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North Korean women say 13 co-workers were 'tricked' into defecting - Globalnews.ca;

North Korean women say 13 co-workers were 'tricked' into defecting - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caNorth Korean women say 13 co-workers were 'tricked' into defectingGlobalnews.caWATCH: The co-workers of the 13 North Korean defectors say their friends were abducted by South Korea. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more.and more »

North Korean defectors: brutal work abroad better than life back home - Globalnews.ca;

North Korean defectors: brutal work abroad better than life back home - Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.caNorth Korean defectors: brutal work abroad better than life back homeGlobalnews.caIn this Feb. 3, 2016, North Korean defector Lee Yong-ho, who often worked 12-14 hours per day as a truck driver at the Russian camp, speaks during an interview at his house in Geumchon, South Korea. Four North Koreans who were sent to work abroad ...and more »

North Korea preparations for 5th nuclear test complete, military says - UPI.com;

North Korea preparations for 5th nuclear test complete, military says - UPI.com

UPI.comNorth Korea preparations for 5th nuclear test complete, military saysUPI.comThe U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command and Joint Chiefs of Staff are on emergency standby. By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | April 22, 2016 at 1:22 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook · share with twitter. Kim Jong Un has ...and more »

S. Korea says 'no' to North's plan to reunite restaurant workers, families - Toronto Star;

S. Korea says 'no' to North's plan to reunite restaurant workers, families - Toronto Star

Toronto StarS. Korea says 'no' to North's plan to reunite restaurant workers, familiesToronto StarIn a much-publicized case 13 North Koreans working in China ended up in South Korea. The north says they were abducteds and the south says they came on their own. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (wearing glasses) is seen in an undated photo at a ...and more »

Shaping Northeast Asia's Future - The Diplomat;

Shaping Northeast Asia's Future - The Diplomat

The DiplomatShaping Northeast Asia's FutureThe DiplomatWhy has a promising idea put forth by South Korean President Park Geun-hye – a five-party (U.S., China, ROK, Japan, Russia) diplomatic process for Northeast Asia – received so little regional support? After what appears an inflection point in the ...and more »

China denies troop mobilization at North Korea border - UPI.com;

China denies troop mobilization at North Korea border - UPI.com

UPI.comChina denies troop mobilization at North Korea borderUPI.comA water slide and new building projects are seen in the North Korean city Sinuiju, across the Yalu River from Dandong, China. Beijing has denied reports more troops were sent to the border. File Photo by Stephen Shaver. | License Photo ...and more »

North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater - The Diplomat;

North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater - The Diplomat

The DiplomatNorth Korean Defectors and Propaganda TheaterThe DiplomatThe North and South Korean governments race to spin a rare mass defection to their own advantage. By John Power for The Diplomat. April 22, 2016. When 13 North Korean restaurant workers in China defected to South Korea earlier this month, they ...and more »

North Korean restaurant staff speak out from Pyongyang for first time - The Hankyoreh;

North Korean restaurant staff speak out from Pyongyang for first time - The Hankyoreh

The HankyorehNorth Korean restaurant staff speak out from Pyongyang for first timeThe HankyorehIn a group interview, waitresses who didn't defect say group defection was organized by manager, with S. Korean government help. In connection with a group defection to South Korea of 13 North Korean employees from the Ryukyung Restaurant in Ningbo, ...and more »

South Korea Rejects North's Plan to Reunite Defectors - Voice of America;

South Korea Rejects North's Plan to Reunite Defectors - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSouth Korea Rejects North's Plan to Reunite DefectorsVoice of AmericaNorth Korea said Friday it has decided to send to Seoul the relatives of a group of defectors it says were kidnapped by the South. Seoul has rejected the move for the face-to-face meeting, saying the twelve women decided on their own to resettle in the ...and more »

North Korea offers to send families of restaurant “abductees” to Seoul - Thanh Nien Daily;

North Korea offers to send families of restaurant “abductees” to Seoul - Thanh Nien Daily

Thanh Nien DailyNorth Korea offers to send families of restaurant “abductees” to SeoulThanh Nien DailyA sign indicates the entrance of the North Korea's restaurant Pyongyang A Ri Rang in Bangkok, Thailand April 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva. RELATED NEWS. Before defecting, North Korean waitresses shopped for backpacks · Seoul confirms North ...and more »

North Korea Willing To Send Defectors' Families To South Korea To Let Them Meet; UK Adds Pyongyang To Human ... - International Business Times;

