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N. Korea denounces Japan-Britain joint drill

North Korea on Saturday denounced Japan for conducting a joint military drill with the Britain, saying that Tokyo is moving to emerge as a military giant, Pyongyang's state-run media reported.Japan and the Britain agreed earlier to hold the countries' first joint fighter drill sometime in ...

Updated : 2016.09.25 08:56

N.K. reconfirms my-way approach, clouding outlooks for headway

North Korea's top diplomat has reaffirmed Pyongyang's "my-way" stance in its nuclear development efforts during his latest speech at the United Nations, blaming what he calls the United States' hostile attitude again for causing the current stalemate, experts said Saturday.   The North a...

Updated : 2016.09.24 14:48

Park hosts workshop with senior gov't officials on N.K. nukes, economy

South Korean President Park Geun-hye hosts a gathering of Cabinet ministers and vice ministers to discuss ways to address a series of security and economic challenges facing the nation on Saturday at ...

Updated : 2016.09.24 14:42

‘Sanctions not enough to bring change in NK’

Despite the tightening global squeeze on North Korea, Seoul and Washington should narrow their policy objectives and reinitiate engagement in tandem to give the communist state substantive incentives ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 17:15

Seoul calls on Pyongyang to stop belligerent rhetoric

South Korea called on North Korea to stop its belligerent rhetoric Friday, dismissing its latest threat to "turn Seoul into ashes" as preposterous.In response to the closest-ever flight of two armed US B-1B bombers to North Korea on Wednesday, the communist regime said the following day th...

Updated : 2016.09.23 15:31

UN agencies in NK request relief fund for flood victims

UN agencies operating in North Korea have called for the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to support a fund to rehabilitate the North's flood-stricken northeast region, a US broadcaster, monitored here, reported on Friday. This summer, six areas in North Hamkyong Province were devastated...

Updated : 2016.09.23 15:25

South Korea condemns NK for conducting nuke test despite floods

South Korea condemned North Korea on Friday for appealing for outside assistance to recover from the latest flood as Pyongyang has poured money into its nuclear and missile programs while neglecting its people's suffering.South Korea's unification ministry said North Korea deserves to be u...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:51

New UN rapporteur on N. Korean human rights to look into recent high-rank defections

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the United Nations' new special rapporteur on North Korea's human rights situation, said he will look into a recent series of defections by high-ranking North Korean officials.The comments by Quintana, an Argentine lawyer who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Counci...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:29

Five middle powers voice concern over NK, urge restraint

The five middle powers of MIKTA expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's fifth nuclear test and called on Pyongyang to fully comply with international resolutions and refrain from additional provocations. The foreign ministers of MIKTA, comprised of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turk...

Updated : 2016.09.23 10:12

South Korean FM calls for UN Security Council to take 'meaningful action' about NK human rights abuses

The UN Security Council should go beyond simply discussing North Korea's human rights violations and take "meaningful action," South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said Thursday, as the council is considering fresh sanctions on Pyongyang for its fifth nuclear test.Yun made the remark...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:37

US expert calls for greater efforts to dispel Chinese concern about negative effects in case of NK collapse

The US should try to dispel China's concern about potential negative effects on its national interests in the event of North Korea's collapse in order to win Beijing's help in pressuring Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs, a US expert said.Richard Haass, president of the Council on ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:35

Biden, Abe condemn NK nuclear test, vow closer cooperation with South Korea

US Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and vowed to work closely with South Korea to cope with threats from the communist nation, the White House said.Biden and Abe met Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN Genera...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:34

NK's new rocket engine suitable for sending unmanned probes to Moon: US expert

North Korea's test of a new rocket engine this week shows the communist nation has made real strides in its rocket and missile programs to a point where it could send unmanned probes to the Moon, a US missile expert said Thursday.The North unveiled the massive new engine Tuesday, claiming ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:32

Experts call for shift in allies' NK policy

As Pyongyang spurs its nuclear development with its fifth nuclear test, South Korea and the US should fine-tune their pressure-focused North Korea policies and seek fresh ways to put a brake on the re...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:43

Weak health top hurdle for N. Korean defectors' employment: lawmaker

North Korean defectors settling in the South are facing hurdles in finding stable jobs due to weak health, an opposition lawmaker said Thursday, urging the government to expand health care support.Acc...

Updated : 2016.09.22 13:30