TOPNEWSBYUSA.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-07-11 21:51

North Korea Threatens the South Over Purchase of U.S. Stealth Jets

Pyongyang called the planned mid-July delivery of two U.S. stealth jet fighters to South Korea an affront to last year’s pledge by the two countries to tone down military...

North Korea Threatens the South Over Purchase of U.S. Stealth Jets

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South Korea scrambled fighter jets after it detected a UFO near the North Korean border — it turned out to be a bunch of birds Reuters South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Monday after it detected an unidentified flying object near the border with North Korea. But it turns out the unidentified object was just a flock of birds. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
2019-07-02 01:17

South Korea fires army commander for North Korea boat trespassing South Korea fired an army commander, saying the presence of a North Korean fishing boat that sailed in the South's territorial waters for 57 hours was the result of a "border security failure."...
2019-07-03 22:34

North Korea calls South Korea's F-35 jet purchases 'extremely dangerous action' South Korea's acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test "special armaments" to destroy the new weapons, North Korea's state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher....
2019-07-11 16:00

South Korea Urges Restraint After Recent North Korea Missile Tests SINGAPORE — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were...
2019-06-01 21:34

South Korea: 'Complete denuclearization' of North Korea remains the goal South Korea's goal in the North Korean nuclear issue is none other than complete denuclearization, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday....
2019-07-03 13:34

Envoy says U.S. ready for 'constructive' talks with North Korea: South Korea A U.S. special envoy to North Korea said on Friday that Washington was ready to hold constructive talks with Pyongyang to make "simultaneous, parallel" progress on an agreement reached by the two countries last year, South Korea's foreign ministry sa...
2019-06-28 08:51

South Korea braces for African swine fever outbreak after North Korea case South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea, the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus' rapid spread....
2019-05-31 06:51

South Korea readies to tackle potential swine fever transmission from North Korea North Korea has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever, prompting South Korea to guard against the possible spread of the animal disease in areas bordering the North....
2019-05-31 07:51

South Korea’s military says it has detected an “unidentified flying object” near the border with North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says it has detected an “unidentified flying object” near the border with North Korea. The post South Korea’s military says it has detected an “unidentified flying object&...
2019-07-01 09:17

South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages. The post South Korea says it will send 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea in response to food shortages appeared first o...
2019-06-19 12:51

South Korea rejects Japan media reports on transfer of material to North Korea South Korea on Tuesday denied accusations in Japanese media that it had transported Japanese high-tech material to North Korea, calling for an immediate halt to such comments....
2019-07-09 11:17

South Korea: North Korea needs to offer bold measures for nuclear talks to resume North Korea should offer to take bold denuclearization measures to help resume the stalled negotiations with the United States, a special security adviser to President Moon Jae-in said Thursday....
2019-06-27 22:51

South Korea Urges North Korea Summit Before Donald Trump's Seoul Visit South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide......
2019-06-20 05:00

South Korea sends most food aid since 2008 to North Korea SEOUL – South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to a U.N. aid program in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, amid warnings that millions of dollars more is needed to make up for food shortages. South Korea fo...
2019-06-19 21:00

South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea South Korea says it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food Program, in its second aid package announced over the past month as it seeks to help with North Korean food shortages and improve bilateral relations...
2019-06-19 11:51

South Korea donates 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea South Korea has said it will make its largest food donation to the North since 2008, as an estimated 40% of North Koreans are undernourished. Much of the aid is aimed at helping vulnerable children and mothers....
2019-06-19 19:34

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open' South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang....
2019-06-19 20:17

South Korea's Moon calls Japan claim of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge' South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea has violated international sanctions by exporting banned goods to North Korea posed a "grave challenge" to Seoul....
2019-07-15 09:34

South Korea scrambles to curb African swine fever spread after North Korea reports outbreak in pig farms South Korea is working to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea alerted that there was an outbreak at a farm near its border with China....
2019-05-31 16:34

South Korea calls for 3rd U.S.-North Korea summit South Korea's Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul called Wednesday for a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, stressing the importance of working-level talks to ensure a n...
2019-06-19 09:51

| North Korea tells South to stop mediating between North, US North Korea said that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked talks on its nuclear programme....
2019-06-27 20:00

Flock of birds prompts South Korea to scramble fighter jets South Korea scrambled fighter jets after detecting an unidentified object flying near its border with the North – but the intruder turned out to be a flock of birds, officials said. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff earlier said radar detected “trace...
2019-07-01 15:34

South Korea scrambles fighter jets to engage UFO… which turns out to be a bunch of birds Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several decades you know that tensions have been high on the Korean peninsula. The standoff between North Korea and South Korea has seen its share of dramatic moments, and it looked like anoth...
2019-07-02 00:00

South Korean man defects to North Korea, Pyongyang says The son of South Korean politicians who defected to North Korea in 1986 arrived in Pyongyang for resettlement, according to a North Korean propaganda service....
2019-07-07 17:00

North Korea says time running out for talks as U.S. envoy due in South Time is running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive negotiations with North Korea, a senior North Korean diplomat said, as a U.S. envoy was due to hold talks in Seoul ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump....
2019-06-28 05:34

Pyongyang warns South Korea not to mediate North's talks with US North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to facilitate talks between Pyongyang and Washington as the North stepped up its pressure on the United States to salvage nuclear diplomacy between the two nations....
2019-06-28 07:00

Smugglers of North Korea coal given suspended sentences in the South A South Korean court has suspended prison terms for three local defendants who were convicted of smuggling North Korean anthracite coal into the country....
2019-07-15 04:51

South Korea to Send the North Food Aid for the First Time in 9 Years South Korea hopes the 50,000 tons of rice will help persuade the North to return to talks on improving inter-Korean ties and ending its nuclear weapons program....
2019-06-19 17:51

North Korea Says Time Running Out For Talks As US Envoy Due In South Time is running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearisation talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy for North Korea is due to visit......
2019-06-28 04:51

Son of high-profile South Korean defector 'moves to North Korea' State media reports arrival of Choe In-guk, son of ex-foreign minister who defected in 1986The son of the highest-profile South Korean ever to defect to North Korea has reportedly defected to the communist state in a rare switch of political allegian...
2019-07-08 12:51

South Korean Follows Parents In Rare Defection To North Korea: Report A South Korean man has defected to North Korea, following in the footsteps of his political parents who also made a high-profile switch of allegiance in the 1980s, according to Pyongyang's state......
2019-07-08 13:00

South Korean unification minister: Economic projects with North Korea in limbo South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said proposed economic projects with North Korea are on hold due to stalled Washington and Pyongyang negotiations....
2019-06-04 13:51

Swimming: FINA and South Korea appeal to North to join World Championships The organizers of July's Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea and the world swimming body FINA have appealed to North Korea to participate in order to promote peace on the peninsula....
2019-05-23 21:17

The Son of a Prominent South Korean Defector Has Also Defected to North Korea, State Media Reports (SEOUL, South Korea) — The son of the highest-profile South Korean to defect to North Korea has arrived in the North to permanently resettle, North Korean state media said. If confirmed, it would be an unusual case of a South Korean defecting t...
2019-07-09 07:17

North Korea executes 5 officials over failed Kim-Trump summit: South Korean media North Korea has executed five officials for their role in the failed second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a South Korean newspaper....
2019-05-31 06:51

South Korea Apologizes After North Korean Fishing Boat Arrives at Port Undetected A North Korean fishing boat puttered around in South Korean waters for two without being intercepted. South Koreans are scandalized by the lapse in vigilance....
2019-06-20 14:51

South Korea ramps up disinfection to protect against North's outbreak of African swine fever South Korea will boost disinfection measures to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever from spreading to its pig herd, after the disease was found in North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Friday....
2019-05-31 21:34

Pentagon agrees first multiyear purchase of F-35 jets, worth $34 bln The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement that would cut the price of the F-35A fighter jet by 8.8% and bring the price of each Lockheed Martin Co aircraft below $80 million dollars a year earlier than expected, a Pentagon official s...
2019-06-10 20:17

Trump to meet with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in amid stalled North Korea nuclear talks President Donald Trump will meet with Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, as part of the president's travel to Asia for the G20 summit of world leaders in Japan in late June, the White House said Wednesday....
2019-05-21 16:34

Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects F-35 jets 'sooner or later' despite Russian missiles purchase Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he expects F-35 jets will be delivered "sooner or later" to his nation despite a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system....
2019-05-21 17:17

Son of high-profile South Korean defectors 'permanently resettles in North Korea' The son of high-profile South Korean defectors has reportedly moved to North Korea, in a rare case of someone defecting to the impoverished dictatorship....
2019-07-08 15:51

South Korean President Moon says Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at Korean Demilitarized Zone SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon says Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at Korean Demilitarized Zone. The post South Korean President Moon says Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday a...
2019-06-30 12:34

Kim Yo Jong: North Korea open to inter-Korea cooperation Kim Yo Jong told South Korean officials North Korea is interested in continued inter-Korea cooperation as she delivered a letter of condolence from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom on Wednesday....
2019-06-12 22:51

South Korea, U.S. consider 'various ways' to resume talks with N. Korea Unification Minister Kim Yeon Chul said Tuesday that South Korea and the United States are considering "various ways" to resume the stalled denuclearization negotiations with North Korea....
2019-05-21 19:17

Trump offers to meet North Korea's Kim; North says talks would be 'meaningful' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, and North Korea said a meeting would be "meaningful" if it happened....
2019-06-29 10:34

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean territory improves ties. The post North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s brief visit to North Korean ...
2019-06-30 12:34

Tropical storm threatens to flood US Deep South The first bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry are beginning to hit land in the US Deep South, as officials warn of a life-threatening storm surge....
2019-07-13 13:17

Bulgaria ready to protect North Macedonia's airspace with F-16 jets NATO member Bulgaria could help protect its southwestern neighbor North Macedonia's airspace if it completes a deal for the purchase of eight F-16 aircraft from the United States, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday....
2019-06-12 15:51

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country’s process of joining the alliance. The defense ministry said Tuesday&...
2019-05-21 16:17

South Korea to buy SM-2 missiles from U.S. in $313.9M sale The State Department has approved South Korea's proposed $313.9 million purchase of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles to supplement its existing inventory....
2019-05-21 17:17

Norway through to last 16 with two penalties against South Korea Two penalties, one early in each half, gave Norway a 2-1 victory over South Korea in the Women’s World Cup at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims to secure a place in the last 16 and eliminate their opponents.Norway went ahead in the fifth minute through ...
2019-06-18 04:00

Trump says he could meet North Korea’s Kim at DMZ OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump is inviting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to shake hands during a possible visit to the demilitarized zone with South Korea. Trump is scheduled to visit South Korea later Saturday after meetings at the Gro...
2019-06-29 01:17

How Trump’s meeting with Kim in North Korea went down With the words, “Hey, I’m over here,” President Trump launched an improbable surprise get-together with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in the demilitarized zone that made him the first sitting US president to cross into North Korea. “I just want to say th...
2019-07-01 09:34

Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea Xi Jinping's plane has landed in Pyongyang, kicking off a historic visit that marks the first time a Chinese leader has traveled to North Korea in 14 years....
2019-06-20 05:34

Third U.S.-North Korea summit possible, up to Kim: Bolton A third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is possible but the ball is in Pyongyang's court, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 17:17

