North Korea

South Korea says North drops demand for wage hike at joint factory park

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SEOUL - North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone.

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Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect 21 May 2015

SEOUL - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

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Bugged phones and double barbed wire - far fewer North Koreans defect 21 May 2015

SEOUL - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

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North Korea modified submarine missile launch photos, says U.S. official 20 May 2015

SEOUL - Photographs showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists and the country may be years away from developing such technology, analysts and a top U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

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North Korea modified submarine missile launch photos, says US official 20 May 2015

SEOUL - Photographs showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists and the country may be years away from developing such technology, analysts and a top U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

REFILE-UPDATE 2-North Korea modified submarine missile launch photos, says US official 20 May 2015

SEOUL, May 20 - Photographs showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists and the country may be years away from developing such technology, analysts and a top U.S. military official said on Tuesday.

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U.N. chief Ban says North Korea retracts approval for visit 20 May 2015

SEOUL - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision "deeply regrettable". | Video

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U.N. chief Ban says North Korea retracts approval for visit 20 May 2015

SEOUL - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision "deeply regrettable". | Video

North Korea "modified" submarine missile launch photos, say experts 20 May 2015

SEOUL, May 20 - Photos showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, and the isolated country may still be years away from developing the technology, analysts and a senior U.S. Navy admiral said on Tuesday.

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Women activists leave for North Korea and DMZ peace march 19 May 2015

BEIJING - With tears, songs and laughter, 30 women activists set off from Beijing on Tuesday on a controversial trip to North Korea, where they will cross the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) to the South in a call for peace on the divided peninsula.