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Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

World, Russia, 19 Nov 2014

U.N. panel calls for North Korea referral to international court

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly committee dealing with human rights on Tuesday called for the U.N. Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.

World, United Nations, 18 Nov 2014

North Korea's Kim to send special envoy to Russia

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to send a personal envoy to Russia, state media said on Friday, the latest in a series of diplomatic moves by the isolated country as it fends off accusations of crimes against humanity.

World, Russia, 14 Nov 2014

Enough evidence to hold N.Korea's Kim accountable: U.N. official

SEOUL - A U.N. investigator said on Thursday there was enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for "massive" human rights atrocities committed by the state.

World, 12 Nov 2014

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said on Wednesday.

World, Cuba, United Nations, 12 Nov 2014

After Bae release, Christian groups tread carefully in North Korea

SEATTLE/SEOUL - Christian groups in North Korea are vowing to carry on their missionary work despite mounting risks since Korean-American activist Kenneth Bae was imprisoned two years ago.

World, 11 Nov 2014

North Korea halts talks with EU over U.N. draft on international court referral

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL - North Korea has halted talks with the main sponsor of a U.N. resolution urging the country's referral to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, following months of attempts to win over key supporters of the draft.

World, United Nations 11 Nov 2014

North Korea halts U.N. charm offensive over human rights record

UNITED NATIONS - A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses.

World, United Nations, Japan, 10 Nov 2014

North Korea nuclear issue not raised in prisoner release visit: Obama

BEIJING - The United States did not raise North Korea's banned nuclear program during the visit by a senior U.S. official to secure the release of two American prisoners, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday. | Video

World, 10 Nov 2014