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S. Korea rescues N. Korea ship with plans to send

South Korea's coast guard rescued a North Korean ship carrying eight crewmen in the southern side of the East Sea last week and plans to send them all back home, the Ministry of Unification said Monday.The ship was drifting astray near Ulleung Island in the East Sea due to an engine br...

Updated : 2017.06.26 21:42

[Herald Interview] ‘Moon should show support for THAAD at summit’

This is the second of five interviews with prominent US scholars on an upcoming South Korea-US summit and the alliance. -- Ed.When South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his US counterpart Donald Tr...

Updated : 2017.06.26 18:07

Ex-US spy chief calls for diplomatic mission in return for halt in NK tests

With North Korea bent on pursuing its nuclear program, Washington needs to offer setting up diplomatic representation in each other’s country and demand a halt in Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tes...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:42

Gloomy outlook for joint Olympics team, with NK IOC member’s skepticism

The outlook of Seoul’s suggestion to form an inter-Korean team for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics appears bleak, with the North’s International Olympic Committee member displaying skepticism t...

Updated : 2017.06.26 15:50

Global anti-money laundering body keeps N. Korea blacklisted

A global anti-money laundering task force kept North Korea blacklisted as Pyongyang defiantly pursues its nuclear and missile development programs, South Korea's financial regulator said Monday. The F...

Updated : 2017.06.26 14:45

S. Korea expects NK to accept Moon's offer for joint team for PyeongChang Olympics

South Korea said Monday it is expecting North Korea to accept President Moon Jae-in's proposal that the two Koreas create a unified team for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be held next year.Moon m...

Updated : 2017.06.26 11:45

Human rights group urges China not to repatriate 5 NK defectors

An international human rights agency on Monday urged China not to repatriate five North Korean defectors who were detained by Chinese authorities earlier this month.Human Rights Watch said that it has...

Updated : 2017.06.26 10:16

Suspension of joint military exercises could weaken US-Korea alliance: Hill

Suspending annual joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea could lead to a weakening of the alliance, a former chief US nuclear negotiator with North Korea said.Former Assist...

Updated : 2017.06.26 09:41

[News Focus] Moon proposes inter-Korean team for PyeongChang Olympics

President Moon Jae-in on Saturday proposed that the two Koreas form a unified team to take part in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, pinning high hopes on sports as a driver to kick-start cross-bo...

Updated : 2017.06.25 15:45

PM Lee urges N. Korea to free detainees

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday urged North Korea to free South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive country in the wake of the death of an American college student who died days after...

Updated : 2017.06.25 11:48

N. Korea says its nuclear program not subject to negotiation

North Korea's state media said Sunday its nuclear weapons program is not subject to negotiation, vowing to continue developing its defensive capabilities.Pyongyang's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun s...

Updated : 2017.06.25 11:05

Coordination over Seoul, Washington's NK policy key task for allies

The leaders of South Korea and the United States are expected to face a tough task of coordinating what appears to be their differences in dealing with North Korea when they meet in Washington this we...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:48

Moon says sports can create peace, invites N. Korea to PyeongChang Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday invited North Korea to the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the country early next year, while welcoming a North Korean delegation to the World Taekwon...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:39

N. Korea repeats call on S. Korea to halt joint drills with US forces

North Korea once again urged South Korea to remove all sanctions against the communist country and stop the latter's joint military exercises with the United States as part of conditions to resume inter-Korean dialogue.The North, however, insisted its nuclear issue must stay off the dialog...

Updated : 2017.06.24 15:45

S. Korea-US military drills not equivalent to N.K. suspension of missile, nuclear tests: report

The United States will not stop the Seoul-Washington joint military drills as a concession for North Korea's suspension of missile and nuclear tests, Voice of America reported Friday.Katina Adams, a US State Department spokeswoman, told VOA's Korean Service that there is no equivalency bet...

Updated : 2017.06.23 13:47