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2010-12-10 00:00:48

The Western perception of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as a loose cannon is "grossly misguided" says a leading South Korean political scientist in a new interview with Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 "” The Western perception of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as a loose cannon is "grossly misguided" says a leading South Korean political scientist in a new interview with Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chung-in Moon, a professor at Yonsei University in...

2010-06-17 12:31:00

Isolation, Poverty Fail to Curb North Korean Engineering WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite its poverty and inability to feed its population, North Korea produces skilled engineers who excel at nuclear technology, aerospace, dam- and tunnel-building, and computer software. The cover story in the latest Prism magazine, published by the American Society for Engineering Education, takes an in-depth look at North Korea's quest for technological advancement. In nuclear...

2009-08-16 17:43:33

Ties between Hyundai Group and North Korea appear on the upswing after a meeting between the company's chairwoman and Kim Jong Il, analysts say. The North Korean leader and Hyundai chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun met Sunday and had a friendly chat, the North's media reported, raising hopes among business and political analysts that Hyundai may be able to restore suspended business ties with Pyongyang, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hyun had come to North Korea on a mission to free a...

2009-08-15 12:18:19

The chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai Group is staying longer than planned in North Korea, awaiting a chance to see leader Kim Jong Il, officials say. Hyundai leader Hyun Jung-eun was to have returned to Seoul Saturday after winning the release of a detained worker this week, but has extended her stay another day in hopes she can meet with Kim to negotiate resuming Hyundai's tourism and other suspended ventures in the North, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Chairwoman Hyun...

2009-01-20 11:22:08

South Korea's trade minister said the European Union had agreed to an eighth and, possibly, final round of trade talks in March. We confirm that we have made significant progress during this week's talks, Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon told reporters Tuesday, the Yonhap News Agency reported. EU negotiator Catherine Ashton agreed we have made significant progress. Calling the issues complex and complicated, Ashton said, our principle is to develop and support our business and the economy. A free...

2008-10-27 09:00:42

Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health. The videotape, made by a Japanese television station, shows a man identified by North Korea watchers as "undoubtedly" Kim Jong Nam as he entered a health clinic in Paris, The Times of London reported Monday. The precise date of the videotape wasn't known but some time later, a doctor was filmed arriving at Charles De Gaulle airport in...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

By Anne Penketh World Focus North Korea If you were keeping a scorecard of the nuclear brinkmanship between North Korea and the United States, today it would show game, set and match for Pyongyang over the world's only remaining superpower. The totalitarian state secured a major strategic victory at the weekend over the US, which finally removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist, consigning to history President George Bush's description of Pyongyang as a member of the "Axis of...

2008-10-13 09:00:05

By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Sunday it will resume disabling its key nuclear complex after the United States dropped the country from a terrorism blacklist - a breakthrough expected to help energize stalled talks aimed at ending the country's atomic ambitions. The spat was the latest of many between Pyongyang and Washington that threatened to scuttle progress before eventually being settled. The international talks...

2008-10-13 06:00:29

By Choe Sang-Hun More than a month after his absence from an important anniversary parade fueled theories that he had suffered a stroke, Kim Jong Il was reported by state media to have inspected a military unit, Choe Sang-Hun reported from Seoul. On Saturday, state television carried still pictures of Kim chatting with the soldiers, clapping his hands and watching a military training exercise. They were the first pictures of him released in nearly two months. Originally published by...

2008-10-10 09:00:13

By George Jah n Associated Press VIENNA, Austria -- North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site. The U.S. said the moves did not mean the death of international efforts to persuade the North to recommit to an agreement that offers it diplomatic and economic concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament. Despite the gloomy...


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