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Blaine Harden on understanding North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Q&A | Well-known biographer talks about his latest retelling of a defector’s story

North Korean satellite raises nuclear missile fears

By Michael Cochrane
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North Korea | North Korea revealed last week that it is developing a new satellite, confirming recent indications the country’s space agency is expanding its rocket…

Globe Trot: One man’s impossible escape from North Korea

By Mindy Belz
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International | NORTH KOREA: In middle school, Ji Seong-Ho watched classroom seats empty, as his classmates died of hunger. And it gets worse from there. The young North…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Midday Roundup: Amtrak engineer doesn’t remember crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Drawing a blank. The engineer of a derailed Amtrak train suffered a concussion and can’t remember what happened when the train crashed Tuesday night near…

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

North Korean defectors say U.S. should do more

By J.C. Derrick
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North Korea | WASHINGTON—A group of North Korean defectors converged Monday to call on the Obama administration to do more to help them topple dictator Kim Jong-un’s…

Pastor’s family wins $330M case against North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Human Rights | U.S. court orders Pyongyang to pay for abducting, torturing, and killing Kim Dong-shik

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | A Canadian church is asking the world to pray for its pastor’s quick release from North Korea, where he was detained last month while on a humanitarian…

U.S. ambassador to South Korea in stable condition

By Mickey McLean
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South Korea | UPDATE: U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is in stable condition at a Seoul hospital after a knife attack. According a spokesman at Severance…

Can Koreans learn to live together if North, South reunite?

By Sophia Lee
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South Korea | “Success” is a relative term for North Korean refugees building a new life in South Korea. Defector Yoo Kwan-hee found “success” in economic stability…

The Dickensian tale of a North Korean orphan

By Sophia Lee
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South Korea | Once a lonely teenaged troublemaker, Hyeon Cheon-yong found security and love in his new South Korean family

 
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