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Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief

Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief

David Beasley says country allowed "greater access" during recent visit, but that hurdles remain

Access, transparency remain concerns for North Korea operations: WFP chief
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 15, 2018
Lawyers, civic groups urge re-investigation of restaurant worker defection case

Lawyers, civic groups urge re-investigation of restaurant worker defection case

Minbyun calls for Seoul to apologize to Pyongyang for "criminal act"

Lawyers, civic groups urge re-investigation of restaurant worker defection case
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji May 14, 2018
Why North Korea is pushing back on its human rights record

Why North Korea is pushing back on its human rights record

Pyongyang could use the issue as a pretext to withdraw from dialogue should things not go its way

Why North Korea is pushing back on its human rights record
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy May 13, 2018
Returning detainee says he did “a lot of labor work,” fell ill in North Korea

Returning detainee says he did “a lot of labor work,” fell ill in North Korea

Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim, and Kim Hak-song were returned to the U.S. on Thursday

Returning detainee says he did “a lot of labor work,” fell ill in North Korea
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji May 10, 2018
Balloons for peace: why sending media into North Korea by air must continue

Balloons for peace: why sending media into North Korea by air must continue

Our launches have yet to start a war or derail a single step towards peace

Balloons for peace: why sending media into North Korea by air must continue
Eric Foley
Eric Foley May 9, 2018
Moon asked Kim Jong Un to return South Korean detainees: Blue House

Moon asked Kim Jong Un to return South Korean detainees: Blue House

Presidential office reveals request following release of U.S. prisoners on Wednesday

Moon asked Kim Jong Un to return South Korean detainees: Blue House
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald May 9, 2018
North Korea releases three detained U.S. citizens: Trump

North Korea releases three detained U.S. citizens: Trump

Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul reported to be "in good health"

North Korea releases three detained U.S. citizens: Trump
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham May 9, 2018
UN’s WFP director will make an official visit to North Korea

UN’s WFP director will make an official visit to North Korea

The visit is the second from a UN official since December

UN’s WFP director will make an official visit to North Korea
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 8, 2018
Why South Korean politics holds scary lessons for North Korea’s elite

Why South Korean politics holds scary lessons for North Korea’s elite

The sorry fates of former ROK heads of state could one day be visited on the Kims

Why South Korean politics holds scary lessons for North Korea’s elite
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 8, 2018
North Korea-Japan dialogue could see resolution of abduction issue: Moon

North Korea-Japan dialogue could see resolution of abduction issue: Moon

Ahead of landmark trilateral summit in Tokyo, ROK President says "prudent" talks possible

North Korea-Japan dialogue could see resolution of abduction issue: Moon
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji May 7, 2018