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North Korea urge South to accept jumbo delegation proposal

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SEOUL - North Korea has urged Asian Games hosts South Korea to seize a "golden opportunity" to improve relations between the fractious neighbours and accept their proposal for a party of 700 athletes and officials to take part in the multi-sport event.

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North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 18 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part.

North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 18 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches near South Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

UPDATE 1-N.Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches near S.Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL, July 15 - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

Pyongyang abductee probe stirs speculation of early Japan poll 15 Jul 2014

TOKYO - As Japan presses North Korea for information on the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, speculation is simmering that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could use a possible breakthrough on the emotive issue to call a snap election.

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Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches close to South Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

REFILE-Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches close to South Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL, July 15 - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

Japan denies report on North Korea's abduction survivor list 10 Jul 2014

TOKYO - Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping.

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Japan denies report on North Korea's abduction survivor list 10 Jul 2014

TOKYO - Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping.