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Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'
Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'

Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation in Seoul next week

Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'
N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report
N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report

North Korea said it would publish its own "rosy" human rights report, six months after a UN inquiry published a list of violations.

N. Korea to publish 'rosy' human rights report
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North Korean freighter runs aground in Gulf of Mexico

A North Korean freighter that sailed from Havana has run aground off the Mexican port of Tuxpan on the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.

North Korean freighter runs aground in Gulf of Mexico
North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea
North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.

North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung

A visibly limping Kim Jong-Un presided over an official memorial in Pyongyang on Tuesday for the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il-Sung.

Limping N. Korea leader leads memorial for Kim Il-Sung
N. Korea leader directs island assault drill
N. Korea leader directs island assault drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said.

N. Korea leader directs island assault drill
Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe

Japan will revoke some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the prime minister announced Thursday, after talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals.

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast
N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast

North Korea fired two short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea said, the latest in a series of missile tests ahead of a state visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ©Reuters/KCNA
N. Korea says Kim assassination comedy an 'act of terror'

North Korea denounced a new Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-Un as a "wanton act of terror" and warned of a "merciless response" unless the US authorities banned the film.

N. Korea says Kim assassination comedy an 'act of terror'
Nursultan Nazarbayev © Danial Okasov
Kazakhstan urges DPRK to give up nukes

Nazarbayev has called upon North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.

Kazakhstan urges DPRK to give up nukes
Park Geun-hye during her state visit in Astana © Turar Kazangapov
President Nazarbayev meets his South Korean counterpart in Astana

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye in Astana.

President Nazarbayev meets his South Korean counterpart in Astana
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North Korea detains third US tourist

North Korea said Friday it had detained a US tourist for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae.

North Korea detains third US tourist
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ©Reuters/KCNA
Images show farm work at N. Korea prison camp

North Korea has increased economic linkages with a prison camp where inmates are working by hand in agriculture, according to satellite imagery released Thursday by a human rights group.

Images show farm work at N. Korea prison camp
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N. Korea sentences S. Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life

North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state.

N. Korea sentences S. Korean 'spy' to hard labour for life
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Two Koreas accuse each other of lying about shelling

Seoul Friday accused North Korea of a "blatant lie" in claiming it had not fired shells near a South Korean warship and said Pyongyang had threatened to bombard its military vessels.

Two Koreas accuse each other of lying about shelling
Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung. Photo courtesy of catholicnewsagency.com
South Korean cardinal in first visit to North

A South Korean cardinal visited the North on Wednesday in the first trip of its kind, an official said, ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to Seoul that Catholic authorities hope will promote peace between the neighbours.

South Korean cardinal in first visit to North
Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea
Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea

South Korea lashed out Monday at an "unspeakable" personal attack on its president, a day after Pyongyang called Park Geun-Hye a "prostitute".

Pyongyang's 'prostitute' attack 'immoral': South Korea
New pictures confirm North Korea nuclear activity
New pictures confirm North Korea nuclear activity

A North Korean nuclear test within days "cannot be ruled out" analysts said Saturday, after new satellite imagery showed heightened activity at the test site.

New pictures confirm North Korea nuclear activity
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ©Reuters/Kyodo
South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.

South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test
A floral basket from Kim Jong Un in front of statues of his grandfather Kim Il Sung and father Kim Jong Il at Ku’msusan. Photo courtesy of nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com
N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday Tuesday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the ruling Kim dynasty.

N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

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