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UN Official Calls for Probe of North Korea’s Human Rights Record

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief has demanded an international investigation into North Korea’s human rights record. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay issued a statement Monday calling the human rights situation in North Korea “deplorable,” and saying that a year after Kim Jong Un became the country’s new supreme leader, there is […]

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Richardson: No Need for US to Fear Visit to North Korea

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says the State Department has no reason to be nervous about his upcoming trip to North Korea. Richardson Friday told the television program CBS This Morning that he and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will be on a private humanitarian visit and not representing the United […]

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South Korea Says Pyongyang has ICBM Technology

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says debris from a rocket fired by the North this month shows Pyongyang has significantly advanced it ballistic missile technology. South Korean Defense Ministry officials said Sunday their reclusive North Korean neighbor has developed a rocket that has a range of more than 10,000 kilometers, if it were to carry a warhead of […]

South Korea Lights Border Christmas Tree

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has allowed a Christian group to light a massive steel Christmas tree tower near the country’s tense border with North Korea. The holiday display is thought to be in response to North Korea’s recent launching of a long-range rocket that South Korea and the U.S. say was a test of banned missile technology. […]

North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets while speaking at a banquet for rocket scientists Friday in Pyongyang. “You should develop and launch a variety of working satellites, […]

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North Korean Leader Calls for More Powerful Rockets

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s leader has called for the development of more powerful rockets, following last week’s successful launch of a long-range rocket. The official state media reported Saturday Kim Jong Un made the call for the advancement of North Korean rockets at a banquet Friday in Pyongyang. The U.S., South Korea, Japan and various other governments […]

Kidnapped S. Korean Workers Released in Nigeria

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Four South Korean workers kidnapped earlier this week in Nigeria have been released. The employees of Hyundai Heavy Industries were handed over to South Korean officials late Friday. Neither the South Korean government officials nor Hyundai disclosed any information about negotiations that led to the release or if any ransom was paid.

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Russia Urges North Korea to Cancel Rocket Launch

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is urging North Korea not to go ahead with a planned rocket launch later this month. The statement was issued Monday by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Russia joins an international chorus expressing concern about the North’s intentions. Pyongyang says the rocket will carry an earth observation satellite into orbit, but the effort is widely […]

South Korea Finds Cracks in Nuclear Reactor

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say minor cracks were found in control rod tubes in a nuclear reactor that is undergoing maintenance. Friday’s announcement comes five days after two other reactors at the same plant in Yeonggwang county were shut down to replace parts that had been provided with fake safety certificates. A spokeswoman for the Korea […]

Apple, Google Maps Run Afoul of South Korea

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Some map applications are stirring up trouble, virtually erasing South Korea’s claims to an island chain also claimed by Japan. Both Apple and Google have removed the Korean name for the islands from their English and Japanese map services. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said Thursday the government is launching a formal objection […]

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