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S. Korea blames North for mine blasts, threatens 'harsh' response - AFP (August 9, 2015)

South Korea on Monday accused North Korea of planting landmines that maimed two soldiers on border patrol...(read more)

With warning to U.S., North Korea marks end of Korean War - Yahoo News (July 27, 2015)

North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean peninsula would leave no Americans alive...(read more)

Seoul: North Korean leader has so far executed 70 officials - AP (July 9, 2015)

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials since taking power in 

late 2011 in a "reign of terror" that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator father's early 

rule...(read more)

S. Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat - Yahoo News (June 30, 2015)

A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol 

boat which crossed their disputed western sea border...(read more)

In North Korea, war anniversary is climax of anti-US fervor - Yahoo News (June 25, 2015)

June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea. Officially, it's called "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month"...(read more)

North Korea's fledgling markets provide buffer against drought - Yahoo News (June 22, 2015)

Despite a severe drought this year, North Korea's fledgling markets and private farm plots 

should provide a buffer against famine of the sort that devastated the totalitarian nation in 

the 1990s...(read more)

North Korea says it faces worst drought in a century - BBC News (June 17, 2015)

North Korea said it is facing its worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening 

food shortages...(read more)

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with anthrax - Reuters (June 12, 2015)

North Korea accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and asked the United 

Nations Security Council to investigate Washington's "biological warfare schemes" after 

a live anthrax sample was sent...(read more)

North Korean hackers 'could kill', warns key defector - BBC News (May 28, 2015)

North Korean hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and 

even kill people, a high-profile defector has warned...(read more)

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect - MSN News (May 21, 2015)

It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim 

Jong Un too 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...(read more)

N. Korea defence minister executed: S. Korea intelligence - MSN News (May 12, 2015)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has had his defence minister executed with anti-aircraft 

fire for insubordination and dozing off during formal military rallies, South Korean intelligence 

said Wednesday, hinting at possible instability in the Pyongyang leadership...(read more)

North Korea's show of force greets US diplomatic overture - Yahoo News (May 9, 2015)

North Korea greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing 

the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks...(read more)

North Korea arrests South Korean NYU student for illegal entry - Reuters (May 2, 2015)

North Korea on Saturday said it had arrested a South Korean college student, holding a U.S. 

green card, for illegal entry into the country.  Joo Won-moon, 21, from New York, was 

caught on April 22 crossing from the Chinese side of the...(read more)

S. Korea lawmaker: North Korea leader executes about 15 officials in 2015 - CNN 

(April 30, 2015)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is continuing to rule with an iron fist, having ordered the execution of about 15 senior officials so far this year, according to an assessment by South Korean intelligence agents, a lawmaker who attended a closed briefing said...(read more)

North Korea vows 'merciless' war against US - Yahoo News (February 27, 2015)

North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on 

Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that 

have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling 

party's official...(read more)

North Korea Exports Forced Laborers for Profit, Rights Groups Say - The New York Times

(February 19, 2015)

When the North Korean carpenter was offered a job in Kuwait in 1996, he leapt at the chance.

He was promised $120 a month, an unimaginable wage for most workers in his famine-stricken

country, where most people are not allowed to travel abroad...(read more)

Has UN become 'donor of last resort' for North Korea? - (February 18, 2015)
Exclusive: A United Nations emergency fund intended to channel assistance to victims

of natural disasters and armed conflicts has instead become the U.N. "donor of last

resort" in delivering tens of millions of dollars to development programs in despotic North

Korea...(read more)

North Korea says unworried by ICC threat because it's not guilty - Reuters (February 16, 2015)

North Korea said on Monday it is not worried about a threat to refer the country to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, because it is not guilty and wants to attend a U.S.

meeting on its rights situation to defend itself...(read more)

The 15 Least Free Countries In The World - Business Insider (February 11, 2015)

North Korea, which functions as a single-party state under a totalitarian family dictatorship,

is the least free country in the world, according  to Freedom House. Corruption and bribery

are pervasive at every level of the state...(read more)

North Korea: We don't need 'flashy lights' - Yahoo News (February 9, 2015)

North Korea doesn't need "flashy lights" to shine. Last year, the communist nation was

photographed at night from the International Space Station appearing dimly lit when

compared to neighboring South Korea and China...(read more)

UN official says North Korean regime must be 'dismantled' for human rights to thrive - Fox News

(February 3, 2015)

A campaign within the United Nations to haul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before an

international court for crimes against humanity has touched off a defensive fury in Pyongyang,

where it's being treated like a diplomatic declaration of war...(read more)

Rape, torture and starvation: U.N. shines light on N. Korea's human rights - CBS News

(December 23, 2014)

The U.N. Security Council shone an international light on North Korea's abysmal human

rights situation Monday, with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power calling the reclusive

regime "a living nightmare...(read more)

UN Security Council discusses North Korea human rights - BBC News (December 22, 2014)

The UN Security Council is discussing North Korea's human rights record, despite opposition

from China and Russia. It comes days after the UN General Assembly voted in favour of

referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against

humanity...(read more)

North Korea faces more heat, this time over human rights - USA Today (December 22, 2014)

The United Nations Security Council gathered late Monday to discuss North Korea's human

rights record, but a key would-be participant was missing: North Korea...(read more)

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