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2006-05-19 22:54:48

SEOUL (Reuters) - Four North Koreans scaled the wall of a U.S. consulate in China to seek asylum in the United States, South Korean media reported on Saturday, the first such defections since Washington granted refugee status to North Koreans earlier this month.

2006-05-03 08:41:32

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 10 North Koreans in Southeast Asian countries are staying at U.S. embassies and want to make a rare defection to the United States, South Korea's public broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

2006-03-30 18:28:49

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there.

2006-03-30 16:44:12

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - The White House expressed grave concern on Thursday at China's deportation of a North Korean woman who sought asylum there.

2006-03-22 07:31:22

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has no people with physical disabilities because they are killed almost as soon as they are born, a physician who defected from the communist state said on Wednesday.

2006-03-19 18:46:47

SEOUL (Reuters) - Five North Koreans defected to South Korea on a small fishing boat that was found adrift on the southern side of the heavily guarded nautical border, an army spokesman said on Sunday.

2006-03-18 22:19:30

SEOUL (Reuters) - Five North Koreans defected to South Korea on a small fishing boat that was found adrift on the southern side of the heavily guarded nautical border, an army spokesman said on Sunday.

2006-02-23 17:18:12

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has failed to implement 2004 legislation aimed at promoting human rights in North Korea and giving asylum to refugees from that communist state, senior U.S. legislators said.

2006-02-17 01:43:49

SEOUL (Reuters) - Some North Korean cheerleaders who took part in athletic events in the South have been jailed at a prison camp after returning home, a survivor of another camp said on Friday, quoting recent defectors from the communist state.

2006-01-23 20:05:20

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean movie "Typhoon" has a little something to make a lot of people nervous. The story touches on one of the worst fears of global strategists -- a hell-bent North Korean who has acquired weapons of mass destruction.


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