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Simon Martin

Simon Martin

    Kim Jong-un's half-brother assassinated in Malaysia, according to South Korean media
    Kim Jong-un's half-brother assassinated in Malaysia, according to South Korean media
    North Korean female agents using poisoned needles have assassinated the half-brother of the country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, in Malaysia, South...
    N Korea's Kim marks birthday amid shortages
    N Korea's Kim marks birthday amid shortages
    North Korea was in festive mood as leader Kim Jong-il turned 69 on Wednesday, state media reported, but a defector group said birthday handouts...
    Two Koreas take tough stance as tensions rise
    Two Koreas take tough stance as tensions rise
    The two Koreas are still talking tough one month after the North's artillery bombardment sent tensions soaring, with Pyongyang threatening nuclear...
    Currency-war threat looms over G20 meeting
    Currency-war threat looms over G20 meeting
    G20 finance ministers will meet in South Korea this week to try to chart a new direction for the world's economy after a devastating downturn, but...
    Amnesty paints desperate picture of N Korea healthcare
    Amnesty paints desperate picture of N Korea healthcare
    Surgery without anaesthetics, unsterilised needles and epidemics worsened by malnutrition illustrate the desperate state of North Korea's healthcare system, Amnesty International said on Thursday....
    War without end overshadows Korea 60 years on
    War without end overshadows Korea 60 years on
    Byun Jong-Rak was working in his dyeing factory in central Seoul at dawn on June 25 1950 when he heard that war had broken out.
    North Korea puts military on combat alert, warns of war
    North Korea puts military on combat alert, warns of war
    North Korea put its military on combat alert on Monday as United States and South Korean troops began a major joint exercise, and warned that any...
    'Dear Leader' firmly in charge on 65th birthday
    'Dear Leader' firmly in charge on 65th birthday
    North Korea's "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-Il turns 65 on Friday, apparently firmly in charge of his nuclear-armed nation but with no obvious successor...