North Korea says uranium program near completion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Friday that its process of enriching uranium is nearly complete, giving it a new way to make nuclear bombs as the U.S. and regional powers discuss how to bring the communist country back to disarmament talks….
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Christian Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Aiding North Korean Refugees

INNER MONGOLIA — Christians Li Mingshun and Zhang Yonghu were indicted by the Erlianhaote City People’s Procuratorate on July 31, 2009, for aiding North Korean refugees fleeing to South Korea through China. Li and Zhang were among several Christians helping to provide food, shelter, and transportation for the 61 refugees crossing Northern Chinese provinces into Mongolia, where neutral state laws permit residents to seek asylum in South Korea. Alerted as the refugees crossed into Mongolia, the Border Brigade…
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