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U.S. House committee votes to toughen sanctions

U.S. House committee votes to toughen sanctions

Bill would blacklist suspected human rights offenders, seek to label North a money-laundering concern

U.S. House committee votes to toughen sanctions
Rob York
Rob York May 30, 2014
UN to open human rights field office in Seoul

UN to open human rights field office in Seoul

Following COI recommendation, regional field office for monitoring North Korean human rights to be set up in Seoul

UN to open human rights field office in Seoul
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald May 30, 2014
North Korea agrees to launch a full-scale Japanese abductee probe

North Korea agrees to launch a full-scale Japanese abductee probe

In exchange for investigation Japan pledges to lift its sanctions against Pyongyang

North Korea agrees to launch a full-scale Japanese abductee probe
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 29, 2014
S.K., Japan, U.S. to meet on intelligence sharing – Yonhap

S.K., Japan, U.S. to meet on intelligence sharing – Yonhap

Sensitivity of issue means MOU on cooperation not expected at meeting, official says

S.K., Japan, U.S. to meet on intelligence sharing – Yonhap
Rob York
Rob York May 28, 2014
Japan, North Korea wrap up third round of talks without breakthrough

Japan, North Korea wrap up third round of talks without breakthrough

Sale of pro-North Japanese group's building looms as obstacle in abductees investigation

Japan, North Korea wrap up third round of talks without breakthrough
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 28, 2014
N. Korean troops in border area on ‘high alert’ – KCNA

N. Korean troops in border area on ‘high alert’ – KCNA

State media continues denials of responsibility for last week's artillery firing

N. Korean troops in border area on ‘high alert’ – KCNA
Rob York
Rob York May 27, 2014
N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation

N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation

Denudation in heavily forested country emerges as issue in aftermath of 1990s famine

N. Korea becomes greenhouse gas producing nation
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun May 27, 2014
N. Korean nuke envoy confirms meeting U.S. experts

N. Korean nuke envoy confirms meeting U.S. experts

No word on any progress achieved during meeting in Mongolia on Friday

N. Korean nuke envoy confirms meeting U.S. experts
Rob York
Rob York May 26, 2014
Japan, North Korea begin new round of talks in Sweden

Japan, North Korea begin new round of talks in Sweden

DPRK and Japan hold three days of talks with the hope of normalizing diplomatic relations

Japan, North Korea begin new round of talks in Sweden
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 26, 2014
N. Korean Catholics invited to pope’s August Seoul mass

N. Korean Catholics invited to pope’s August Seoul mass

Northern delegation considering request carefully, Seoul officials say

N. Korean Catholics invited to pope’s August Seoul mass
Rob York
Rob York May 25, 2014