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On China’s border with North Korea, welcome turns into wariness – Honolulu Star-Advertiser


On China's border with North Korea, welcome turns into wariness
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
HELONG, China » On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on

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Time to move away from simplistic thinking on North Korea – East Asia Forum


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Time to move away from simplistic thinking on North Korea
East Asia Forum
On 22 December 2014, the UN Security Council addressed human rights in North Korea for the first time. This came in response to a UN Commission of Inquiry report and a subsequent UN General Assembly Resolution recommending the Security Council …
North Korea expands mandatory military service to include womenUPI.com

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Is this North Korea? Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet. – Washington Post


Washington Post

Is this North Korea? Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet.
Washington Post
BEIJING — Google has been steadily strangled, and Gmail finally blocked more effectively than ever. Instagram and Flickr recently went black, while Microsoft Outlook was hacked. In the past few days, virtual private network (VPN) services, the tools

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North Korea Sought Talks and Attached a Hefty Price Tag, South’s Ex-Leader Says – New York Times


Reuters

North Korea Sought Talks and Attached a Hefty Price Tag, South's Ex-Leader Says
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea repeatedly but unsuccessfully pushed for a summit meeting with the former South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak, demanding a huge aid package, including $10 billion in cash, as an incentive, Mr. Lee says in a memoir to …
North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with SouthReuters
North Korea made South an offer it could refuse: Give us $10 billion and we'll National Post
Simon Cockerell who's been to North Korea 140 TIMES shares his unrivalled Daily Mail
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North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says – Fox News


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North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says
Fox News
2, 2015: U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies shows an annotated satellite photo indicating signs of new activity at the 5 MWe Plutonium Production Reactor at North Korea's Nyongbyon Nuclear Scientific …
North Korea may be trying to restart nuclear reactor: US think tankReuters
North Korea 'may be trying to restart nuclear reactor'BBC News
Is North Korea Merchandising Armageddon By Restarting Reactor?Forbes
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‘Fatherland! Victory! Battle!’ – tattoos in North Korea – The Guardian


The Guardian

'Fatherland! Victory! Battle!' – tattoos in North Korea
The Guardian
Having a picture of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's smiling face emblazoned on your bicep would lead to swift punishment for all involved; while embodying the state with tattoos of government-approved images is tolerated, images of the ruling

China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea – New York Times


New York Times

China Wary as Violence Spills From North Korea
New York Times
HELONG, China — On a cold, clear winter day last month, a North Korean soldier packed a pistol and slipped across the frozen Tumen River into northeastern China. He trekked about a mile to the tiny village of Jidi Tun. Then at dusk he opened fire on

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May – New York Times


Reuters

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May
New York Times
MOSCOW — North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, plans to visit Moscow this May in his first trip abroad since assuming power in 2011, a Kremlin spokesman announced on Wednesday. The announcement from the spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, came amid a …
Moscow says North Korean leader Kim confirms Russia visit: YonhapReuters
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un to visit RussiaBBC News
North Korea leader 'to visit Russia'Aljazeera.com
Los Angeles Times -TIME
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Incredible Journey: The Boy Who Fled North Korea – for Sweden – Newsweek


Newsweek

Incredible Journey: The Boy Who Fled North Korea – for Sweden
Newsweek
He said it was an alias as he fears reprisals from the North Korean government. Home, Han told Swedish authorities, is North Korea, a place he has reportedly escaped. Via a string of helpers and smugglers, Han says he managed to reach China and then …

North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex – Reuters


Reuters

North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex
Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.
North Korea's Forbidden Love? Smuggled, Illegal Soap OperasNew York Times
North Korea: Obama is a 'loser'USA TODAY
North Korea Blasts 'Loser' Obama Over Internet PolicyVariety
Business Insider -Stars and Stripes
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North korea – Yahoo News Search Results

North korea – Yahoo News Search Results

N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Un set for global debut

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks set to take an initial, tentative step onto the global stage with a visit in May to Russia — his first trip abroad since coming to power three years ago. Kim may not have the physique or bearing of a shy debutante, but Moscow will be his diplomatic "coming out" and minutely scrutinised, especially with other world leaders, including China's Xi Jinping …

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 2:52 am

N. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leader

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 9:30 am

Carpetbagging or collecting? Mining North Korea's art market

After years of flying to North Korea with "bags full of money" and returning with hundreds of works of art, investor Frans Broersen believes he has pre-emptively secured a lucrative slice of a market so specialised it doesn't really exist. Some critics describe Broersen's strategy as more akin to carpetbagging than collecting, and dispute the overall quality of the works he purchased during the …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 6:49 am

North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks. A predecessor, Kim Dae-jung, held the first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in 2000 and was credited with …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 5:53 am

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 3:44 am

Signs North Korea restarting nuclear reactor: US think-tank

Recent satellite images suggest North Korea may be about to restart the nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium, a US think-tank said on Thursday. When fully operational, the five-megawatt reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex is capable of producing around six kilos (13 pounds) of plutonium a year — enough for one nuclear bomb, experts say. North Korea has …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 1:41 am

North Korea may be trying to restart nuclear reactor: U.S. think tank

North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor that can yield plutonium for atomic bombs, a U.S. security think tank said on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery. An analysis issued by 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, said it was too early to reach a definitive explanation for signs of activity at the Yongbyon reactor, including …

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 12:25 am

North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia: Kremlin

Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) North Korea has confirmed Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia in May, which would be the first foreign trip of the supreme leader since coming to power three years ago. The heads of state of North Korea and 19 other countries have already confirmed their participation in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary in May of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany, according …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:06 pm

North Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

Kim Jong-un accepts invitation from the Kremlin to attend Word War II memorial in Moscow, South Korean media reports.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:26 am

North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex. The Kaesong Industrial Complex is just on the North Korean side of the two Koreas' heavily defended border and is one of the few …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:40 am