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S. Korea urges N. Korea to free two arrested nationals

South Korea called on North Korea on Friday to immediately release two of its nationals detained in the communist country on espionage charges. A man identified as Kim Kuk-gi (Yonhap)North Korea annou...

Updated : 2015.03.27 12:07

China urges 'prudent' decision over U.S. missile in S. Korea

China's defense ministry has called for a "prudent" decision on the possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea, despite Seoul's retort that Beijing should not meddle in South Korea's security policy. The U.S. has said it was considering deploying the miss...

Updated : 2015.03.27 10:29

N. Korea claims arrest of two S. Korean spies

North Korea has arrested two South Korean men on the charge of espionage for the South's state spy agency, according to Pyongyang's media.The North held a press conference of the two, which it identified as Kim Kuk-gi and Choe Chun-gil, in Pyongyang on Thursday, reported the communist nati...

Updated : 2015.03.27 10:15

N. Korea denies involvement in nuke power operator hacking

North Korea again denied its involvement in a series of data leaks at South Korea's nuclear power operator and rebutted Seoul's interim probe results that accused the communist regime of conducting the hacking attacks.The North's Central Internet Research Institute said that the investigat...

Updated : 2015.03.27 09:48

N. Korea vows tougher deterrence against THAAD deployment

North Korea will bolster up its war deterrence if the United States and South Korea deploy a high-altitude missile defense system on the peninsula, Pyongyang's foreign ministry said Thursday.The warning came amid growing speculations that the U.S. could deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area...

Updated : 2015.03.26 16:06

Park vows strong defense posture on anniversary of warship sinking

President Park Geun-hye paid tribute Thursday to the dozens of fallen soldiers who died in a North Korean torpedo attack five years ago, saying she will build a strong defense posture to prevent similar tragedies.On March 26, 2010, the 1,200-ton warship Cheonan sank near the western mariti...

Updated : 2015.03.26 12:04

S. Korea stays firm on N. Korea sanctions

South Korea dismissed North Korea's call Thursday to lift bilateral sanctions, again urging Pyongyang to apologize for its 2010 attack on a naval ship.A set of economic sanctions on the North, imposed after its torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors, was a proper security-related measure fo...

Updated : 2015.03.26 11:44

N. Korean leader calls for participation in more global sports events

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un encouraged the country's athletes to join as many international sports events as possible, with the aim of becoming a sports power, according to Pyongyang's media Thursday.The North held a national meeting of sportspersons on Wednesday at a stadium in the ca...

Updated : 2015.03.26 10:32

New Chinese ambassador vows to 'blaze new trail' in N. Korea ties

The new Chinese ambassador to North Korea, Li Jinjun, has pledged to spare no efforts to warm relations with the unruly ally, saying he aims to "blaze a new trail" in promoting the tradition of their friendly relations. The 59-year-old Li, former vice minister of the Chinese Communist Part...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:17

Foreign businessmen to visit Kaesong complex

A group of representatives from foreign business groups in South Korea will visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex this week to look around facilities there, the unification ministry said Wednesday.They are Christoph Heider, secretary-general of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea, and...

Updated : 2015.03.25 11:49

N. Korea slams U.N. rights move as 'political provocation'

North Korea on Wednesday slammed a United Nations move to adopt a resolution on the communist country's human rights violations, denouncing it as an intolerable political provocation.Representatives of the European Union and Japan tabled the resolution to the U.N. Human Rights Council in G...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:18

N. Korea blames U.S. for 2010 warship sinking

North Korea said Wednesday the United States fabricated the story on the 2010 sinking of a South Korean naval ship in a bid to expand its influence in Northeast Asia.The North's military unit at the truce village of Panmunjom issued what it called an indictment charging the U.S. with cooki...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:17

U.S. did carry out cyber operations in response to N.K.'s hack on Sony: report

he United States did carry out limited cyber-operations against North Korea in response to the communist nation's alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures, but the operations did not cause the North's Internet outage, a report said Tuesday.North Korea's Internet connections suffered outages...

Updated : 2015.03.25 10:08

N. Korea urges Seoul to lift sanctions

North Korea on Tuesday repeated its denial of responsibility for the 2010 torpedo attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan, raising pressure on Seoul to lift a package of economic sanctions against...

Updated : 2015.03.24 19:16

Activist vows leaflet launch despite N. Korean threats

A leading anti-North Korean activist vowed Tuesday to continue his campaign to send leaflets critical of the communist country across the border despite bitter military threats from the North."Balloons (carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets) that convey news from the outside are a kind of media...

Updated : 2015.03.24 15:31