on Tuesday, continuing the DPRK's public effort to refute allegations of human rights abuses.…

March 4th, 2015
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Israeli PM cites North Korea in speech to Congress

Israeli PM cites North Korea in speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invoked the failure to prevent North Korean nuclear proliferation as evidence for a harder line against Iran during his speech to U.S. Congress Tuesday. Ne…

March 4th, 2015
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Discussions over trilateral Russia-Korea electricity project continue

Discussions over trilateral Russia-Korea electricity project continue

The Russia-North Korea business council discussing the trilateral electricity transmission project has reached out to South Korea for potential discussions, Seoul's state-owned electric company said. …

March 4th, 2015
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North Korea prepping Nodong missile - South Korean media

North Korea prepping Nodong missile - South Korean media

North Korea appears to be prepping a medium range Nodong ballistic missile, an unnamed government source told South Korean media on March 3. The news comes amidst rising tensions on the Korean Penins…

March 3rd, 2015
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Female defectors seek attention for North Korean women's human rights

Female defectors seek attention for North Korean women's human rights

SEOUL — Women suffer the most in North Korea and more attention to their human rights is needed, a female defector-activist group called on Tuesday. The New Korea Women's Union, which consists of…

March 3rd, 2015
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North Korea announces more hydroelectric plants

North Korea announces more hydroelectric plants

North Korea has announced the construction of new power plants in its southeastern Kangwon Province, according to a recent article in the Pyongyang Times. The brief news piece mentions that new pow…

March 3rd, 2015
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North Korea creates Kim Il Sung University Fund, asks for donations

North Korea creates Kim Il Sung University Fund, asks for donations

North Korea has established a new "Kim Il Sung University (KISU) Fund" in an effort to raise finances to support the institution, an article published on its Naenara web portal said on Monday. KIS…

March 3rd, 2015
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