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North korea News

NK missiles slam Sea of Japan

Tokyo - North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning, says a news report from NHK World in Tokyo.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 3 comments

Catch 22: North Korean nukes

Tokyo - The Government of Japan will only partially lift a ban on North Korean ships entering Japan as part of an ongoing rapprochement with Pyongyang.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami

Op-Ed: Another American detained. What isn't 'rash' by DPRK standards?

Pyongyang - Another American is detained on equally stupifying reasons as the other two. The US is trying to get them out, but how effective can negotiations really be?
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

North Korean authorities call comedy film an 'act of war'

A trailer for the upcoming comedy called "The Interview" has aroused international interest and a response for action from North Korean (NK) authorities themselves.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

N. Korea, Japan trade food and medicine in kidnap investigation

The animosity between Japan and North Korea has been going on for years, occasionally escalating into hostile exchanges of threats. But the abduction of Japanese nationals in the late 1970s and early 1980s has never been resolved.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

'Homefront: The Revolution' officially announced

Crytek has officially announced that 'Homefront: The Revolution' is in the works while set to be released in 2015 for the Next Gen consoles and PC.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Op-Ed: The gray list : Turkey’s financing of terrorism

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recently gathered in Paris, France to analyze the efforts of countries around the world in combating the financing of terrorism, placing specific scrutiny on the member country of Turkey.
In the Media by Jayson Browder

U.S. offers to send envoy to North Korea to free missionary

Seoul - Although the United States is willing to dispatch a special envoy to North Korea to try to win the release of a jailed missionary, it will not become involved with meaningful talks with Pyongyang unless the country quits pursing nuclear weapons.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments

Dennis Rodman apologizes for outburst on live TV interview

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has issued an apology for his outburst while being interviewed by Chris Cuomo, host of CNN program "News Day," saying he had been drinking and was stressed out during the interview.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Dennis Rodman goes ballistic with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman angrily ranted when he appeared on Chris Cuomo's "News Day" program on CNN prior to Rodman's selected ex-NBA stars team playing with the North Korean basketball team in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Rodman arrives in N.Korea for Kim's birthday basketball game

Pyongyang - Former NBA basketball super-star Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea, ready to mark Kim Jong-un's birthday with a celebrity game of basketball.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Kim Jong-un's aunt dead of heart attack or suicide

Pyongyang - As North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, prepares to celebrate his birthday Wednesday there are reports that his aunt, sister to former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is dead of a heart attack or suicide.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

Dennis Rodman set to return to North Korea for exhibition game

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is set to return to Pyongyang with his All-American basketball team to play with and later join the North Korean basketball team in an exhibition game for the birthday celebration of North Korean strongman Kim Jong un.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Western media's take on Kim Jong Un's uncle being eaten by dogs

Pyongyang - Rumors are flying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jade Song Thaek, was executed, not by the usual firing squad, but by being stripped naked and then placed in a cage with 120 attack dogs.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

New report says Kim Jong Un's uncle eaten alive by starving dogs

Pyongyang - The world was stunned by the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle in North Korea last month. However, the plot thickens as a Beijing-based newspaper reports the brutal method by which Jang Song Thaek was put to death.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea without meeting Kim Jong Un

Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman left Pyongyang Monday without meeting his friend and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

North Korea faxes Seoul: Will 'strike mercilessly without notice'

In what has become a common occurrence during N. Korean anniversaries and festivals, protesters in Seoul earlier this week burned effigies of N. Korean leaders, as well as their flag. North Korea, in response to the protest, sent South Korea a fax.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman makes third trip to North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman makes his third trip to Pyongyang this year to help prepare North Korean basketball players for upcoming exhibition game and hopefully to meet his friend North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un for the third time.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Execution of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of Kim, stuns world leaders

Pyongyang - News that ousted Chang or Jang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of Kim Jong-un has been executed, has sent ripples of shock-waves to other countries. The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ousted from office and not seen in public since November.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 10 comments

Uncle to North Korean leader executed over corruption

The uncle of North Korea's leader has been executed after being found guilty of corruption. Chang Song-thaek was publicly stripped of his duties this week during a party session.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 5 comments

U.S. vet reunites with family after detention in North Korea

San Francisco - Eighty-five-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman, who spent more than a month detained in North Korea for his actions during the Korean War, is now back home with his family in California.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

American military veteran Merill Newman released by North Korea

Beijing - North Korea has released the United States military veteran who was taken into custody by the country on October 26th. Merill Newman, 85, had been in the country as a tourist.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

North Korea shake-up purges Jang Song-thaek, Kim uncle

Pyongyang - The reclusive state of North Korea is rarely in western headlines for the right reasons and Wednesday is no different. The whereabouts of a powerful uncle of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, are unknown following speculation that he has been "removed".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

US urges North Korea to release detained tourist Merill Newman

Pyongyang - The White House is urging North Korea to release 85-year-old war veteran Merill Newman, of Palo Alto, California, who has been detained in the Communist country for over a month.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

Obama chooses to minimize China island conflict

Once again President Obama has chosen to minimize confrontation, this time with China. The U.S. government is advising U.S. commercial and private planes to avoid islands China claims.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

85-year-old Korean war vet detained in North Korea

Now that the State Department has relaxed some of its previous travel restrictions, the prospect of visiting the once forbidden land of North Korea has tempted many an adventurer. For Korean War veteran Merrill Newman, it was the chance of a lifetime.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

North Korea again threatens to destroy South's president's office

Pyongyang - On Friday, North Korea marked the third anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean island close to the border of the two Koreas, with threats to unleash a “sea of fire” on South Korea’s presidential office.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

80 public executions in a single day across North Korea

Pyongyang - There are reports Monday that 80 people have been publicly executed in North Korea -- their crimes allegedly include including watching South Korean films and distributing pornography.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey
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All smiles: Merrill Newman holding hands with his wife, Lee, and son, Jeff, after arriving at the airport in San Francisco.
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South Korean sentry post near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea
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Toronto City Councillor Raymond Cho
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Young-Cheol Kim (left) and Mi-ran Kim (right) are two North Korean defectors.
Young-Cheol Kim (left) and Mi-ran Kim (right) are two North Korean defectors.
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Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto, Ji-In Hong
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An illustrative depiction of torture in a North Korean gulag
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Kim Il-Jong looking at a boat
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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The salvage vessel USNS Salvor attempting to rescue South Korean sailors trapped in the Cheonan.
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The young man watches from the shuttle as the city is engulfed a nuclear explosion.
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North Korean painting.
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Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament Barry Devolin
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New satellite imagery from 23 January 2013 and previous images dating back a month reveal that the site appears to be at a continued state of readiness.
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North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek, shown in this photo taken in February 16, 2012. North Korea said on December 13, 2013 Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, has been executed
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Google map: Pyongyang, North Korea
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The Jongettes performing.
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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport to leave for Pyongyang, in Beijing, January 6, 2014
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