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    North Korea defectors a 'dilemma'

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/01/2016

    » North Korean defectors have become a growing "dilemma" for Thailand which has chosen not to deport them to the communist country for fear they will be persecuted, says head of the Immigration Bureau Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn.

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    Crimes against humanity in N. Korea

    Associated Press, Published on 15/02/2014

    » WASHINGTON — A UN panel has found crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, the Associated Press has learned.

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    N. Korea draws over 600 foreign runners

    Published on 12/04/2015

    » PYONGYANG — About 650 foreigners, running to the cheers of North Korean spectators, took part Sunday in an annual marathon in the capital Pyongyang, just a month after the country's lifting of a month-long travel ban over Ebola fears.

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    Dog meat cooking contest held in N. Korea

    Published on 24/07/2015

    » PYONGYANG — A dog meat cooking contest was held in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Thursday, with chefs of famous restaurants across the country putting their culinary skills to the test with various dishes.

  • BUSINESS

    Escape from North Korea

    Asia focus, Alexi Demetriadi, Published on 24/07/2017

    » 'I left my home in North Korea in August 2014," Joon Hee recalls. A North Korean defector who has been living and working in Seoul for almost three years, she is like the hundreds of others who make the journey through China to South Korea, seeking a better life in the south.

  • BUSINESS

    North korea and oil slump keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Recap: A long-range missile launch by North Korea put investors back in risk-off mode early last week. A sharp decline in oil prices further dampened sentiment before a Friday rally on Wall Street in response to better-than-expected job figures for June. A buying spree in energy giant PTT following a recent fall and in banking stocks ahead of second-quarter earnings results helped limit losses in the Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    North Korea's real heroes

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/09/2017

    » For those who believe, as I do, that there is room for negotiation to achieve peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, hearing a high-ranking North Korean official talking about defectors from his country might change your mind.

  • NEWS

    North Korea launches long-range rocket

    Kyodo News, Published on 07/02/2016

    » North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday in defiance of international warnings, in a move widely viewed as a disguised ballistic missile test.

  • NEWS

    US missile test could be conducted next weekend

    Published on 23/07/2017

    » KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- The US will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defence system meant to counter threats from North Korea.

  • BUSINESS

    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

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