Chinese in North Korea fret over espionage case: Report

Chinese in North Korea fret over espionage case: Report

Chinese people living in North Korea are fretting over a recent espionage case in which the Chinese residents were referred to as primary informants of the South Korean spy agency, Radio Free Asia sai…

April 1st, 2015
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Photos show no progress on North Korea-China bridge

Photos show no progress on North Korea-China bridge

Recent photographs obtained by NK News reveal no progress on the mile-long suspension bridge crossing the Yalu River between China and North Korea. Originally slated to open in October last year, t…

April 1st, 2015
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N. Korea manufacturing own light aircraft

N. Korea manufacturing own light aircraft

North Korea is manufacturing its own light aircraft based on foreign designs, state media reports revealed Wednesday. Photographs in Pyongyang’s state-run Rodong Sinmun revealed that North Korea …

April 1st, 2015
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Way to implement COI recommendation: Experts

Way to implement COI recommendation: Experts

Experts discussed ways of implementing recommendations from the UN Commission of Inquiry report at the International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (INCK) Conference in Seoul…

April 1st, 2015
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Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Japan extends North Korea sanctions

Japan on Tuesday decided to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea to at least 2017, amid an ongoing struggle to receive a full report from the North on the abduction issue. The sanctions …

March 31st, 2015
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North Korea promoting livestock industry: researcher

North Korea promoting livestock industry: researcher

SEOUL — The livestock industry is receiving special emphasis under the Kim Jong Un regime, a researcher argued in a conference on Monday. As the North Korean middle class' income and standard of …

March 31st, 2015
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N. Korean hacking threat leads to Blue House cyber-security office

N. Korean hacking threat leads to Blue House cyber-security office

An office for cyber security will be established in South Korea’s Blue House to more effectively respond to the growing threat posed by North Korea’s hacking attempts, South Korean media reported …

March 31st, 2015
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North Korea-China February trade roundup

North Korea-China February trade roundup

China’s crude oil cut off to North Korea continued into 2015, as deliveries of other oil products also tumbled in February, Chinese trade figures for last month show. While North Korean imports o…

March 30th, 2015
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China blocks North Korean international bank membership

China blocks North Korean international bank membership

China is not allowing North Korea to become a member of the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), sources told the financial news site Emerging Markets. The new bank, propo…

March 30th, 2015
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Seoul: No negotiations with North Korea for detainees' release

Seoul: No negotiations with North Korea for detainees' release

SEOUL — South Korea is not considering sending envoys or making an offer to North Korea in exchange for the release of Christian missionaries detained by the North on espionage allegations, Seoul's …

March 30th, 2015
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Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences

Japan police raid pro-North Korea group residences

Japanese police raided the residences of six Chongryon’ members Thursday, including the home of its chairman Ho Jong Man. Japanese police said the trading company Toho, based in Tokyo and owned b…

March 28th, 2015
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Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. - former defense official

Ninety-five percent ROK intelligence capability from U.S. - former defense official

South Korea relies on the U.S. for 95 percent of its intelligence capabilities, a former ROK defense ministry official said in a conference on Thursday. "We (South Korea) have to particularly incre…

March 27th, 2015
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North Korea arrests two South Korean nationals on espionage charges

North Korea arrests two South Korean nationals on espionage charges

North Korea claims it has arrested two South Korean spies in Dandong, a border city between China and the DPRK on March 26. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) identified the two men as Kim Kook-…

March 27th, 2015
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North Korean cheerleaders may still attend sporting event

North Korean cheerleaders may still attend sporting event

Former South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik  said on March 25 he is hopeful that the North Korean cheerleading squad will attend the Gwangju Summer Universiade, and hopes for a torch relay spann…

March 26th, 2015
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S. Korean officials given the cold shoulder at Kaesong

S. Korean officials given the cold shoulder at Kaesong

SEOUL — North Korea blocked observers including members of the Presidential committee, which Pyongyang condemned for seeking unification by regime change, from observing its healthcare facilities K…

March 26th, 2015
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