North Korea

Soccer-North Korea take on South Korea in youth final

BANGKOK, Sept 19 - Organisers will be hoping peace is maintained when South Korea take on North Korea in the politically charged final of the AFC's Under-16 championships in the Thai capital on Saturday.

South Korea fires warning shots at North's patrol boat 7:55am BST

SEOUL - South Korea fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the divided peninsula, the South's military said.

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North Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage - Japan government 4:56am BST

TOKYO - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

N.Korea probe on Japan abductees in early stage-Japan govt 4:39am BST

TOKYO, Sept 19 - North Korea has told Japan it can only give a preliminary report on the status of its investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by Pyongyang decades ago and of other missing Japanese, the government spokesman in Tokyo said on Friday.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 18 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

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Alice, steampunk and a false name: enigma of an American jailed in North Korea 18 Sep 2014

SEOUL - Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named "Preston Somerset", acquaintances who met or worked with him said.

South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea: report 17 Sep 2014

SEOUL - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported.

South Korea arrests American trying to swim to North Korea - report 17 Sep 2014

SEOUL - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported.

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Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: Yonhap 17 Sep 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

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Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing - Yonhap 17 Sep 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency.