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Kerry: US Open to Denuclearization Talks With North Korea – Voice of America


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Kerry: US Open to Denuclearization Talks With North Korea
Voice of America
So-called "six party" talks with the North involving China, the United States, Japan, Russia and South Korea have had a series of setbacks. The talks produced an agreement in 2005 to provide North Korea with aid in return for Pyongyang taking steps to …
Kerry says no apology to North Korea to free detained AmericansStars and Stripes
North Korea Nuke: US Won't Pull Troops Until 'Credible' Denuclearization Talks International Business Times
John Kerry: U.S. Won't Apologize To North Korea To Free AmericansHuffington Post
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Security Decisions Should Continue to Deter North Korea, Official Says – Department of Defense


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Security Decisions Should Continue to Deter North Korea, Official Says
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 – Decisions made at the security and military talks between the United States and South Korea should continue to deter North Korea, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said today. Scaparrotti, the Combined Forces Command chief …
South Korea Scraps 'Christmas Tower' Near North Korean BorderThe Diplomat
South Korea dismantles Christmas tree at North Korea border after 43 yearsFox News
North Korea: South's leaflet campaign 'declaration of war'UPI.com
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North Korea Enlists the Help of Cuba and China in Shielding Kim Jong Un From … – Foreign Policy


Foreign Policy

North Korea Enlists the Help of Cuba and China in Shielding Kim Jong Un From
Foreign Policy
As part of a rare PR blitz, North Korean diplomats have reached out to reporters, diplomats, and regional experts to derail any efforts to pursue prosecution of senior North Korean officials. This week, Jang Il Hun, a North Korean diplomat who oversees
US Doesn't Know If North Korea Has a Nuclear MissileDefense One
US general says he believes North Korea can build nuclear warheadReuters
North Korea's Nuclear BreakthroughWall Street Journal
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North Korea restricting tourism because of Ebola fears, tour groups say – CNN


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North Korea restricting tourism because of Ebola fears, tour groups say
CNN
Beijing (CNN) — North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told. Beijing-based Koryo Tours and Young Pioneers Tours issued statements Thursday saying

Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm Offensive – New York Times


New York Times

Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm Offensive
New York Times
WASHINGTON — For weeks, American intelligence agencies puzzled over the mysterious disappearance of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator. Now Mr. Kim is back on the public stage — a walking stick in his left hand — and it is the State Department's …
40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North KoreaHuffington Post
In Pictures: The other side of North KoreaAljazeera.com
Japan and North KoreaThe Economist (blog)
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North Korea to Become First Country to Shut Borders over Ebola Fear | VICE News – VICE News


North Korea to Become First Country to Shut Borders over Ebola Fear | VICE News
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International travel to North Korea is rare but the country has a track record of sealing its border to foreign visitors over health concerns. In 2003 the country closed its borders because of the threat of SARS, despite not a single case being

On the Road in North Korea – NBCNews.com


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On the Road in North Korea
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A North Korean woman walks on the peak of Mount Paektu in North Korea's Ryanggang province on June 18. More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions …

Kim Jong-un Gave Order to Free American, North Korea Says – New York Times


New York Times

Kim Jong-un Gave Order to Free American, North Korea Says
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Wednesday that its leader, Kim Jong-un, had personally ordered the release of Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American, after considering requests from President Obama. Mr. Fowle, an Ohio municipal worker and one of three …
Among The Young And Privileged In North KoreaNPR
Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of AmericanReuters
Emotional reunion as Jeffrey Fowle, held by North Korea returns to USCNN
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UN investigator: North Korea should be charged with human rights violations – CNN


UN investigator: North Korea should be charged with human rights violations
CNN
New York (CNN) — The United Nations chairman investigating human rights in North Korea said the leaders in the country, including Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, must be held accountable for crimes against humanity and urged the Security Council to bring …

American released from North Korea – CNN


American released from North Korea
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(CNN) — Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked

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Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday. In remarks at the Pentagon, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti noted that North Korea claims to have such a missile, capable of being …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:03 am

Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday. In remarks at the Pentagon, Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti noted that North Korea claims to have such a missile, capable of being …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 12:33 am

N.Korea likely can build nuclear warhead: US general

The commander of US forces in South Korea said Friday that North Korea likely has the ability to produce a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile, but officials later sought to downplay his remarks. The comments by the commander echoed an internal debate among US spy agencies that came to light last year, in which the military's intelligence service warned the North was closer to …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 10:17 pm

No U.S. troop cuts without credible North Korea nuclear deal, says Kerry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is too premature to talk about reducing American forces in the Korean Peninsula without "authentic and credible" negotiations with Pyongyang about ending its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. Kerry said the United States was willing to restart denuclearization talks with North Korea although he emphasized "there is no value in talks …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 4:41 am

AP Exclusive: A week on the road in North Korea

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

North Korea halts foreign tours over Ebola fears

North Korea will close its borders to foreign tourists on Friday due to Ebola fears, travel agencies said, as the number of people that have contracted the deadly virus nears 10,000 in West Africa. Three travel agencies specialising in North Korean tours, two of them based in China, issued statements Thursday informing clients that the country was closing itself to tourists until further notice …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 1:25 pm

North Korea steps up effort to prevent Ebola entry

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours said it has been informed that Pyongyang may ban foreign tourists from visiting.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 12:12 pm

North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns: tour operators

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the isolated country told Reuters. At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, with nearly 10,000 cases recorded by Oct. 19 …

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 11:30 am

AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans — let alone a pair of American journalists — could imagine taking it.

Posted on 23 October 2014 | 5:33 am