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28 min ago | Channelnewsasia.com

North Korea ratchets up 'hostage diplomacy' with US

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.

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4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

US: NKorea uses detainees as political pawns

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.

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8 hrs ago | Daily Star

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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.

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11 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

We Don't Want to See Iran's Full Monty

Why forcing Tehran to reveal all about its nuclear past is not only TMI but totally unnecessary and potentially devastating. As you might guess, the answer is always no.

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18 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

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I had to read the penultimate paragraph of Ross Douthat's New York Times piece on "friendless Middle East Christians" before the enormity of it sunk in. Douthat wrote: If Cruz felt that he couldn't address an audience of persecuted Arab Christians without including a florid, "no greater ally" preamble about Israel, he could have withdrawn from the event.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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.

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Neatorama

Little North Korea: A Concentration of North Korean Refugees in London

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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N. Korea sentences American to six years hard labor

You might want to get the ball rolling on your holiday travel plans. Industry experts predict a high demand for airline tickets this year.

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The Standard

Six years for American in Pyongyang

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.

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U.S. citizen detained in DPRK sentenced to 6 years of hard labor

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.

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WLNE-TV Providence

N. Korea sentences US man to 6 years of hard labor

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey, joined in a... A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Mashable

Trial Held in North Korea for American Who Violated Tourist Status

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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Stuff.co.nz

'Impossible destination' now possible

When it comes to untrampled corners of the world, few options are left for getting off the beaten track. Cuba? Not what it once was.

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South China Morning Post

Talks with North Korea on abductions would anger Japan's allies

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.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back down until every abductee is accounted for.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Korean News

U.S. Forces' Withdrawal from S. Korea Is Required by Trend of Times: KCNA Commentary

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.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Detainees in North Korea test US patience strategy

In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Mathew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

Press Digest- British Business - Sept 12

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.

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Asian Correspondent

1 in 10 North Koreans may have cell phones, says study

In what is considered the most isolated country in the world, over two million people were reported to have registered mobile phones in North Korea, according to a new research report by John Hopkins University. Written by Voice of America journalist Kim Yonho through John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies , the study found that one in 10 of North Korea's 24 million population have cell phones, with mobile networks available in over 100 cities including Pyongyang.

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