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Fewer North Korea defectors get to south

SEOUL, July 21 (UPI) -- The number of defectors from North Korea has dropped sharply since the accession of Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials say.
Seoul brushes off latest N. Korean claims

Seoul brushes off latest N. Korean claims

SEOUL, July 20 (UPI) -- Claims by North Korea that U.S. and South Korean authorities plotted to destroy monuments honoring Kim Il Sung aren't worth a comment, an official said.

New head of North Korean army named

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 16 (UPI) -- North Korea Tuesday named Hyon Yong Chol vice marshal of its army, a day after Chief of General Staff Ri Yong Ho was relieved of all posts.

Kim brother warned about criticism

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 14 (UPI) -- The older half-brother of North Korea's new leader has been warned to refrain from public criticism of Kim Jong Un's rise to power, a Japanese newspaper says.
Who is the woman seen with North Korea's Kim?

Who is the woman seen with North Korea's Kim?

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- A woman seen accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un more than once has sparked discussions about her identity and relationship with Kim.
N. Korea denies reports of making nukes

N. Korea denies reports of making nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Friday denied media reports that the country under Kim Jong Il was trying to mass-produce nuclear bombs by using highly enriched uranium.

Documents highlight N. Korea nuke efforts

BEIJING, July 2 (UPI) -- Internal North Korean government documents say the late Kim Jong Il ordered the development of nuclear weapons during his reign, a Japanese newspaper reported.
S. Korea: N. Korea can't be nuclear nation

S. Korea: N. Korea can't be nuclear nation

SEOUL, May 31 (UPI) -- North Korea can't declare itself a nuclear state because it is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, South Korean officials said Thursday.
Panetta worries about North Korea

Panetta worries about North Korea

BRUSSELS, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said North Korea is at the top of the list of things that keep him awake at night.

N. Korea developing orbiting satellite

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 16 (UPI) -- North Korea said days after the failure of a rocket launch that it plans to develop an earth-orbiting satellite and a large space-launch vehicle.
Pyongyang stands behind 'military-first'

Pyongyang stands behind 'military-first'

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in his first televised speech that he will boost the country's military strength.
U.S.: No food aid for N. Korea

U.S.: No food aid for N. Korea

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. agreement to assist North Korea with food has been suspended following the North's failed rocket launch, a government spokesman said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Kim to lead N. Korea ruling power

Kim to lead N. Korea ruling power

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 1 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un was formally elected as a delegate to a conference of North Korea's ruling party in a move analysts see as further consolidating his power.

North Korea marks 100 days since Kim Jong Il's death

SEOUL, March 25 (UPI) -- North Korea's new supreme leader marked the 100-day anniversary of his father's death Sunday by visiting his mausoleum, the Pyongyang government announced.
China worried over Pyongyang's satellite

China worried over Pyongyang's satellite

BEIJING, March 19 (UPI) -- Beijing added its voice to international concern over North Korea's announcement that it will launch a satellite in mid April.

Seoul anticipates nuclear talks with DPRK

SEOUL, March 15 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the South Korean Foreign Ministry said the government expected to discuss letting U.N. nuclear inspectors back into North Korea.
U.N. has mixed report card for North Korea

U.N. has mixed report card for North Korea

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 13 (UPI) -- The United Nations welcomes recent progress on North Korean nuclear concerns but has outstanding issues with the country's rights record, an envoy said.

S. Korea urges North on 'dialogue'

SEOUL, March 9 (UPI) -- South Korea's unification minister, speaking at a conference Friday, urged North Korea to agree to talks on common concerns.
North Korea vows break in nuclear arms tests

North Korea vows break in nuclear arms tests

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- North Korea has agreed to suspend tests on nuclear weapons and allow inspectors at its main reactor, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday.
U.S.: Wait-and-see on North Korea talks

U.S.: Wait-and-see on North Korea talks

TOKYO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- It may take some time before assessments can be made on the progress of bilateral talks with the North Koreans, a U.S. special representative said.
N. Korea says people, army ready for war

N. Korea says people, army ready for war

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- North Korea, condemning joint U.S.-South Korea military drills in the region, Monday strongly warned that its army and people are ready for a war with the two.

Envoy says talks with N. Korea good start

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. envoy said Saturday his talks with North Korean officials signaled a good start for resuming stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations.
U.S, North Korean talks lukewarm so far

U.S, North Korean talks lukewarm so far

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- North Korean officials said early negotiations on the possible resumption of nuclear talks with the international community were moving in the right direction.
Progress reported in U.S.-N. Korea talks

Progress reported in U.S.-N. Korea talks

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The United States and North Korea made some progress in two days of talks in Beijing on the North's nuclear program, U.S. envoy Glyn Davies said Friday.
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