Foreign media start marathon journey to North Korea nuclear test site

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, May 23 : International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site on Wednesday, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility. Travel will involve an 11-hour train ride, […]

SKorea welcomes North’s decision to let reporters visit nuclear site

By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, May 23 : North Korea has accepted a list of South Korean reporters to visit their nuclear testing site after a days-long tug of war with Seoul, South Korea’s unification ministry said on Wednesday. North Korea invited a handful of media from a number of countries to witness the dismantling of […]

Foreign media arrive in North Korea, suggesting nuclear shutdown on track

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING, May 22 : About two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organisations arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shutdown will go ahead amid renewed diplomatic uncertainty. North Korea invited a handful of media to witness the […]

Foreign media head to NKorea to witness nuclear site shutdown

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING, May 22 : A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organisations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site. Journalists from the Associated Press, CNN, CBS, Russia Today and Chinese state media outlets were among those seen checking […]

Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, May 21 : Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska. The state company behind the plant, called the “Akademik Lomonosov”, says it could pioneer […]

N.Korea “declines” S.Korea media for nuclear site event; China urges “stability”

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL, May 18 : North Korea has declined to accept a list of South Korean journalists hoping to observe the closure of its nuclear test site, South Korea said on Friday, raising new questions about the North’s commitment to reducing tension. North Korea had invited a limited number of journalists from South […]