U.S.-North Korea Talks Won't Go Anywhere Without Compromises President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s Sunday meeting brought an agreement to begin new working-level talks, but for any progress both sides would need to demonstrate new flexibility, Michael Gordon writes....
2019-07-02 02:51

Trump says both he and North Korea's Kim want to meet at DMZ U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both want to meet at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas later in the day, raising hopes for an encounter that could jump-start stalled nuclear talks....
2019-06-30 05:00

Trump Says North Korea's Kim Wants to Meet President Trump suggested North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is open to meeting Sunday afternoon at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, though the details remained unclear....
2019-06-30 05:51

China's Xi in North Korea: It's the economy Speaking at a banquet in his honor, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to North Korea by praising economic development. However, he also issued a warning over efforts to denuclearize the peninsula....
2019-06-21 17:51

South Korea reaches one million 5G users South Korea already has one million 5G subscribers, reaching the milestone in just 69 days – outpacing the adoption of 4G.The desire within South Korea, one of the world’s most advanced mobile nations, to be a leader in 5G was so great ...
2019-06-13 15:17

South Korea looks to own startups for growth, here are the top 5 in 2019 South Korea has never lacked talent and the country is looking to foster its own. Here are five South Korean startups in 2019 that have the potential to ride the big tech trends of the next decade....
2019-05-27 05:00

Trump tweets he’d like to say ‘Hello’ to Kim during South Korea visit President Trump is heading straight to South Korea after leaving the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan Saturday night, and plans to dine there with President Moon Jai-in — and if he has his way, he’ll also shake Kim Jong-Un’s hand at the b...
2019-06-29 03:34

In South Korea, Gay Soldiers Can Serve. But They Might Be Prosecuted. Male soldiers who have consensual sex are being charged with committing “indecent acts,” even though the army says it does not discriminate against sexual minorities....
2019-07-11 04:17

Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women's World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday....
2019-06-13 17:17

The rise of South Korea's 'loner' culture In a striking image by Korean photographer Nina Ahn, a solitary figure stands by a window, street lights glimmering around her. Another shows a woman in her 20s sitting alone on a guardrail beside an empty highway in Seoul....
2019-06-17 21:34

Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea, but keeps event low-key after U.S. ban Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea on Thursday, but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation....
2019-05-30 05:51

Lee Hee-ho, Influential Former First Lady of South Korea, Dies at 96 Ms. Lee, an early campaigner for women’s rights, also inspired her late husband, President Kim Dae-jung, in his pro-democracy struggle against the country’s military dictatorship....
2019-06-11 14:51

Huawei launches 5G lab in South Korea, but keeps event low-key after US ban Huawei Technologies unveiled an open lab for next-generation 5G wireless network in South Korea on Thursday, but kept the launch low-key given its recent blacklisting by the United States, a key security ally of the Asian nation....
2019-05-30 06:34

Why Japan and South Korea Still Spar Over History Japan’s colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula ended more than seven decades ago, yet that legacy still roils everyday politics on both sides of the strait. ...
2019-07-01 18:00

South Korea's Korean Air to buy 30 Boeing 787 planes for $9.67 bln South Korea's biggest carrier Korean Air Lines said on Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 30 Boeing planes for $9.67 billion....
2019-06-19 03:51

| World's first 5G phone released in South Korea Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system....
2019-05-21 20:34

Trump says he looks forward to meeting with North Korea's Kim soon U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great meeting" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend and he looks "forward to seeing him again soon."...
2019-07-02 01:00

North Korea says it won't resume talks unless US changes position North Korea says it will never resume nuclear talks with the U.S. unless the Trump administration modifies its position on unilateral demands for disarmament....
2019-05-24 15:34

Report: North Korea executes envoy to US A South Korea paper citing an anonymous source said that Kim Hyok Chol was accused of being a US spy and killed. Several officials who also worked on the meeting with the US have been killed or jailed, the paper said....
2019-05-31 10:34

Student arrested in North Korea tweets he's 'obviously' not a spy The Australian student who was arrested in North Korea has tweeted for the first time since being deported from the country to say that he is "obviously" not a spy....
2019-07-09 21:01

Student Deported From North Korea Says He’s ‘Pretty Obviously’ Not a Spy Alek Sigley, 29, an Australian who sometimes wrote about his life in Pyongyang, was accused of “systematically collecting information” for news media outlets....
2019-07-09 22:17

Bribes help criminals get away with murder in North Korea Murderers could be going unpunished in North Korea where bribes are greasing the wheels of informal commerce, according to a new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....
2019-05-28 19:17

North Korea says no more talks on denuclearization until U.S. changes stance North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what Pyongyang described as unilateral demands for disarmament....
2019-05-24 15:51

North Korea Says No More Nuclear Talks Unless US Changes Stance North Korea said on Friday its deadlocked nuclear talks with Washington "will never be resumed" unless the US adopts a new approach, again blaming it for the collapse of the Hanoi summit in February....
2019-05-24 21:34

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure North Korea's U.N. ambassador says the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences its seizing of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel....
2019-05-22 00:00

Switzerland becomes No. 1 donor of foreign aid to North Korea Switzerland is emerging as the No. 1 donor of humanitarian assistance to North Korea as concerns grow over the deteriorating food situation in the isolated country....
2019-05-22 20:34

UN investigator says North Korea cracking down on escapes SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United Nations’ independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says there are signs it and China are strengthening their efforts to track down people who have escaped from the North. Tomas Ojea Quintana sa...
2019-06-21 11:51

Still Have "Confidence" In North Korea's Kim Jong Un: Trump US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to express his "confidence" in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite Pyongyang's recent weapons tests and deadlocked nuclear talks....
2019-05-26 02:34

New North Korea sanctions would tell Chinese banks: It's us or them A new round of sanctions targeting North Korea would force Chinese banks to choose between doing business with the United States and doing business with North Korea....
2019-06-28 02:51

North Korea's Kim says will consider letter received from Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump and will put serious thought into its content, North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA said....
2019-06-23 03:51

North Korea warns it is losing patience with US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he still believes North Korea "would like to make a deal" and left the door open for a third summit with Kim Jong Un despite a new warning from Pyongyang urging the US to change the course of its negotiation...
2019-06-06 06:34

US Wants North Korea Freeze As Beginning, Not End, Of Denuclearisation The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear programme as the start of a process of denuclearisation, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with......
2019-07-10 10:17

Australian student released in North Korea says ‘I’m OK’ An Australian student has been released after a week in detention in North Korea and told reporters in Beijing he was “very good” but didn’t say what happened...
2019-07-04 11:51

Trump Offers to Meet North Korea's Kim President Trump said he is willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, even if just to “say hello.”...
2019-06-29 02:34

U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearization The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month....
2019-07-10 06:00

Trump says he will not allow CIA informants to spy on North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Trump's remarks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House represented a fresh attempt by the president to cozy up to theNorth Korean leader, a policy that has drawn criticism for seeming to overlook Kim's autocratic rule....
2019-06-12 04:51

South Korea steps up effort to get U.S. help in export row with Japan South Korea's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Japan's export curbs against Seoul are "undesirable", the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as a trade row between the East Asian neighbors grows....
2019-07-11 07:34

Nigeria upset South Korea for rare World Cup win "Nigeria took their chances against the run of play on Wednesday to beat South Korea 2-0 for rare success at the women’s World Cup to set themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France."...
2019-06-12 17:34

We went inside Samsung's global headquarters in South Korea. Here's what we saw Samsung is one of the world's largest companies, with more than 320,000 employees worldwide. CNBC gets an exclusive tour of its global headquarters in South Korea....
2019-06-21 14:00

South Korea raises Japan trade dispute at WTO South Korea is introducing a bilateral trade dispute with Japan as an urgent item for the agenda of the World Trade Organization's Council on Trade in Goods....
2019-07-09 19:34

South Korea agencies can’t confirm Kim brother as CIA source SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean agencies say they cannot confirm a report that the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was a U.S. intelligence source and traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there ...
2019-06-11 10:51

Nigeria v South Korea: Women's World Cup – live! Live coverage from the 2pm kick-off in Group AGolden boot standings: France 2019’s top scorersSearch for female Mbappé hots up in Paris suburbsAnd you can email Ed here or tweet him here 1.53pm BST And here come the teams... “This game is all about a...
2019-06-12 15:01

Japan, South Korea step up trade dispute Japan and South Korea ratcheted up tension on Tuesday in a diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt global supply of smartphones and chips, with Seoul denouncing Japanese media reports that it transferred a key chemical to North Korea....
2019-07-09 11:17

U.S. lobbies South Korea to reject Huawei goods The U.S. is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei products, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, amid a wider push by Washington.Read More...
2019-05-23 10:00

Host France opens World Cup with a 4-0 win over South Korea PARIS (AP) — France began the Women’s World Cup the way it ended last year’s men’s tournament: with an emphatic victory. Wendie Renard, a 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored a pair of headers off corner kicks, and ...
2019-06-07 23:51

France off to a flying start after sweeping South Korea aside France manager Corinne Diacre said she hoped her team’s 4-0 demolition of South Korea in the opening Women’s World Cup fixture would “strike fear” into their rivals for the coveted trophy. “When other sides talk about us they place us among the favou...
2019-06-08 04:51

Why Japan and South Korea Still Spar Over History: QuickTake Japan’s colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula ended more than seven decades ago yet that legacy still roils everyday politics on both sides of the strait. South Korea and Japan, major trading partners and both U.S. military allies, have been at log...
2019-07-01 16:34

South Korea must take France drubbing on the chin: coach South Korea coach Yoon Duk-yeo said his side would have to take their 4-0 drubbing in their women's World Cup opener against France on the chin and turn their minds immediately to their second match against Nigeria....
2019-06-08 07:00

Samsung's Bixby Marketplace launches in the US and South Korea Bixby may be the forgotten child of virtual assistants, but Samsung is still hoping it can break through and compete with the likes of Siri, Alexa and Cortana. The company has opened its Bixby Marketplace in the US and South Korea, where users can do...
2019-07-02 00:00

Norway knocks South Korea out of World Cup with 2-1 victory REIMS, France (AP) — Norway knocked South Korea out of the Women’s World Cup by scoring on two penalties in a 2-1 victory Monday. Caroline Graham Hansen scored after five minutes and Isabell Herlovsen beat goalkeeper Kim Min-jung from the spot ...
2019-06-18 03:34

Japan to toughen restrictions on exports to South Korea TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing further restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in “relations of international trust” between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public...
2019-07-01 06:17

South Korea's Moon says Trump-Kim handshake at DMZ would be a milestone A handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the inter-Korean border would be a "significant milestone" in the process of denuclearizing North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday....
2019-06-30 06:34

Samsung launches Bixby Marketplace in the U.S. and South Korea Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, an app store for developers offering their own Bixby-compatible services, in the U.S. and South Korea. Read More...
2019-07-01 19:17

Analysts sound warnings on South Korea’s risks Economic deterioration and foreign-policy obstacles present tough political challenges for the president and DPK ahead of legislative elections next year – and require utmost vigilance from investors....
2019-06-14 12:00

Trump says he received a 'beautiful' letter from North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had received a very warm letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling the correspondence "beautiful."...
2019-06-11 21:17

