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28 min ago | Channelnewsasia.com
North Korea's use of captured or detained Americans to score propaganda points and extract political concessions from Washington has a long history stretching back to the Cold War, but analysts say the tactic may be wearing thin. US citizen Matthew Miller sits on the dock at the Supreme Court during his trial in Pyongyang.
4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
8 hrs ago | Daily Star
STATE OF PANIC: American Matthew Todd Miller has been sentenced to hard labour in North Korea on 'hostile acts' charges [AP] NORTH KOREA: Arrested tourist Matthew Todd Miller has been sentenced to six years hard labour by a Pyongyang court for committing "hostile acts" against the country, by allegedly tearing up his tourist visa when he arrived at the airport and demanding asylum. The court said that Miller had torn up his visa in order to investigate North Korean human rights from within the country's prisons, though a State Department spokesman said the United States requested that Miller be pardoned and granted amnesty, alongside another arrested American tourist, Kenneth Bae.
11 hrs ago | Foreign Policy
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Japanese officials asked to visit N. Korea to meet "survivors" TOKYO - Pyongyang has asked Japan to send government officials to North Korea in a secret contact related to its probe into past abductions of Japanese nationals, proposing that the officials meet with "survivors," a source close to bilateral relations said Sunday. Tokyo has apparently turned down the offer, considering the possibility that the "survivors" may not actually include abduction victims, though Japan views the proposal as indicating that North Korea intends to make Pyongyang the venue for handing over its first report on the abduction probe.
Communities of Korean immigrants can be found across the world, but few of them from North Korea because it's hard to escape from that country-sized prison. About 20,000 Korean immigrants live in New Malden, a suburb of London.
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North Korea says it has sentenced detained American Matthew Miller to six years' hard labor for hostile acts against Pyongyang. The sentence came two weeks after Miller and two other detained Americans made an unusual televised plea to Washington to negotiate their release.
U.S. citizen Miller Matthew Todd who had been held in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for committing "anti-DPRK acts" was sentenced to six years of hard labor, Xinhua reported. The 24-year-old American had been detained since April 10 when he tore up his visa on arrival at Pyongyang's international airport in an alleged attempt to seek an asylum in the country.
A trial has been held in North Korea for U.S. citizen Matthew Miller, who had been detained since April. Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, was detained for violating his tourist status when he entered the country.
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Tokyo is looking into reopening official talks with North Korea to resolve questions over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, raising concerns among allies who fear Tokyo's focus on that issue might weaken efforts to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme. Chief cabinet spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that high-level talks with North Korea were possible if they would lead to a breakthrough on the abductions.
This is because the U.S. troops' presence in south Korea is a main factor of disturbing peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of Northeast Asia. The U.S. troops illegally occupied south Korea under the pretext of "disarming the Imperial Japanese army" after the Second World War.
Sept 12 - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:28 pm
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