North Korea

North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

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SEOUL - North Korea demanded $10 billion (6.6 billion pounds) in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said, adding that he refused to pay anything for holding talks.

North Korea may be trying to restart nuclear reactor - U.S. think tank 29 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor that can yield plutonium for atomic bombs, a U.S. security think tank said on Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery.

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Moscow says North Korean leader Kim confirms Russia visit - Yonhap 28 Jan 2015

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confirmed he will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a Kremlin spokesman.

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North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex 27 Jan 2015

SEOUL - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.

North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex 27 Jan 2015

SEOUL, Jan 27 - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.

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James Franco finds his most despicable character in 'True Story' 26 Jan 2015

PARK CITY, Utah - Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony's controversial comedy "The Interview" wasn't a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller "True Story."

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James Franco finds his most despicable character in 'True Story' 26 Jan 2015

PARK CITY, Utah - Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony's controversial comedy "The Interview" wasn't a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller "True Story."

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North Korea urges South to lift sanctions before talks can begin 23 Jan 2015

SEOUL - North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea after a 2010 attack on one of its naval vessels, as a condition for resuming dialogue.

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North Korea urges South to lift sanctions before talks can begin 23 Jan 2015

SEOUL - North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea after a 2010 attack on one of its naval vessels, as a condition for resuming dialogue.

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North Korea seeks U.N. probe of 'CIA torture crimes' 22 Jan 2015

GENEVA - North Korea called on Thursday for the top United Nations human rights body to investigate allegations of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture in the George W. Bush era, that were contained in a recent Senate report.