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N. Korea sends protest letter over propaganda leaflets

North Korea sent a protest letter to South Korea‘s presidential office demanding measures to stop the cross-border spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets by civic groups in the South, the Unification Ministry said Tuesday.The North’s National Defense Commission, chaired by the country’s top ...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:32

N. Korea sends protest letter over propaganda leaflets

North Korea sent a protest letter to South Korea's presidential office demanding measures to stop the cross-border spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets by civic groups in the South, the Unification Ministry said Tuesday.The North's National Defense Commission (NDC), chaired by the country's t...

Updated : 2014.09.16 17:34

N. Korea rejects talks on Kaesong, citing propaganda leaflets

North Korea has turned down South Korea's offer of talks on their joint venture in Kaesong, again taking issue with propaganda leaflets sent from the South, an official here said Tuesday.In a fax message, the North demanded a halt to the scattering of anti-communist leaflets across the bor...

Updated : 2014.09.16 11:47

Wreckage of suspected N.K. drone found near border island: military

Wreckage of suspected N.K. drone found near border island: militaryThe wreckage of a suspected North Korean drone was found on Monday near a sensitive inter-Korean maritime border in the Yellow Sea, the military said.The wreckage was collected by a fisherman at around 2:20 p.m.while he was...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:01

N. Korea sets preconditions for talks with S. Korea

North Korea demanded Monday that South Korea lift a set of economic sanctions and stop other "hostile" acts against Pyongyang as a precondition for high-level talks that Seoul has proposed.In August, Seoul made an offer for a second round of high-level talks on the reunion of separated fam...

Updated : 2014.09.15 13:46

Allies push for U.N. meeting on N.K. rights

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― South Korea and the United States are working with the United Nations to set up a meeting of foreign ministers attending the U.N. General Assembly in an effort to rally support for a U.N. resolution on North Korea’s human rights situation, sources said Friday.South ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:48

N.K. calls on Seoul to stop propaganda leaflets

North Korea on Saturday denounced South Korea’s recent proposal to hold high-level talks, saying that Seoul should first stop all anti-Pyongyang hostile activities, including floating propaganda leaflets into its territory, before making such a “deceptive” offer.On Aug. 11, South Korea ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:39

N.K. sentences American to 6 years in labor camp

North Korea said Sunday it had sentenced detained American Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for “hostile” acts against Pyongyang.“He committed acts hostile to the (North) while entering the territory of the (North) under the guise of a tourist last April,” the state-run Korean...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:39

N. Korea sentences American six years of hard labor

North Korea said Sunday it had sentenced detained American Matthew Miller to six years' hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang.The sentence came some two weeks after Miller and two other detained Americans made a highly unusual televised plea to Washington to negotiate their rele...

Updated : 2014.09.14 19:12

S. Korea spots signs of N. Korea's submarine rocket development

South Korea's military confirmed Sunday it has detected signs of North Korea's development of a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system.In a report to an opposition lawmaker, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said there is an indication that the North is developing a submarine-launch...

Updated : 2014.09.14 11:28

N. Korea issues report on its own human rights situation

Rebutting international criticism of its human rights situation, North Korea on Saturday issued its own assessment of the country's policies that "guarantee genuine rights of the people," its state media said.The "all-inclusive" report written by the country's Association for Human Rights ...

Updated : 2014.09.13 14:37

Despite U.N. sanctions, N. Korean shipping firm operating in Chinese waters

A North Korean shipping company slapped with U.N. sanctions after its freighter was seized last year for smuggling weapons from Cuba is operating as normal in Chinese waters, a website that monitors events in the North said Saturday, citing an analysis of shipping data. The U.N. blacklist...

Updated : 2014.09.13 14:30

U.S., S. Korea working to set up high-level meeting on N.K. human rights

The United States and South Korea are working with the United Nations to set up a a meeting of foreign ministers attending the U.N. General Assembly in an effort to rally support for a U.N. resolution on North Korea's human rights situation, sources said Friday.U.S. Secretary of State John...

Updated : 2014.09.13 10:40

Foreign investment center opens for Kaesong industrial park

South Korea opened a foreign investment center at its major joint venture with North Korea on Friday, stepping up efforts to globalize the facilities just north of the heavily fortified inter-Korean border.It is designed to provide potential foreign investors with administrative support an...

Updated : 2014.09.12 15:23

Seoul invites N.K. to biodiversity meet

In what is seen as another peace overture toward North Korea, South Korea formally asked North Korea on Thursday to join an upcoming international conference on biological diversity to be held on its soil.The South sent an invitation letter for the North to participate in the 12th meeting ...

Updated : 2014.09.11 21:07