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North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 1:04PM UTC Comments Off North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown. If true, the finding Thursday, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighbors at a time of increasing animosity. The Nyongbyon reactor restarted...

UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 4:55PM UTC Comments Off UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

TOKYO (AP) — The United Nations’ official in charge of investigating human rights abuses in North Korea says he stands by U.N. findings on widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking by a prominent defector on the details of his life in the North’s prison system. The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea,...

Russia: Kim Jong Un ‘positive’ about Moscow invite

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:24PM UTC Comments Off Russia: Kim Jong Un 'positive' about Moscow invite

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given a positive response to the Kremlin's invitation to visit Russia....

Pyongyang seeks to discredit North Korea defector over recanted story

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 3:20PM UTC Comments Off Pyongyang seeks to discredit North Korea defector over recanted story

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is seeking to discredit a prominent North Korean prison camp survivor who recently admitted inaccuracies in parts of his widely read story of horrific abuse in the North....

US ex-officials conclude nuke talks with North Korean diplomat

By Mon, Jan 19, 2015 7:14PM UTC Comments Off US ex-officials conclude nuke talks with North Korean diplomat

SINGAPORE (AP) — A former senior U.S. official says an American delegation urged the resumption of official nuclear talks during two days of informal meetings with North Korea's senior nuclear envoy....