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UN confronts North Korea over crimes against humanity

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, left, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 69th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 27, 2014. AP /Jason DeCrow

UNITED NATIONS, United States―The United Nations is preparing to confront North Korea over its dismal rights record with a key vote this week that could compel Pyongyang to answer to crimes against humanity. A UN General Assembly committee will vote Tuesday on a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan condemning human rights abuses […]

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

Defectors play big role in North Korean rumor mill

In this Nov. 14, 2014 photo, North Korean defector Kim Seong-Min, the head of Free North Korea Radio, shouts slogans during a rally to improve human rights condition in North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea. AP

Video secretly taken in North Korea shows public executions by firing squad. The country is said to begin a currency revaluation that turns disastrous. Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have thrown South Korean leaflets containing rumors about his wife in his aides’ faces.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

American freed by North Korea wanted pizza

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Kenneth Bae arrived home after years of imprisonment in North Korea, expressing his gratitude to the U.S. government for securing his release and revealing that his time there offered lessons.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

N. Korea denies role in smartphone hacking in South


North Korea’s state media on Monday blasted South Korea’s spy agency for alleging Pyongyang hacked tens of thousands of smartphones in the South using malware disguised in mobile gaming apps.

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

N. Korea executes state officials for watching S. Korean soap operas

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North Korea has reportedly executed 10 government officials for a range of charges that included watching foreign soap operas, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »