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

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 4:10 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 Wood, the U.S. envoy for human rights in North Korea, said Thursday that ending media isolation in the tightly-controlled communist country is […]

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

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 3:45 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 Wood, 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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Report: China Shipped Missile Launch Vehicles to North Korea

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say China has violated a U.N. embargo by supplying North Korea with vehicles capable of transporting and launching ballistic missiles. Local media Wednesday quoted government sources as saying that a Chinese company sent four giant, 16-wheel missile launch vehicles to North Korea last August. The Asahi Shimbun, which first reported the story, said […]

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Report: China Shipped Missile Launch Vehicles to North Korea

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say China has violated a U.N. embargo by supplying North Korea with vehicles capable of transporting and launching ballistic missiles. Local media Wednesday quoted government sources as saying that a Chinese company sent four giant, 16-wheel missile launch vehicles to North Korea last August. The Asahi Shimbun, which first reported the story, said […]

UN: Humanitarian Efforts in North Korea ‘Seriously Underfunded’

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is calling for the international community to put aside political differences and boost funding to help address what it says are the dire humanitarian needs of North Koreans. The U.N. said Tuesday that aid efforts in North Korea remain “seriously underfunded,” even as it unveiled a funding request for an additional $198 […]

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UN: Humanitarian Efforts in North Korea ‘Seriously Underfunded’

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is calling for the international community to put aside political differences and boost funding to help address what it says are the dire humanitarian needs of North Koreans. The U.N. said Tuesday that aid efforts in North Korea remain “seriously underfunded,” even as it unveiled a funding request for an additional $198 […]

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Former US Diplomat: No Talks With N. Korea Imminent

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A former senior U.S. diplomat involved in negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament says he does not expect the six-party talks to resume in the near future. James Kelly, who served as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs between 2001 and 2005, told VOA that Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch is only […]

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US General Says He Misspoke in North Korea Comments

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. special forces in South Korea says he misspoke at a conference last week when he appeared to suggest that U.S. military commandos were parachuting into North Korea. Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley said in a statement Wednesday that his comments “should have been clearer.” But he denied that U.S. special forces […]

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US Denies Sending Commandos to Spy in North Korea

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. military officials are rejecting a report that U.S. military commandos have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence on Pyongyang’s underground military installations. The Tokyo-based political journal The Diplomat carried a report on Monday alleging that a senior U.S. special operations commander revealed the purported commando program at a conference in Florida last […]

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US Denies Sending Commandos to Spy on North Korea

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. military officials are rejecting a report suggesting that U.S. military commandos have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence on Pyongyang’s underground military installations. The Diplomat, a Tokyo-based political journal, on Monday carried a report alleging that a senior U.S. special operations commander revealed the supposed commando program at a conference in Florida […]

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