The Australian Student Detained in North Korea Has Been Released (CANBERRA, Australia) — An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea described his condition to reporters Thursday in Beijing as “very good” without saying what happened. Australia’s Prime Minister S...
2019-07-04 09:17

How Fox News changed its tune on covering North Korea CNN's Brian Stelter looks at how Fox News' coverage of North Korea, and meeting with its leader Kim Jong Un, has changed during the Trump presidency....
2019-07-02 10:00

Bolton Says North Korea Missile Tests Broke U.N. Ban North Korea violated United Nations’ restrictions by testing ballistic missiles recently, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said, breaking with an effort by the Trump administration to play down the launches as it tries to kick-start diploma...
2019-05-25 12:17

Xi heads to North Korea to break cycle of mistrust Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Pyongyang on Thursday for talks with Kim Jong Un, part of a two-day state visit to North Korea that's the first by a Chinese leader in 14 years....
2019-06-20 18:51

Trump lands at DMZ ahead of meeting with North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas on Sunday ahead of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-06-30 10:51

Trump crosses DMZ to meet with Kim Jong Un in North Korea President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shook hands during a historic meeting Sunday at the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsula. Trump crossed the narrow no-man’s land on foot from South Korea and into North Korea, wher...
2019-06-30 13:17

Trump becomes first sitting U.S. leader to enter North Korea “I was proud to step over the line,” Trump told Kim as they met in on the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom. “It is a great day for the world.”...
2019-06-30 19:34

North Korea says it’s fighting swine fever with quarantine SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it’s actively fighting the spread of highly contagious African swine fever weeks after it reported an outbreak near its border with China. The North’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Wednesda...
2019-06-12 05:00

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy reportedly seen with Kim Jong Un North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol reportedly accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to a Sunday art performance signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in North Korea's power structure....
2019-06-03 03:00

North Korea: Fake news on both sides is the norm Stories of the secretive state captivate media and audiences alike. But often the stories are only half true, sometimes outright false — especially those coming from a particular South Korean source....
2019-06-04 06:51

| WATCH: Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any American president....
2019-06-30 12:17

Trump meets with Kim, crosses border into North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the third time on Sunday amid hopes for new talks at ending North Korea's nuclear programs....
2019-06-30 10:51

S. Korea urges restraint after North’s missile test SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore Saturday that the tests are ...
2019-06-01 11:01

Pompeo looking into reports that North Korea executed envoy to the U.S. North Korea has previously executed scapegoats to atone for high-profile political flops, and the most recent summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump ended in failure, leaving Kim embarrassed on the world stage....
2019-05-31 13:34

Bolton says potential third US-North Korea summit in Kim’s hands ​National security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said a possible third summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in Pyongyang’s hands. “We’re ready when they are,” ​he told a business forum hosted by the Wall Street...
2019-06-11 20:17

Australian Student Is Missing in North Korea, His Family Says The family said that it had not heard in days from Alek Sigley, 29, who has offered a close look at his life inside the reclusive North on social media....
2019-06-27 18:51

North Korea denies reports of behind-the-scenes talks with US A top official at North Korea's Foreign Ministry has accused South Korean President Moon Jae-in of lying about back channel talks between Pyongyang and Washington in order to manipulate public opinion, complicating efforts by Seoul to revive nuclear ...
2019-06-27 18:34

GOP lawmakers blast Trump over North Korea comments Republican Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday pushed back on President Trump’s claim that he isn’t worried about North Korea’s ballistic missile testing this month....
2019-05-27 07:51

Former ambassador may be North Korea's new point man in U.S. talks: source North Korea appears to have appointed a long-time veteran of international diplomacy as point man in the new round of denuclearisation talks with the United States, a diplomatic source in Seoul confirmed on Friday....
2019-07-05 12:17

North Korea says released Australian student was spying North Korea says an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward the North...
2019-07-06 17:34

North Korea Says Freed Australian Student Had Been Spying North Korea's state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media....
2019-07-06 20:51

Australian student released from North Korea says he's 'very good' An Australian student who was detained in North Korea has been released and safely left the country, traveling to China where he told reporters on Thursday he was well....
2019-07-04 10:00

North Korea: Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A government-controlled new agency says that President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter. The Korean Central News Agency reports Sunday that Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is ...
2019-06-23 00:51

US and North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit, Seoul says It comes four months after a second meeting between the leaders in Hanoi collapsed without any agreement.        ...
2019-06-27 19:51

Australian Student Detained in North Korea Is Freed An Australian student who was detained in North Korea for more than a week has been set free, a move that Prime Minister Scott Morrison said was a victory for behind-the-scenes diplomacy with Pyongyang....
2019-07-04 14:51

Missing Australian student released by North Korea Alek Sigley, the 29-year-old Australian who went missing in North Korea last week, has been released and safely arrived in China on Thursday afternoon....
2019-07-04 14:34

North Korea says Trump-Kim meet at DMZ 'very interesting suggestion' A proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the Korean border is a "very interesting suggestion", North Korea said on Saturday....
2019-06-29 10:34

China's Xi Meets North Korea's Kim, Both Seeking Leverage With U.S. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled a willingness to compromise in stalled nuclear talks with the U.S. during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pyongyang, remarks that could provide Mr. Xi with useful leverage in his own trade negot...
2019-06-20 22:51

Don't try our patience, North Korea tells U.S. a year after accord North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries' leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk, blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize, state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday....
2019-06-05 08:17

China's Xi arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons....
2019-06-20 22:51

Trump offers to meet North Korea's Kim at DMZ this weekend U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this weekend at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North and South Korea....
2019-06-29 02:51

Australian student released from detention in North Korea Australia's prime minister said that the student was "safe and well" after being released from North Korea. It was the first time an official confirmed the 29-year-old had been detained since he went missing last week....
2019-07-04 07:00

Australia welcomes help to find man missing in North Korea Australia’s prime minister says he remains concerned for an Australian student who is uncontactable in North Korea and has been offered international support to find him...
2019-06-28 05:17

Australian Student Reportedly Detained in North Korea Australian officials are urgently seeking information about an Australian man in North Korea following reports he had been detained by authorities in Pyongyang....
2019-06-27 23:17

North Korea: Released Australian Student Was Spying SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photos and other materials to news outlets with critical views toward t...
2019-07-07 02:17

North Korea calls Biden a ‘fool of low IQ’ for criticizing Kim North Korea criticized Joe Biden as a “fool of low IQ” after the presidential hopeful called the country’s leader Kim Jong Un a “dictator and tyrant.” The country’s official state news agency released a statement t...
2019-05-22 05:17

Xi heads to North Korea as fate of US nuclear deal still up in the air More than 15 months after Kim Jong Un traveled to Beijing and invited the Chinese President to visit Pyongyang, Xi Jinping is finally heading to the North Korean capital for a two-day state visit this week....
2019-06-19 06:34

Trump heads for historic DMZ meeting with North Korea’s Kim SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump is on his way to the Korean Demilitarized Zone for a historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump departed Seoul by helicopter on Sunday afternoon shortly after South Korean President M...
2019-06-30 12:34

China's Xi leaves on first state visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday on a state visit to North Korea, state media said, accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner....
2019-06-20 06:01

North Korea Fires Insults at U.S., Spares Trump A year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic first meeting with President Trump, his government is once again hurling insults at the U.S.—while keeping Mr. Trump out of the rhetorical line of fire....
2019-06-15 18:34

US and 25 nations accuse North Korea of violating sanctions The United States and 25 other countries are accusing North Korea of violating U.N. sanctions by importing far more than the annual limit of 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products....
2019-06-13 01:01

U.S. should consider possible consequences of seizing cargo ship: North Korea UN ambassador Kim Song said at a news conference Tuesday that the "heinous act" of seizing the ship was aimed at bringing maximum pressure on North Korea to make it "kneel down."...
2019-05-22 02:00

The Latest: China’s Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to North Korea (all times local): 11 a.m. Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013. The Xinhua Ne...
2019-06-20 05:17

Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012....
2019-06-17 18:34

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea Xi Jinping is set to become the first Chinese president to travel to North Korea in 14 years. The visit comes as denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States appear to be at a standstill....
2019-06-17 16:17

North Korea U.N. envoy slams U.S. for seized ship North Korea accused the United States of violating international law on Tuesday at the United Nations during an unprecedented press conference delivered by Pyongyang's top envoy to the U.N....
2019-05-21 19:17

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant....
2019-05-22 06:34

North Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the Democratic presidential hopeful called Kim Jong Un a tyrant...
2019-05-23 04:34

China's Friendship With North Korea "Irreplaceable", Says Xi Jinping Chinese President Xi Jinping has written a rare opinion piece in North Korea's official newspaper Wednesday, just a day before his scheduled visit to Pyongyang, saying Beijing's friendship with the......
2019-06-19 10:34

South Korea's Sei Young Kim wins Marathon Classic Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season, making five straight birdies in a mid-round burst and shooting a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson        ...
2019-07-15 07:51

UK and South Korea agree to sign free trade deal The UK has signed a free trade agreement (FTA) in principle with South Korea that will ensure businesses from both countries can continue trading freely after Brexit....
2019-06-10 18:00

Meet the Air Force sergeant who's also a pro-wrestling champ in South Korea US Air Force/Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gregory Gauntt is stationed in South Korea, where he's assigned to the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron. When he isn't overseeing fuels knowledge operations, Gauntt has another job: heav...
2019-06-18 03:17

Kim Jong Un Sends Sister With Letter To Break Ice With South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent his sister to the border with South Korea on Wednesday to offer condolences for the death of a former first lady, in the first significant interaction between the......
2019-06-13 04:00

South Korea conservative suggests Kim Jong Un a better leader than Moon A conservative politician in South Korea is under fire for suggesting President Moon Jae-in is somehow worse than Kim Jong Un, North Korea's dictator....
2019-05-31 23:34

U20 World Cup: Runners-up South Korea feted before fans in Seoul Players and coaches of the South Korean men's under-20 football team were feted in front of fans in the nation's capital Monday for their unexpected run to second place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland....
2019-06-17 18:00

US, Japan, South Korea Start 'First-Of-Its-Kind' Naval Drill The "Pacific Vanguard" drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to "sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea," the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement....
2019-05-23 10:34

US reportedly urges South Korea to reject Huawei products In one incident, a U.S. State Department official told a South Korean counterpart that local telco LG Uplus Corp, which uses Huawei's equipment, should "not be allowed to serve in sensitive areas in South Korea", newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported....
2019-05-23 13:51

George W. Bush honors former President Roh Moo-hyun in South Korea Former U.S. President George W. Bush was in South Korea on Thursday to pay tribute to his counterpart, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, at an event marking the 10th anniversary of Roh's death....
2019-05-23 18:00

Japan Restricts Export of Some Materials Used in Smartphones to South Korea Japan will tighten restrictions on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea in response to a South Korean ruling on war-time forced labour, the industry......
2019-07-01 08:17

U.S. military lifts troop curfew in South Korea in 90-day test The commander of U.S. Forces Korea lifted a 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for military personnel that will be re-evaluated in 90 days, with the decision riding on the behavior of troops during the test....
2019-06-19 08:34

