Posts Tagged ‘Korean Central News Agency’

Detained and interrogated for 10 hours in North Korea

(Media Release) The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was last week expelled from North Korea and forced to apologise for his reporting. He was held incommunicado for 10 hours and interrogated. Here he gives his first account of what happened. After a week in North Korea I was more than ready to go home. The trip, to […]

N Korea senior intelligence officer ‘defects to South’

(Media Release) A senior North Korean military officer who oversaw spying operations has defected, say South Korean officials. The officer has not been named, but the defence ministry in Seoul said he was a senior colonel in the Reconnaissance General Bureau and left last year. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a source as saying […]

Thirteen North Koreans defect from overseas restaurant

(Media Release) Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant abroad have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials say. People have defected from North Korean restaurants overseas before but this is the first mass escape from the same one, a South Korean official said. Overseas North Korean workers are usually thought to be chosen largely […]

North Korea: UN investigator outlines 15-point plan to deal with Kim Jong-un

(Media Release) Michael Kirby, who found evidence of systematic human rights abuses in the DPRK, suggests ways to address the ‘existential threat’ it poses With 20 nuclear warheads and a “missile system it continues to parade and test”North Korea poses an existential threat to the world, said the head of a UN investigation into human […]

A dangerous world we live in: N. Korea, on defense after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

(Media Release) SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting rivals Seoul and Washington that may not yet reflect the country’s actual nuclear capacity. The threats are part of the authoritarian government’s ramped-up […]

Sony hack: North Korea threatens US as row deepens

(Media Release) North Korea has threatened unspecified attacks on the US in an escalation of a war of words following the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks. In a fiery statement, the North warned of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole US mainland”. North Korea denies US claims it is behind cyber-attacks linked to a […]

North Korea: Life in US is a ‘living hell’

(Media Release) Can turnabout be fair play? After being the subject of global scorn following a highly critical UN report on its human rights abuses, North Korea has released a “news analysis” on the US human rights record. Calling the US “the world’s worst human rights abuser”, the state-run Korea Central News Agency says the nation is “a living […]

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