World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 10, 2013
A US Korean war veteran held for over a month in North Korea said Monday that a video "confession" released during his detention was made under duress.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 7, 2013
American Merrill Newman, 85, who was detained by North Korea for more than a month, landed in Beijing on Saturday after being deported by Pyongyang, Japanese media reported.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 7, 2013
The United States welcomed North Korea's release of an American veteran of the Korean War who had been held for more than a month, and urged Pyongyang to repeat the move with another US detainee.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 27, 2013
Critics of the deal to cap Iran's nuclear programme say it repeats mistakes made with North Korea, but analysts say there is little to suggest Tehran will follow Pyongyang's path of broken promises to a nuclear bomb.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 26, 2013
The wife of a US retiree detained in North Korea for nearly a month fought back tears as she appealed on Monday for his release in time for this week's Thanksgiving holiday.
World | Reuters | Sunday November 24, 2013
North Korea's Kim Jong Un has rattled the United States with his nuclear threats and bemused the world with his penchant for funfairs, Disney and Dennis Rodman.
World | Reuters | Friday November 22, 2013
When North Korea dragged an elderly American tourist off a plane and detained him four weeks ago, they may have got the wrong man.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 22, 2013
North Korea on Friday marked the anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean border island with a threat to turn South Korea's presidential office into a "sea of fire".
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
North Korea has detained an 85-year-old Korean War veteran from California visiting the country as a tourist, pulling him off a plane as he was about to leave the reclusive nation last month, his son said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 12, 2013
North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".
World | Reuters | Tuesday October 8, 2013
North Korea said on Tuesday its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric directed against the United States and South Korea, who it accuses of instigating hostility.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 3, 2013
The United States, South Korea and Japan will hold joint naval exercises next week in waters around the Korean peninsula, a US defence official said Thursday, as fears grow over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 2, 2013
The United States and South Korea signed a new strategy to deter North Korea's possible use of nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction amid growing threats from Pyongyang, their defence chiefs said on Wednesday.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday October 1, 2013
The commander of US forces in Korea says South Korea's military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang.
World | Associated Press | Saturday September 21, 2013
North Korea has indefinitely postponed reunions of families separated by the Korean War that had been set to start on Wednesday.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 16, 2013
South Korean businessman Sung Hyun-sang's relief at the resumption of operations at a jointly run factory park in North Korea is tempered by big worries: Can he make up for the millions of dollars he's lost since Pyongyang shut down the Kaesong compl...
World | Reuters | Friday September 13, 2013
The United States scolded North Korea on Thursday over reports indicating the reclusive nation has restarted a plutonium-producing nuclear reactor, emphasizing that such a move would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 12, 2013
Russia today warned of a potential "man-made catastrophe" if North Korea restarts an ageing plutonium reactor to boost its stockpile of nuclear weapons, after US experts spotted steam rising from the Yongbyon facility.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 12, 2013
Satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has restarted a research reactor capable of producing plutonium for weapons at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, a US research institute said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday September 11, 2013
North and South Korea have agreed to re-open a shuttered industrial park on a trial basis starting on Monday, the South's Unification Ministry said in a statement, in a sign of a further thaw between two countries that remain technically at war.