South Korea, Japan take part in U.S.-led Pacific naval exercise South Korea and Japan participated in a U.S.-led naval exercise on Thursday in the first joint maneuvers between the two countries since their military ties were strained seriously over a radar row, officials said....
2019-05-23 18:00

Japan export curbs could be prolonged, says South Korea's Moon South Korea's president said on Wednesday Japan's export curbs on key materials used by South Korean technology firms could be prolonged and his government will sharply boost spending to help reduce their reliance on Japanese suppliers....
2019-07-10 06:00

Japan, Taking a Page From Trump, Uses Trade Against South Korea Tokyo has moved to limit exports of chemicals to big chip makers like Samsung, citing vague national security concerns. Seoul says a political dispute is the real reason....
2019-07-15 16:51

Golf: South Korea's Lee6 wins U.S. Women's Open Lee Jeong-eun became the ninth South Korean to win the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday, holding her nerve while her rivals faltered in South Carolina to claim the first $1 million winner's prize in women's golf....
2019-06-03 05:00

Vehicles, equipment of new U.S. rotational unit arrive in South Korea Vehicles and other equipment of a new rotational U.S. Army unit have arrived in South Korea to replace its predecessor set to complete a nine-month mission here, the Eighth Army said Friday....
2019-06-14 17:17

South Korea's LG Chem to team up with China's Geely on EV batteries South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles....
2019-06-13 02:34

South Korea's LG Chem to team up with China's Geely on EV batteries South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles....
2019-06-13 02:00

Life Lessons For South Korea's Octogenarian School Pupils South Korea's rural primary schools are facing falling pupil numbers. Now some are targeting the opposite end of the age spectrum and recruiting elderly illiterate grandmothers to stave off the threat......
2019-05-31 09:34

Japan says export curbs for South Korea not in violation of WTO rules Japan's decision to tighten controls on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea is not in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday....
2019-07-02 05:51

South Korea's first quarter GDP shrinks, adding pressure for rate cut South Korea's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the first quarter while core inflation slowed to a near 20-year low in May, data showed on Tuesday, adding to the case for the central bank to cut interest rates....
2019-06-04 03:51

Trump feasts on American steak, hamburgers in South Korea South Korean president Moon Jae-in went all out to please President Trump’s meat-and-potatoes palate during his visit to Seoul on Saturday. The official menu for a welcome dinner at the Blue House featured a Trump fave — sirloin steak of US bee...
2019-06-30 04:00

South Korea's Ji targets women's World Cup knockout stages South Korea are hopeful of qualifying for the knockout stages of the women's World Cup in France next month despite being placed in a tough group, midfielder Ji So-yun has said....
2019-05-22 14:17

Trump skips Huawei security issue in South Korea South Korean business executives of the country's leading companies may have breathed a collective sigh of relief after meeting U.S. President Donald Trump....
2019-06-30 23:00

France v South Korea: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Women’s World Cup opening game, 8pm BST kick-offGuardian writers give their World Cup predictionsFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg your thoughts 9.45pm BST This is a fantastic goal and a fine way to liven up a dull second half. Henry ...
2019-06-07 22:51

South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants As renewable energy powers up in South Korea, coal-fired generation, long the bedrock of the country's electricity supply, is being tapped to give up room....
2019-06-18 11:17

Trump lands in South Korea ahead of possible meeting with Kim Jong Un President Trump landed just outside Seoul for a meeting with South Korea’s leader — and a possible “quick hello” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But if the proposed handshake at the demilitarized zone doesn’t happen, Trump s...
2019-06-29 20:17

First case of African swine fever reported in North Korea The first case of African swine fever has been reported in North Korea, South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Thursday, showing how the virus has spread widely since the first outbreak in East Asia was found in China in August last year....
2019-05-30 22:17

'Very Smart' Kim Knows North Korea Must Give Up Nukes: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Monday praised North Korean leader as a "very smart" man who is aware that he has to give up nuclear weapons to develop his country....
2019-05-27 17:17

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment North Korea has called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "defective human product" after he called the North's recent tests of short-range missile a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions....
2019-05-27 08:51

As G-20 concludes, Trump tells reporters he 'may or may not' meet with Kim in North Korea President Trump in a news conference Saturday said he doesn’t plan to add new tariffs on Chinese imports but he won’t be lifting the existing tariffs....
2019-06-29 12:17

North Korea 'executes envoy to US' after Trump summit failures Kim Hyok-chol killed and senior negotiator Kim Yong-chol subjected to forced labour in wake of abortive Hanoi talksNorth Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-leve...
2019-05-31 02:17

Xi supports North Korea’s direction on issues ahead of visit SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi&...
2019-06-19 04:51

Report: U.S. open to negotiation over Wise Honest with North Korea The United States and North Korea could be willing to negotiate an exchange of detained ships to resolve tensions following the U.S. seizure of the Wise Honest....
2019-06-19 19:17

Xi supports North Korea's direction on issues ahead of visit Chinese President Xi Jinping says North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper a day ahead of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Kor...
2019-06-19 07:00

India Hope For Improved Show In Do-Or-Die Match Against North Korea India will be desperate for a better show when they take on North Korea in a do-or-die match of Intercontinental Cup football tournament on Saturday....
2019-07-12 19:17

Thae Yong-ho: North Korea has no intention to completely denuclearize A defector who fled Pyongyang's embassy in London said U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations can be understood as negotiations between nuclear weapon states....
2019-07-02 18:51

North Korea: John Bolton is a 'defective human product' North Korea branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “defective human product” on Monday after he accused the rogue state of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions with recent tests of short-range missiles....
2019-05-27 18:51

North Korea's mass games suspended after Kim Jong-un criticism Country’s leader dissatisfied because of producers having the ‘wrong spirit of creation’North Korea’s mass games are to be put on hold, possibly for weeks, after Kim Jong-un criticised the producers of the most recent event for their “wrong spirit”, ...
2019-06-05 21:00

Australia says no word yet on student reported detained in North Korea Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.The family of Alek Sigley said on Thursday they had not heard from the 29-year-old univ...
2019-06-28 05:34

North Korea promotes immunity strengthening bioenergy card An anti-radiation bioenergy "health card" is gaining popularity for its health benefits in North Korea, a propaganda service in the country said Sunday....
2019-06-23 23:51

Ahead of a visit to North Korea, China's Xi says he supports denuclearization President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea this week will mark the first time in 14 years that a Chinese leader is visiting the reclusive country....
2019-06-19 13:00

Trump Undercuts John Bolton on North Korea and Iran During a trip to Japan, President Trump contradicted John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on North Korean missile launches and overthrowing the government in Iran....
2019-05-28 20:34

North Korea slams Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him "bereft of elementary quality as a human being"....
2019-05-22 05:17

U.S. says all North Korea's weapons of mass destruction violate U.N. resolutions North Korea's entire weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang....
2019-05-28 23:17

Xi visit raises prospect of 'concrete cooperation' with North Korea China's President Xi Jinping heads to Pyongyang this week holding out the prospect of fresh measures to support North Korea's floundering, sanctions-bound economy, the first trip in 14 years by a Chinese leader....
2019-06-19 18:51

Alek Sigley: Australian student released from North Korea Student detained for a week in North Korea says he is ‘very good’ as he arrives at airport in Beijing Alek Sigley, the 29-year-old Australian who was missing in North Korea for more than a week, has left the country and arrived safely in China.An upb...
2019-07-04 10:17

North Korea Calls Joe Biden a ‘Fool of Low I.Q.’ for Criticizing Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyr...
2019-05-22 10:17

Australian student 'very happy' in Tokyo after North Korea detention An Australian student released after being mysteriously detained in North Korea said he was safe and well in Tokyo on Friday and intends returning to normal life, without commenting on what happened to him in Pyongyang....
2019-07-05 06:34

China says Xi urged Trump to ease North Korea sanctions Chinese President Xi Jinping urged U.S. President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
2019-07-12 12:00

North Korea claims U.S. has declared ‘state of emergency’ over Huawei North Korea criticized the Trump administration's "America first" policy and claimed the United States is trying to put an end to China's economic growth....
2019-06-09 16:17

North Korea Envoy Warns U.S. Over ‘Outrageous’ Ship Seizure After calling the United States “a gangster country” in a letter to the United Nations secretary general, the North’s ambassador to the world body held a rare news conference to deliver a warning....
2019-05-21 21:17

Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea (CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s prime minister said he has discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and accepted offers to find out what has happened...
2019-06-28 08:51

Finnish NGO quits operations in North Korea amid sanctions A Finnish non-governmental organization has decided to end its humanitarian project in North Korea due to restrictions from international sanctions, after more than two decades of operation in the impoverished country....
2019-06-13 13:17

North Korea Says Kim Jong-un Received ‘Excellent’ Letter From Trump The letter was revealed shortly after a trip by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to Pyongyang, where he was seen as trying to use Mr. Kim as leverage in his trade standoff with President Trump....
2019-06-23 06:00

North Korea calls Joe Biden a ‘Philistine’ in latest invective North Korea is condemning former Vice President Joe Biden and accusing the "low IQ" Democratic presidential candidate of "disgraceful behavior" around women....
2019-05-22 18:01

North Korea accuses freed Australian student of spying An Australian student detained for more than a week before being freed in North Korea on Thursday was spying for news outlets, the country's state media said Saturday....
2019-07-06 22:17

North Korea leader receives 'excellent' letter from Trump President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an "excellent" letter, the North's state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would "seriously contemplate it."...
2019-06-23 06:34

North Korea decries damage to environment on international Biodiversity Day North Korea highlighted biological diversity and the environment on Wednesday, the International Day for Biological Diversity, while tying environmental protection to national pride....
2019-05-22 18:01

North Korea accuses released Australian student of spying Pyongyang’s official news agency said Alek Sigley had spread propaganda against the regimeNorth Korea said on Saturday that an Australian student who it detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying by providing photo...
2019-07-06 19:00

North Korea Accuses Expelled Australian Student of Spying Alek Sigley had admitted to “systematically” collecting information, the North said, and a state news agency reported that he had been “caught red-handed.”...
2019-07-06 18:17

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian firm over North Korea violations The United States on Wednesday targeted a Russian financial firm under a North Korea sanctions program, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Treasury website....
2019-06-19 20:17

New North Korea Constitution Calls Kim Jong Un Head Of State Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the......
2019-07-12 12:17

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying: KCNA North Korea's state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media....
2019-07-06 14:17

North Korea derides US presidential candidate Joe Biden as a 'fool of low IQ' North Korean state media has launched a stinging attack on the former United States vice president and current presidential candidate, Joe Biden, mocking him as a "fool of low IQ."...
2019-05-22 11:17

China's Xi arrives in North Korea with senior economic official in tow Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner, as Beijing looks to bolster North Korea and perhaps jumpstart stalled talks with Washington....
2019-06-20 07:17

Democratic candidates dump on Trump over North Korea meeting U.S. candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, saying the leaders' meeting lacked substance and elevated a ruthless dictator....
2019-06-30 21:51

North Korea's Kim sends flowers for ex-first lady, but no letter for Moon North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister met South Korean officials on their heavily defended border on Wednesday to deliver flowers and her brother's condolences over the death of a former South Korean first lady....
2019-06-12 14:34

