All posts tagged "North Korea"

  • A squad of North Korean cheerleaders arrive at Incheon International Airport on Aug. 31, 2005, to attend the 16th Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon. North Korea said on July 7, 2014, it will dispatch a cheerleading contingent to the Incheon Asian Games in September along with its athletes to help improve inter-Korean relations and to show Pyongyang's commitment to unification. (Yonhap)
    North Korea to send cheerleading squad to Incheon Asian Games

    (Yonhap) — North Korea will dispatch a cheering squad to the upcoming Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon in September, the country said Monday in a renewed conciliatory gesture toward Seoul....

    • Posted July 7, 2014
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  • President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a press conference after a summit at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. (Yonhap)
    Korea, China seek NK’s denuclearization

    By Kang Seung-woo President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Thursday to push for the denuclearization of North Korea and expressed their strong opposition to another nuclear test by the North. The agreement is a...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • In this photo taken in 1977 and released by National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea, Megumi Yokota, 13, stands in front of Yorii Junior High School in Niigata, northwestern Japan, before her abduction by North Korean agents.
(Photo: AP Photo/National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea)
    [HOT LINKS] The stories of 12 Japanese abducted by North Korea

       TOKYO (AP) — A 13-year-old schoolgirl walking home after badminton practice. A 28-year-old restaurant employee sent by his boss to Vienna. A young couple on a date, driving to the beach to see the sunset....

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Song Il Ho, North Korea's ambassador in charge of normalizing relations with Japan, center left, and Junichi Ihara, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, center right, arrive for a meeting at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing, China Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    [HOT LINKS] Japanese woman abducted by North Korea an icon, but South Korean husband forgotten

     Kim Young-nam was a teenager living on the coast of South Korea when he disappeared in 1978, only to turn up in North Korea. There, he met and married Megumi Yokota, a Japanese national abducted by North...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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    Kim Jong-un guides test missile launches: KCNA

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean state media reported Monday its leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the recent test launches of ballistic rockets to boost deterrence. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim “guided a...

    • Posted June 29, 2014
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  • This photo shows a North Korean stamp published to commemorate the World Cup finals in Brazil. (No sale outside of South Korea) (KCNA-Yonhap)
    North Korea issues World Cup stamps

    (Yonhap) North Korea has released a set of postage stamps marking the 2014 Brazil World Cup, the country’s official news agency said Wednesday. The sheet of postage stamps as well as three single commemorative stamps, released by...

    • Posted June 19, 2014
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    North Korea detains another U.S. tourist

    (Yonhap)– North Korea has arrested a U.S. tourist for violating visa-related regulations, its state media said Friday. “American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the DPRK as a tourist on April 29 and acted in violation of the DPRK...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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