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The launch appeared to be North Korea's most successful missile test yet.
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Lim is currently serving a life sentence in North Korea.
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Doctors said he suffered a "severe neurological injury'' of unknown cause.
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For the first time in decade, South Koreans voted for humanity, not for greed or nostalgia. Like millions of Candlelight protesters, Moon Jae-in is one of the few candidates who have remained on the side of humanity. As a student, he was jailed for protesting against Park Jung-hee's dictatorship.
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One think-tank estimates North Korea could already have 30 bombs.
Through inaction we are implicated. Through apathy we are condemned. History will not judge the DPRK regime kindly, but what of us who allowed it to stay in power for so long? What Pandora's Box awaits us with the fall of North Korea?
While every other category of weapons of mass destruction has been specifically prohibited under international law, nuclear weapons -- by far the most destructive of them all -- remarkably still have not. What is needed is a global legal ban on nuclear weapons, with specific provisions for the elimination of existing arsenals and a timeline for verified implementation.
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PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don't intend to stop there...
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Warm weather rolls in and with it a vision of reclining at the beach with a good book. Summer reads they are called. Those books that take you away, absorb your attention. Time stands still as you fall into another world between the covers of the book. It feeds into that endless quality of "summer' time. My book club, which is now in its fifth year, has some suggestions, and I'd like to share them with you.
Less than a third of the more than 100 foreign journalists invited for the historic congress were permitted to attend.
"The more pressure you put on to something, the more emotionally you react to stand up against it."
His supporters want more action from the government.
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Hyeon Soo Lim has been held since last February.
North Korea's recent nuclear-weapons test constitutes provocative, destabilizing activity for the region and the globe and demands strong condemnation from the international community. Every effort must be made to keep North Korea's nuclear ambitions in check. But too often outside policymakers and observers seem to overlook the simple fact that the current standoff is in part a result of an unsustainable nuclear-weapons regime that perpetuates a double standard between states that have nuclear weapons and those that do not.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion used Twitter to express Canada's outrage about the news out of North Korea.
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"True peace and security do not happen as a result of humiliation-laden entreaties or conciliatory meetings."
The country is calling on Canada to apologize for the actions of a jailed Toronto pastor.
Relatives said he's been there more than 100 times.
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All eyes would be on Beijing. North Korea's frequent provocations to help secure political concessions, and often financial and food aid too, are no longer having the effect they used to. Having all been burnt once too often in the past, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington are not in mood to play such games. And crucially for Pyongyang, neither, it seems, is Beijing.
North and South Korea started talks at a border village Monday on resuming the reunions of family separated by the Korean War in the early 1950s, Seoul officials said. The talks among the rivals' Red...
No country should be beyond legitimate criticism and all should be measured against the same yardstick, but when you single out one country over all others, namely Israel, and hold it to a unique standard and put it on the receiving end of exclusive censure, it's anti-Semitism, plain and simple.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technolog...
Poverty. Rape. Abusive marriage. A son sold by his grandmother. Human trafficking. Prison. Most of us would not have survived any one of these life tragedies, yet Lucia Jang did, as she shares in her...
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a monkey, and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview."North...
Hollywood has forgotten that as much as copyright can be an engine of free expression, it may also be a vehicle for its suppression. Hollywood studios should recognize that the more power they have to ensure that their content can't be accessed without their consent, the more vulnerable they become to be targets of threat and extortion by those who do not like their content.
SEOUL, South Korea - Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures tha...
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the world is grappling with how to respond to a cyberattack crippling Sony Pictures and which the United States blames on North Korea.North Korea's In...
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WASHINGTON - North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down."It's not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems wer...
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In 2010, Canada imposed the toughest sanctions in the world against the North Korean regime, banning all exports and imports (albeit, actual economic activity between Canada and North Korea was extremely limited). Exceptions exist for humanitarian goods.
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What have you heard about Burma, Tibet, Northern Cyprus? Even less than Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Don't look. Pretend it's not happening-or pretend that efforts at peace will work-if we just give it enough time. Rwanda took more than 100 days. The Jewish people waited five years. Syria has been in conflagration for three years. Talk. Talk. Talk. Well maybe there will be talk. But then who's listening. The media? There is a certain presence of an absence in far too many hot spots.
(Relaxnews) - You’ve been to Vail, gone to Whistler and bought the T-shirt in Chamonix. But for skiers looking for their next powdery adventure -- and, perhaps, one of the most interesting cocktail pa...