North Korea launches an ebook to spread ideology among its people North Korea is bringing its political indoctrination tactics to the digital age. The self-proclaimed republic is developing software designed to teach ideology to party members and workers, North Korean party daily Rodong Sinmun reports. Dubbed Chong...
2019-07-11 11:34

Breaking down Trump’s visit to North Korea — and a scuffle behind the scenes At one point, incoming White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham side-checked a North Korean guard who was blocking reporters from the room while security officials frantically tried to cordon off the area with yellow rope....
2019-07-01 03:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets Kim Jong Un In North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang on Thursday on a historic visit to burnish an uneasy alliance, with the two men each facing challenges of their own......
2019-06-20 17:34

The Quick Read About… President Xi Jinping’s Trip to North Korea What Happened This Week: As anticipation builds for the G-20 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump next week in Japan, China’s state broadcaster announced on Monday a surprise state visit by Xi to North Kore...
2019-06-20 22:17

US photos show China not enforcing North Korea oil sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sat down with his Chinese counterpart during his recent trip to Singapore and presented him with a photo book with a pointed message. The book looked like a coffee table book and was present...
2019-06-11 20:34

North Korea's former top nuclear envoy seen with Kim Jong Un on Sunday: KCNA North Korean senior official and former top nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol accompanied leader Kim Jong Un to a Sunday art performance, state media KCNA said on Monday, signaling that the former spymaster is alive and remains a force in North Korea's pow...
2019-06-03 02:51

Kim’s sister back in public eye at North Korea’s mass games Sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends public event in Pyongyang, casting further doubt on speculation she had been ordered to lay low after failed nuclear summit...
2019-06-04 05:34

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un's Sister Appears In Public After 52 Days North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's sister has appeared in public for the first time in almost two months and shortly after a South Korean report that she had been temporarily demoted following the......
2019-06-04 09:17

Australian student released from North Korea says spy charges 'obviously' false The Australian student released last week after being detained in North Korea said on Tuesday Pyongyang's accusation that he was a spy was "pretty obviously" false....
2019-07-09 15:34

US Democratic Candidates Dump On Trump Over North Korea Meeting US candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the leaders' meeting......
2019-06-30 20:34

China's Xi arrives in North Korea a week before he's due to meet Trump Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute....
2019-06-20 11:51

U.S. Democratic candidates dump on Trump over North Korea meeting U.S. candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's latest overture to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, saying the leaders' meeting lacked substance and elevated a ruthless dictator....
2019-06-30 18:34

North Korea has been testing ballistic missiles. So why won’t Trump use the B word? Washington and Seoul seem determined to downplay Pyongyang’s missile tests, calling them “short-range” rather than “ballistic.” The distinction is important....
2019-05-24 14:51

A year after Singapore, little change seen in U.S.-North Korea ties: poll A year after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly, highlighting a stalemate in their nuclear talks, a poll shows....
2019-06-12 09:51

North Korea Says Nuclear Talks Won’t Resume Unless the U.S. Changes Its ‘Unilateral’ Position (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea says nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament. Pyongyang’s official Kor...
2019-05-24 12:00

The Latest: Trump defends meeting, North Korea efforts SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to stage an historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone t...
2019-06-30 12:34

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea for summit with Kim Jong Un Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons....
2019-06-20 07:17

China's Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea on a visit 'big on symbolism' China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years....
2019-06-20 07:17

North Korea blames U.S. for failed summit, urges 'new calculation' North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-U.S. summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach....
2019-05-24 19:00

Moon Jae-in, U.S. defense chief concur on North Korea sanctions South Korean President Moon Jae-in and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan agreed Monday that North Korea sanctions should remain in place....
2019-06-03 19:17

North Korea says prospect ‘gloomy’ for nuclear talks unless US changes its tune North Korea has again blamed the United States for the failure of the February summit in Vietnam between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, saying there will be no progress until Washington changes its approach to denuclearization talks....
2019-05-24 20:34

Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" when the two sides restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program....
2019-07-16 03:17

After surprise Trump-Kim meeting, U.S. and North Korea to reopen talks U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks....
2019-06-30 15:17

State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week. State broadcaster CCTV said in its evening news program on Monday that Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a visit Thur...
2019-06-17 15:51

Trump becomes first sitting president to step foot into North Korea President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean demilitarized zone before crossing, becoming the first U.S. leader to meet his North Korean counterpart at the border....
2019-06-30 12:00

Trump crosses into North Korea in historic meeting with Kim Jong Un at DMZ President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
2019-06-30 11:51

Dozens of buildings completed in Samjiyon county, North Korea says North Korea claimed Sunday "dozens of buildings" in Samjiyon County have been completed, even as the country faces the heaviest sanctions in its history....
2019-06-17 06:34

Report: North Korea will maintain nuclear arsenal for decades North Korea will maintain its nuclear arsenal for the next two decades and the United States' insistence on its rapid disarmament is an "unrealistic goal," a report by the Federation of American Scientists says....
2019-07-12 23:51

Trump to make first visit to DMZ in hope of meeting North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on Sunday, hoping for a third encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to revive stalled nuclear talks....
2019-06-30 02:51

Iran stance straight from Trump's North Korea playbook The Trump administration isn't exactly hiding the fact that it's using North Korea playbook on Iran: Use a "maximum pressure" campaign -- the same nomenclature was used for Tehran and Pyongyang -- to box the adversary into a corner, then try to negot...
2019-05-21 17:17

North Korea has more than sanctions to overcome for foreign investment: report A historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping this week may have bolstered Kim Jong Un's hopes that economic relief may be coming soon, but a new report reveals North Korea's road to international investment may be blocked by more than sanctions....
2019-06-21 08:17

Plan for a Xi-Kim Summit Boosts North Korea-Linked Stocks Shares in Chinese construction and travel groups rose ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping to North Korea, on hopes of closer economic ties between the two countries....
2019-06-18 10:34

White House says Trump, North Korea agree Biden is ‘low IQ’ President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un don’t always see eye-to-eye but they both agree that Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is a “fool of low IQ,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. “I think the...
2019-05-26 21:17

Pyongyang Soju selected national beverage of North Korea Kim Jong Un has designated a beverage that embodies the "innocent and tender hearts" of the North Korean people as the national liquor of North Korea....
2019-06-18 19:00

Trump Officials Are Split Over Approach to North Korea Talks President Trump faces a choice on whether to grant concessions in return for a freeze on North Korea’s nuclear program or to insist on full denuclearization....
2019-07-02 03:00

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment North Korea has called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “war monger” and “defective human product” after he called a series of short-range missile tests by the North earlier this month as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions...
2019-05-27 06:34

Trump says he is 'in no rush' to make a nuclear deal with North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "in no rush" to make a deal with North Korea to get it to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, and touted what he called his positive relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-06-12 23:17

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes Chinese President Xi Jinping meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons...
2019-06-19 04:17

North Korea steps up campaign for U.S. to return seized ship North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect "future developments" between the countries...
2019-05-21 19:17

North Korea's Kim visits factories linked to missile launches The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons....
2019-06-01 04:00

Trump says not disturbed that North Korea has 'fired off some small weapons' U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed concerns about recent missile launches from North Korea and said he was confident that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, would keep promises that he had made....
2019-05-26 02:00

China's President Xi Jinping to Make First Visit to North Korea Xi Jinping will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss bilateral relations, as well as efforts to resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula, in the first such state visit by a Chinese leader in more than a decade....
2019-06-17 14:34

Pompeo responds cautiously to report of North Korea executions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a cautious response on Friday to a report that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a top envoy executed after a failed summit with President Trump made him look bad. “We’re doing our best to check it out. I do...
2019-06-01 07:34

UN chief welcomes possibility of resumed talks between US and North Korea As the clicking of cameras and flash of lightbulbs captured on Sunday the first sitting United States President to set foot inside North Korea, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may r...
2019-07-01 19:17

In Japan, Trump says he's unfazed by North Korea missile launches Ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump has dismissed recent missile tests in nearby North Korea. He later joined Abe for a round of golf outside Tokyo....
2019-05-26 06:01

Trump brushes off North Korea's launch of 'some small weapons' President says recent missile tests bother some people, but not him, and praises regime for calling Joe Biden ‘a fool of low IQ’Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about North Korea’s recent missile tests, calling them “small weapons”, a day after hi...
2019-05-26 06:17

| South Africa: Now lock factory for the north Rob Houwing on the swelling trend of SA unwittingly priming robust young second-rowers, especially, for eventual Test duty on the wrong side of the equator....
2019-05-29 17:17

South Korean Follows in His Father's Footsteps---to the North A South Korean man who defected to North Korea appears likely to fill a high-ranking role in Pyongyang’s rubber-stamp legislature, a position formerly held by his parents, who defected in 1986....
2019-07-09 18:34

Japan restricts chip smartphone materials exports to South Korea Companies like Samsung will likely be affected by the new export controls, which followed a series of court rulings demanding that Japan pay compensation to victims of forced labor during WWII....
2019-07-01 11:00

South Korea says may retaliate against Japan high-tech export curbs South Korea said on Thursday it may retaliate against Japan's latest export limits on high-tech materials, as a row over forced wartime labor threatened to disrupt global supplies of memory chips and smartphones....
2019-07-04 18:17

Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with South Korea Japan's defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese lawmakers....
2019-05-21 19:17

Trump and Ivanka met K-Pop boy band EXO on a visit to South Korea's presidential palace Kin Cheung/AP President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka arrived at the "blue house," the presidential palace in South Korea, to meet with President Moon Jae-in for a Saturday night state dinner. Upon arriving, Trump and Ivanka were introduced to t...
2019-06-30 03:00

U.S. diplomat says United States won't intervene in Japan-South Korea dispute The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia urged Japan and South Korea to settle a dispute over Japanese export restrictions through dialogue and said the United States did not plan to intervene, NHK reported on Friday....
2019-07-12 14:34

South Korea demands proof from Japan for accusation of export violations South Korea said on Friday it deeply regrets accusations by some senior Japanese officials that South Korea did not enforce proper export control and Japan must present clear evidence for its assertion....
2019-07-12 12:00

South Korea demands international probe over Japanese sanctions claims Seoul called for the UN or another international body to investigate Japan's claims that some of its exports go to North Korea despite sanctions. Seoul and Tokyo have clashed over compensation to WWII forced laborers....
2019-07-12 12:34

Donald M. Fraser, Lawmaker Who Bared a South Korea Plot, Dies at 95 Mr. Fraser, who later served as mayor of Minneapolis, led House hearings that exposed a bribery conspiracy by South Korean intelligence agents and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon....
2019-06-03 20:51

South Korea confirms plans to step up shift to renewable power South Korea's energy ministry on Tuesday said it had finalised plans to raise the share of the country's power output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35 percent by 2040....
2019-06-04 04:34

Robot baristas may be the future of South Korea's coffee culture In Seoul, robot baristas take orders remotely and brew fresh coffee. But many fear automation is putting young Koreans out of work.        ...
2019-06-06 18:51

South Korea leader says Trump-Kim meeting marked 'end of hostile relations' South Korean President Moon Jae In said Tuesday that this weekend's meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was the "start of an era of peace."...
2019-07-03 01:34

