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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 […]

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 […]

Dutch Suspend Search for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have called off a search for six missing crewmembers after a ship collision that killed five in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Dutch Coast Guard officials said Thursday that given the frigid water temperature and the time that has passed, it is unlikely more survivors will be found. Rescue efforts were hampered […]

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Search Continues for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers are investigating the site of a ship collision in the North Sea off the Dutch coast, where seven crew members are missing after a frigid night at sea. Officials say it is unlikely they will find survivors. Thirteen crew members from the cargo ship Baltic Ace were rescued by helicopter Wednesday and expected to […]

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3 Dead, 8 Missing in North Sea Maritime Collision

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers pulled at least three bodies from the North Sea late Wednesday and were searching for eight other crew members of a cargo ship that sank off the Dutch coast after colliding with another ship. In the operation, the Dutch Coast Guard deployed helicopters to pull 13 survivors from the cargo ship Baltic Ace. The […]

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2 Cargo Ships Collide in North Sea, Rescue Under Way

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dutch Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation Wednesday in the North Sea, after two cargo ships collided off the southern coast of the Netherlands. Reports late Wednesday quote Coast Guard officials as saying they believe the cargo ship “Baltic Ace” was sinking some 50 kilometers from the Dutch port of Rotterdam, after colliding with […]

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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 […]

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