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North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

Sep 14, 2014

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller, from Bakersfield, California, becomes the second American serving a ...

Foreign food aid running dry in North Korea

| Apr 25, 2014

Foreign food aid running dry in North Korea

A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe that 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by AP. The report underscores ...