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Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

Sanctions will be lifted on 4 July

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi July 3, 2014
Detained American in N. Korea resident of Bakersfield CA, says report

Detained American in N. Korea resident of Bakersfield CA, says report

Miller was detained in April seeking asylum in the DPRK

Detained American in N. Korea resident of Bakersfield CA, says report
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham July 3, 2014
N. Korea launches more missiles despite Japanese rebuke

N. Korea launches more missiles despite Japanese rebuke

Second firing of past week occurs even as Pyongyang seeks to convince Tokyo to lift sanctions

N. Korea launches more missiles despite Japanese rebuke
Rob York
Rob York July 2, 2014
Pak Jong Chon appointed vice chief of General Staff

Pak Jong Chon appointed vice chief of General Staff

KPA’s top artillery officer given high-ranking position in General Staff department

Pak Jong Chon appointed vice chief of General Staff
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 1, 2014
North’s National Defence Commission offers improved ties with South

North’s National Defence Commission offers improved ties with South

The North's National Defense Commission has proposal for the improvement of inter-Korean relations rebuffed by South Korea

North’s National Defence Commission offers improved ties with South
North Korea to try two U.S. tourists

North Korea to try two U.S. tourists

American citizens could face lengthy prison sentences

North Korea to try two U.S. tourists
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 30, 2014
Human rights advocate praises ‘bold’ COI

Human rights advocate praises ‘bold’ COI

Defector testimony holds China to account for forced repatriations, sets example for smaller Asian countries

Human rights advocate praises ‘bold’ COI
Rob York
Rob York June 30, 2014
Buddhists from both Koreas pray for unification

Buddhists from both Koreas pray for unification

Korean Buddhists gather annually; this meeting marks anniversary of Manhae nirvana

Buddhists from both Koreas pray for unification
North Korean helicopter explodes mid-air in training accident

North Korean helicopter explodes mid-air in training accident

Two confirmed dead in mid-air explosion along the Chinese-North Korean border

North Korean helicopter explodes mid-air in training accident
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald June 27, 2014
Family of deceased Japanese visit North Korea

Family of deceased Japanese visit North Korea

Trips may be timed to emphasize improving relations between two ahead of meeting next week

Family of deceased Japanese visit North Korea