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Seoul seeks to hold sports, cultural events with Pyongyang

South Korea said Tuesday it will seek to hold a variety of sports and cultural events with North Korea this year to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule.South Korea plans to propose the creation of an ad hoc committee to the North to prepare for joint ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:30

N. Korea, China's Zhengzhou launch 1st tourist charter flight

North Korea and the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou have launched a tourist charter flight service this week, a report said Tuesday, making Zhengzhou the sixth Chinese city linked to the North via charter flights. The report is another sign that North Korea has approved more cross-border...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:25

S. Korea asks N. Korea to extend deadline in Gaeseong wage row

South Korea asked North Korea on Tuesday to extend a deadline by which Seoul firms should pay wages to their workers at a joint industrial complex in the North, a government official said.Three of the 124 South Korean firms have paid the March wages to North Korean workers at the Gaeseong ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 15:24

Three firms follow N. Korea's wage hike in Kaesong

Three South Korean firms have paid more wages for North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex as Pyongyang demanded, a government source here said Monday.Their move runs counter to the South Korean government's firm stance not to accept the communist neighbor's unilateral decisi...

Updated : 2015.04.20 21:52

N. Korea extends deadline for wage payment at joint venture

North Korea on Monday extended a deadline by which South Korean firms should pay wages to the North's workers at a joint industrial park in the North, a company official said, amid a months-long row over Pyongyang's unilateral bid to hike the wage.The North unilaterally decided to raise th...

Updated : 2015.04.20 17:39

N. Korea 'expressed interest' in China-led regional bank: source

North Korea has expressed interest in the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but failed to apply for membership, a diplomatic source said Monday. South Korea and 56 other economies became founding members of the AIIB, which is seen as a potential counterbalance to U.S.-led m...

Updated : 2015.04.20 15:06

Seoul bizmen to visit joint industrial park amid wage row

A group of South Korean businessmen was to visit a joint industrial complex in North Korea on Monday amid the ongoing row over the North's unilateral bid to hike wages for North Korean workers there.The North unilaterally decided to raise the minimum wage by 5.18 percent to US$74 per month...

Updated : 2015.04.20 09:51

N.K. ordered to pay $330 mln to kidnapped pastor's family

A U.S. court has ordered North Korea to pay $330 million in compensation to the family of a late Korean-American pastor abducted by the North in 2000 while trying to help North Korean defectors in China.The Washington D.C. District Court delivered the verdict earlier this month, bringing t...

Updated : 2015.04.20 09:20

Wage talks between 2 Koreas fails again

Inter-Korean talks to resolve an ongoing row over wage hikes for North Korean workers at a joint industrial park in the North ended in vain, with only one day remaining until the deadline, the Seoul government said Sunday."(The South's) quasi-governmental committee and its North Korean cou...

Updated : 2015.04.19 18:01

Kim Jong-un climbs highest mountain to honor late father

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain to mark the anniversary of the day his late father was given the second-highest military rank, the North's state media reported Sunday.Kim climbed Mount Paekdu, symbolizing his ancestry, a day earlier with ranking mi...

Updated : 2015.04.19 15:53

S. Korean firms sandwiched over 2 Koreas' wage row

South Korean firms in the joint industrial park in North Korea are sandwiched between North Korea's unilateral pay hike and South Korea's refusal to honor it.The deadline for the March wage payment for the North Korean workers in the industrial complex in the North's border town of Kaesong...

Updated : 2015.04.19 10:47

N. Korea's ceremonial head of state travels to Indonesia

North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, arrived in Beijing on Saturday, en route to Indonesia to attend a regional conference where he could hold a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a diplomatic source said. Kim, the head of North Korea's rubber-stamp parl...

Updated : 2015.04.18 14:52

China hints at Kim Jong-un invitation to war memorial parade

China hinted Friday that it has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a Chinese military parade in September marking the 70th World War II victory anniversary. China has invited world leaders to the planned parade, set for Sept. 3, but the Chinese foreign ministry has not explicitly c...

Updated : 2015.04.17 21:01

Activist warns against N.K. cyberattacks

The chief of a North Korean research and activist group has sent a letter to several international organizations handling cyber-related issues, calling for joint efforts to deter and curb Pyongyang’s cybercrimes.Kim Heung-kwang, chief of the Seoul-based North Korea Intellectual Solidarity...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:13

China hints possible Xi, Kim Yong-nam meeting

China hinted Friday at a possible meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam on the margins of a forum in Jakarta next week. Asked about a possible bilateral meeting between Xi and Kim on the sidelines of the conference in Indonesia, Chine...

Updated : 2015.04.17 17:06