North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23204/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 Thomson Reuters 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-North Korea's Jong arrives in South for Suwon move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move <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>Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League's Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South.</p> <p>Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic Relations Jong Tae Kim Jong-il Korea Mass media North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Quotation Yonhap YTN Group Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com China urges cautious U.N. resolution on North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-urges-cautious-un-resolution-north-korea <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>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - China said on Monday that the United Nations Security Council needed to pass a cautious resolution on North Korea's December rocket launch, saying that was the way to ensure regional tensions do not escalate further.</p> <p>"We regret that North Korea went ahead with the launch amid widespread concern by the international community," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-urges-cautious-un-resolution-north-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737128 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. circulates draft North Korea resolution at UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un <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. wants Security Council to condemn North Korea rocket test</p> <p>* Draft result of deal between U.S., China (Adds details about resolution)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would condemn North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737511 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-N.Korea says will boost nuclear deterrent after UN rebuke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san <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 space agency will now be blacklisted</p> <p>* Council warns North against new nuclear test</p> <p>* China says sanctions alone don't work, more diplomacy needed</p> <p>* Pyongyang continues work on nuclear test site, test seen some way off (Adds U.S. envoy comments, paragraphs 7-8, Russian comment, paragraph 10)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Entertainment International relations Korea Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737900 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5738660 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-North Korea's brushes with international community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North Korea's history of trouble with international community. </div> </div> </div> <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>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Here is a look at North Korea&#39;s recent brushes with the Iinternational community as it announced further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/timeline-north-koreas-brushes-international-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of North Korea North Korea nuclear bomb Nuclear power Nuclear program of North Korea Asia-Pacific South Korea Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738795 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea threatens war with South over UN sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions <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>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.</p> <p>In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric against regional powers, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbour on Friday, saying: "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739204 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-North Korea threatens war with South over UN sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions <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 U.S. State Department reaction, paragraphs 9, 16-18)</p> <p>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.</p> <p>In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbour on Friday, saying: "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739239 at http://www.globalpost.com Monitoring agency "confident" it will detect North Korea atomic test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/monitoring-agency-confident-it-will-detect-north-korea-atomic-t <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 carried out nuclear tests in 2006, 2009</p> <p>* Says it is ready for more after U.N. censure move</p> <p>* Agency has more than 270 monitoring stations worldwide</p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The international agency that monitors nuclear tests said on Wednesday it would have no trouble detecting the seismological activity around any nuclear test by North Korea "within minutes" but it could take at least several days to confirm whether it was an atomic explosion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/monitoring-agency-confident-it-will-detect-north-korea-atomic-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty International organizations International relations North Korea Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:02:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741584 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-North Korea threatens "stronger" measures than nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test <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 makes unspecified threat to go beyond nuclear test</p> <p>* US and Asian powers will respond to N.Korea actions - State Department</p> <p>* Timing of third North Korean nuclear test uncertain (Adds State Department comments)</p> <p>By David Chance</p> <p>SEOUL, Feb 5 (Reuters) - North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on Tuesday, threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-north-korea-threatens-stronger-measures-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746851 at http://www.globalpost.com China says extremely concerned after latest North Korea threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/china-says-extremely-concerned-after-latest-north-korea-threats <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>BEIJING, Feb 6 (Reuters) - China expressed serious concern on Wednesday after North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric and threatened to go beyond a third nuclear test in response to what it sees as "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch.</p> <p>"China is extremely concerned by the way things are going. We oppose any behaviour which may exacerbate the situation and any acts which are not beneficial towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/china-says-extremely-concerned-after-latest-north-korea-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:45:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747341 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 Agence France-Presse 5748386 at http://www.globalpost.com