Japan to allow entry of N. Korean soccer players despite sanctions

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan to allow entry of N. Korean soccer players despite sanctions 

TOKYO, Feb. 15 — Japan plans to allow North Korea's national women's team to enter the country to join Asian qualifying matches for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, despite Tokyo's new sanctions on Pyongyang that prohibit North Korean nationals from visiting Japan in principle, a senior ruling lawmaker said Sunday.

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US seeks Chinese ban on oil exports to N. Korea

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on US seeks Chinese ban on oil exports to N. Korea 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 — The United States has sounded out china and other countries about banning oil exports to North Korea as part of new UN sanctions against Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test earlier this month, a diplomatic source said Thursday.

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N. Korea-invested museum opens in Cambodia's Siem Reap city

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on N. Korea-invested museum opens in Cambodia's Siem Reap city 

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 7 — After five years of construction, the USD24 million Angkor Panorama Museum, funded by North Korea, opened in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap city, a local English newspaper reported on Monday.

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FEATURE: N. Korean university students no longer keen to study Japanese

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: N. Korean university students no longer keen to study Japanese 

PYONGYANG, Sept. 24 — Until a decade ago or so, Japanese was one of the most popular languages to study among elite students in North Korea, even though the two countries have never had good relations, diplomatic or otherwise.

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North Korea draws over 600 foreign runners in annual marathon

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on North Korea draws over 600 foreign runners in annual marathon 

By Takuya Karube

PYONGYANG, April 12 (PNA/Kyodo) — About 650 foreigners, running to the cheers of North Korean spectators, took part Sunday in an annual marathon in the capital Pyongyang, just a month after the country's lifting of a months-long travel ban over Ebola fears.

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North Korean leader orders to intensify Air Force training to be in high combat readiness

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on North Korean leader orders to intensify Air Force training to be in high combat readiness 

PYONGYANG, Jan. 13 — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has inspected the Air Force and Air Defense command, has ordered to intensify and improve Air Force pilots’ training under “real war” conditions, the country’s central news agency said on Tuesday.

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N. Korea unilaterally revises minimum wage at Kaesong industrial complex

December 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on N. Korea unilaterally revises minimum wage at Kaesong industrial complex 

MOSCOW, Dec. 7 — North Korea has unilaterally revised ten provisions, including minimum wage rates, at the North-South Kaesong Industrial Park economic cooperation project, Yonghap News Agency reports.

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N. Korea denies Sony Pictures hacking allegation: report

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on N. Korea denies Sony Pictures hacking allegation: report 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 — North Korea has denied an allegation that it carried out a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. in protest against its upcoming comic film depicting Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. report said Thursday.

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Lavrov: Resumption of Six-party talks with North Korea possible

October 2, 2014 by · Comments Off on Lavrov: Resumption of Six-party talks with North Korea possible 

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 — The resumption of six-party talks on North Korea’s controversial nuclear program is possible despite current difficulties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

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Lavrov: Resumption of Six-party talks with North Korea possible

October 2, 2014 by · Comments Off on Lavrov: Resumption of Six-party talks with North Korea possible 

MOSCOW, Oct. 1 — The resumption of six-party talks on North Korea’s controversial nuclear program is possible despite current difficulties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

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