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Foreign food aid drying up in North Korea

In this March 8, 2013 photo, North Koreans gather in a park in Pyongyang to dance to popular local music played on a speaker. A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of April 2014,  no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs. AP

A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

In this July, 2013 photo, military trucks carry Rodong missiles during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North’s security threat. AP/Kyodo News / JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

North Korea test-fired two medium-range missiles Wednesday, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit and pledged “unwavering commitment” to Tokyo and Seoul in the face of Pyongyang’s nuclear threat.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea fires short-range rockets for 2nd day

Army soldiers pass by a barbed-wire fence during a military exercise in Paju near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The short-range Scud missiles North Korea fired into the sea Thursday were a type it hasn't launched since 2009, South Korea confirmed Friday, though analysts say the apparent protest over U.S.-South Korean military drills were likely not a prelude to higher tensions. AP

South Korea says North Korea has fired more short-range rockets into its eastern waters for a second straight day. That’s apparently a continuation of protests of ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China: NKorea ready to make nuclear commitment

Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi, left, talk before making statements before their bilateral meeting at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Syria and North Korea as well as other issues were to be discussed. AP

China’s foreign minister pushed Friday for the restart of international talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, saying that Pyongyang is ready to recommit to the goal of denuclearization.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

N. Korea says peace ‘dearer than anything else’

Military vehicles are pictured on video during a ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP)

North Korea’s top military official said Pyongyang did not want war and valued peace above all, as the two Koreas forge ahead with plans for their first family reunions in three years.

Friday’s agreement to hold the reunion event next month has deepened signs of rapprochement after months of tension, with Pyongyang also offering to revive a joint industrial project with Seoul.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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