Korea's Sun Myung Moon, founder of Unification Church, dead at 92 - established in 1954 with millions of followers worldwide, the church has staged a number of mass wedding ceremonies for hundreds of church members whom Moon had selected to marry each other; church members also have been known for their extreme commitment to the organization - VOA News (2012/09/03)
Japan, North Korea start direct talks - with no formal diplomatic ties; talks with be on repatriating of Japanese remains died in Korea at the end of WWII plus abduction issues - Wall Street Journal (2012/08/29)
Coca-Cola denies 'cracking' North Korea - Coca-Cola has denied entering the North Korean market, after footage appeared to show the drink being served in a Pyongyang restaurant - Telegraph (2012/08/31)
North Korea says proud of its human rights record - Pyongyang says the report of the special rapporteur is a product of the hostile policies of the U.S. and E.U. against the DPRK (North Korea) and is a typical example of politicization, double standards and selectivity on the issue of human rights - Business Recorder (2012/11/04)
In authoritarian North Korea, hints of reform - under new leader Kim Jong Eun, small-scale agricultural reforms with tantalizing elements of capitalism introduced which allow farmers to keep more of their crops and sell surpluses in the private market - Washington Post (2012/09/03)
North Korea may be preparing economic reforms - Kim Jong-un to convene its Parliament in an unusual session that South Korean analysts said may officially introduce program to revitalize the country's moribund economy - New York Times (2012/09/05)
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