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Source: Fox News

Kim Jong Un’s friend becomes second Canadian detained by China amid Huawei uproar

Today 01:30 GMT

A businessman who's jet-skied with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and was key in arranging Dennis Rodman’s visit to the Hermit Kingdom is the second Canadian to be detained by China this week amid the uproar over a top Chinese tech executive's arrest in Canada.

Canada has asked China for extra security at its embassy because of protests and anti-Canadian sentiment and has advised foreign service staff to take precautions, a senior Canadian official told reporters.

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Source: BBC

Second Canadian 'missing' in China

Today 01:31 GMT

Canada's foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China.

Michael Spavor, a businessman based in Dandong near the North Korean border, had contacted Canadian officials this week to say he was being questioned. Foreign ministry spokesman Guillaume Bérubé said Canada was working hard to determine Mr Spavor's whereabouts.

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Source: Global News

Friends of Canadians detained in China say they aren’t national security threats

Today 01:31 GMT

Friends of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig tell Global News they can’t understand how the two men, arrested separately in China, could pose threats to Chinese national security.

WATCH: China says 2 Canadians were placed in detention on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’. On Thursday, Chinese government officials confirmed the two Canadians are being detained over national security concerns.

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Source: Global News

China confirms detention of 2 Canadians on suspicion of ‘endangering national security’

Thursday 23:39 GMT

Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of “endangering national security,” the country’s foreign ministry said Thursday.

A senior government official said China confirmed to Canada very early Wednesday that the Beijing Bureau of State Security had detained Kovrig. Ottawa, however, doesn’t know what the allegations against him are nor does it know where he is, the official said.

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Source: DW

North and South Korea meet through handshakes and art

Thursday 23:39 GMT

The exhibition "Rückkehr von Jeong Seon – Alter Meister, Neue Geister" runs through January 30, 2019 at the Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund in Berlin.

Just like the photos and video footage of soldiers chatting and sharing cigarettes contribute to changing the image both countries have of each other, another type of imagery unites them as well, as the exhibition "Rückkehr von Jeong Seon – Alter Meister, Neue Geister" (Return of Jeong Seon – Old Master, New Minds) in Berlin shows.

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Source: BBC

Kim Jong-un facial mask stirs controversy

Today 01:31 GMT

"A few years ago, North Korea was the largest threat to our country… Kim Jong-un was seen as a dictator and a tyrant who would stop at nothing to disrupt world peace, now he's become the face of a popular face mask," she added.

The country's communist regime has been criticised by the UN and human rights groups for "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations".

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Source: CBS News

Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

Dozens of North and South Korean soldiers crossed over the world's most heavily armed border Wednesday as they inspected the sites of their rival's front-line guard posts to verify they'd been removed, part of inter-Korean engagement efforts that come amid stalled U.S.-North Korea nuclear disarmament talks.

The removals will leave South Korea with about 50 other DMZ posts and North Korea with 150, according to defense experts in South Korea, but they mark an extraordinary change in ties from last year, when North Korea tested a series of increasingly powerful weapons and threatened Seoul and Washington with war.

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Source: DW

US sanctions North Korean officials over human rights abuses

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials for their role in human rights abuses and the death of American captive Otto Warmbier.

"The United States has consistently condemned the North Korean regime for its flagrant and egregious abuses of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and this administration will continue to take action against human rights abusers around the globe," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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Source: ABC News

US sanctions 3 senior North Korean officials amid stalled nuclear talks

Wednesday 03:20 GMT

The Trump administration sanctioned three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses and censorship in the country as discussions between the U.S. and North Korea over the regime's nuclear weapons program have stalled.

The U.S. Treasury Department, which announced the sanctions, said they were in honor of American Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old college student who died after being released from North Korean custody in June 2017.


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