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North Korean Government Releases Comatose U.S. Student

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Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia honors student detained in North Korea 17 months ago, was medically evacuated Tuesday. His release came following the visit of Joseph Yun, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy on North Korea, who demanded his release on “humanitarian grounds” (Reuters). The student was discovered to have been in a coma […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]

US and China Target Chinese Company

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The United States and Chinese governments are targeting Hongxiang International, a Chinese company suspected of assisting North Korea’s nuclear program (Reuters). Police in Liaoning, the North-Eastern Chinese province bordering North Korea, began investigating the firms’ long term involvement with North Korea (WSJ). The investigation is focusing on the firm’s trading activities across the Chinese-Korean border […]

International Outrage at North Korea’s Fifth Nuclear Test

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North Korea carried out its fifth and most powerful nuclear test on Friday (NYT). Reports of the Korean Central News Agency claim that the country is now able to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile; this would allow the production of “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power” (AP). South Korean […]