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North Korea Blames US For Tensions

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Pak Kil Yon has blamed the United States for continued tension on the Korean peninsula. In his address Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly the head of the North Korean delegation said the region would turn into a theatre of war if Pyongyang did not have a powerful […]

North Korea Blames US For Tensions

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:09 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Pak Kil Yon has blamed the United States for continued tension on the Korean peninsula. In his address Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly the head of the North Korean delegation said the region would turn into a theatre of war if Pyongyang did not have a powerful […]

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North Korean PM Meets With Hu Jintao

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean Prime Minister Choe Yong Rim held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao Tuesday in Beijing. The meeting occurred on the second day of Mr. Choe’s five-day goodwill visit to China. Mr. Hu told his guest the visit will bring improved mutual understanding. He also said he looks forward to closer cooperation with North […]

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Russia, North Korea to Hold Joint Naval Exercises

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian military spokesman says Russia and North Korea are to hold unprecedented joint naval exercises in 2012. Lieutenant Colonel Igor Muginov told Russian media Tuesday that the bilateral maneuvers will take place next year and will focus on search and rescue operations. The agreement was reached last month during a visit by North Korean […]

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North Korean Leader and Son Appear at Anniversary Parade

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 2:46 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his heir apparent son, Kim Jong Un, appeared at a military parade Friday celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the communist nation’s founding. North Korean state television showed the elder Kim and his son on the reviewing stand witnessing thousands of troops march through Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief to Go to North Korea

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is sending humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to North Korea next month to take a first-hand look at the isolated state’s food situation. The UN says Amos will travel to the North for five days starting October 17th as part of a trip that includes a stop in China. North Korea has pleaded […]

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Buddhist Monks, US Aid Arrive in North Korea

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has opened its borders for goodwill gestures from South Korea and the United States. South Korean monks arrived in Pyongyang Saturday to help celebrate the creation of a religious relic important to Buddhists on both sides of the demilitarized zone. The 37 South Korean monks arrived by plane and were greeted at the […]

Buddhist Monks Arrive in North Korea

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean monks are in Pyongyang to help celebrate the creation of a religious relic important to Buddhists on both sides of the demilitarized zone. The 37 South Korean monks arrived by plane Saturday, greeted at the airport by their North Korean brethren. The monks are scheduled to participate in a service at a North […]

Buddhist Monks Arrive in North Korea

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean monks are in Pyongyang to help celebrate the creation of a religious relic important to Buddhists on both sides of the demilitarized zone. The 37 South Korean monks arrived by plane Saturday, greeted at the airport by their North Korean brethren. The monks are scheduled to participate in a service at a North […]

South Korea Allows Buddhist Monks to Travel to North

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea is allowing a delegation of Buddhist monks to take part in a religious ceremony in North Korea, the first trip of its kind since Seoul accused Pyongyang of sinking one of its warships last year. The 37-member delegation will embark Saturday on a five-day trip to North Korea, where the group will participate […]

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