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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – 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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Defector calls on Dennis Rodman to make North Korean leader ‘hear the cries of … – 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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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