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News North Korea Television: South Korean Military Discharges Transgender Tank Driver, Despite Her Pleas to Serve

Published on: Tuesday 21 January 2020
South Korean Military Discharges Transgender Tank Driver, Despite Her Pleas to Serve
News source: https://time.com/5769394/south-korea-military-transgender-soldier-discharged/

She said becoming a soldier was her childhood dream and that she now wants to serve at the tense border with rival North Korea. “Regardless of my sexual ... Public views on gender issues in South ...

News North Korea Television: Report: Wreckage found likely bombed Korean Air flight

Published on: Thursday 23 January 2020
Report: Wreckage found likely bombed Korean Air flight
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/01/23/Report-Wreckage-found-likely-bombed-Korean-Air-flight/7141579792035/

A South Korean television network says the wreckage of Korean Air Flight 858, which exploded midair on Nov. 29, 1987, may have been found in the Andaman Sea near Myanmar following a yearlong investigation.

News North Korea Television: North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Over Coronavirus, Tour Operator Says

Published on: Wednesday 22 January 2020
North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Over Coronavirus, Tour Operator Says
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/world/asia/coronavirus-china-north-korea-tourism-ban.html

The spread of the virus from China is bad news for Kim Jong-un; North Korea depends on Chinese tourists for cash. SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has temporarily barred foreign tourists as a ...

News North Korea Television: North Korea Plays South Korea In Empty Stadium For World Cup Qualifier

Published on: Tuesday 15 October 2019
North Korea Plays South Korea In Empty Stadium For World Cup Qualifier
News source: https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/15/north-korea-south-soccer-empty-stadium-pyongyang/

North Korea faced off with South Korea in a historic soccer World Cup qualifier ... but nobody saw it -- 'cause North Korea didn't allow fans in the stadium OR a TV broadcast. The meeting between the ...

News North Korea Television: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Signals He’s Ready for ‘New Way,’ Experts Say

Published on: Friday 18 October 2019
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Signals He’s Ready for ‘New Way,’ Experts Say
News source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-signals-hes-ready-new-way-experts-say

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un most likely stands at a crossroads, trying to decide whether to test long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons in a bid to force concessions from the U.S., an action that could trigger harsher measures by the U.S., according to experts. “I am convinced that the North Koreans are preparing to escalate their ballistic missile testing and/or nuclear-related activities in ways that will test whether the United States is prepared to respond,” said Evans Revere, a former State Department official who had negotiated with North Korea extensively. “We should

News North Korea Television: Experts: Prospects for Future US, North Korea Talks Grow Dim

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Experts: Prospects for Future US, North Korea Talks Grow Dim
News source: https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-politics/experts-prospects-future-us-north-korea-talks-grow-dim

North Korea's insincerity toward denuclearization and its demand for greater U.S. concessions are making the possibility of serious working-level talks with Washington dim, experts say. “I don’t think there is much prospect for real progress in dismantling (North Korea’s) nukes,” said Robert Manning, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

News North Korea Television: Russian and North Korean state media join forces to fight 'fake news'

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Russian and North Korean state media join forces to fight 'fake news'
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/09/russian-north-korean-state-media-join-forces-fight-fake-news/

North Korea and Russian state media have joined forces to fight ... to Pyongyang by a Russian delegation that also included the head of Channel One state television. “We increasingly often see ...

News North Korea Television: Ex-Japanese prime minister calls for return of South Korea to 'white list'

Published on: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Ex-Japanese prime minister calls for return of South Korea to 'white list'
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/08/28/Ex-Japanese-prime-minister-calls-for-return-of-South-Korea-to-white-list/4731566992569/

Japanese politicians who favor healthy ties with Seoul criticized the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for going ahead with the delisting of South Korea, a move, they say, will "do more ...

News North Korea Television: North Korea's state TV airs photos of Kim Jong Un watching new weapon test

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
North Korea's state TV airs photos of Kim Jong Un watching new weapon test
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/2019/08/17/north-koreas-state-tv-airs-photos-of-kim?videoId=588564125

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Saturday (August 17) released still photographs of leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the country's latest missile test which they said was the test-firing of a new weapon. Rough cut (no reporter...}

News North Korea Television: For young North Koreans, K-pop provides an awakening – and an inspiration to defect

Published on: Saturday 24 August 2019
For young North Koreans, K-pop provides an awakening – and an inspiration to defect
News source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/25/for-young-north-koreans-k-pop-provides-an-awakening-and-an-inspiration-to-defect/

A survey of 200 recent defectors by UMG released in June found that more than 90 percent had watched foreign movies, TV and music in North Korea; three-quarters knew of someone who had been punished ...

News North Korea Television: Former US-North Korean negotiator says Trump in ‘complete denial’ over Kim’s latest missile tests

Published on: Sunday 25 August 2019
Former US-North Korean negotiator says Trump in ‘complete denial’ over Kim’s latest missile tests
News source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/former-us-north-korean-negotiator-says-trump-in-complete-denial-over-kims-latest-missile-tests

HEY, THEY’RE JUST SHORT-RANGE MISSILES: As President Trump works to get the derailed nuclear talks with North Korea back on track, he continues to downplay the threat from missile tests and side with Kim Jong Un on joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

News North Korea Television: North Korea fires projectiles off east coast , South Korea says

Published on: Friday 23 August 2019
North Korea fires projectiles off east coast , South Korea says
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-fires-projectiles-off-east-coast-today-south-korea-says-live-updates-2019-08-23/

North Korea called the drills an invasion rehearsal and conducted ... Three years later, they released their first album – and they had their first TV debut on CBS. On Friday, the group released ...

News North Korea Television: Trump’s made-for-TV moment in North Korea

Published on: Sunday 30 June 2019
Trump’s made-for-TV moment in North Korea
News source: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/30/trump-north-korea-1390738

SEOUL, South Korea — In 2017, President Donald Trump secretly planned to walk right up to the North Korean border to show Kim Jong Un that America would stand up to his brutal regime. In 2019, Trump ...

News North Korea Television: Trump’s Potemkin diplomacy in North Korea

Published on: Wednesday 03 July 2019
Trump’s Potemkin diplomacy in North Korea
News source: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-kim-north-korea-potemkin-diplomacy-20190703-story.html

It’s undeniable: President Trump’s photo-op meeting with Kim Jong Un in the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday made great television. “This is a historic moment,” Trump ...

News North Korea Television: Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention

Published on: Friday 05 July 2019
Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/australian-student-released-in-north-korea-says-im-ok/2019/07/04/c39d5998-9ebe-11e9-83e3-45fded8e8d2e_story.html

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Sigley was lucky to be free, and suggested he should never return to North Korea. “It could have ended up very differently,” Dutton told the Nine ...

News North Korea Television: Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea

Published on: Thursday 27 June 2019
Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea
News source: https://time.com/5616937/australia-alek-sigley-missing-north-korea/

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s prime minister said he has discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and ...

News North Korea Television: Australia probes reports of citizen detained in North Korea

Published on: Wednesday 26 June 2019
Australia probes reports of citizen detained in North Korea
News source: http://www.startribune.com/australia-probes-reports-of-citizen-detained-in-north-korea/511869482/

The Australian government said Thursday it was "urgently seeking clarification" on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea, which the attorney-general described as a "matter of the utmost seriousness."

News North Korea Television: Australia welcomes help to find man missing in North Korea

Published on: Thursday 27 June 2019
Australia welcomes help to find man missing in North Korea
News source: https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Australia-welcomes-help-to-find-man-missing-in-14057351.php

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Friday he remained concerned for an Australian student who is uncontactable in North Korea and has been offered ... here," Morrison told ...