North Korea Willing To Send Defectors' Families To South Korea To Let Them Meet; UK Adds Pyongyang To Human ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesNorth Korea Willing To Send Defectors' Families To South Korea To Let Them Meet; UK Adds Pyongyang To Human ...International Business TimesNorth Korea South defectors, missile nuclear human rights North Korea said Friday it was willing to send the family members of the 13 defectors to South Korea so that they can meet. In this photo, an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen ...and more »

China denies reports of massing troops at North Korea border - Reuters

China denies reports of massing troops at North Korea borderReutersBEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Friday denied reports that Chinese troops were massing on the North Korean border, ahead of a possible fifth North Korean nuclear test, saying its deployments there were normal. The Hong Kong-based Information ...and more »

Pyongyang claims Seoul setting fire to North Korean forests - NK News;

Pyongyang claims Seoul setting fire to North Korean forests - NK News

NK NewsPyongyang claims Seoul setting fire to North Korean forestsNK NewsPyongyang on Thursday claimed Seoul is sending balloons loaded with “ignition devices” to their forests, aiming to set fire and cause tremendous material damage and environmental disasters to weaken them. The defector activist group Voice of the People ...and more »

North Korea Proposes Having 13 Defectors to the South Meet With Relatives - New York Times;

North Korea Proposes Having 13 Defectors to the South Meet With Relatives - New York Times

New York TimesNorth Korea Proposes Having 13 Defectors to the South Meet With RelativesNew York TimesThe Chinese and North Korean flags hang outside a shuttered Korean restaurant in Ningbo, China. Thirteen North Korean restaurant workers are said to have defected to the South this month, although Pyongyang says they were abducted. Credit Joseph ...and more »

North Korea foreign minister talks of 'nuke for nukes' in New York - International Business Times UK;

North Korea foreign minister talks of 'nuke for nukes' in New York - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKNorth Korea foreign minister talks of 'nuke for nukes' in New YorkInternational Business Times UKNorth Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong is in New York for a rare trip to participate in a United Nations gathering on climate change. Delivering his keynote address, he said the US is to be blamed for North Korea's controversial nuclear programme ...and more »

N.Korean Restaurant Staff 'Tricked into Defection' - The Chosun Ilbo;

N.Korean Restaurant Staff 'Tricked into Defection' - The Chosun Ilbo

The Chosun IlboN.Korean Restaurant Staff 'Tricked into Defection'The Chosun IlboSeven North Korean women who worked in the same restaurant in China as the 13 staff who defected told CNN Thursday that the defectors were tricked by the store's manager and a South Korean businessman. While the 13 opted to defect, the seven others ...and more »

Pyongyang wants Seoul to return 12 'abducted' defectors to its 'warm care' — or else - The Japan Times;

Pyongyang wants Seoul to return 12 'abducted' defectors to its 'warm care' — or else - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesPyongyang wants Seoul to return 12 'abducted' defectors to its 'warm care' — or elseThe Japan TimesNorth Korea on Thursday issued two reports through its official media calling on South Korea to return a group of 13 defectors who fled from a North Korean restaurant in China earlier this month. The Korean Central News Agency quoted an unnamed ...and more »

How an EU radar satellite shed light on North Korea's nuclear test - Christian Science Monitor;

How an EU radar satellite shed light on North Korea's nuclear test - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorHow an EU radar satellite shed light on North Korea's nuclear testChristian Science MonitorData from the Sentinel 1-a satellite taken before and after the blast on Jan. 6 revealed both upward and downward movements of rock in the area where North Korea conducts tests, researchers found.and more »

'We would never leave Kim Jong-un': North Korean waitresses sob as they plead their innocence after being returned ... - Daily Mail;

'We would never leave Kim Jong-un': North Korean waitresses sob as they plead their innocence after being returned ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail'We would never leave Kim Jong-un': North Korean waitresses sob as they plead their innocence after being returned ...Daily MailTwelve women who worked in a state-owned restaurant in Ningbo, China, reportedly left for the country with their manager after seeing what life was like there on television and in films. But seven waitresses, all in their 20s, who did not go said their ...and more »

US, China condemn North Korea provocations - UPI.com;

US, China condemn North Korea provocations - UPI.com

UPI.comUS, China condemn North Korea provocationsUPI.comA Chinese soldier stands guard outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing. Relations between the countries have deteriorated after Pyongyang's multiple provocations. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI. | License Photo ...and more »