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North Korea, US to Discuss Recovery of War Dead

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea said Friday it will discuss with the United States resuming the recovery of American soldiers killed during the Korean War. A foreign ministry spokesman told the North’s official Korean Central News Agency that Pyongyang had accepted the United States’ proposal on humanitarian grounds and work is already underway to arrange talks between the […]

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US Provides Emergency Flood Aid To North Korea

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will provide North Korea with up to $900,000 in emergency flood aid, in the latest sign of an easing of tensions between the countries. The U.S. State Department said Thursday it will contribute relief supplies to North Korea’s Kangwon and North and South Hwanghae provinces. It said that the provision […]

US Provides Emergency Food Aid To North Korea

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will provide North Korea with up to $900,000 in emergency flood aid, in the latest sign of an easing of tensions between the countries. The U.S. State Department said Thursday it will contribute relief supplies to North Korea’s Kangwon and North and South Hwanghae provinces. It said that the provision […]

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North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has sent six professors to a Canadian university to study free-market economics in the reclusive nation’s most extensive educational exchange to date. South Korean news outlets quote officials at the University of British Columbia confirming the six academics arrived in Vancouver last month to begin a six-month program. The professors will study international […]

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Shell Fighting Oil Leak in North Sea

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Royal Dutch Shell says it is working to contain an oil leak at its Gannet Alpha drilling Platform in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. The company Friday said the leak was coming from a pipe, but did not say how much oil may have escaped. A spokesperson was quoted as saying further […]

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Chinese Ships Leave North Korea After Anniversary Visit

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Chinese naval vessels have left North Korea after a four-day visit, marking 50 years of friendship between the two countries. The training ship Zheng He and the frigate Luoyang set sail Monday from the port of Wonsan where they had docked during the rare goodwill visit. While in North Korea, the Chinese delegation, led […]

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Russia to send 50,000 Tons of Food Aid to North Korea

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country will send 50,000 tons of grain to North Korea to help it cope with food shortages after devastating floods. Lavrov spoke to reporters Monday after a meeting with visiting South Korean counterpart Kim Sung-hwan. The South Korean minister for foreign affairs and trade arrived in Moscow Sunday […]

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Chinese Navy Makes Rare Port Call in North Korea

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two Chinese naval vessels have docked in North Korea for a rare goodwill visit marking 50 years of friendship between the two countries. Associated Press television footage showed North Korean citizens lining the dock at the port of Wusan on Thursday for the arrival of the training ship Zheng He and the frigate Luoyang. Greetings […]

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South Korean Police Target North Korean ‘Hackers’

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean police say they have arrested five people suspected of working with North Korean hackers who stole millions of dollars from South Korean online gaming sites. The five suspects were recruited by a South Korean crime organization to work in China alongside more than 30 hackers from North Korea. The hackers broke into the […]

US, North Korea to Meet for Talks on Resuming Nuclear Diplomacy

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and North Korea will hold two days of talks in New York beginning Thursday to explore the steps necessary for bringing Pyongyang back to the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament. North Korea’s delegation is led by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan. It will meet with a U.S. team led by special […]

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