North Korea

South Koreans trying to launch anti-North leaflets clash with border residents

PAJU South Korea - A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.

International financial watchdog warns on Iran, North Korea 24 Oct 2014

PARIS - An international financial watchdog said on Friday member states should take action to ward off risks emanating from Iran and North Korea, which it said had failed to tackle money-laundering and financing of terrorism.

Japan could deploy minesweepers off South Korea in war with North, U.S. admiral says 24 Oct 2014

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepers in South Korean waters in the event of a war with North Korea, a senior U.S. admiral said on Friday.

Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation, son says 24 Oct 2014

BEIJING - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday.

North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns: tour operators 23 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the isolated country told Reuters.

North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns - tour operators 23 Oct 2014

SEOUL - North Korea will bar entry to foreigners on tourist trips from Friday, because of worries over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, operators of tours to the isolated country told Reuters.

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At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea 23 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

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At U.N., China asked to back rights case against North Korea 23 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

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At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea 22 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

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At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea 22 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.