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N. Korea denounces Seoul's refusal of joint probe into drones

North Korea on Wednesday denounced Seoul's refusal of its demand for a joint investigation into three drones found in South Korea, saying a preliminary result that pointed at Pyongyang's involvement is a "malicious slander."South Korea's defense ministry last week said the drones recently ...

Updated : 2014.04.16 10:59

S. Korea spurns N. Korea's call for joint probe into drones

South Korea rejected on Tuesday North Korea's demand that the rival Koreas conduct a joint investigation into drones that Seoul said Pyongyang sent to the South for spying purposes.  South Korea said Friday that it believes North Korea was the origin of three unmanned aerial vehicles that...

Updated : 2014.04.15 09:38

N. Korean leader pays tribute to founder on birthday

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid respects to his grandfather and founder of the communist country on Tuesday marking his 102nd birthday, the North's state media said.Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the body of Kim Il-sung, along with his son and former leader Kim Jong...

Updated : 2014.04.15 09:36

NK human rights issue should be addressed in six-way talks: Kirby

North Korean human rights abuses should be formally discussed at the six-party talks, even though the talks focus mainly on the communist nation's nuclear program, the head of a U.N. investigation team said Monday.Michael Kirby, chief of the Commission of Inquiry, stressed that the North K...

Updated : 2014.04.15 09:33

S. Korea, U.S., Japan lower bar for nuclear talks with N. Korea

South Korea, the United States and Japan have agreed to lower the bar on conditions for resuming long-stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, a diplomatic source with knowledge of the matter said Monday, saying Pyongyang must show its sincerity through the same pledges it made in a scuttle...

Updated : 2014.04.14 21:43

Seoul repatriates body of sailor to N.K.

South Korea handed over to North Korea the body of a man found dead off South Korea’s southern coast where a Mongolian cargo ship carrying North Korean sailors sank earlier this month, an official said Monday.The repatriation took place at the border village of Panmunjom inside a military...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:36

Seoul counters Pyongyang’s drone denial

Seoul on Monday dismissed Pyongyang’s denial of its responsibility for sending three drones across the border, reiterating that the communist state should stop its provocative acts and “groundless”...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:26

North Korea hosts first international marathon

PYONGYANG (AP) ― The streets of North Korea’s showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this y...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:26

S. Korea repatriates body of sailor to N. Korea

South Korea handed over to North Korea the body of a man found dead off South Korea's southern coast where a Mongolian cargo ship carrying North Korean sailors sank earlier this month, an official said Monday.The repatriation took place at the border village of Panmunjom inside a military ...

Updated : 2014.04.14 15:51

N. Korea warns S. Korea will pay dear price for slander

North Korea warned Monday that it will force South Korea to pay a dear price for its criticism of the North's dignity, the latest in a series of verbal threats against the South.The rival Koreas agreed in February to halt cross-border slander during their first high-level talks in seven ye...

Updated : 2014.04.14 10:01

N.K. blasts Park’s unification pledge

North Korea’s top governing body on Saturday blasted President Park Geun-hye’s reunification policy as a “psychopath’s daydream” in its first official response to the so-called Dresden Declaration. “The Dresden Declaration is a nonsensical statement made by an anti-reunification elem...

Updated : 2014.04.13 20:07

Six-party countries step up diplomacy over N.K. denuclearization talks

Seoul, Washington and Beijing are intensifying diplomatic efforts as they wrestle to rein in North Korea’s nuclear threats and find middle ground in reopening a long-stalled six-nation forum aimed at...

Updated : 2014.04.13 19:13

S. Korea, China urge N. Korea not to carry out nuclear test

BEIJING -- The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and China discussed North Korea's recent nuclear threat and agreed to bolster "strategic cooperation" to prevent Pyongyang from carrying out its fourth nuclear test, a Seoul diplomat said Saturday.Hwang Joon-kook, Seoul's chief envoy to the ...

Updated : 2014.04.12 11:30

S. Korea, China seek ways to resume nuclear talks with N. Korea

BEIJING -- The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and China held talks Friday to try to breathe new life into long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, following the North's recent threat of a "new form" of nuclear test.Hwang Joon-kook, Seoul's ...

Updated : 2014.04.11 22:05

S. Korean PM seeks int'l support for unification

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won asked the international community Thursday to extend support for the reunification of the two Koreas, stressing that a unified Korea will be a new global growth engine.He made the remarks during his keynote speech at the Boao Forum of Asia held in...

Updated : 2014.04.10 21:31