North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23196/all en UPDATE 2-US: Time not right for Google executive's North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip <p>* Schmidt a top figure in U.S. technology industry * Purpose of trip unclear, but visit seen as private * Washington, allies trying to intensify U.N. sanctions By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Department of State Diplomatic Relations Divided regions Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt executive Google Inc Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Political geography Politics Private Quotation Republics South Korea Technology United Nations United Nations United States Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:36 +0000 5731098 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea welcomes Google's Schmidt to Internet black hole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By David Chance and Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has done its best to<br /> butter up Google Inc. ahead of Executive Chairman Eric<br /> Schmidt's visit that started on Monday, even to the extent of<br /> setting up a gmail account for its state news agency KCNA at<br /> <a href="mailto:kcna@gmail.com">kcna@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>Sadly, the Hermit Kingdom's chosen email address doesn't<br /> work as it is short of the minimum six characters required for a<br /> Google account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Company Founded Company Technology Contact Details Divided regions Korea Media of North Korea Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Political geography Quotation Republics Technology Telecommunications in North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:38 +0000 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-US, China in deal on UN N.Korea rebuke; Russia to back it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-us-china-tentative-un-deal-nkorea-resolution-envoys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. persuaded China to rebuke Pyongyang, deal tentative</p> <p>* Russian envoy predicts resolution will be adopted</p> <p>* U.S. wanted resolution imposing new sanctions-envoys</p> <p>* Diplomat says North Korea draft could take days to arrive (Adds South Korean comment, paragraphs 7-9)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-us-china-tentative-un-deal-nkorea-resolution-envoys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Political geography Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:00:40 +0000 5736362 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-North Korea targets U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-north-korea-targets-us-nuclear-rocket-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, quote)</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "enemy".</p> <p>The announcement by the country's top military body came a day after the United Nations Security Council agreed a U.S.-backed resolution to censure and sanction the country for a rocket launch in December that breached U.N. rules.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-north-korea-targets-us-nuclear-rocket-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:00:04 +0000 5738658 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-North Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-north-korea-target-us-nuclear-rocket-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea says to carry out nuclear test</p> <p>* Says test and rocket launches aimed at the U.S., its "sworn enemy"</p> <p>* U.S. envoy calls on North not to carry out 3rd nuclear test</p> <p>* Test could come as early as February-analysts (Adds comment)</p> <p>By Ju-min Park and Choonsik Yoo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-2-north-korea-target-us-nuclear-rocket-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:15:27 +0000 5738660 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea camouflages nuclear test site: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation, a report said Friday.</p> <p>The Punggye-ri site, which has three tunnel entrances and multiple support buildings, has been closely monitored by US, South Korean and Japanese intelligence since North Korea ramped up its test threats just over a week ago.</p> <p>"Analysis showed a camouflage net looking like a roof was placed on the tunnel entrance," Yonhap News Agency cited a senior South Korean government source as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:45:25 +0000 5742540 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea, US drill begins under nuclear test cloud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/s-korea-us-drill-begins-under-nuclear-test-cloud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea and the United States launched a joint naval exercise involving a US nuclear submarine Monday, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula ahead of an expected nuclear test by North Korea.</p> <p>A defence ministry spokesman confirmed the three-day drill -- condemned as a "warmongering" exercise by North Korea -- was underway in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) off the southeastern South Korean port of Pohang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/s-korea-us-drill-begins-under-nuclear-test-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:15:33 +0000 5744964 at http://www.globalpost.com Key dates in North Korea nuclear programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-dates-north-korea-nuclear-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ahead of a widely expected nuclear test by North Korea, here are key dates in its nuclear and missile programmes:</p> <p>1985</p> <p>December 12: North Korea accedes to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).</p> <p>1992</p> <p>January 30: North Korea concludes a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).</p> <p>1993</p> <p>February 9: The IAEA demands special inspections of two sites believed to store nuclear waste. North Korea refuses.</p> <p>1994</p> <p>June 13: North Korea announces its withdrawal from the IAEA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-dates-north-korea-nuclear-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:39 +0000 5748386 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry warns against N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-warns-against-n-korea-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that North Korea's expected nuclear tests only increase the risk of conflict and would do nothing to help the country's stricken people.</p> <p>Kerry made the remarks when he dropped in on a group of young students taking a foreign policy classroom in the State Department.</p> <p>"You look at the problems we're having with North Korea right now, questions of the imminency perhaps of another test, more missiles being fired, perhaps a nuclear test. To what end?" he asked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-warns-against-n-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Kerry Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:16:13 +0000 5749397 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211-43 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea vows more long-range rocket tests: KCNA</p> <p>gh/lm</p> North Korea AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:30:53 +0000 5753137 at http://www.globalpost.com Key dates in North Korea nuclear, missile programmes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/key-dates-north-korea-nuclear-missile-programmes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea apparently staged its third nuclear test on Tuesday, after the communist country vowed "high-intensity" action and further long-range rocket launches. </p> <p>Here are key dates in its nuclear and missile programmes:</p> <p>1985</p> <p>December 12: North Korea accedes to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).</p> <p>1992</p> <p>January 30: North Korea concludes a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).</p> <p>1993</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/key-dates-north-korea-nuclear-missile-programmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:50 +0000 5753256 at http://www.globalpost.com Full text of N. Korea statement announcing nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/full-text-n-korea-statement-announcing-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Here is the full text of the English-language statement by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, announcing Tuesday's nuclear test. </p> <p>The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is the North's official name. The Korean-language version of the statement referred to a "miniaturised" bomb, while the English text termed it a "smaller" device:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/full-text-n-korea-statement-announcing-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:00:56 +0000 5753327 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama rebukes N.Korea over test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-rebukes-nkorea-over-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that North Korea's "provocative" nuclear test did not make it more secure and called for "swift" and "credible" international action in response.</p> <p>In a separate statement, the US intelligence community said Pyongyang had "probably conducted an underground nuclear explosion" of "approximately several kilotons" at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site.</p> <p>"Analysis of the event continues," the office of the Director of National Intelligence said. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-rebukes-nkorea-over-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:00:20 +0000 5753554 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea a 'serious threat' to US: Panetta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-serious-threat-us-panetta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea is a "serious threat" to the United States and Washington must be prepared to deal with it, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test.</p> <p>"We saw what North Korea has done these last few weeks with a missile test and now a nuclear test," the outgoing defense secretary said at a military farewell ceremony.</p> <p>"North Korea represents a serious threat to the US. We've got to be prepared to deal with that."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/nkorea-serious-threat-us-panetta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leon Panetta North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:30:45 +0000 5753614 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ N. Korea will never bow to nuclear resolutions: diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-n-korea-will-never-bow-nuclear-resolutions-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea insisted Tuesday it would never give in to "unreasonable" international resolutions against its nuclear arms programme, insisting the prospects of denuclearising the Korean peninsula were deteriorating in the face of US hostility.</p> <p>"The US and their followers are sadly mistaken if they miscalculate the DPRK (North Korea) would accept the entirely unreasonable resolutions against it," Jon Yong Ryong, the first secretary of North Korea's mission in Geneva, told the UN Disarmament Forum.</p> <p>nl/pjt/txw</p> North Korea Religion AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:15:45 +0000 5753658 at http://www.globalpost.com