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North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

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In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

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

Two Koreas are ‘one family, one people’–Pope

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Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to unite as “one family, one people” in a spirit of mutual forgiveness at a mass Monday that coincided with a South Korea-US military drill condemned by the North as a prelude to war.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea says rockets not linked to visit by ‘so-called pope’

This file photo taken on April 15, 2012 shows SA-3 ground-to-air missiles being displayed during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang.  North Korea test-fired ten short-range missiles into the sea, a South Korean news agency reported on March 16, 2014, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.       AFP

North Korea on Friday ridiculed suggestions that it had sought to upstage the visit of the “so-called pope” to South Korea by firing a series of short-range rockets as the pontiff flew into Seoul.

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

Pope to speak to North Korea’s ‘church of silence’

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Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation in Seoul next week, but they are unlikely to be heard in North Korea which pays lip-service to religious freedom but treats unsanctioned acts of devotion as criminal. The pope is scheduled to conduct a special Korean “peace and reconciliation” mass on August 18 at the end [...]

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seoul calls for high-level talks with North Korea

A TV news program reports on missiles launched by North Korea at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 13, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea on Monday proposed high-level talks with rival North Korea next week to discuss resuming reunions of Korean War-divided families, a proposal that could lead to the easing of tensions after months of North Korean missile tests and heated rhetoric from both countries.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »