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North Korea’s Trade with China Expanded Rapidly in 2011: Seoul

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says North Korea’s trade with China accounted for more than 70 percent of its total commerce last year, as the isolated nation deepens its reliance on its only major ally. South Korea’s national statistics office said Thursday that Pyongyang’s bilateral trade with Beijing totaled over $5.6 billion in 2011. That is an […]

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North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has arrested a U.S. citizen for committing crimes against the state after he entered the reclusive communist country as a tourist. The official Korean Central News Agency said Friday the man, identified as Bae Jun Ho, has confessed to unspecified crimes that it said were “proven through evidence.” It said legal […]

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North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean state media say a U.S. citizen has been arrested after entering the reclusive communist country as a tourist. The Korean Central News Agency on Friday identified the man as Bae Jun Ho, saying he confessed to unspecified crimes against the state. Although it provided no other details, it said the crimes were “proven […]

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US to Increase Pressure On North Korea After Rocket Launch

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. says it will increase pressure to further isolate the North Korean government after Pyongyang launched a rocket into space last week in defiance of an international ban. At her daily briefing Monday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters that despite U.S. efforts last year to engage North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong […]

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North Korea Observes First Anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s Death

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is mourning the death one year ago of leader Kim Jong Il, in a special memorial ceremony led by his son and successor Kim Jong Un. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Monday that hundreds of thousands of people stood silent and still outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun Mausoleum […]

South Korea Analyzing North’s Rocket Debris

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea says its navy has retrieved debris from the North’s rocket launch earlier this week and will analyze it to learn more about Pyongyang’s missile capability. Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok says a navy ship carrying what appeared to be a fuel tank arrived Friday at a military base in Pyeongtaek. The tank was […]

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North Korea Vows More Satellite Launches

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is vowing to send more satellites to space, just days after the country’s successful long-range rocket launch provoked international condemnation. The official Korean Central News Agency said that Mr. Kim “stressed the need” to continue the satellite launches “to develop the country’s science, technology, and economy.” The United Nations […]

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North Korea Vows Mores Satellite Launches

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is vowing to send more satellites to space, just days after the country’s successful long-range rocket launch provoked international condemnation. The official Korean Central News Agency said that Mr. Kim “stressed the need” to continue the satellite launches “to develop the country’s science, technology, and economy.” The United Nations […]

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North Korea Vows Mores Satellite Launches

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is vowing to send more satellites to space, just days after the country’s successful long-range rocket launch provoked international condemnation. The official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that Mr. Kim “stressed the need” to continue the satellite launches “to develop the country’s science, technology, and economy.” The United […]

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US Condemns ‘Highly Provocative’ N.Korean Rocket Launch

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is joining the international community in condemning what it calls a “highly provocative” long-range rocket launch by North Korea. National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor said in a statement that the launch threatens regional security and is in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from ballistic missile technology. […]

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