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North Korea to hold anti-money laundering talks

North Korea will soon hold a meeting with an international organization to discuss measures against money laundering, a news report said Wednesday.Last week, Pyongyang joined the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering aimed at combating financing for the development of nuclear weapons and ...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:54

Hopes rise for improved inter-Korean ties

Cautious optimism is growing for enhanced inter-Korean ties as both sides hope for a breakthrough in the relations that have long been deadlocked due to Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions and relentless s...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:53

Gaeseong pushes to win ISO certifications

An inter-Korean factory park is seeking to obtain global certifications for its infrastructure as part of efforts to guarantee stable service and lure more foreign investors, the unification ministry said Tuesday.The management committee of the Gaeseong industrial complex is pushing to win...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:53

N.K. slams condemnation of its missile launches

North Korea criticized the United States on Tuesday for leading the international condemnation of its missile launches, saying it would never be daunted by such denunciation.Last week, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement denouncing the communist nation’s launch of short...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:53

U.S. says Kerry didn’t intend to downplay N.K. provocations

WASHINGTON ― U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is clearly concerned about North Korea’s provocative actions and did not mean to downplay the seriousness of the issue when he said Pyongyang is “quieter” than before, a government official said.“The secretary and we all have been very c...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:53

N. Korea executed at least 17 citizens in 2013: report

North Korea executed at least 17 of its citizens in 2013 and six in the first half of this year, mostly for political motives and nonviolent crimes, a civic group said Monday, pointing to rampant breaches of human rights in the communist country. In an annual report on the death penalty, t...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:19

N. Korea slams U.S.-led condemnation of its missile launches

North Korea criticized the United States on Tuesday for leading the international condemnation of its missile launches, saying it will never be daunted by such denunciation.Last week, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement denouncing the communist nation's launch of short-r...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:59

N. Korea denounces global calls to end human rights abuse

North Korea denounced Tuesday the international community's accusations of human rights violations in the country, calling them an attempt to topple its regime. The reaction from the North came amid heightening international calls on the North Korean regime to improve its human rights cond...

Updated : 2014.07.22 16:00

Inter-Korean factory park pushing to win ISO certifications

An inter-Korean factory park is seeking to obtain global certifications for its infrastructure as part of efforts to guarantee stable service and lure more foreign investors, the unification ministry said Tuesday.The management committee of the Kaesong Industrial Complex is pushing to win ...

Updated : 2014.07.22 11:19

N. Korea executes at least 17 people last year: report

North Korea carried out at least 17 executions last year and several others in the first half of 2014, a global human rights group against death penalty said.In its latest report, Hands Off Cain, headquartered in Italy, said all the known executions in North Korea in 2013 were conducted by...

Updated : 2014.07.22 11:18

Koreas set to resume ancient palace project

Dozens of South Korean historians will visit North Korea in the coming weeks, as the two Koreas are restarting a joint excavation of an ancient royal palace site in the communist nation, officials here said Monday.Seoul's unification ministry plans to provide 276 million won (US$268,000) i...

Updated : 2014.07.21 15:43

N. Korea's top diplomat to attend ASEAN forum: source

North Korea's new top diplomat is likely to attend a major regional conference scheduled for early August in Myanmar, a diplomatic source in Seoul said Sunday, raising speculation of possible inter-Korean contact. Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong, who assumed his post in April, is fine-tuning t...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:04

North Korea denounces Security Council move to discuss its missile launches

North Korea on Saturday denounced a move by the U.N. Security Council to discuss its recent launch of short-range missiles, calling it a U.S.-led provocation.In a statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, the North Korean foreign ministry accused the U.N. Securi...

Updated : 2014.07.20 09:51

N.K. nuclear reactor experiencing problems: U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- North Korea temporarily shut down its 5-megawatt nuclear reactor, a key facility in its production of plutonium, or operated it at reduced levels following problems with a dam providing cooling water, a U.S. think tank said Friday.The website 38 North, run by the U.S...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:07

U.S. brushes aside N. Korean protest over movie about leader

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- A U.S. official on Friday brushed aside North Korea's protest against an American comedy film about a plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un, saying filmmakers are free to make whatever movie they want."We are of course aware of press reports about North Korean ...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:06