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U.S. missionary jailed in North Korea feels 'abandoned' - paper

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SEOUL - A U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed again for help in securing his release, a pro-North Korea newspaper reported on Thursday.

U.S. blacklists North Korea shipping firms over arms shipments 30 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms that it said tried to conceal arms shipments from Cuba to North Korea, following a similar move by the United Nations.

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U.N. blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama 29 Jul 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, and raised concerns about Cuba's military cooperation with Pyongyang.

U.N. blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama 28 Jul 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

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North Korea urge South to accept jumbo delegation proposal 23 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea has urged Asian Games hosts South Korea to seize a "golden opportunity" to improve relations between the fractious neighbours and accept their proposal for a party of 700 athletes and officials to take part in the multi-sport event.

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North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 18 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part.

North Korea threatens to pull out of Asian Games in the South 18 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea threatened on Friday to pull out of the Asian Games due to take place in rival South Korea later this year, accusing the South of plotting to block its athletes from taking part.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches near South Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

UPDATE 1-N.Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises rocket launches near S.Korea border 15 Jul 2014

SEOUL, July 15 - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbours.

Pyongyang abductee probe stirs speculation of early Japan poll 15 Jul 2014

TOKYO - As Japan presses North Korea for information on the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, speculation is simmering that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could use a possible breakthrough on the emotive issue to call a snap election.