Nigeria 0-1 France, South Korea 1-2 Norway: Women's World Cup – as it happened Wendie Renard’s penalty, awarded via VAR and then retaken after VAR wiped out her miss, gave France a 100% record while two more spot-kicks guided Norway into second place in Group A 10.44pm BST And a report from South Korea 1-2 Norway. Related: Nor...
2019-06-18 04:00

Factbox: The high-tech materials at the heart of a Japan-South Korea row Japan said it would tighten curbs on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea amid a widening dispute over South Koreans who were forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two....
2019-07-02 13:34

South Korea: Emphasis should be on identifying those responsible for Hungary boat sinking Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Thursday stressed the need to "thoroughly" identify those responsible for last week's boat sinking in Hungary that left 26 South Koreans dead or missing....
2019-06-06 09:17

Japan, South Korea fail to mend dispute with frosty meeting Japan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after officials met in Tokyo on Friday for a more than five-hour briefing that drew media attention for its frosty start....
2019-07-12 17:34

Robot baristas are latest front in South Korea automation push SEOUL, South Korea — Are robot baristas the future of South Korea’s vibrant coffee culture? Dal.komm Coffee thinks so. The company now has 45 robot-equipped outlets in shopping malls, company cafeterias, schools and an airport. Coffee is just one of ...
2019-06-07 02:34

Japan Restricts Exports to South Korea as Bilateral Ties Fray Japan tightened controls on exports to South Korea, hitting the supply chain for Korean-made technology products and heightening tensions between the two U.S. allies....
2019-07-01 08:34

France opens Women’s World Cup by romping past South Korea The French, with President Emmanuel Macron in attendance, demonstrated their capacity and ambition with a 4-0 victory over South Korea to open the sport's signature event....
2019-06-08 03:17

Brandon O'Neill gets nod in unfamiliar Socceroos squad to face South Korea Midfielder joined by five other new facesTwenty-year-old Harry Souttar also includedBrandon O’Neill’s sterling domestic from this season has been recognised with a first international call-up into the Socceroos squad for their friendly against South ...
2019-05-23 13:00

Japan not thinking of scrapping South Korea export curbs: Seko Industry minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday that Japan was "not thinking at all" of withdrawing restrictions on Japanese high-tech exports to South Korea and that the curbs did not violate World Trade Organization rules....
2019-07-09 04:00

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala finishes off South Korea at Women’s World Cup Nigeria took their chances against the run of play in Grenoble to beat South Korea 2-0 for rare success at the Women’s World Cup to set themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France.A first-half own goal at the Stade des Alps...
2019-06-12 20:34

Huawei ban puts South Korea in a familiar place: caught between the U.S. and China Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States, more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giant's headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen....
2019-05-29 06:17

South Korea's Moon urges Japan to remove export curbs South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to withdraw export controls on high-tech materials bound for South Korea, he said on Monday, calling the restriction a bid to limit bilateral private trade with a political aim....
2019-07-08 10:17

Japan, South Korea raise the stakes in dispute over forced labor Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a key chemical to North Korea....
2019-07-09 14:51

Donald Trump To Visit South Korea This Week For Summit With Moon Jae-In U.S. President Donald Trump will visit South Korea this week to discuss ways to revive nuclear talks with North Korea, the South's presidential Blue House said on Monday....
2019-06-24 11:00

Watch: South Korea scores brutal own goal at Women's World Cup South Korea fell behind 1-0 to Nigeria after scoring in its own net in the first half of a group stage clash at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Wednesday in Grenoble, France....
2019-06-12 18:00

Japan, South Korea raise stakes in dispute over forced labor Japan and South Korea raised the stakes on Tuesday in a dispute that threatens to disrupt global supplies of smartphones and chips, with South Korea denouncing Japanese reports that it had transferred a sensitive chemical to North Korea....
2019-07-09 22:00

Calls for boycott of Japan grow in South Korea as diplomatic row simmers Calls in South Korea for a boycott of Japanese goods in response to Tokyo's curbs on the export of high-tech material to South Korea picked up on Friday, as a dispute over compensation for forced wartime labor roiled ties between the U.S. allies....
2019-07-05 12:17

South Korea orders further arrests at Samsung Electronics over accounting scandal A South Korean court approved arrest warrants on Saturday for two executives at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over their alleged roles in a suspected accounting fraud at the biotech arm of Samsung Group....
2019-05-24 22:17

Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ. The post Trump says he’d feel ‘very comfortable’ crossing into North Korea if he meets Kim Jong ...
2019-06-29 09:34

North Korea's famed Mass Games put on pause after Kim Jong Un criticism North Korea's famed Mass Games is being put on pause, according to tour groups that organize visits to the country, two days after Kim Jong Un was reported to have criticized the creators of this year's performance....
2019-06-05 10:51

Families of Japanese abductees urge PM Abe to enter negotiations with North Korea The families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the late 1970s called for the government to expedite negotiations for their release on Sunday....
2019-05-21 19:17

North Korea calls U.S. ‘a gangster country,’ urges U.N. to act against ship seizure North Korea said in a letter to the U.N. that the Trump administration committed "an unlawful and outrageous act" by taking over the ship Wise Honest and moving it to American Samoa....
2019-05-21 16:34

Trump's surprise DMZ invite to Kim Jong Un 'very interesting,' North Korea official says The North Korean government reportedly found President Trump’s surprise Twitter invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at the DMZ this weekend “very interesting.”...
2019-06-29 07:51

Democratic presidential candidates slam Trump for North Korea visit Several 2020 presidential candidates criticized President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea as a dangerous and one-sided gesture....
2019-07-01 07:00

Boycott North Korea's 'inhumane' mass gymnastic displays, says ex-diplomat Defector calls on European tourists and online viewers to shun cultural displays that take children out of schoolThe highest-ranking official to defect from North Korea has called for Europeans to stop being an audience for the “child exploitation” i...
2019-05-30 16:34

US Press Secretary Bruised After Brawl With North Korea Security: Report New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was bruised Sunday in a scuffle between North Korean security and members of the U.S. press pool covering President Donald Trump's meeting with North......
2019-07-01 09:17

North Korea calls Bolton 'warmonger' after comment on missile tests North Korea called John Bolton a "warmonger" Monday after the White House national security adviser said the recent ballistic missile tests by the regime had "no doubt" violated United Nations resolutions....
2019-05-27 19:17

North Korea Calls Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump Meeting "Historic" North Korea on Monday described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as "historic" and "amazing"....
2019-07-01 09:17

G20 Live Updates: Trump Invites North Korea’s Leader to Meet Him at DMZ President Trump expressed cautious optimism on the prospects of a trade deal with China and lavished praise on Saudi Arabia’s crown prince even after the murder of a Saudi dissident....
2019-06-29 06:00

North Korea Reportedly Halts "Mass Games" After Kim Jong Un Complains Days after this year's "Mass Games" debuted before North Korea's top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, foreign tour groups said......
2019-06-05 12:34

North Korea warns the United States that its patience is wearing thin A North Korean spokesman said on Tuesday that the United States should change its approach in nuclear negotiations and warned that Pyongyang was running out of patience....
2019-06-05 12:17

Trump becomes first sitting US president in history to cross border into North Korea While the two spoke of reconciliation, Trump said that U.S. sanctions on the country over its nuclear weapons and missile development programs would stay for now....
2019-06-30 11:34

Trump Meets Kim Jong Un In North Korea After Crossing Demilitarised Zone Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a first for any......
2019-06-30 11:00

Trump sets foot in North Korea, agrees with Kim to resume talks U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks....
2019-06-30 10:51

Trump says officials in 'final stages' of working out meeting with North Korea's Kim U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had been told that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would like to meet him, and officials are arranging a quick meeting at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas later in the day....
2019-06-30 06:34

North Korea Lauds China Ties As Xi Jinping Wraps Up Trip North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock in their......
2019-06-21 16:00

North Korea Executed Members of Nuclear-Negotiating Team, Defectors Say The South Korean government is looking into a report that North Korea has executed several members of its nuclear negotiating team as a consequence of the no-deal outcome at February’s nuclear summit with President Trump....
2019-05-31 12:00

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea’s agriculture m...
2019-05-31 12:17

Trump, Bolton appear to differ on significance of North Korea missile test President Trump on Monday said he views the recent North Korea missile tests differently than some of his close advisers and said he was not bothered by Pyongyang's decision to fire them....
2019-05-27 11:17

Facebook page of Australian missing in North Korea mysteriously reappears The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what has happened to him....
2019-06-30 02:51

Xi Jinping Urged Trump To "Show Flexibility" Over North Korea Sanctions Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to "show flexibility" towards North Korea, including the "timely" easing of sanctions, at the G20 summit last week, China's foreign......
2019-07-02 10:34

North Korea dubs Bolton's comments 'inordinately ignorant': KCNA U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is "inordinately ignorant" to argue that North Korea's recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions, the North's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state media on Monday....
2019-05-27 08:17

Trump offers North Korea's Kim weekend meeting in demilitarized zone U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Saturday, an encounter North Korea said would be meaningful in advancing relations if it goes ahead....
2019-06-29 15:34

Trump not ‘bothered’ by North Korea missile tests — despite Japan’s concerns U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state v...
2019-05-27 13:17

'I love you, China': North Korea woos Xi in lavish state visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media KCNA said on Friday....
2019-06-21 05:34

Trump heads to DMZ, dangling possibility of meeting Kim and crossing into North Korea President Trump, always one to think about the ratings, built anticipation ahead of a Sunday visit to the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea – abruptly offering to meet dictator Kim Jong Un for a handshake and even saying he’s wi...
2019-06-30 00:34

U.S., North Korea agree at DMZ to resume stalled nuclear talks: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed on Sunday to resume stalled nuclear talks when they met in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas....
2019-06-30 10:51

North Korea urges U.S. to change 'hostile policy' on eve of summit anniversary North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to "withdraw its hostile policy" towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become "a blank sheet of paper"....
2019-06-11 04:34

Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim Not long after national security adviser John Bolton denounced North Korea’s actions, the president said he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will keep his promise to me.”...
2019-05-26 06:34

Donald Trump Says "In No Rush" To Make Nuclear Deal With North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "in no rush" to make a deal with North Korea to get it to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, and touted what he called his positive......
2019-06-13 04:00

North Korea "Executed" Envoy, 4 Others After Failed Trump Summit: Report North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday....
2019-05-31 09:17

US briefing: Mueller report evidence, North Korea and Bannon's return Tuesday’s top story: Watergate witness calls special counsel’s report a ‘road map’ to investigating Trump. Plus, Warriors keep NBA hopes alive with Game 5 thrillerSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker wit...
2019-06-11 14:51

North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit: media North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday....
2019-05-31 19:34

Trump says will work with Japan's Abe to bring abductees home from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring home Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago....
2019-05-27 08:17

Australian student 'safe and well' after detention in North Korea: prime minister An Australian graduate student who went missing in North Korea last week has been released from detention and is now "safe and well" in China, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison....
2019-07-04 10:00

| At rare UN news conference, North Korea warns US over seized ship The ambassador of North Korea to the United Nations has warned the United States that its "outrageous" seizure of a cargo ship could have consequences on the future of US-North Korean relations, as he reiterated a demand for the immediate return of t...
2019-05-22 06:34

