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US urges China to protect NK defectors

A US State Department spokeswoman has urged all countries to cooperate in protecting North Korean refugees and asylum seekers within their territories, a US broadcaster reported Tuesday. Katina Adams,...

Updated : 2017.07.25 11:35

NK airliner stops intl. operation for months

A North Korean jet airliner for international flights has been grounded for eight months due apparently to the decline of passengers amid international sanctions on North Korea's continued nuclear and...

Updated : 2017.07.25 11:06

Top diplomats of S. Korea, New Zealand discuss N. Korean nukes

The top diplomats of South Korea and New Zealand discussed North Korea's nuclear problem and bilateral cooperation during a telephone conversation on Monday, the foreign ministry said.During the talks...

Updated : 2017.07.25 10:05

Korea to mark armistice anniversary with tensions still high

South Korea will host a ceremony this week to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement, the government said Tuesday, amid no signs of a breakthrough in efforts to ease military tens...

Updated : 2017.07.25 09:26

NIS chief briefs parliamentary speaker on latest N. Korea report

The head of the National Intelligence Service paid a rare visit to the country's National Assembly speaker Monday to brief the latter of recent activities by North Korea, a move aimed at enhancing the...

Updated : 2017.07.24 17:03

NK vows to expand insurance business despite intl. sanctions

North Korea's state-run Korea National General Insurance Co. has resolved to further expand its business in defiance of UN sanctions on the North's nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean daily r...

Updated : 2017.07.24 16:40

Moon says S. Korea will keep doors to PyeongChang open for N. Korea until ‘last minute’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday renewed his country's invitation for North Korea to the Winter Olympic Games to be held here early next year, saying the country will keep the doors open u...

Updated : 2017.07.24 16:27

NK cancels beer festival in Pyongyang: tour agency

A China-based tourist agency that arranges tour programs to North Korea said Monday that the North has informed it of the cancellation of a beer festival slated for late July to the end of next month....

Updated : 2017.07.24 09:52

US military chief says N. Korea capable of 'limited' missile attack

North Korea is able to launch a "limited" missile attack and the United States stands ready to defend itself, South Korea and Japan should such an event occur, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of S...

Updated : 2017.07.24 09:20

White House 'supports' sanctions bill on Russia, N. Korea, Iran

The White House "supports" a bill Congress is moving to place sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday.Sanders' remark comes a day after lawmakers at the Ho...

Updated : 2017.07.24 09:15

Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists

The Westerners lined up on Sunday before giant statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-Il and, on command from their guide, bowed deeply.It is a ritual that the...

Updated : 2017.07.23 20:51

Hope for inter-Korean family reunions lingers

Families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War are continuing to file applications for the possible inter-Korean reunion event, despite North Korea’s silence on South Korea’s offer to hold military an...

Updated : 2017.07.23 17:11

[Herald Interview] ‘China's defector deportations create new breed of separated families’

China has recently been repatriating more North Koreans seeking to resettle in the South, giving birth to a new breed of separated families and depriving them of family rights, a UN rights envoy told ...

Updated : 2017.07.23 16:04

U.S. to ban citizens' travel to N. Korea: State Department

The United States will ban its citizens from traveling to North Korea amid concerns about their safety in the communist nation, the State Department said Friday. The announcement comes after the deat...

Updated : 2017.07.22 11:22

Chinese ambassador calls for quick solution over missile row

 China‘s top envoy to South Korea called Saturday for a solution to quickly end a monthslong diplomatic row over the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. Chinese Ambassador Qiu Guohong said the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system...

Updated : 2017.07.22 11:19