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North Korea extracts ‘apology’ from detained American-Korean War veteran

North Korea has detained Merrill E. Newman, a US citizen and veteran of the Korean War, for committing “hostile acts,” the country’s official state news agency confirmed on Saturday. Newman, 85, has been held in Pyongyang since October 26, when he was taken off an Air Koryo flight leaving the…

North Korea threatens retaliation over South’s war games

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned South Korea on Sunday that it would shell islands close to their disputed sea border if the South violates its territorial waters during a military drill reported to begin in the Yellow Sea this week. The official KCNA news agency also quoted the North’s…