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Hawaii announces preparedness plan for N.K. missile attack: reports

The U.S. state of Hawaii announced a set of measures Friday to keep its people safe from a potential North Korean missile attack, news reports said. The plan involves making public service announce...

Updated : 2017.07.22 10:01

UN envoy warns Koreas against ‘politicizing’ defectors

With unabated controversy over the defection of 12 North Korean restaurant workers, a UN rights envoy on Friday said the two Koreas should not “politicize” the issue and focus on fulfilling the nee...

Updated : 2017.07.21 18:27

US to ban citizens' trip to N. Korea: tour agency

A tour agency which has arranged tour programs to North Korea said Friday that the United States will ban its citizens from traveling to the North soon following the death of an American detainee in ...

Updated : 2017.07.21 18:11

Seoul urges Pyongyang to accept dialogue offer

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to accept its offer of military talks and move to defuse tension as its initial plan for dialogue fell apart in the face of Pyongyang’s aloofness. Seoul’s M...

Updated : 2017.07.21 18:02

NK state media confirms appointment of new vice foreign minister

North Korea's state media confirmed Friday that senior diplomat Ho Yong-bok has become the country's vice foreign minister, as Seoul's spy agency earlier reported. Ho visited the Egyptian Embassy in...

Updated : 2017.07.21 17:34

UN human rights envoy welcomes S. Korea's push for engagement with N. Korea

A UN point man on the human rights situation in North Korea welcomed the South Korean government's decision to seek dialogue with Pyongyang on Friday, saying that it is a "reassuring step forward" lo...

Updated : 2017.07.21 17:28

North Korea's economy grew 3.9% in 2016: BOK

North Korea's economy grew 3.9 percent last year, the fastest pace in more than a decade, South Korea's central bank said Friday, despite tough UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile progr...

Updated : 2017.07.21 13:16

S. Korea vows efforts to improve ties despite NK silence

South Korea's unification ministry called on North Korea to accept its dialogue offer, vowing to make efforts to improve inter-Korean ties without being swayed by the North's silence. The government...

Updated : 2017.07.21 11:21

S. Korea urges N. Korea to accept dialogue offer

South Korea's defense ministry on Friday pressed North Korea to hold bilateral military talks on easing border tension, as Pyongyang remained unresponsive to Seoul's latest dialogue offer. The meeti...

Updated : 2017.07.21 10:39

With mute NK, talks offer hangs in the balance

As North Korea keeps its silence, South Korea’s proposal of military and humanitarian talks appears to be hanging in the balance on Thursday, deepening frustration among the Moon Jae-in administrati...

Updated : 2017.07.20 18:12

S. Korea, US closely watching N. Korea for signs of missile provocation: spokesman

South Korea and the United States are closely watching North Korea for any signs for a possible imminent provocation, the foreign ministry in Seoul said Thursday, amid concerns that Pyongyang is prep...

Updated : 2017.07.20 15:30

N. Korea remains silent about S. Korea's dialogue offer

South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday it's still waiting for North Korea's response to its recent proposal for military talks on easing border tension. On Monday, the ministry suggested a bil...

Updated : 2017.07.20 11:18

NK dismisses S. Korea's wish for better ties as 'nonsense' amid sanctions

North Korea said Thursday that it is nonsense for South Korea to hope to improve inter-Korean ties while taking a confrontational policy against the North without giving up its dependence on the Unit...

Updated : 2017.07.20 10:52

US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions

Despite a push to quickly slap new UN sanctions on North Korea, the United States is bogged down in “slow-going” negotiations with China on a response to Pyongyang's first ICBM launch, diplomats sa...

Updated : 2017.07.20 10:43

S. Korea, US, Japan reaffirm importance of coordination on N. Korea

Senior diplomats of South Korea, the United States and Japan met here Wednesday and reaffirmed the importance of trilateral cooperation in resolving North Korea's nuclear conundrum, the State Departm...

Updated : 2017.07.20 09:48