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No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Call for sanctions against N. Korea over abuses

Michael Kirby, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  AP PHOTO/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy

In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's newly-selected parliament met for the first time on Wednesday in Pyongyang. It was the first time that North Korea has reassembled its parliament under new leader Kim. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea uses flamethrower to execute official

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Die the North Korean style. After North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un persecuted his own uncle, Jang Song-taek, another official, has been put to the fire.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kim Jong-Un ‘re-elected’ as North Korean leader

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

Kim Jong-Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters Sunday April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel announced that the U.S. is planning to forward-deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017. AP

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea slams South’s missile test ‘farce’

A man watches a TV news program showing the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. AP

North Korea has slammed the South’s recent ballistic missile test, calling it a “farce” aimed at showing off Seoul’s military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea tests missile bringing entire North in range

A South Korean marine LVT-7 landing craft sail to shores through a smoke screen during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing exercises called Ssangyong, part of the Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014. South Korea said North Korea has announced plans to conduct live-fire drills near the rivals' disputed western sea boundary. The planned drills Monday come after an increase in threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang and a series of rocket and ballistic missile launches in an apparent protest against the annual military exercises by Seoul and Washington. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seoul says crashed ‘drone’ likely from North Korea

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South Korea said Wednesday it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

A new photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un disembarking from a plane suggests he doesn’t share his father Kim Jong-Il’s near-obsessive fear of flying.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea leader warns of ‘very grave’ situation

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire and Pyongyang threaten a new nuclear test.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korea suspects crashed drone from North Korea

In this photo provided by the Ongjin County, residents of Baengnyeong Island watch a big screen showing a TV news report about North Korea's firing drills as they evacuate to a shelter on the the island, South Korea, near the West Sea border with North Korea, Monday, March 31, 2014. AP

South Korea suspects that an unmanned drone that crashed on a frontline South Korean island was flown by rival North Korea.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border—military

South Korean Marine amphibious assault vehicles land on the seashore during a joint landing operation by US and South Korean Marines in Pohang, 270 kms southeast of Seoul, on March 31, 2014. North Korea announced a live-fire drill on March 31 near its disputed maritime border with South Korea, further ratcheting up tensions a day after threatening a "new form" of nuclear test.  AFP

The two Koreas traded live fire into the sea across their disputed maritime border on Monday, after Seoul said a North Korean military exercise dropped shells into South Korean waters.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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