North Korea

Type: Country
Name: North Korea
population: 25,259,840
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 25 reports

Matthew Miller: The American film-maker who fell foul of North Korea

Preston Somerset was, by all accounts, just another lost soul in Seoul. The young man had no close friends, no job and gave little indication of an interest in the tumultuous affairs of nuclear North Korea. ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

China's Bond girls blast to synchro gold in Asian Games (AFP)

Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Pistols drawn as if mirroring regional military tensions, China's synchronised swimmers stormed to Asian Games gold in the duet competition on Saturday to the sound of a ticking bomb.The disciplined sport with technical elements ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - 15 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

James Franco Can't Stop Smelling His Stinky Penis in ‘The Interview’ Red Band Trailer (Video)

James Franco and Seth Rogen raunch it up for North Korea comedyJames Franco and Seth Rogen are heading to North Korea — and they're bringing a planeload of raunch with them.Franco and Rogen star in the upcoming comedy “The Interview,” about a pair of ... [Published The Wrap - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

Delay casts shadow over N. Korea’s abduction probe

The Yomiuri Shimbun As North Korea begins to give the impression it is playing for time, concerns are growing over its reinvestigation into the whereabouts of Japanese abductees who remain missing in that country.The government will likely have to review ... [Published The Japan News - 5 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 5 reports

N Korea threatens attack if leaflets are launched from South Korea

:00:00 A A- A+ SEOUL, Sept 20 (AFP): North Korea on Saturday threatened to attack South Korean activists if they launch anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border while the South hosts the Asian Games.A group of South Korean activists plans to launch ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 8 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Jailed U.S. citizen seeks arrest deliberately: KCNA

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.PYONGYANG, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. citizen Miller Matthew Todd, who was sentenced to six years of hard labor last week, had sought arrest deliberately in order to investigate human rights situation in prisons of the Democratic ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 11 reports

No sunshine at Asian Games after Koreas clash over costs

SEOUL -- North Korean athletes striding onto the field at Friday's opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Incheon were greeted with cheers. Not so a North Korean patrol ship that strayed over a disputed maritime border to warning shots from South Korea's ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

American detained in North Korea loses his job

An Ohio man detained in North Korea since May has been terminated from his job with the city of Moraine, where he has worked for more than 25 years.The decision about Jeffrey Fowle’s job, which became effective Thursday, includes more than $70,000 in ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 8 reports

Japan mulls fact-finding mission to cagey North Korea

TOKYO -- With North Korea failing to deliver new information on past kidnappings as expected this week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government must now rethink its strategy for holding the secretive state to its word.Cabinet member Eriko Yamatani ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

BRADENTON, Fla. - Coming off their first playoff appearance in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates were eager to start spring training. ... [Published Weirton Daily Times - Sep 19 2014]
Entities: North Korea, Sport
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

International Film Festival Opens in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG— The 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival opened in the North Korea capital September 17 reported KCNA, the state's official news agency. Footage provided to Reuters by KCNA showed the opening of the film festival and an address by the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage: Japan government

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga smiles during a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo September 3, 2014.Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino(Reuters) - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary ... [Published Reuters - Sep 19 2014]

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"I explained about political developments, the NCPO's work and other movements under the roadmap; I also told them that if Thailand falls [politically], it will affect other Asean members. The country would not be able to move forward" he said
A spokesman for the Democratic Republic of North Korea said: "This is an intolerable insult and mockery of the DPRK and he therefore deserved punishment. The results of the investigation made it clear that he did so not because of a simple lack of understanding and psychopathology, but deliberately perpetrated such criminal acts for the purpose of directly going to prison."
"Anyone weird enough to do this doesn't care about possible flu-like symptoms" Saunders said
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