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U.S. doctor visits North Korea to treat leader Kim's aunt: source

A Korean-American cardiologist arrived in North Korea last month to treat the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a source familiar with affairs inside the communist state said Thursday, prompting speculation about the state of her health.   Kim Kyong-hui, the current leader's aunt ...

Updated : 2014.10.02 17:57

North Korea accuses Park of using human rights issue to topple regime

North Korea slammed South Korean President Park Geun-hye again Thursday, calling her a "maniac" and a "mad dog" for her recent call for the communist country to improve its abysmal human rights conditions.   Repeating her call on the North to enhance human rights, made during her address...

Updated : 2014.10.02 16:11

North Korea conducts new engine test for KN-08 ICBM: think tank

North Korea is believed to have carried out yet another engine test of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, the KN-08, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday, citing recent satellite imagery.   The test of the missile's first-stage engine took place in mid-August at the Sohae launch sit...

Updated : 2014.10.02 09:13

Half of S. Koreans oppose spread of anti-NK leaflets: poll

Nearly half of South Koreans believe their government should block the scattering of anti-North Korea leaflets into the communist neighbor, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the survey of 1,200 adults nationwide by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National Univ...

Updated : 2014.10.01 16:08

S. Korea OKs religious group's trip to N. Korea

The South Korean government on Wednesday approved a planned trip to North Korea by dozens of religious group members for a joint event later in the week, reaffirming its support for non-political exchanges with the communist neighbor. A total of 36 South Korean civilians plan to visit Pyo...

Updated : 2014.10.01 12:19

Top U.S. envoy urges N. Korea to release detained Americans

A U.S. envoy called on North Korea Tuesday to release three detained American citizens, saying that the issue poses a "serious impediment" to better ties with Washington.Glyn Davies, the top U.S. nuclear envoy, was in Seoul as part of his three-nation Asian tour that already took him to Ch...

Updated : 2014.09.30 21:38

N. Korea's political instability worsened in 2013: World Bank

North Korea's political instability took a turn for the worse in 2013 from a year earlier, the World Bank said Tuesday, apparently due to the execution of its leader's uncle. The bank's annual World Governance Indicators (WGI) data showed the aggregate indicator of "political stability and...

Updated : 2014.09.30 12:07

U.S. envoy criticizes N. Korea for 'directly rejecting'

A U.S. special envoy condemned North Korea Monday for being increasingly recalcitrant about international calls to honor its denuclearization pledges but stressed that Washington and Beijing have "firmly" agreed on the importance of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.Ambassador Glyn Davies, w...

Updated : 2014.09.29 21:14

S. Korean, U.S. envoys to discuss N.K. nuclear program, human rights

The chief nuclear negotiators of South Korea and the U.S. are to meet in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, human rights and the overall situation on the Korean Peninsula. Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, is scheduled to ...

Updated : 2014.09.29 21:11

N. Korea defies Japan's call for quick report on abductions

North Korea's chief delegate defied Japan's pressure on Monday to quickly produce a preliminary report on the North's probe into the fate of more than a dozen Japanese nationals it has admitted to kidnapping decades ago as the two nations began a fresh round of talks. Song Il-ho, North Kor...

Updated : 2014.09.29 14:37

Seoul approves 200 mln won aid plan for N. Korea

The unification ministry said Monday it has approved a local aid group's plan to provide 200 million won (US$190,512) worth of agro-materials in humanitarian assistance to North Korea.Upon the approval, Ace Gyeongam, the foundation run by bed maker Ace, will cross the inter-Korean land bor...

Updated : 2014.09.29 14:16

N.K. leader seen moving to block potential rivals

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to be balancing power between two of his top deputies to forestall the rise of a potential challenger like Jang Song-thaek, his once-powerful uncle who was exec...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:34

N.K. rules out Seoul, U.S. talks

The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations over the weekend dismissed the possibility of Pyongyang resuming talks with the United States and South Korea in the near future, accusing Washington ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:20

U.N. secretary general receives letter from N.K. leader

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Ban's office said, without disclosing details on what it contained.   The letter was delivered on Saturday through North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Su-yong, who met Ban on the sidelines of th...

Updated : 2014.09.28 15:47

N.K. FM: Nuclear issue will be resolved if U.S. ends 'hostile policy'

North Korea's foreign minister said Saturday that the standoff over the country's nuclear weapons program will be resolved if the U.S. ends its "hostile policy" toward the communist nation.Ri Su-yong made the remark in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, claiming that Washington's "ho...

Updated : 2014.09.28 09:32