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North Korea ready to resume six-party nuclear talks, Russia reports

North Korea is ready to resume international talks on its nuclear programs and to work on restoring trade ties with South Korea, the Kremlin announced Thursday after meetings with a high-level official from Pyongyang.

Russia Says North Korea Is Ready to Resume Nuclear Talks

(MOSCOW) — North Korea says it’s ready to resume international talks on its nuclear program, Russia’s foreign minister said Thursday as Moscow sought to raise its profile in the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke after meeting with Choe Ryong Hae, a special envoy for North Korean leader…

N. Korea: We Can't 'Refrain' From Nuke Test

Two days after the UN's toothless vote to haul North Korea's leaders into the Hague over human rights violations, Pyongyang is doubling down on its threatened response to the "political provocation." In a statement today, it says that "the United States' hostile acts are leaving us no longer able to...

Signs North Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang threatened Thursday a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a re-processing plant at the North’s main...

N Korea 'preparing bomb material'

Satellite imagery shows Pyongyang is firing up facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, says US-Korea institute.

North Korea, Open for Business

Life in Rason, a special economic zone far from the police state in Pyongyang, is... well... almost normal.

U.N. Push Against North Korea on Rights Moves Ahead

(UNITED NATIONS) — The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward Tuesday at the United Nations, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests. The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution that urges the Security Council to refer…

UN votes to probe North Korea 'crimes'

Vote in Security Council lays groundwork for putting Pyongyang in the dock for alleged crimes against humanity.

UN calls for investigation of North Korea ‘crimes against humanity’

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity. A resolution asking the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court...

Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home

Analysts their release probably was a bid by Pyongyang to ease pressure in connection with its human rights record.

Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Analysts their release probably was a bid by Pyongyang to ease pressure in connection with its human rights record.

Top U.S. Spy Pays a Visit to North Korea

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Matthew Todd Miller and Kenneth Bae are free. But why was James Clapper the man chosen to pick them up from Pyongyang?

North Korea Frees Last 2 Americans

No more Americans are being held in North Korea: Pyongyang today released Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, both of whom had been sentenced to years of hard labor, reports CNN. As with the recent release of Jeffrey Fowle, it wasn't clear what prompted the move, though the State Department made...

London 'like Pyongyang', say visiting N. Korean artists

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

North Korea's embassy to Britain offered the public rare access this week to an exhibition featuring four socialist realism artists and their takes on classic London cityscapes as part of a cultural thaw between the two countries. Some...Show More Summary

North Korea Launches Soviet-Era Submarine Capable Of Firing Ballistic Missiles

North Korea has launched a Soviet submarine designed to fire ballistic missiles, raising new concerns over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, though analysts caution that the reclusive nation’s weapons capacity should not be overstated. The...Show More Summary

North Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country — or anywhere...Show More Summary

Ebola-Free N. Korea Freaks Out Over Ebola

"For the record: There have been no cases of Ebola in North Korea," writes Eric Talmadge, AP 's bureau chief in Pyongyang, in a look at the latest threat that has North Korea all aflutter. Namely, Ebola. Though the nearest confirmed case is 6,000 miles away—and the North's...

North Korea Fires A Couple Missiles For Attention

PYONGYANG, North Korea (CAP) - Reports out of the Pentagon say North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched a couple of missiles at a pair of uninhabited islands off the coast of that country, apparently upset that "nobody paying attention...Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un reportedly 'purged' North Korean officials for watching soap operas

Another week, another undersourced news item about life in the Hermit Kingdom. South Korea's National Intelligence Service announced that Pyongyang has purged 10 officials for watching South Korean soap operas, Yonhap reports. As Bloomberg...Show More Summary

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