North Korea

North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to centre of power

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SEOUL - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

Young sister of North Korean leader takes senior party post - KCNA 27 Nov 2014

SEOUL - The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported on Thursday, consolidating a third generation of Kim family rule in the secretive state.

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Russia says North Korea ready for renewal of nuclear talks 20 Nov 2014

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear programme.

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Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy 19 Nov 2014

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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U.N. panel calls for North Korea referral to international court 18 Nov 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly committee dealing with human rights on Tuesday called for the U.N. Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.

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North Korea's Kim to send special envoy to Russia 14 Nov 2014

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to send a personal envoy to Russia, state media said on Friday, the latest in a series of diplomatic moves by the isolated country as it fends off accusations of crimes against humanity.

North Korea's Kim to send special envoy to Russia 14 Nov 2014

SEOUL, Nov 14 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to send a personal envoy to Russia, state media said on Friday, the latest in a series of diplomatic moves by the isolated country as it fends off accusations of crimes against humanity.

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Enough evidence to hold North Korea's Kim accountable - U.N. official 13 Nov 2014

SEOUL - A U.N. investigator said on Thursday there was enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for "massive" human rights atrocities committed by the state.

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Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N. 12 Nov 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said on Wednesday.

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After Bae release, Christian groups tread carefully in North Korea 11 Nov 2014

SEATTLE/SEOUL - Christian groups in North Korea are vowing to carry on their missionary work despite mounting risks since Korean-American activist Kenneth Bae was imprisoned two years ago.