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North Korean nuclear and missile expert dies; more missiles fired

Jul 10, 2014

North Korean nuclear and missile expert dies; more missiles fired

SEOUL (Reuters) - A former North Korean missile expert who was placed under sanctions by the United Nations for his role in the country's nuclear and missile weapons programmes has died, state media said on Wednesday. The announcement of Jon Pyong Ho's death came as North Korea launched short-range missiles into its eastern waters in the early hours of Wednesday. #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #North Korea #Latin America
N.Korea list of Japanese abductees contains some 30 names - Nikkei

Jul 10, 2014

N.Korea list of Japanese abductees contains some 30 names - Nikkei

(Reuters) - North Korea has given Japan a list of some 30 missing Japanese still living in the country, Japan's Nikkei daily reported on Thursday, citing sources - three times as many names as the paper reported a week ago. The list includes known victims of North Korean state-sponsored kidnappings in the 1970s and 80s - believed to have been snatched to train spies - and, as of Wednesday, Tokyo had matched about two-thirds of them with domestic records of missing persons, the Nikkei said #India #Brazil #France #Russia #Italy #North Korea #United Kingdom #japanese
N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limp takes center stage

Jul 08, 2014

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limp takes center stage

This was a rare display of weakness in a country where leaders are portrayed as semi-divine and where state media is highly choreographed #World #NewsTracker #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #Kim Il-sung #Limping #Divinity of rulers
North Korea to send cheerleading squad to Asian Games in South Korea

Jul 07, 2014

North Korea to send cheerleading squad to Asian Games in South Korea

North Korea has sent such squads to the South before, most recently for the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon #Sports #World #NewsTracker #South Korea #Asian Games #North Korea
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Jul 04, 2014

Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Japan took a tentative step towards improved relations with North Korea on Friday by agreeing to lift some of its sanctions. #World #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #Korea #North Korea #Sanctions #Pyongyang #Shinzo Abe #Japanese PM

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Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Jul 08, 2014

Beijing, Seoul Grow Closer, but North Korea Strains Ties

China's World: China and South Korea are joined by increasingly common interests, but the security question raised by North Korea continues to drive a wedge between the two nations... #China #Beijing #Seoul
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Jul 09, 2014

North Korea Again Fires Projectiles Into Sea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said. The launch was... #China #Beijing #Seoul
Japanese parliament agrees to lift some sanctions on N Korea

Jul 03, 2014

Leaders Unite Against a Nuclear North Korea

The presidents of China and South Korea smoothed over differences to release a joint statement expressing opposition to North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs... #China #Asian Development Bank #Kim Jong-un #South Korea #Park Geun-hye #North Korea #Xi Jinping