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North Korea's Jailing of US Citizens Raises Specter of Travel Ban

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
SEOUL—North Korea's sentencing of a second U.S. detainee to a long term of hard labor is creating new headaches for Washington over whether it should or can do more to stop the hundreds of American citizens who travel to the country each year.
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Russia delays UN council condemnation of North Korea missile tests

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
"The Security Council needs to respond swiftly; so we don't understand why Russia is blocking while all other council members, including China, which borders DPRK (North Korea), can agree," Britain's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Peter Wilson said. Russian ...

Relatives seek rescue of Japanese mother, sister abducted by North Korea

USA TODAY - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Yaeko Taguchi was last seen in downtown Tokyo leaving work at a cabaret in 1978. Only decades later did her son learn that she was among an unknown number of Japanese citizens kidnapped and spirited to North Korea to work in ...
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North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile: Continued Progress at the Sinpo South Shipyard

38 North - ‎8 hours ago‎
North Korea's recent successful test launch of another Bukkeukseong-1 (Polaris-1, KN-11) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) has reinforced ongoing concerns regarding the continuing development of the missile system and the GORAE-class ...
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Did Rouhani call for North Korea to give up nuclear weapons?

Al-Monitor - ‎7 hours ago‎
Since the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers in January and the removal of international sanctions, Iran's old trading partners from Europe and Asia are seeking to re-establish economic ties.
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Japan blacklists South Korean as part of North Korea sanctions - ‎10 hours ago‎
Japan has blacklisted a South Korean passport holder who teaches at Kyoto University, as part of increased sanctions against North Korea. The professor says he has never visited the North. File Photo by Jun Seita/Flickr ...
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Religious freedom in North Korea of 'particular concern'

NK News - ‎18 hours ago‎
“Based on the North Korean government's systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom, USCIRF again recommends in 2016 that North Korea be designated a 'country of particular concern,' or CPC, under the International Religious ...
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U.S., Japan, South Korea seek bigger role from China on North Korea issues

The Japan Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Leaders from the United States, Japan and South Korea as well as China have on several occasions reiterated the importance of implementing the economic sanctions authorized by U.N.

RosettaBooks: My Holiday in North Korea Book Offers Readers a Glimpse of North Korea as It's Never Been Seen Before

Marketwired (press release) - ‎18 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - May 03, 2016) - On the first morning Wendy E. Simmons was in North Korea the news broke: the controversial film, "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen had set off an international flurry with North Korea ...

North Korea: Searching for self-reliance and 'real people' in Pyongyang

BBC News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A team from the BBC is making a rare visit to North Korea organised by the Vienna-based International Peace Foundation (IPF).
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US May Introduce Travel Ban on North Korea Following Arrests of Americans

Sputnik International - ‎12 hours ago‎
"If a travel ban is compelled anywhere, it's compelled in a country like North Korea, which is under a series of UN Security Council resolutions for being a dire threat to its neighbors, and is responsible for crimes against humanity,", a lawyer who ...

North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to... - ‎15 hours ago‎
Colleagues and family members of 12 North Korean waitresses are presented to the media in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South

660 News - ‎21 hours ago‎
North Korean authorities on Tuesday presented the colleagues and parents of the waitresses to North Korean and international media in Pyongyang.
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North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 years of hard labour - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion of engaging in spying and stealing state secrets. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour after a brief trial in Pyongyang.

The Day I Hit the Wall in North Korea

Huffington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Wendy E. Simmons Photographer, writer, intrepid world traveler. Chief Brand Officer, MOSCOT. Author of “My Holiday in North Korea” (on-sale 5/3/2016) 2016-05-02-1462203935-4951229-172_0G7A1495kaesong.jpg. Me and Boyfriend ...
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Update on North Korea's Nuclear Test Site

38 North - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
It is worth noting that the January 2016 nuclear test demonstrated that North Korea has the ability to slow-roll test preparations relatively unnoticed and is able to conduct a new test with little or no warning.

Efforts underway to release Ohio man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea - ‎May 1, 2016‎
NEW YORK (WCMH) - Efforts are underway to help get an Ohio native out of a North Korean prison. Otto Warmbier, 21, from Wyoming, Ohio, is the second American that political activist and NBA agent David Sugarman is now trying to help free from North ...

Ask a North Korean: ​does anyone talk about sex?

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Is this what happens in a capitalist society? Of course people have sex, get married and give birth to children in North Korea. It's just that sex education didn't exist and family planning was sparse. When teenagers hit puberty and became interested ...