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North Korea Calls For US Peace Treaty Ahead of Disarmament Talks

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is calling for a peace treaty officially ending the Korean War, as one of its senior diplomats visits the U.S. to discuss efforts to restart six-nation talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear program. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said a peace agreement could help resolve the deadlock over its nuclear ambitions and ease […]

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North Korean Nuclear Envoy Arrives in New York

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s first vice minister and former chief nuclear negotiator has arrived in the U.S. for talks with officials on the future of stalled disarmament talks. On arrival in New York Tuesday afternoon, Kim Kye Gwan told reporters he is optimistic that North Korean ties with the United States will improve, adding that “now is […]

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North Korean Nuclear Envoy Arrives in New York

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s first vice minister and former chief nuclear negotiator has arrived in the U.S. for talks with officials on the future of stalled disarmament talks. Kim Kye Gwan arrived in New York Tuesday afternoon, two days ahead of the meeting with a team of senior U.S. officials. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced […]

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North Korea Holds Local Elections

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Koreans voted Sunday for more than 27,000 representatives for local assemblies, with the balloting expected to unanimously favor the ruling communist party. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said polling stations were crowded with well-dressed voters eagerly waiting for their turns…with many dancing to music of drums and gongs. During their four-year term, […]

Expert: Unauthorized Markets Help North Korea Survive

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An American expert on North Korea says a growing number of people in the impoverished state rely on informal markets to make up for shortages of food and other necessities. Stephen Linton, chairman of the Eugene Bell Foundation, told an audience in Washington Tuesday that the communist government turns a blind eye to many practices […]

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5 North Korean Footballers Failed Doping Test

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Five North Korean football players have now tested positive for a banned steroid at the women’s World Cup in Germany. Football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced three new cases on Saturday, but did not disclose the women’s names. FIFA ordered testing for all members of the North Korean club after two of its players — […]

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Chinese Delegation Stresses Relationship With North Korea

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Chinese official is in North Korea to mark the 50th anniversary of the friendship treaty between the two countries. Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang is leading a delegation that is stressing the relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang. He met Tuesday with Kim Yong Nam, the head of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly. North […]

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Pakistani Scientist Says North Korea Paid for Nuclear Technology

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The founder of Pakistan’s nuclear program says North Korea paid top Pakistani military officers more than $3 million in exchange for nuclear technology in the 1990s. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Abdul Qadeer Khan released documents detailing the secret transfer, including a North Korean official’s 1998 letter to him, which was written in English. […]

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North Korea Holds New Rallies Against South

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean news media say soldiers and civilians have rallied in several locations again to condemn the leadership in neighboring South Korea. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the rallies took place Wednesday in South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces, and in Kaesong city near the border with South Korea. It said participants condemned South […]

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North Korea Holds New Rallies Against South

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean news media say soldiers and civilians have rallied in several locations again to condemn the leadership in neighboring South Korea. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said the rallies took place Wednesday in South Hwanghae and Kangwon provinces, and in Kaesong city near the border with South Korea. It said participants condemned South […]

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