World | Reuters | Saturday October 25, 2014
South Korean activists launched balloons on Saturday to send leaflets to North Korea with messages critical of its leader, ignoring threats of military action from Pyongyang and a plea by Seoul not to jeopardize efforts to improve ties with the North...
World | Reuters | Saturday October 25, 2014
A planned launch of balloons by South Korean activists to send leaflets to North Korea on Saturday with messages critical of its leader turned into a clash with residents of the border area who said the move will threaten peace between the Koreas.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 22, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack Obama, Pyongyang's state KCNA news agency said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 9, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been out of sight for over a month and if he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 4, 2014
North and South Korea agreed Saturday to work on resuming a formal high-level dialogue that has effectively been suspended for seven months, the South's Unification Ministry said.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 2, 2014
In 1993, French neurosurgeon Francois-Xavier Roux received a phone call in Paris from an unidentified North Korean official. The then leader-in-waiting, Kim Jong Il, had suffered a head injury from a horse-riding accident and they wanted his advice.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 23, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry denounced human rights abuses in North Korea on Tuesday and called on Pyongyang to shut down its penal colonies riddled with "barbarity and inhumanity."
World | Reuters | Wednesday September 17, 2014
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming UN General Assembly.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 14, 2014
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.
World | Associated Press | Sunday September 14, 2014
North Korea held a trial on Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 25, 2014
North Korea is criticizing the UN Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on US-South Korean military exercises this month.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 18, 2014
Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans -from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided pen...
World | Reuters | Friday August 15, 2014
Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 14, 2014
North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defence said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 13, 2014
Tucked between trees and paddy fields in a quiet suburb in the west of Pyongyang, Chilgol Church is one of four state-operated churches in the capital of a country that espouses freedom of religion but effectively bans it.
World | Reuters | Friday August 8, 2014
A Korean-American who runs a Christian NGO in a Chinese city on the border with North Korea is being investigated by Chinese authorities and has had his bank accounts frozen, a source with direct knowledge of the case told Reuters on Thursday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 5, 2014
South Korea on Tuesday slammed Japan's "ludicrous" reassertion of its claim to a set of disputed islets in a new defence white paper, warning it would further strain relations.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 29, 2014
North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday July 29, 2014
Summer camp in North Korea? It's got one - and it's got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of course, a big bronze statue of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il surrounded by...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 28, 2014
A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.