North Korea http://www.kunc.org en North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions http://www.kunc.org/post/north-korea-cancels-plans-cross-border-family-reunions A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet their long-lost relatives has been put off indefinitely, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49885 at http://www.kunc.org North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions South Korean Soldiers Kill Man Trying To Cross To North http://www.kunc.org/post/south-korean-soldiers-kill-man-trying-cross-north Thousands of North Korean defectors have made their way to the South, but it rarely goes in the opposite direction. So, news that South Korean troops at the border shot and killed a man trying to swim north across the Imjin River is unusual.<p>South Korea's <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/09/16/53/0301000000AEN20130916008151315F.html">Yonhap news agency reports</a> that the unidentified man "tried to cross the Imjin River near the western border in Paju, north of Seoul, at around 2:23 p.m. Soldiers fired off warning shots and told him to return to the South. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49657 at http://www.kunc.org South Korean Soldiers Kill Man Trying To Cross To North Satellite Image Suggests North Korea Is Restarting Reactor http://www.kunc.org/post/satellite-image-suggests-north-korea-restarting-reactor North Korea appears to be in the process of restarting a nuclear reactor used to produce weapons-grade plutonium, five years after shutting the facility down as part of international disarmament efforts.<p>New satellite imagery appears to reveal that the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon, which experts believe can produce enough plutonium for one to two bombs a year, shows signs of being operational.<p>Analysts Nick Hansen and Jeffrey Lewis, <a href="http://38north.org/2013/09/yongbyon091113/figure1-20/">writing for the website 38 North</a>, say the satellites show:<p><blockquote><p>"[W]hite stea Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:13:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49484 at http://www.kunc.org Satellite Image Suggests North Korea Is Restarting Reactor Dennis Rodman Says He's Taking Former NBA Players To North Korea http://www.kunc.org/post/dennis-rodman-says-hes-taking-former-nba-players-north-korea Dennis Rodman is in the news again: After completing his second trip to North Korea, the so-called NBA bad boy put together a press conference and announced Monday that after talking to Kim Jong Un, he will put together a team of 12 former NBA players to take part in a basketball tournament in North Korea next year.<p><a href="http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/09/dennis-rodman-north-korea-basketball-kim-jong-un/"><em>USA Today</em> reports</a> the squad could include Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:45:00 +0000 49377 at http://www.kunc.org Dennis Rodman Says He's Taking Former NBA Players To North Korea 'The Worm' Returns To North Korea; Rodman Visits Again http://www.kunc.org/post/worm-returns-north-korea-rodman-visits-again Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is visiting North Korea again, six months after spending time there with dictator Kim Jong Un — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/04/173410685/dennis-rodmans-take-on-the-north-korean-regime" target="_blank">an "awesome" man</a>, in Rodman's opinion.<p>NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Beijing that:<p><blockquote><p>"Rodman was spotted transiting the Beijing airport en route to Pyongyang, sporting his characteristic lip and nose rings, plus green hair.<p>"He says he plans to hang out with Kim Jong Un, whom he has called his friend. ... Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49122 at http://www.kunc.org 'The Worm' Returns To North Korea; Rodman Visits Again