Oct 24, 2014

North Korea said to have compiled list of Japanese residents

North Korea has compiled a list of Japanese nationals who stayed on after the end of World War II and the Japanese wives of pro-Pyongyang Korean residents of Japan who moved to the North under a 1959-1984 repatriation project, sources said Thursday. Japan appears ...

North Korea mounts breezy charm offensive to avoid ICC referral

Oct 23, 2014

North Korea mounts breezy charm offensive to avoid ICC referral

For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen’s contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations’ bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his ...

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court

A judge who led a ground-breaking inquiry of North Korea’s dismal rights record urged the United Nations Wednesday to seek war crimes prosecutions of the regime despite Pyongyang’s “charm offensive.” Australian Judge Michael Kirby said the U.N. Security Council should refer North Korea to ...

Oct 22, 2014

South Korea scraps 'Christmas tree' tower hated by North

South Korea said Wednesday it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal light show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang. North Korea has repeatedly demanded the destruction ...

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

Oct 22, 2014

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes ...

Oct 19, 2014

North, South Korean troops exchange gunfire along border

South Korean officials say border guards of the rival Koreas have exchanged gunfire along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days. The Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that Sunday’s shootout occurred after about 10 ...