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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles, Disrupts Easing Tensions – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korea launched four short-range missiles, the first such action in more than nine months, disrupting a period of easing tensions with the South. The missiles were fired into the sea from North Korea’s east coast shortly before 6 p.m. local time, and had a …North Korea launches missiles into seaCNNUPDATE 2-North Korea fires short-range […]

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North Korea releases video of missionary from South accused of spying – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean missionary held in North Korea said he had committed crimes against the state in a bid to establish an underground church, according to video footage provided by the North’s state news agency on Thursday. The South …Detained South Korean missionary in North Korea apologyBBC NewsSouth Korean Missionary ‘Confesses’ to […]

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South Korean Missionary ‘Confesses’ to Spying – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA South Korean Christian missionary confessed Thursday to trying to overthrow the North Korean government at the behest of Seoul. Kim Jung Wook is at least the third Christian evangelist being detained by North Korea, which views unauthorized religious …SKorean Missionary Jailed in North Seeks MercyABC NewsWest is poisoning North Korea, says Kim […]

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16th-Century Korean Paintings Found in Honolulu – ABC News

16th-Century Korean Paintings Found in HonoluluABC NewsThe Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that’s been called an “earth-shattering” find. “This is like discovering a lost Vermeer,” said Shawn Eichman, curator of Asian art at …Museum yields centuries-old Korean paintingsHonolulu Star-Advertiser all 4 news articles […]

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North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said a 420 metric-ton vessel made three …S. Korea’s Park seeks to reboot unification driveSin Chew Jit PohSouth Korea’s Park forms special […]

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US-South Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war … – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL, South Korea – A year ago, North Korea vowed nuclear attacks to retaliate for U.S.-South Korean war games. But the start Monday of this year’s joint military drills comes as Pyongyang allows wrenching reunions of elderly Koreans separated since the …Korean Family Reunions ContinueVoice of AmericaTwo Koreas hold 2nd round of family reunionXinhua(2nd […]

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North Korea Arrests Christian Missionary From Australia – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — North Korea has arrested a Christian missionary from Australia, his family said on Wednesday, taking him into captivity even as it continues to face pressure to release an American missionary it has held for more than a year. The Australian …Australian Christian missionary arrested in North KoreaReutersFamily says Australian man […]

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Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not in their interests. North Korea’s chubby, basketball-loving leader invites …China says criticism of N Korea by UN unreasonableHindustan TimesWhat can United States do about North […]

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NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, could come within the next six months, NHL Commissioner Gary …Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six monthsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics 2014: NHL would […]

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China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held liable in court for crimes against humanity committed by state institutions and officials …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNPyongyang’s gulags […]

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Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into North Korea, which recommended yesterday that the country’s dictator and …Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’NBCNews.comUN probe demands […]

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Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time over the next six months. “I don’t see why it couldn’t be done in that …IIHF: Dropping women’s hockey ‘will never happen’Washington PostNHL’s return to […]

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SKorean roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleGYEONGJU, South Korea (AP) — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, …Roof Collapse at South Korean Resort Leaves 10 People Dead (2)BusinessweekRoof Collapse […]

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Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human rights abuses since the Second World War. In some of the harshest …North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate …Sydney Morning […]

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North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the deaths of fellow inmates, a United Nations report reveals. The UN on Tuesday released a damning …UN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes against humanity’Los Angeles […]

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UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 12, 2014. Source: KNS/AFP/Getty Images.World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN reportBBC NewsUN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes […]

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North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on its recommendations. Pyongyang’s grim …UN letter to North Korean leader warns on-accountability for ‘crimes against …Toronto StarUN outlines litany of crimes by the North Korean […]

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World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the abductions, of the public executions”. the main story. Korea crisis.‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNFour things to know about the […]

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UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea is calling for an international tribunal to investigate …‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNN InternationalNorth Korea’s […]

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UN Report: North Korea Committing Crimes Against Humanity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA U.N. human rights inquiry has concluded North Korea is committing “unspeakable atrocities” against its people. The U.N.-mandated report says the North Korean government, with policies set at the “highest level of state,” has engaged in crimes against …UN’s North Korea report: Main findingsBBC News‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, […]

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UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of humanity which should be brought to the International …North Korean human rights abuses systematic and unparalleled, says UNThe GuardianUN N. Korea Report Details AtrocitiesVoice of […]

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Kerry Burnishes His Green Badge in Asia Ahead of Keystone Call – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight the impact of global warming on Asian nations in a speech today in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credentials as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed …Kerry, in Indonesia, presses climate change action after sealing cooperation …Fox […]

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China to Further Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he received firm commitments from Chinese leaders to take additional steps to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. Mr. Kerry met in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Foreign …Kerry Presses China to Ease Internet ControlsABC NewsChina to pressure North Korea further on […]

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Two Koreas to Go Ahead With Reunions of Families Split by War – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Friday to honor its earlier agreement to allow hundreds of elderly people separated by the Korean War six decades ago to reunite with their long-lost relatives later this month, officials in Seoul said. North Korea …Kerry Bids to Defuse Maritime-North Korea Tensions in Asia TripBusinessweekSouth Korea […]