U.S. military identifies more remains of American war dead handed over by North Korea The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had identified a total of six American troops from 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that North Korea handed over last year, even as the Pentagon has said it has given up hope of recoverin...
2019-05-29 13:34

'Purged' North Korea Official, Thought To Be In Labour Camp, Re-Appears A senior North Korean official reportedly purged after talks collapsed between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared at an arts performance with the country's top brass, official......
2019-06-03 11:34

Xi Jinping Says Pyongyang Is Moving in the ‘Right Direction’ Ahead of His Visit to North Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the “right direction” by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries’ official media Wed...
2019-06-19 14:51

U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks ‘at a moment’s notice’: Pompeo Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would “provide a good foundation for us to begin to continue these important discussions with the North Koreans to denuclearize the pen...
2019-06-24 04:34

Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first sitting U.S. president to step into North Korea _____ SEOUL, South Korea — Taking an unprecedented step onto North Korean soil, President Donald Trump announced Sunday that Washington and Pyongyang will relaunch stalled nuclear talks. The statement came during an extraordinary last-minute meeting ...
2019-06-30 23:51

North Korea reveals explosive HIV outbreak—after claiming to be disease-free Enlarge / This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 18, 2016, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the newly built Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang. (credit:...
2019-06-27 20:17

Castro says Trump's North Korea meeting is 'raising the profile of a dictator' 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro on Sunday criticized President Trump for meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without making any demands of the hermit kingdom’s strongman....
2019-06-30 20:34

North Korea claims detained student was spying, spreading propaganda SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that an Australian student who was released by the country after being detained for a week had spread anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in espionage by providing photos and other materials to news ou...
2019-07-07 00:17

"North Korea Mass Destruction Weapons Program Violates UN Resolution": US The US State Department said Tuesday that North Korea's overall program of weapons of mass destruction violated UN resolutions, after President Donald Trump brushed off recent missile launches....
2019-05-29 03:51

China’s President Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea For Talks With Kim Jong Un (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear wea...
2019-06-20 10:00

Even for a limited nuclear deal, North Korea may settle for nothing less than sanctions relief A new public broadside by North Korean officials against U.S.-backed sanctions highlights the tough road ahead as negotiators prepare for talks in the wake of Sunday's meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
2019-07-05 01:34

North Korea says US is 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite peace talks North Korea accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking out of both sides of its mouth - saying the U.S. is publicly pushing the narrative of open dialogue between the two nations but is "more and more hell bent" on hostile acts. ...
2019-07-04 17:51

Trump and Biden Campaign Trade Jabs Over North Korea’s Remarks After the president sided with Kim Jong-un in mocking Mr. Biden’s intelligence, Mr. Biden let an aide rebut it instead of taking on Mr. Trump himself....
2019-05-29 04:17

Xi Jinping lands in North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks First visit by Chinese president in 14 years expected to heal rift that has grown over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear programmePresident Xi Jinping has landed in North Korea for a historic trip to Pyongyang, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korea...
2019-06-20 06:51

Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump At a time when tensions among North Korea, China and the United States have been high, some officials see Mr. Xi’s trip to Pyongyang as a way to cool things down....
2019-06-17 17:17

Alek Sigley, Australian Student, Is Freed From Detention in North Korea Mr. Sigley, who has been pursuing a master’s degree at a Pyongyang university, went missing last week. He declined to say Thursday why he had been detained....
2019-07-04 12:00

North Korea’s Famed Mass Games Suspended After Criticism From Kim Jong Un (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea will temporarily suspend the latest edition of its famous mass games, which involve thousands of performers working in precise synchronization, after the premiere drew strong criticism from leader Kim Jong Un,...
2019-06-07 16:34

"US Hell-Bent On Hostile Acts" Despite Trump-Kim Meeting: North Korea North Korea complained on Wednesday after the United States sent a letter urging countries to send back North Korean workers as President Donald Trump was inviting Kim Jong Un to hold talks....
2019-07-04 02:17

North Korea’s Kim receives ‘excellent letter’ from Trump, state media says Earlier this month, President Trump said he got a “beautiful letter” from Kim Jong Un that broke the silence between the two men after a February summit ended in failure. Now, Trump appears to have written back, creating speculation that they may hol...
2019-06-23 16:17

Senate passes sanctions on North Korea that target Chinese banks The United States Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would strengthen sanctions on North Korea, particularly targeting Chinese banks that work with Pyongyang to skirt existing restrictions....
2019-06-28 05:34

Experts: North Korea peace talks can move forward but Bolton is in the way A panel of experts on Tuesday said North Korea peace talks remain viable but hawkish voices such as national security adviser John Bolton are in the way....
2019-05-28 15:17

North Korea Warns US Over Seized Ship At Rare UN News Conference North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could......
2019-05-21 22:51

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Received ‘Excellent’ Letter From President Trump (SEOUL, South Korea) — U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate̶...
2019-06-23 17:17

Flash drives are bringing freedom to North Korea, a few gigabytes at a time North Korea is an enigma at many levels. The Hermit Kingdom is famous for being a land without internet, but it is also a place where cyber-activism on behalf of freedom is being pioneered....
2019-06-09 14:34

Australian student freed from North Korea after being detained on claims of spying Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, said the North deported Alek Sigley on Thursday after he pleaded for forgiveness over his activities, which the agency said infringed on North Korea’s sovereignty....
2019-07-06 22:17

South Korea cuts growth target as global demand gets hit from US-China trade war South Korea on Wednesday cut this year's economic growth target to what would be a 7-year low as the prolonged U.S.-China tariff war hit global demand, although the revised projections were above the market's estimates....
2019-07-03 03:51

South Korea’s President Calls the Trump-Kim Border Summit the ‘Start of an Era of Peace’ (SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s president on Tuesday called a recent U.S.-North Korean summit at the Korean border an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite skepticism by many experts that it’s was a just made-f...
2019-07-02 17:17

Toxic Employers Face Jail As South Korea Tackles Workplace Bullying After enduring months of constant harassment at work, South Korean office worker Christine Jung finally confronted her aggressor -- only to be fired and sued for defamation by her employer....
2019-07-15 07:51

Japan Curbs Exports to South Korea, Hitting Global Chip Makers Japan tightened controls on exports to South Korea, hitting the supply chain for Korean-made technology products and heightening tensions between the two U.S. allies....
2019-07-01 19:34

South Korea calls for probe as forced labor feud with Japan deepens South Korea called on Friday for an international investigation of what it said were accusations by Japanese officials that it had passed some high-tech materials imported from Japan on to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions....
2019-07-12 12:00

South Korea's Moon Jae-in welcomes President Donald Trump with banquet US President Donald Trump was welcomed to South Korea by its president and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands on Saturday. Trump met with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House, where the South Korean leader has his offices and home. (June 29) ...
2019-06-29 21:00

South Korea mulls ending arcane age system to match rest of world In South Korea a baby is one on the day it is born, and turns two on New Year’s Day, even if it is the very next dayA South Korean MP is attempting to overturn a centuries-old tradition in which every newborn baby turns one on the day they are born a...
2019-06-02 21:17

Japan-South Korea feud deepens with disputed accounts of trade meeting A row between Japan and South Korea escalated on Saturday, with contested accounts of a frosty meeting the day before that had failed to make progress on a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays....
2019-07-13 15:17

US imposes duties on steel from Vietnam originally produced in South Korea, Taiwan The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it would impose duties of up to 456% on certain steel produced in South Korea or Taiwan that are then shipped to Vietnam for minor processing and finally exported to the United States....
2019-07-03 08:34

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday....
2019-05-23 10:51

Energy on the agenda when Saudi crown prince visits South Korea this week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to visit South Korea this week as the two countries seek to bolster economic ties, officials in Seoul said on Monday....
2019-06-24 06:17

UPDATE 1-South Korea's Moon urges Japan to remove export curbs South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to withdraw export controls on high-tech materials bound for South Korea as a row over forced wartime labour threatened to disrupt global supplies of South Korean memory chips and smartphones....
2019-07-08 10:17

Amnesty International: LGBT soldiers face abuse in South Korea military A law that criminalizes consensual sex between men in the South Korean military is leading to violence and harassment against gay and transgender soldiers and should be abolished, an Amnesty International report said....
2019-07-12 07:34

Japan to tighten tech material exports to South Korea in wartime labor row Japan will tighten curbs on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea amid a growing dispute over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, the industry ministry said on Monday, pr...
2019-07-01 11:51

South Korea, UK agree to sign free trade deal ahead of Brexit South Korea and Britain have agreed in principle to sign a separate free trade deal ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union in late October, South Korea's trade ministry said on Monday....
2019-06-10 05:17

Hundreds of foreign companies attend North Korea trade fair despite sanctions An international trade fair in North Korea this week may be the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday, with hundreds of Chinese and other foreign vendors taking part despite sanctions pressure....
2019-05-21 16:00

North Korea says Australian student Alek Sigley was detained for 'spying' against the state Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images North Korea says Alek Sigley, an Australian Master's student at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, had been engaged in "spying acts" against the state. The 29-year-old was released from detention on July 4, 10 days af...
2019-07-08 17:34

U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officials The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Thursday he was looking forward to talking with Japanese officials about subjects including Iran and North Korea, in his first trip to the region since taking up his post last month....
2019-07-11 16:00

North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May....
2019-06-12 07:51

White House declines comment on North Korea purge, keeps focus on denuclearization White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declined to comment on Friday on reports that North Korea has executed its nuclear envoy in a purge of officials who steered negotiations for the failed summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump....
2019-05-31 19:34

North Korea's Kim, Trump agree to push forward talks for denuclearization: KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday....
2019-07-01 00:51

Xi, Kim say boosting China-North Korea ties good for regional peace: KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid "serious and complicated" international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries and regional peace, North Korean state media KCNA said on Frida...
2019-06-21 02:34

Analyst: Alek Sigley's expulsion from North Korea reveals regime's layers The arrest and deportation of an Australian graduate student from North Korea took place inside a regime defined by complex layers of domestic politics, an analyst told UPI....
2019-07-10 16:17

North Korea's public execution sites numbering in the hundreds identified in new report Over 300 sites in North Korea have been identified being the location of public executions carried out by the hermit kingdom, sometimes drawing hundreds of forced spectators as the part of a campaign to intimidate citizens, according to a report rele...
2019-06-12 01:34

Xi Jinping Heads To North Korea To Meet Kim Jong Un Ahead Of Trump Talks Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a historic trip to Pyongyang on Thursday, rebooting a troubled alliance as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald......
2019-06-20 05:00

Trump in North Korea: history as farce first time round | Michael H Fuchs The president stepped over the DMZ to meet his favourite dictator. He came back with a mere promise of new talksDonald Trump had to publicly beg for a meeting with Kim Jong-un and to become the first sitting US president to go to North Korea, in orde...
2019-06-30 20:34

North Korea holds mass celebration in Xi's honor amid talks on US tensions Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un attended an elaborate celebration in Pyongyang Thursday celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea, underscoring their alliance amid challenges posed by the United States....
2019-06-21 06:34

This North Korea Nuclear Deal Would Halt New Weapons but Initially Keep Arsenal Intact An idea taking shape inside the Trump administration would amount to negotiating a nuclear freeze that essentially enshrines the status quo, tacitly accepting the North as a nuclear power....
2019-07-01 04:00

