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Kim Jong Un says engine test is 'new birth' of rocket industry in North Korea

North Korea has conducted a test of a new high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station and leader Kim Jong Un said the successful test was “a new birth” of its rocket industry, the reclusive North’s official media said on Sunday. 340 more words

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Official North Korean Statement: We are preparing for strike on US military forces (PHOTOS)

The following is from the Korean Central News Agency, the official state-run propaganda mill of the North Korean dictatorship:

Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA on the spot. 373 more words

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Canadian pastor detained in North Korea granted meeting with Swedish ambassador

TOKYO – A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet with the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family. 373 more words

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What one photo reveals about North Korea’s nuclear program — more than Kim Jong Un intended

Some images might look silly, but they can be rich with insights into the country’s military and politics. By using high-tech forensics and traditional detective work, analysts and intelligence agencies can use photos to track North Korea’s internal politics and expanding weapons programs with stunning granularity. 1,084 more words

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Canadian officials meet pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea’s state media says Canadian officials have met with a detained Ontario pastor who has been sentenced to life in prison in the country. 193 more words

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North Korea discusses detainment of Canadian pastor with Sweden's ambassador: report

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea says it has discussed the issue of a Canadian detainee with the Swedish ambassador in the country.

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North Korea Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test as Regime Celebrates National Holiday 

The governments in both South Korea and Japan convened emergency meetings to discuss the test.

TOKYO — Anna Fifield reports: North Korea conducted its fifth atomic test Friday morning, South Korean officials said, as Kim Jong Un’s regime continues to defy international condemnation of its nuclear and missile programs and waves of sanctions. 404 more words

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