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North Korea makes US human trafficking blacklist for third straight year
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North Korea makes US human trafficking blacklist for third straight year

DPRK one of 11 countries named as state sponsor of forced labor and trafficking in annual State Department report

North Korea makes US human trafficking blacklist for third straight year
Thomas MarescaThomas Maresca July 20, 2022
This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test
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This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test

Beijing has pressured Pyongyang in past, but changed situation suggest seventh test may even serve China’s interests

This time, China likely won’t care (much) about a North Korean nuclear test
John PetrushkaJohn Petrushka July 19, 2022
Seoul to appoint first North Korea human rights envoy in five years
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Seoul to appoint first North Korea human rights envoy in five years

Foreign ministry’s intended nominee has expertise in multilateral diplomacy but limited background in DPRK human rights

Seoul to appoint first North Korea human rights envoy in five years
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim July 19, 2022
How Sweden created a safe space for North Korea talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 245
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How Sweden created a safe space for North Korea talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 245

Ambassador Jakob Hallgren discusses the 2018 summitry and Stockholms role in diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

How Sweden created a safe space for North Korea talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 245
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 19, 2022
Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea
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Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea

Yoon administration seeks to boost ties with Western nations but has shown no interest in protecting sexual minorities

Foreign embassies’ advocacy for LGBTQ rights puts pressure on South Korea
Raphael RashidRaphael Rashid July 19, 2022
Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states
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Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states

Suggested cooperation between DPRK and Moscow-backed Donbas republics would undermine UN sanctions, some experts say

Russian envoy says North Korea could send workers to breakaway Ukrainian states
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 19, 2022
South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
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South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool

Saudi Arabia looks to Korea as it seeks to diversify away from oil, but human rights issues may limit cooperation

South Korea pivots to the Middle East, selling both weapons and K-pop cool
John LeeJohn Lee July 18, 2022
North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states
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North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states

Statement comes two days after Pyongyang recognized self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk republics in eastern Ukraine

North Korea says Kyiv has no right to oppose its recognition of breakaway states
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell July 15, 2022
Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him
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Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him

Christopher Emms says he’s only willing to face charges in UK for his role in 2019 crypto conference in Pyongyang

Brit sought for North Korea sanctions breach says US law doesn’t apply to him
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 15, 2022
Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started
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Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started

South Korea’s consultative group to resolve WWII forced labor case is struggling as upcoming court ruling approaches

Yoon’s rapprochement with Japan could soon be over before it even started
James FretwellJames Fretwell July 14, 2022
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