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

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

No date set for when South Korea will assume wartime control over own armed forces

U.S., South Korea agree to delay OPCON handover
Rob York
Rob York October 24, 2014
North Korea calls balloon launch a declaration of war

North Korea calls balloon launch a declaration of war

Scheduled anti-Pyongyang balloon launches also criticised by defectors

North Korea calls balloon launch a declaration of war
Robert Lauler
Robert Lauler October 24, 2014
Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

Ban unlikely a "cover," tourist industry insider says

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald October 23, 2014
North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

North Korea participates in human rights event by activists

N. Korea watcher says Pyongyang conducting diplomatic campaign to prevent UN resolution passage

North Korea participates in human rights event by activists
Robert Lauler
Robert Lauler October 23, 2014
N. Korea may drop human pixel backdrop from mass games

N. Korea may drop human pixel backdrop from mass games

Decision could be related to cost or external perceptions

N. Korea may drop human pixel backdrop from mass games
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald October 23, 2014
Kim Jong Un releases Fowle following requests from Obama – KCNA

Kim Jong Un releases Fowle following requests from Obama – KCNA

State media claims Kim Jong Un grants Fowle amnesty following "repeated requests" from Obama

Kim Jong Un releases Fowle following requests from Obama – KCNA
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald October 22, 2014
Security meeting prompts talk of Japan, SK summit

Security meeting prompts talk of Japan, SK summit

Closer security ties would allow intel-sharing on N. Korea, but face public discontent

Security meeting prompts talk of Japan, SK summit
Rob York
Rob York October 22, 2014
High-level talks at risk of falling through as tensions rise

High-level talks at risk of falling through as tensions rise

North Korea blames South Korea for creating a ‘hostile environment’

High-level talks at risk of falling through as tensions rise
Doyun Kim
Doyun Kim October 22, 2014
North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

State Department says Fowle returning to the United States to see family

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald October 21, 2014
Russian company plan large investment in North Korea

Russian company plan large investment in North Korea

News comes as DPRK and Russia begin to transact in Roubles

Russian company plan large investment in North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald October 21, 2014