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Category: North Korea
November 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Kenneth Bae’s release: When proselytizing, church should rescue captives

It is great that the men being held in North Korea got to come home [“Kenneth Bae is finally home after months of painful uncertainty,” Opinion, Nov. 10]. Their families must have been heartsick with worry for them. I am concerned, though, that other people will feel compelled to visit countries without religious…

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Comments | More in North Korea | Topics: Cindy Blake, Kenneth Bae, north korea

May 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

North Korea building collapse partly leading to pressure on government

The Seattle Times published an informative article about an apartment building complex that collapsed in North Korea [“Pyongyang building collapse leaves many casualties,” Nation & World, May 18]. Officials are estimating that the death toll could be well into the hundreds, but an official count has not happened yet. This tragedy is a significant…

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Comments | More in North Korea | Topics: Andrew Kennedy, building collapse, China

July 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Nuclear arms: Treaty is good news in volatile world

State senators should push for nuclear treaties What could do more harm to our people and environment than a nuclear explosion? Thank you for your editorial “An arms deal, and more” [Opinion, July 7], which nicely summarizes the state of negotiations between the United States and Russia. We need to ask our U.S. senators to support the forthcoming…

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April 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM

North Korea’s missile launch

Japan should be allowed to defend itself North Korea’s recent missile launch has been met with fierce criticism by the Japanese [“N. Korea launches rocker; U.N. council will meet,” News, April 5), who for 60 years have been allowed nothing more than an ill-equipped self-defense force. This outdated policy of demilitarization has gone on for far…

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