North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China's actions in Xinjiang Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in...
2019-07-15 06:51

President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea. The post President Trump tells Kim Jong Un ‘I was proud to step over the line’ into North Korea appeared first on ...
2019-06-30 12:34

One year after historic Singapore summit, North Korea no closer to giving up its nukes UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Today, June 12, marks one year since the historic Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first time leaders of the two countries met face-to-face....
2019-06-12 14:00

North Korea's Weapons Program Fuels Tokyo's Trade Spat With Seoul A damning accusation underpins a trade dispute between Japan and South Korea: Chemicals and equipment bought by South Korean companies from Japan may be helping North Korea build weapons of mass destruction....
2019-07-10 14:34

President Trump, in Japan, Says North Korea Missile Launch ‘Disturbed Some of My People… but Not Me’ (TOKYO) — Seemingly contradicting his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday played down North Korea’s recent missile tests and said they were not a concern for him. The comments tweeted during his trip to Japan were ...
2019-05-26 19:51

North Korea executes nuclear envoy to U.S. after failed Trump summit: report Kim Hyok Chol was executed by firing squad in March along with four other foreign ministry officials, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.        ...
2019-05-31 16:51

U.S. targets Russian firm for allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions The United States has sanctioned a Russian financial institution for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions by assisting a company linked to Pyongyang's primary foreign exchange bank, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 21:00

Trump’s Asia Gamble: Shatter Enduring Strategies on China and North Korea Trump officials are pursuing unorthodox Asia policies that are winning more support across Washington, including from some Democrats. But the moves could deepen conflicts....
2019-07-12 06:00

China vows to play bigger role as US-North Korea talks stall With talks between the US and North Korea going nowhere fast, the reclusive regime’s Asian neighbors are stepping up efforts to improve relations and encourage Kin Jong-un to shelve his nuclear weapons. Chinese President Xi Jinping — on the eve of hi...
2019-06-19 19:00

North Korea Reportedly Executed Its Nuclear Envoy After the Failed Trump-Kim Summit North Korea executed its former top nuclear envoy with the U.S. along with four other foreign ministry officials in March after a failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Vietnam, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported. Kim H...
2019-05-31 08:34

North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly executes officials after failed Hanoi summit with US North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday....
2019-05-31 07:00

Acting defense secretary breaks with Trump on North Korea missile launches Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches violate a United Nations Security Council resolution, breaking with President Trump. “The short-range missile, is that a violation? Yes,”...
2019-05-30 00:17

North Korea to pause 'Mass Games' after leader Kim complains: tour agencies Days after this year's "Mass Games" debuted before North Korea's top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, foreign tour groups said on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 08:17

Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone. The post Trump tweets about shaking hands with North Korea’s Kim during possible visit to demilitarized zone appeared...
2019-06-29 01:17

Kim Jong Un Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump, North Korea State Media Says President Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter containing “excellent content,” Pyongyang’s state media said, a sign the two sides are open to diplomacy even though nuclear talks remain gridlocked....
2019-06-23 19:51

North Korea Calls Trump Security Aide ''War Maniac'' Over Missile Comment North Korea slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a "war maniac" who should be banished, just as President Donald Trump offered a positive outlook on relations with......
2019-05-27 17:17

Anti-North Korea group Free Joseon calls for release ex-U.S. Marine The anti-Pyongyang group that has been identified as a North Korea government-in-exile is calling for the release of a suspect linked to a raid on the North Korean Embassy in Spain....
2019-05-30 16:00

North Korea suspends Mass Games after Kim Jong Un criticized famous show North Korea plans to temporarily suspend its famous Mass Games gymnastics show — which features thousands of performers — after supreme leader Kim Jong Un criticized the event, travel agencies said....
2019-06-05 18:51

On world stage, Trump backs North Korea's scathing criticism of Biden U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday publicly endorsed North Korea's scathing personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, dismissing criticism that he was siding with a foreign dictator over a fellow American....
2019-05-27 23:34

Anti-North Korea group Free Joseon calls for release of ex-U.S. Marine The anti-Pyongyang group that has been identified as a North Korea government-in-exile is calling for the release of a suspect linked to a raid on the North Korean Embassy in Spain....
2019-05-30 20:17

North Korea executes U.S. nuclear envoy after failed Trump summit: report Kim Hyok Chol was executed by firing squad in March along with four other foreign ministry officials, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.        ...
2019-05-31 10:34

Xi Jinping Urged Donald Trump To Ease North Korea Sanctions, Says China Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on North Korea during their meeting in Japan last month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday....
2019-07-12 12:17

North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over his criticism of Kim Jong Un Biden had on Saturday accused President Trump of cozying up to “dictators and tyrants” like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.        ...
2019-05-22 10:51

Russia, China Block US Effort To Halt North Korea Fuel Deliveries Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources......
2019-06-19 10:34

New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state, seen as step to U.S. peace treaty Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States....
2019-07-12 12:00

After Historic Photo-Op, Trump’s North Korea BFF Says U.S. Is ‘Hell-Bent on Hostile Acts’ Last weekend, when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, and posed for cameras with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump said he was “proud to step over the line.”...
2019-07-04 19:01

Australian student expelled from North Korea for 'committing anti-DPRK incitement' Alek Sigley, the Australian student who was detained in North Korea, was deported for spreading anti-government sentiment, the country's state media has said....
2019-07-06 17:17

Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that "good things" would come from North Korea....
2019-05-27 08:17

North Korea defectors send anti-Kim flyers into London embassy compound A group of North Korea defectors tossed 500 copies of anti-Pyongyang flyers into the North Korean Embassy in London, a major diplomatic outpost in Europe for the regime....
2019-05-31 16:17

Kim Jong-un executes North Korea envoy over failed Trump nuclear summit BRUTAL tyrant Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed the envoy credited in helping set up a meeting with US President Donald Trump after the last summit ended in failure....
2019-05-31 11:00

Monsoon To Be Below Normal Over North, South India: Weather Department The overall monsoon across the country is "most likely" to be normal this season but it will be below normal over north and south India, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast......
2019-05-31 21:17

Gold bars found in South Korea airport trash pose legal quandary South Korean authorities are facing a dilemma following the discovery of more than 2 pounds of gold bullion in a trash receptacle at Incheon Airport....
2019-06-03 20:34

South Korea finance minister warns of direct countermeasures to Japan's export curbs South Korea has so far sought to settle the issue through the WTO, but "implementing corresponding measures against Japan cannot be ruled out," Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on radio....
2019-07-04 06:17

South Korea 'clearly' called for withdrawal of Japan's export curbs at meeting: Seoul official South Korean trade ministry officials "clearly" called on Japan to drop its export restrictions on the neighboring country at a bilateral meeting on Friday, a Seoul official told Reuters on Saturday, rebutting Tokyo's claims that Seoul did not make s...
2019-07-13 15:17

UPDATE 1-South Korea's POSCO drops plans for Chilean battery material plant South Korea's POSCO has pulled out of a project to build battery parts in Chile, the Asian steelmaker said, little more than a year after winning guaranteed access to cheap lithium from top producer Albemarle....
2019-06-22 06:00

PM Modi Meets South Korea President, Discusses Ways To Enhance Trade Ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and discussed ways to enhance trade, economic and people-to-people relations....
2019-06-28 16:34

Japan export curbs on South Korea may widen rift over wartime labor compensation Japan's restrictions on certain tech exports to South Korea are deepening a decades-long feud over wartime forced labor and may make compromise harder as leaders in both countries appeal to their political bases....
2019-07-12 12:00

Appetizing prospects: Uber founder takes aim at South Korea's shared kitchen market Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labor and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in....
2019-07-10 07:34

UPDATE 1-U.S. slaps duties on steel from Vietnam originally produced in South Korea, Taiwan The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it would impose duties of up to 456% on certain steel produced in South Korea or Taiwan that are then shipped to Vietnam for minor processing and finally exported to the United States....
2019-07-03 01:17

South Korea steelmaker POSCO may push 'green' output with up to $169 million in new funds: executive South Korean steelmaker POSCO may invest up to 200 billion won ($169 million), on top of a previously announced 1 trillion won, to meet tighter environmental rules on production amid a clampdown on pollution, an executive said on Monday....
2019-06-03 14:00

Japan to tighten export rules for high-tech materials to South Korea: media Japan plans to tighten restrictions on the export of high-tech material used in smartphones and chips to South Korea from July 4 in connection with a dispute over a South Korean ruling on war-time forced labor, the Sankei newspaper reported on Sunday...
2019-06-30 10:51

Trump steps into North Korea in historic DMZ visit, agrees to resume nuclear talks President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un and stepped across the border into North Korea, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President done set foot on North Korean soil....
2019-06-30 15:01

Ivanka Trump Enters North Korea With Father, Calls Short Walk "Surreal" Few Americans alive today have set foot inside North Korea, the isolated, nuclear-armed dictatorship sometimes called the Hermit Kingdom. On Sunday, Ivanka Trump became one of them, capping a......
2019-07-01 09:17

Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it ‘courageous and determined act’ The post Kim Jong Un praises Trump for being first US president to visit North Korea, calls it &...
2019-06-30 12:34

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: ending rape in war, Khashoggi, forced displacement, North Korea and Mali On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State responsib...
2019-06-20 00:34

Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea amid Hong Kong protests, tension with US Chinese President Xi Jinping will be traveling to North Korea for a state visit – the first in 14 years by a Chinese leader, state media said Monday....
2019-06-17 16:17

Trump 'smiled' when North Korea called Biden 'low IQ,' suggests critical editorial was a 'signal' President Trump reiterated his confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, indicating that the rogue nation may have tried to send him a "signal" with its critical editorial on former vice president Joe Biden....
2019-05-26 01:51

Japan supports U.S.-North Korea process, hopes latest talks lead to progress: Abe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan supported the United States and North Korea's "process" and wished for the latest talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to result in positive developments, Japanese media reported....
2019-07-01 05:34

'I'm good:' Missing Australian student Alek Sigley released from detention in North Korea Reuters Alek Sigley, an Australian Master's student studying in North Korea, has been released from detention, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday local time. "Earlier this morning we were advised that the Democratic People's Repu...
2019-07-04 12:51

Senior North Korea official thought imprisoned by Kim Jong Un pictured at concert with dictator A senior North Korean official who was involved in denuclearization talks with President Trump enjoyed a concert with dictator Kim Jong Un, state media reported....
2019-06-03 12:00

"I Love Thee, China": North Korea Woos Xi Jinping In Lavish State Visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of "serious and complicated" international affairs, was good for regional......
2019-06-21 16:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping to Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader ...
2019-06-17 22:17

White House confirms Trump letter to North Korea's Kim ahead of Asia trip The White House confirmed on Sunday that President Donald Trump had sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, days before the U.S. president leaves for a trip to Japan and South Korea....
2019-06-23 16:51

Trump insists North Korea and Iran will cave on nuclear weapons through economic necessity TRUMP RETURNS READY TO DEAL: If there was a theme to President Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan, it’s that he’s ready to deal — with North Korea, Iran, China, and even Nancy Pelosi — but he insists he’s in no rush....
2019-05-28 14:17

North Korea's Kim Jong Un carrying out purge after Hanoi summit collapse: Chosun Ilbo North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second U.S.-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a Sou...
2019-05-31 03:34