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Daily life in North Korea – in pictures – The Guardian


Daily life in North Korea – in pictures
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A North Korean athlete practices on his trampoline in Pyongyang, North Korea. In just An athlete practises on the trampoline in Pyongyang in the run-up to the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The games, held on 19 September, are a major propaganda …

How North Korea may be using US detainees as ‘bargaining chips’ – CNN


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How North Korea may be using US detainees as 'bargaining chips'
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(CNN) — The setup was bizarre. North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official. Hours later, they arrived in the capital and were presented with three Americans held captive in
Who are the Americans held in North Korea?USA TODAY
US calls for North Korea to free three detained AmericansThe Guardian
What's it like to report from North Korea? Frustrating, mainly.Washington Post (blog)
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German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea – NPR


German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea
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Julia Leeb traveled to North Korea twice on tourist visas, and is sharing her experience with a book of photos called North Korea: Anonymous Country. David Greene talks to Leeb about her trips. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Comment …

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North Korea allowed three detained Americans to speak briefly with Western reporters Monday, and the prisoners all asked for the United States to have a high-ranking official negotiate directly for their release. By allowing the interviews, North Korea

Americans Detained in North Korea Speak Out to CNN – CNN (blog)


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Americans Detained in North Korea Speak Out to CNN
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Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions Monday in an exclusive TV interview with CNN. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle met with CNN's Will Ripley at a hotel in Pyongyang. Each was given five …

Meet North Korea’s celebrity defector – SBS


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Meet North Korea's celebrity defector
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The smiling appearance of the 20-year-old on talent and chat show 'On My Way to Meet You' gives little away about her traumatising life in North Korea and her family's desperate escape. “I was nine years old or ten. Next to the school, some street kids

Burgers and BMWs highlight rise of North Korea’s private economy – Financial Times


Burgers and BMWs highlight rise of North Korea's private economy
Financial Times
Earlier this year a UN report condemned “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations” in North Korea, with an “almost complete denial” of the rights to freedom of thought and expression, as well as extensive torture, rape, and murder in

North Korea threatens British government over proposed television nuclear … – New York Daily News


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North Korea threatens British government over proposed television nuclear
New York Daily News
North Korea has fired another salvo in its ongoing war against Western pop culture. The despotic regime gave a thumbs down over the weekend to “Opposite Number” — a planned UK television series about a British scientist who's kidnapped by Pyongyang …
North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as 'Despicable Burlesque'Variety
North Korea threatens Britain over 'mud-slinging' Channel 4 thriller focusing The Independent
North Korea threatens UK with 'consequences' over upcoming Channel 4 thrillerThe Drum
Gizmodo UK -Complex.com
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North Korea parades three US prisoners for CNN – Telegraph.co.uk


North Korea parades three US prisoners for CNN
Telegraph.co.uk
Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea. CNN described the circumstances leading up to the interviews as "bizarre," saying its crew was on a government tour outside Pyongyang when it was told they were to meet with a high-level government …

Americans Detained in North Korea Call for US Help – TIME


Americans Detained in North Korea Call for US Help
TIME
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking …

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North Korea allows rare interviews with detained Americans. Why now?

“This is a release dance,” says John Delury, an expert on North Korean affairs at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. “North Korea would like these people out, but they expect something in return.” In an unusual move, Pyongyang allowed CNN and the Associated Press to interview two men detained earlier this year, Matthew Miller and Jeffrey Fowle, and Kenneth Bae, who is serving a 15 year …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:29 pm

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim — or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have them shoot here …

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 9:58 am

North Korea Puts Detainees Before The Media

Three Americans who have been held in North Korea against their will have been allowed to have a brief conversation with the media. Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller used their talk with AP to call for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Mr Bae, who has been held for two years after receiving a 15-year jail term, said his health has …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:57 pm

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:55 pm

Americans detained in N.Korea appeal for help

Three US citizens held in North Korea pleaded for their freedom Monday, urging Washington to send an envoy to the isolated authoritarian state to negotiate their release. As government minders looked on, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller, who appeared tense, provided new details about their treatment in the reclusive, autocratic state. "Continue to pray for me," Bae, the longest-held …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:26 pm

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:56 pm

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help in American media interviews

By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:48 pm

North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – In a move that makes it harder for North Koreans to gain illicit access to the global Internet, North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources told Reuters. Unlike North Koreans, foreigners visiting the isolated country can freely browse social media sites such as Facebook and …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:33 am

N. Korea test-fires suspected missile into sea

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a short-range missile into the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said. Details were not given, but a military official told AFP on condition of anonymity: "North Korea appeared to have test-fired a new tactical or short-range Scud missile." The launch was made near Ryongnim, some 60 …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:31 am

S. Korea says N. Korea fires projectile into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:25 am