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North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

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Aug. 8 (UPI) -- North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and a divided peninsula. "As the military confrontation ends through the declaration of the end of war, an atmosphere conducive to trust building will emerge," the Rodong article stated. The Rodong stated the declaration of the war's end is a priority and a "necessity for the times." "It is the first step for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the region," the newspaper said. The Rodong also stated Pyongyang agreed to a declaration to the end of w...
North Korean cargo flights fly to Russia in unusual trip

North Korean cargo flights fly to Russia in unusual trip

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SEOUL, July 30 (UPI) -- Five North Korean flights flew to Vladivostok on Monday, a trip unusually involving cargo planes, according to NK News. Three cargo planes and two passenger flights of the North Korean national carrier Air Koryo traveled to Russia's far-eastern port city on Monday, according to a spokesperson of Vladivostok International Airport, the report said. The trip involves three unusual cargo flights of the model used to transport personal armored vehicles of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his overseas trips, including his visit to China in June. The report said the IL-76 cargo aircraft has never made a trip to Vladivostok since 2010. The report didn't specify what the aircraft was transporting between Pyongyang and Vladivostok. Two passenger flights make regular round...
Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

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Circumstantial evidence against two women accused of poisoning to death the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader is feeble, the women's lawyers told a court on Wednesday, as they urged the judge to acquit their clients. Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong, 29, of Vietnam are accused of smearing the banned VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, have pleaded not guilty, saying they thought they were taking part in a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. They were charged with colluding to murder Kim with four North Koreans who fled the country on the day of the incident. The crux of the case revolves around whether the women intended to kill Kim or if...
Pompeo has 'good' meeting with top North Korean official

Pompeo has 'good' meeting with top North Korean official

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Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo have had a "good" meeting in New York. The rare visit comes ahead of the potential summit between the leaders of the two countries next month.The White House has said the on-off meeting on 12 June in Singapore is "expected" to take place still, despite some jitters. Image: The officials will meet again on Thursday US officials have said early meetings preparing for the America-North Korea summit have been positive.Mr Pompeo tweeted a few hours after Mr Kim landed in the city: "Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu.":: Trump's summit cancellation could help give peace a chance ...
Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress mom investigated for smuggling swans

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress mom investigated for smuggling swans

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May 7 (UPI) -- South Korea police are investigating the mother of Korean Air's "nut rage" heiress for physically assaulting employees and smuggling goods into the country.Lee Myung-hee, 69, has been at the center of a national uproar following the release of video footage showing a woman erupting in a temper tantrum at a construction site in 2014.The defendant was later identified by multiple victims as Lee.The chairwoman of Hanjin conglomerate's nonprofit Ilwoo Foundation may have injured her victims during one of her assaults, according to local press reports.She is also suspected of smuggling swans into South Korea to a Hanjin-owned farm on the resort island of Jeju, South Korean television network SBS reported Monday.South Korea's customs service is investigating the swans and other co...