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Foreign ministers of S. Korea, Britain discuss cooperation on N. Korea issue

South Korean and British foreign ministers on Wednesday (London time) discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear threat, the South Korean foreign ministry said.   South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, dur...

Updated : 2017.02.22 21:05

N. Korea's biotechnology institute behind Malaysia killing: source

A North Korean biotechnology institute is involved in last week's killing of leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia, a person familiar with the matter claimed Wednesday.   "We got a tip that Kim Jong-un issued an order in December 2014 to remove Kim Jong-nam," said Ch...

Updated : 2017.02.22 19:47

[From the scene] A sense of unease clouds Kuala Lumpur over killing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Ten days after the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the news is still a focal point of national discussion here in Kuala Lu...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:56

Kim Jong-il purged more officials in early years than son: researcher

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is notorious for his reign of terror, but his late father Kim Jong-il purged more people in his early years in power than the incumbent ruler, a researcher here said We...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:19

North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's top policeman said Wednesday. Investigators have put five North Koreans in the f...

Updated : 2017.02.22 14:05

NK diplomat, airline staff named as suspects in Kim's murder: Malaysia

Malaysian police said Wednesday they have identified two additional North Koreans, including a diplomat, as suspects involved in the murder of the half brother of the North's leader Kim Jong-un.Police...

Updated : 2017.02.22 13:04

Murder of leader's half brother could serve as warning to NK officialdom: report

The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother earlier this month could serve as a clear warning to the North's officials against any acts of betrayal, a US-based broadcaster reported We...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:14

South Korea considers raising issue of North Korean assassination of leader’s brother at UN

South Korea is reviewing a plan to raise the issue of North Korea’s recent assassination of leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother at an incoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the f...

Updated : 2017.02.21 20:37

S. Korea ups security for NK diplomat defector

With the North Korean ruler’s estranged half brother killed in an apparent assassination, attention is now on the safety of Thae Yong-ho, one of the remaining high-profile critics of the ruthless Kim...

Updated : 2017.02.21 18:19

NK remains most unfavorable nation to Americans: survey

North Korea continues to be the least popular country among Americans, a recent poll showed.According to Gallup on Monday, only 11 percent of the 1,035 US adults polled were positive toward North Kore...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:54

Cause of Kim Jong-nam's death not yet determined: reports

The cause of death for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother has yet to be determined though there is no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, foreign media reports showed Tuesday.Va...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:02

N. Korean suspects behind murder include suicidal assassins: lawmaker

Rep. Ha Tae-keung of the Bareun Party said Tuesday two of the four North Korean suspects linked to the alleged murder of Kim Jong-un's half brother were suicidal assassins.Citing a source who earlier ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 13:58

NK leader smiles during inspection of catfish farm following brother's death

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen smiling while visiting a catfish farm, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday, in what appears to be an inspection carried out following the death of his half br...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:52

N. Korea keeps Kaesong complex intact one year after shutdown

North Korea appears to be keeping most of its joint industrial park with South Korea intact, informed sources said Tuesday, over a year after Seoul pulled all its companies out of the complex in retal...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:08

NK leader's paranoia may have led to killing of half brother: defector

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might have ordered the murder of his half brother due to his "paranoia" as he could not stand any possible challenge to his rule, a high-profile defector said Tuesday.T...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:06