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Study Details Political Caste System in North Korea

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based human rights group has released a report detailing how North Korea ranks its citizens based on their family’s loyalty to the Kim dynasty in what it says amounts to an oppressive political caste system. The study released Wednesday by the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea says all of the country’s […]

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Clinton Says North Korea Must Change Before Direct Diplomacy with US

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington wants to engage diplomatically with North Korea, but only if its leaders change course and “put their people first.” She spoke Friday at annual bilateral talks in Beijing. Clinton said that if Pyongyang focuses on feeding and educating it citizens and “rejoining the international community,” the United […]

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Clinton Says North Korea Must Change Before Direct Diplomacy with US

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington wants to engage diplomatically with North Korea, but only if its leaders change course and “put their people first.” In a speech she was scheduled to deliver Friday at annual bilateral talks in Beijing, Clinton says, if Pyongyang focuses on feeding and educating it citizens and “rejoining […]

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UN Security Council Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Firms

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is penalizing three North Korean companies involved in the country’s missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says the Security Council sanctions include freezing the assets of three North Korean entities. “These new sanctions include the designation of and the freezing of assets of three very […]

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UN Security Council Imposes Sanctions on North Korean Firms

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is penalizing three North Korean companies involved in the country’s missile and nuclear programs. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says the Security Council sanctions include freezing the assets of the three “very significant” entities. She said the Security Council views the sanctions as “strong and credible.” North Korea […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the world body stands ready to take further action against North Korea if that country continues to pursue missile launches or nuclear tests. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Susan Rice said the United Nations’ recent statement condemning North Korea’s failed missile launch attempt is a “strong and united […]

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Ex-CIA Chief Surprised Pyongyang Admitted Rocket Failure

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says North Korea may have had “no choice” but to acknowledge that its attempt at launching a satellite into orbit last Friday was a failure. Hayden says he is among the many analysts who were surprised when North Korea’s state media reported the failure, just hours after the rocket fell […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is now unlikely to send a delegation to North Korea, after Pyongyang stated it is no longer bound by an agreement with the United States not to test missiles and nuclear devices. Spokeswoman Gill Tudor made the announcement late Tuesday, ending hopes for the visit for which IAEA […]

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US Senators Frustrated With North Korea

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. senators have expressed alarm, displeasure and frustration with North Korea’s insistence on launching a missile last week. VOA spoke with several of them on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain said North Korea’s actions are part of an ongoing cycle of aggression and negotiation. He called on China — […]

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Nuclear Authority Says Visit to North Korea Now ‘Unlikely’

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is now unlikely that it will send a delegation to North Korea, after Pyongyang stated it is no longer bound by an agreement with the United States not to test missiles and nuclear devices. Spokeswoman Gill Tudor made the announcement late Tuesday, ending hopes for the visit for […]

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