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American at NKorea labor camp gets consular visit

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:24AM UTC Comments Off Kenneth Bae. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea this week visited a detained American at a labor camp....

Family of US man held in NKorea to make statement

By Tue, Aug 12, 2014 3:38PM UTC Comments Off Jeffrey Edward Fowle speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea earlier this month. Pic: AP.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The wife and three children of an American man charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea are planning to attend a news conference in hopes of helping his case. ...

Seoul calls for high-level talks with North Korea

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 4:25PM UTC Comments Off

South Korea has proposed high-level talks next week with rival North Korea to discuss resuming reunions of Korean War-divided families....

North Korean foreign minister visits Vietnam to improve ties

By Wed, Aug 06, 2014 4:33PM UTC Comments Off North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong listens during talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is holding talks in Vietnam in a visit to a fellow communist country as part of efforts to break the North's diplomatic isolation. ...

US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

By Thu, Jul 31, 2014 2:59PM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba. The department announced Wednesday it was imposing sanctions on the Chongchongang Shipping Company, which owned the ship. It also sanctioned Ocean Maritime Management Company, which...

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