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Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, stands during his trial at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday. Pic: AP.

US: NKorea using detainees as political pawns

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:12AM UTC Comments Off Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, stands during his trial at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says North Korea is using detained American citizens as political pawns, after a 24-year-old Californian man was sentenced to six years of hard labor....

US citizen sentenced to 6 years hard labor in North Korea

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:50AM UTC Comments Off Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, stands during his trial at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday. Pic: AP.

US citizen Matthew Miller was sentenced to 6 years of hard labor in North Korea Sunday after he was found guilty of espionage. The 24-year-old had been detained since April....

1 in 10 North Koreans may have cell phones, says study

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 6:34PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

In what is considered the most isolated country in the world, over two million people were reported to have registered mobile phones in North Korea, according to a new research report by John Hopkins University....

North Korean defector troupe wows Seoul’s elderly… for a price

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 1:53PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Over a hundred senior citizens were in attendance to watch the North Korean Performing Arts Group at the Songpa Women’s Culture Center in Seoul this week. ...

North Korea calls US a ‘graveyard of human rights’

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:39AM UTC Comments Off

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a “graveyard of human rights.” The comments by a Foreign Ministry spokesman fit a North Korean pattern of seizing any opportunity to turn the table on Washington’s longstanding...

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