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Pastor detained in North Korea says he wanted regime to collapse

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Canadian pastor who was detained in North Korea appeared at a news conference in Pyongyang Thursday, after being arrested while on a humanitarian visit. Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim said that he had been engaged in activities that could topple the North Korean government and violated the country’s Ebola...

Canadian Pastor Confesses to 'Attempting to Overthrow the State' of North Korea After Being Detained by Communist Regime for 6 Months

The pastor of a Korean megachurch in Canada was detained in a North Korean airport in February and appeared before media in Pyongyang on Thursday where he admitted to various alleged crimes against the Communist state, including "perpetrating a scheme to over throw the state."

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea makes TV confession: church

TORONTO (Reuters) - The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday.

On Brink of War? N Korea Leader Inspects 'War Drills' Against US, S Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a visit to a high-profile Air Force combat contest, describing it as part of "war preparations" against the United States and South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.

From jail to MTV, Pyongyang: 30 years of provocative Slovenia art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Hitler sporting a Karl Marx beard and a swastika formed with axes are just some of the provocative pieces starring at the first show ever by Slovenia's shock art collective, NSK. The show launches as the now cult Slovenian art project again ruffles establishment feathers by staging a pair of unlikely summer concerts in pariah nation North Korea. Show More Summary

US, Japan, South Korea to Discuss Pyongyang’s Nuclear Program on Friday

South Korea, Japan and the United States will meet in Tokyo on Friday to discuss Pyongyang’s contentious nuclear program, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Monday.

North Korean girl bands are performing socialist classics in seedy hotels on China's border to help Pyongyang's economy

Hunchun (China) (AFP) - Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an all-female North Korean rock band who belt out "Anthem of the Worker's Party" and other socialist classics every night. Show More Summary

Slovenian band plays Pyongyang to provoke those outside North Korea

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - A Slovenian avant-garde rock band that plans to be the first western pop act to perform in North Korea said it aimed to provoke debate beyond the isolated country's borders.

What About a N. Korea Nuke Deal? Pyongyang Reacts

US officials wondering whether the landmark nuclear deal with Iran would make North Korea reconsider its own nuclear program have their answer: Absolutely not. Though North Korea, like its ally Iran, is sanctioned by the US, EU, and UN, a foreign ministry rep for Pyongyang says its development of nuclear...

N. Korea: Our nukes aren't "on the negotiating table"

In first response to Iran nuclear deal, regime says Pyongyang "remains unchanged in the mission of its nuclear force"

North Korea 'not interested' in Iran-like talks with US

Pyongyang says it will not give up its nuclear capabilities, adding programme is an "essential deterrence" against US.

North Korea Claims Near Perfect Turnout

“North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday for tightly controlled local elections that saw a 99.97 per cent turnout, state media reported,” the Telegraph reports. “Pyongyang’s state news agency reported that voters were ‘singing and dancing’ as they cast [...]

South Korea Deplores Pyongyang’s Refusal to Attend Security Talks

North Korea has refused to attend regional security conference in Seoul, a South Korean official said.

North Korea's Space Threat: It's Scarier Than You Think

A planned satellite launch means Pyongyang has more missile muscle than we knew

Seoul, Pyongyang Holding First Talks on Kaesong Joint Complex Since 2014

The meeting could help improve relations between the countries, a senior North Korean official said.

North Korea Has Invited Every Member of Congress to Tour Its Alleged Anthrax Facility

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

North Korea has invited the entire US House of Representatives to take a tour of the Pyongyang Bio-technical Institute, a facility that biological weapons experts believe is intended to produce massive quantities of anthrax. Speaking...Show More Summary

Kim Jong-Un Experimenting On Own People?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Did Pyongyang accidentally release pictures of its WMD labs? Or was the Kim regime making a not-so-subtle threat?

North Korea Installs Cycle Lanes In Capital Pyongyang

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

By James Pearson SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around. Show More Summary

Two-wheeled revolution: Pyongyang installs bike lanes

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around.

Getting Tough on North Korean Human Rights

Park Ihn-hwi Global Governance, Asia South Korea is finally serious about stopping North Korea's human rights violations. Despite North Korean threats, the United Nations created on June 23 an office in Seoul to combat Pyongyang’s egregious human rights violations. Show More Summary

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