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N. Korea's nuclear envoy returns home after 6-day visit to Beijing

A North Korean nuclear envoy returned home on Saturday after a six-day visit to Beijing where she declared that the North has no intention of returning to the negotiating table on its nuclear weapons program. Choe Son-hui, deputy director for North American affairs at North Korea's forei...

Updated : 2016.06.25 12:11

Latest test reveals N. Korean missile capable of flying 3,500 km: military

North Korea's latest test of its Musudan mid-range missile indicates that the country is capable of firing a missile with a range of 3,500 kilometers, South Korea's military officials said Friday.In the latest test fire of the intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) which the North cal...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:17

THAAD seen as capable of intercepting N.K. mid-range missile: defense minister

The advanced U.S. missile defense system THAAD is believed to be capable of intercepting North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missiles if it is deployed in South Korea, Seoul's defense chief said Friday.North Korea claimed Thursday that it has succeeded in test-firing its mid-range m...

Updated : 2016.06.24 15:59

U.N. office to unveil report on N. Korea's pretrial detention this year

The U.N. office on North Korea's human rights in Seoul plans to unveil a report on the issue of Pyongyang's pretrial detention this year to highlight the reclusive country's serious rights violations, its head said Friday.Signe Poulsen, a representative of the office, told a forum that the...

Updated : 2016.06.24 13:56

Ruling, opposition parties condemn N. Korea's missile launch

South Korea's ruling and opposition parties on Friday expressed concerns over Pyongyang's latest launch of missiles and called on the communist country to put its priority on improving the livelihood of its people instead of making threats against the world.On Wednesday, North Korea fired ...

Updated : 2016.06.24 11:33

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea's missile test

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday adopted a press statement strongly condemning North Korea's latest missile tests, saying they contribute to the communist nation's development of nuclear weapons delivery systems."The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the most recent b...

Updated : 2016.06.24 09:49

U.S. nuclear envoy did not meet with N.K. negotiator in Beijing: State Department

The U.S. envoy for North Korea's nuclear program did not meet bilaterally with a nuclear negotiator from Pyongyang on the sidelines of an international security forum held in Beijing this week, the State Department said Thursday.Amb. Sung Kim's trip to Beijing was a focus of media attentio...

Updated : 2016.06.24 09:47

N. Korea's Musudan missile far from reliable weapon: U.S. expert

North Korea's Musudan or Hwasong-10 intermediate-range ballistic missile put in an impressive performance in its sixth test after five failures, but the missile is far from a reliable weapon, a top U.S. missile expert said Thursday.John Schilling, an aerospace engineer with expertise in No...

Updated : 2016.06.24 09:44

U.N. aviation agency voices 'grave concerns' over N.K.'s GPS jamming

A U.N. aviation agency has expressed "grave concerns" over North Korea's attempts to jam GPS signals in the South and decided to send a letter to Pyongyang to warn against such activity that could cause serious safety problems, the foreign ministry said Thursday."The International Civil Av...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:32

N.K. claims success in ballistic missile test

North Korea on Thursday claimed its intermediate-range ballistic missile soared as high as 1,400 kilometers during Wednesday’s test, with its leader Kim Jong-un boasting the country now has the “ove...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:32

N.K. parliamentary meeting to reaffirm N.K. leader's one-man rule

South Korea said Thursday that North Korea's upcoming parliamentary meeting will be used as a venue to reassert its leader Kim Jong-un's one-man rule and give him another new title as the head of stat...

Updated : 2016.06.23 14:42

N. Korean nuclear envoy 'pleased' with launch of mid-range

A North Korean nuclear envoy on Thursday said she was "very pleased" with the North's test-launch of two intermediate-range ballistic missiles a day earlier, claiming that Pyongyang successfully devel...

Updated : 2016.06.23 13:31

N. Korea's 'misbehavior' to have unbearable costs

South Korea's foreign minister warned North Korea Thursday of "unbearable costs" for its nuclear weapons development as the communist country carried out further tests of its ballistic missile technology.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se issued the warning a day after the North fired two inter...

Updated : 2016.06.23 13:28

Defectors group to file complaint over court hearing on N.K. restaurant staff

An association of North Korean defectors said Thursday it will file a complaint against local lawyers over a recent court hearing on the legality of Seoul's protection of 12 North Korean waitresses wh...

Updated : 2016.06.23 13:09

N.K. to face more isolation, sanctions if they engage in

South Korea's defense minister on Thursday warned that North Korea will face deeper isolation and self-destruction if it continues to engage in provocative acts, such as the latest launching of mid-ra...

Updated : 2016.06.23 13:05