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China Targets Immigrants in North Korea Border Region

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say authorities have begun a crackdown against illegal immigration in a northeast border region with a large population of defectors from North Korea. The China Daily said Friday the five-month campaign began last week in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, where North Koreans have long fled to escape political persecution and famine. […]

China Targets Immigrants in North Korea Border Region

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say authorities have begun a crackdown against illegal immigration in a northeast border region with a large population of defectors from North Korea. The China Daily said Friday the five-month campaign began last week in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, where North Koreans have long fled to escape political persecution and famine. […]

US Envoy Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat is urging North Korea not to go ahead with a nuclear test, warning that such a move would be “highly provocative.” Glyn Davies, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, spoke Wednesday after meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing, where he discussed a range of issues, including Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “I […]

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US Envoy: North Korea Threat Sounds Like ‘More of the Same’

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Glyn Davies, says North Korea’s threat to continue developing its nuclear program in view of what it calls U.S. hostility sounds like “more of the same” from Pyongyang. Davies spoke from Beijing where he met with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei and Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying. “I […]

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North Korean Foreign Ministry: No Plans for Nuclear Test

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea is warning that it will continue to develop its nuclear program, but says it has not envisioned “a military measure like a nuclear test.” The North Korean Central news Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday as saying “the North did not have a plan for a nuclear test from the beginning, […]

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North Korea Says Will Boost Nuclear Program in Response to US

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is warning that it will continue to develop its nuclear program in response to diplomatic pressure from the United States. Pyongyang’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it will “bolster its nuclear deterrent” in the face of what it called Washington’s “hostile policies.” But it made no direct threat of a nuclear test that […]

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Report: North Korea Resumes Work on Nuclear Reactor

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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New satellite images show North Korea has resumed construction on a new nuclear reactor, despite international criticism. The U.S.-Korea Institute, operated by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, says images taken by a commercial satellite on April 30 show Pyongyang has made progress on a light water reactor at its main nuclear complex […]

Chinese Fishing Boats Seized by North Koreans

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-nine Chinese fishermen are being held for ransom after being kidnapped by a group of North Koreans earlier this month in the Yellow Sea. The Beijing News says the fishermen were working in three separate vessels in Chinese waters when they were seized on May 8 by armed North Koreans. The kidnappers took the boats […]

South Korea to Meet with US and Japan Over North Korea

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea says it will host high-level diplomatic talks with Japan and the United States next week about North Korea. South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Cho Byung-je says the diplomats in Seoul will discuss developments on the Korean peninsula after Pyongyang’s failed missile launch on April 13. Lim Sung-nam, South Korea’s ambassador for the nuclear […]

Analysts Say North Korea Faked New Missiles

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two German analysts say ballistic missiles unveiled in a North Korean military parade earlier this month were clumsy fakes. In a paper titled, “A Dog And Pony Show,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker of Germany’s Schmucker Technologie wrote that the six intercontinental ballistic missiles carried on mobile launchers in the April 15 parade were all […]

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