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Canadian pastor detained in North Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

TORONTO The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was seen on video apparently confessing to crimes in front of reporters, said church spokeswoman Lisa Pak. "There was a press conference in Pyongyang, and he was asked to go and say some statements about his allegations and charges. #Business #Technology #North Korea #opinion #pastor
Canadian pastor detained in N.Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

Canadian pastor detained in N.Korea makes TV confession - church| Reuters

TORONTO The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was seen on video apparently confessing to crimes in front of reporters, said church spokeswoman Lisa Pak. #Business #Technology #South Korea #North Korea #opinion #pastor
Speculation grows of looming North Korea rocket test

Jul 29, 2015

Speculation grows of looming North Korea rocket test

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a major political anniversary in October. #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Nuclear warfare #Kim Jong-un #Dictatorship
Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels  | Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen ceasefire quickly unravels | Reuters

SANAA/ADEN Yemen's Houthi group carried on fighting across Yemen on Monday despite a ceasefire announcement by its Saudi-led foes, and media controlled by the Iran-allied movement acknowledged that its forces had shelled targets inside Saudi Arabia. The violence prolongs a four-month-old conflict rooted in political strains that spread across the Arabian Peninsula country last year, when the Houthis seized Sanaa and pushed aside President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a U.S. #Business #South Korea #North Korea #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible Oct. launch - Yonhap| Reuters

Jul 22, 2015

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible Oct. launch - Yonhap| Reuters

SEOUL North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012 #Business #India #Middle East #South Korea #markets #North Korea #opinion
South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

Jul 17, 2015

South Korea invites North Korea for security talks

South Korean authorities on Friday invited North Korea security talks slated for September in Seoul, authorities said. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Security #Kim Jong-un #Talks
Greek parliament approves bailout measures as Syriza fragments| Reuters

Jul 16, 2015

Greek parliament approves bailout measures as Syriza fragments| Reuters

ATHENS The Greek parliament passed sweeping austerity measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new multibillion-euro bailout package to keep Greece in the euro, but dozens of hardliners in the ruling Syriza party deserted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The package was approved with 229 votes in the 300-seat chamber. There were 64 votes against it and six abstentions. #Business #Middle East #Greece #North Korea #United Kingdom #Mexico
North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state| Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. But Lee and her classmates grew up convinced they lived in the "greatest nation on earth" run by a benevolent god-like leader whom they loved in the way many children love Santa Claus. #Books #India #markets #North Korea #United Kingdom #Latin America
North Korea urges world to join its struggle against the US on anniversary of Korean War

Jun 25, 2015

North Korea urges world to join its struggle against the US on anniversary of Korean War

North Korea urged the world to join its struggle to "dismember the gangster US imperialists" in a statement released Thursday to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. #World #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #South Korea #North Korea #USA #Korean War