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…

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…

North Korea ‘violates’ sea border with South amid drills – BBC News

BBC NewsA North Korean patrol boat violated a sea border with the South several times late on Monday, officials in Seoul say. The ship spent a few hours south of…

Korean families prepare for reunions across borders – BBC News

BBC NewsAbout 170 estranged relatives from North and South Korea are preparing to meet each other on Thursday for the first time in more than six decades. They are members…

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…

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…

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…

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSEOUL, South Korea — An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was “treated like an animal” in one of the country’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but…

Koreas Agree to Hold Reunions For War-Torn Families – TIME

TIMEFollowing a series of border talks held this week, South Korean officials said Friday that North Korea agreed to let families separated by the decades-old Korean War reunite sometime in…

US Prepared to Send Envoy to N. Korea for Bae Release – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United States is now waiting for North Korea to respond after offering to send a special envoy to Pyongyang to help win the release of jailed American…

Reporters in North Korea see Jailed American – USA TODAY

USA TODAYReporters in North Korea saw the American held in a North Korean jail on Monday. Kenneth Bae apologized for crimes against North Korea’s government and asked for US help…

Rodman heads for North Korean leader’s pet ski resort project – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman headed for a North Korean ski resort on Thursday after staging a match in Pyongyang for dictator Kim Jong Un’s birthday…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Dictator: Rodman sings for Kim – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIJING — Dennis Rodman sang Happy Birthday to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Wednesday before leading a team of former NBA stars for a game of “basketball…

Angry Dennis Rodman defends North Korea basketball game – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman Tuesday defended his controversial visit to North Korea with a team of former NBA players, saying it was a “great idea for the…

Did Kim Jong-Un execute his uncle with ‘starving dogs’? – The Australian

The AustralianAFTER North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un declared his uncle to be “despicable human scum, worse than a dog,” a newspaper claims to have details of his horrific execution. Unlike…

Is It Remotely Plausible That Kim Jong-un Had His Uncle Eaten By 120 Dogs? – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleThe big news out of North Korea today is that, according to the Strait Times, Kim Jong-un fed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs after he was purged from…

NBC News: Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle eaten alive by 120 dogs – KARE

KARENorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un lauds purge of executed uncle Jang Song Thaek – CNN

CNN(CNN) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday praised the recent purge of his uncle and former protector, saying it brought greater unity within the secretive, nuclear-armed state.…

Kim Refers to Executed Uncle in Speech – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un used his second New Year address Wednesday to speak out against South Korea and the U.S. He also made reference to the…

N Korean leader Kim Jong-un hails execution of uncle – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has spoken of the “elimination of factionalist filth” in his first public reference to the execution of his once-powerful uncle last month. In a…

Paddy Power hits slam-dunk low with North Korean stunt – Irish Times

Irish TimesUS basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks to North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang last Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder. Una Mullally. Topics: Debate; More Topics. Mon, Dec 23, 2013,…

Around the world in 180 characters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEvery weekend USA TODAY takes a bite-sized look in approximately 180 characters per item at the past week’s top stories from around the world. Faxing times. Ex-NBA star Dennis…

Dennis Rodman receives chilling open letter from an ex-North Korean prisoner – USA TODAY

USA TODAYShin Dong-hyuk is a human rights activist who was born in a North Korean labor camp. Shin escaped, and now writes to Dennis Rodman as the former NBA star…

Rodman Holds Tryouts for Pyongyang Exhibition Game – ABC News

ABC NewsFormer NBA star Dennis Rodman held tryouts Friday for a North Korean team to face a dozen NBA veterans in an exhibition game on leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday…

Defector calls on Dennis Rodman to make North Korean leader ‘hear the cries of … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe only person born in a North Korean labour camp to have escaped to the West has written an impassioned open letter to Dennis Rodman, the former US basketball star,…

North Korea Commemorates Kim Jong Il’s Death Anniversary – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un led events commemorating the second anniversary of his father’s death, just days after the execution of the uncle who was thought to…

North Korea marks Kim Jong-il death anniversary – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korea is marking the second anniversary of its former leader’s death, in the wake of a dramatic political purge. Kim Jong-il died unexpectedly two years ago, passing power…