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US to Resume Talks With North Korea

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials will travel to China this month to hold talks with North Korea on nuclear issues, resuming a dialogue put on hold last year by the death of leader Kim Jong-Il. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Glyn Davies, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, will meet with North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister […]

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Reports: N. Korea Developing Attack Drones using US Technology

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean media report that North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using American technology imported from the Middle East. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says the drones are based on MQM-107D Streaker target drones and are believed to have come to Pyongyang through Syria. The Streakers can fly at 920 kilometers per hour and […]

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Reports: N. Korea Developing Attack Drones using US Technology

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean media report that North Korea is developing unmanned attack aircraft using American technology imported from the Middle East. The reports say the drones are based on MQM-107D Streaker target drones and are believed to have come to Pyongyang through Syria. The Streakers can fly at 920 kilometers per hour and are commonly used […]

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US Envoy Urges North Korea to Improve Relations With South

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The top U.S. diplomat for Asian and Pacific affairs says North Korea’s new leadership must improve ties with South Korea if it wants to have better relations with the rest of the world. Speaking in Seoul late Tuesday, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said the United States will support South Korea’s diplomatic dealings with […]

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South Korean Activists Says North Korea has Received Food Aid from China

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean human rights group says China apparently delivered large amounts of food aid to impoverished North Korea earlier this month. Do Hee-yoon, a representative of the Seoul-based Citizens Coalition for the Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees, says China shipped rice, and possibly other aid to isolated regime for about 10 […]

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Another Military Visit for Kim Jong Un As Book Raises Doubts

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s state-run media are heralding another visit by the country’s young leader to a military installation – just days after a new book questioned Kim Jong Un’s grip on power. The North Korean Central News Agency said the young Kim inspected an army unit before posing for photos. It said during the inspection, the […]

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North Korea: Kim Jong Il’s Body On Permanent Display

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says the body of its late leader Kim Jong Il will lie in state permanently at the same memorial palace where his father’s embalmed body is on display. The official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday that Mr. Kim’s body will be displayed at Pyongyang’s Kumsusan Memorial Palace. The body of his father, […]

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North Korea Holds Mass Rally

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s powerful military has held a mass rally in the capital, Pyongyang, to pledge loyalty to the country’s new leader Kim Jong Un. Armed forces chief Ri Yong-Ho read the pledge of loyalty to Kim Jong Un of the three branches of the military. In typically exaggerated language, the pledge promised to “wipe out […]

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North Korea Releases Documentary of Kim Jong Un’s Military Visit

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has released a documentary film showing the country’s new leader Kim Jong Un visiting an elite tank division of the country’s large army. The documentary released Tuesday shows Kim Jong Un clapping as he walks past military personnel on New Year’s Day. It also shows him talking with a soldier and posing for […]

North Koreans Hold Massive Rally To Support New Leader

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Koreans took part in a massive rally in the capital, Pyongyang, Tuesday to show support for their country’s policies and new leader Kim Jong Un. Pumping their fists and chanting, tens of thousands of people beat drums and carried placards and large national flags as they paraded across Kim Il Sung Square. North Korean […]

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