North Korea criticized at United Nations disarmament meeting

N.K. criticized at U.N. disarmament meeting

So Se-pyong (center row, 2nd from R), North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, attends the Conference on Disarmament on Jan. 26, 2016 (local time). North Korea came under fire at the session for its latest nuclear test on Jan. 6, which Pyongyang claims to have been a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. Undaunted by the criticisms, So repeated the North’s stance that Pyongyang is forced to strengthen its nuclear deterrence because of threats from the U.S. and that nuclear development is a sovereign right. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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Snow in North Korea

Snow in North Korea

Clips from North Korea’s Korean Central Broadcasting Station on Jan. 27, 2016, show snow-covered parts of the country. Weather forecasts in the North over the past week indicated steep temperature drops, like in South Korea. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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Kim Jong-un visits textile mill

N. Korea's Kim visits textile mill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) is featured being heartily greeted by women workers of the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill that he visited in this photo carried by the country’s official media, the Korean Central News Agency, on Jan. 28, 2016. The news report said Kim expressed deep satisfaction “picturing to himself students going to and from school with cheerful laughter, carrying with them locally produced fashionable bags” manufactured at the facility. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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North Korea may be preparing rocket launch

N. Korea may be preparing rocket launch

A satellite image of North Korea’s rocket launch site on Jan. 25, 2016, shows some level of activity that may be signs that the country is in an early stage of preparing for a rocket launch. After comparing a series of images taken over the past few weeks, the U.S. research institute 38 North assessed that the launch does not seem imminent, but that there were too many uncertainties involved in the analysis, such as covers and undetected nighttime activities. (Photo provided by 38 North and Airbus Defense and Space) (Yonhap) (END)

 

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North Korean soldier falls in swimming pool to TV state documentary

N. Korea champions sports in documentary

A soldier swims with a rifle raised above the water in this photo taken from a North Korean documentary aired on the Korean Central Broadcasting Station on Jan. 27, 2016, that chronicled the country’s feats in sports last year. The 45-minute program apparently reflects the personal interests of the country’s young top leader Kim Jong-un in sports. The North is building sports colleges throughout the country, and in August 2015 launched an all-sports TV channel. On Jan. 23, the North aired a football match in which its team lost, a high rarity in the country. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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North Korea champions sports in documentary

N. Korea champions sports in documentary

A TV crew is covering a sports event in this photo taken from a North Korean documentary aired on the Korean Central Broadcasting Station on Jan. 27, 2016, that chronicled the country’s feats in sports last year. The 45-minute program apparently reflects the personal interests of the country’s young top leader Kim Jong-un in sports. The North is building sports colleges throughout the country, and in August 2015 opened an all-sports TV channel. On Jan. 23, the North aired a football match in which its team lost, a high rarity in the country. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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North Korean-made backpacks

North Korean-made backpacks

School backpacks for young children are neatly displayed at North Korea’s Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill that the country’s leader Kim Jong-un was said to have visited in a report by the state media on Jan. 28, 2016. The North’s Korean Central News Agency said Kim expressed deep satisfaction “picturing to himself students going to and from school with cheerful laughter, carrying with them locally produced fashionable bags.” (Yonhap) (END)

 

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North Korea champions sports in documentary

N. Korea champions sports in documentary

A North Korean female football player drives a luxury car, a gift from the state after her team won the East Asian Football Federation Championship in 2015, in this photo taken from a North Korean documentary aired on the Korean Central Broadcasting Station on Jan. 27, 2016. The football players were awarded meritorious titles, such as “people’s athlete” and “heroes of perseverance,” entitling them to rewards such as cars, apartments and/or pensions equaling senior government officials. The country’s top leader Kim Jong-un has shown deep affection for sports, building sports colleges throughout the country and launching an all-sports TV channel. On Jan. 23, the North aired a football match in which its team lost, a high rarity in the country. (Yonhap) (END)

 

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