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North Korea Names New Army Vice Marshall

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has named a new vice marshal of its army, continuing a reorganization of the country’s military leadership. State media says the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party and the National Defense Commission promoted Hyon Yong Chol to the post. Little is known about Hyon, who was elevated to the rank of general […]

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North Korean Military Chief Removed from Posts

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean media are reporting that the army chief who is also a close advisor to leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from all this posts because of illness. The official Korean Central News Agency said a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Workers’ Party on Sunday decided to relieve 69-year-old Ri Yong-ho from […]

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Aid Group Describes Desperate Scenes in North Korea

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Danish aid group is getting a rare look at the food situation in North Korea, and it says the conditions there are desperate. The managing director of the group Mission East, Kim Hartzner, told VOA Friday that during the past week he oversaw the distribution of food aid in the city of Haeju , […]

Aid Group Describes Desperate Scenes in North Korea

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Danish aid group is getting a rare look at the food situation in North Korea, and it says the conditions there are desperate. The managing director of the group Mission East, Kim Hartzner, told VOA Friday that during the past week he oversaw the distribution of food aid in the city of Haeju , […]

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UN Report: North Korea Defies UN Sanctions

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report has concluded that North Korea continues to “actively defy” international sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Burma and Syria and by importing luxury goods. The report by a panel of experts says U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea following nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009 have slowed but failed to […]

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UN Report: North Korea Defies UN Sanctions

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report says North Korea continues to violate international sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Burma and Syria, and by importing luxury goods. The report — by a panel of U.N. experts — also says that new KN-08 ballistic missiles shown at an April military parade could be fake. The parade was […]

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North Korea Objects to Use of Its Flag in U.S., South Korean Military Exercise

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has reacted angrily to a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise that was held Friday, denouncing the use of its national flag as a target. Around 2,000 South Korean and U.S. troops, along with jet fighters, tanks and attack helicopters took part in Friday’s exercise to test responses to any assault. The exercise was […]

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US Envoy: Breaking ‘Information Blockade’ Key to Change in N. Korea

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A high-ranking U.S. diplomat says Washington is working to break the “information blockade” that allows North Korea to hide its human rights abuses and keep its citizens ignorant of the outside world. Robert King, the U.S. envoy for human rights in North Korea, said Thursday that ending media isolation in the tightly-controlled communist country is […]

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US Envoy: Breaking ‘Information Blockade’ Key to Change in N. Korea

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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A high-ranking U.S. diplomat says Washington is working to break the “information blockade” that allows North Korea to hide its human rights abuses and keep its citizens ignorant of the outside world. Robert King, the U.S. envoy for human rights in North Korea, said Thursday that ending media isolation in the tightly-controlled communist country is […]

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US Envoy: Breaking ‘Information Blockade’ Key to Change in N. Korea

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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A high-ranking U.S. diplomat says Washington is working to break the “information blockade” that allows North Korea to hide its human rights abuses and keep its citizens ignorant of the outside world. Robert King, the U.S. envoy for human rights in North Korea, said Thursday that ending media isolation in the tightly-controlled communist country is […]

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