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6.3 Earthquake North Korea appears to be result of nuclear test / By Anna Fifield

North Korea appears to have conducted another nuclear test, the South Korean government said today after seismic authorities detected an artificial earthquake near Pyongyang regime’s known nuclear test site.

This would be North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, and the first since President Trump was inaugurated. The action probably will increase already high tensions between the Trump administration and Kim Jong Un’s regime. Read Article

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China concerned over treatment of its citizens detained in North Korea

Xinhuanet.con reports that Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Monday urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to safeguard the health and legitimate rights and interests of a number of Chinese fisherman reportedly detained in the country. According to media reports, private fishing boat “Liaoning Generic Fishing No. 25222″ from Dalian City in [...]

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North Korea: American tourist arrested, sentenced to 15 years of ‘compulsory labor’

As covered by, “An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of ‘‘compulsory labour’’ for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang announced today. The sentencing of Kenneth Bae, described by friends as a devout Christian and a tour operator, will further complicate already strained relations between [...]

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