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G-7 says N. Korea poses threat of 'grave nature': reports

The Group of Seven member countries on Saturday said North Korea poses an increasing threat to the peace and stability of the international community, according to news reports. "North Korea, a top ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 09:39

NK media claims S. Korea's UAV violated airspace

North Korea's state media claimed Saturday that the South Korean military's unmanned aerial vehicle violated its airspace this week, calling it a "grave military provocation." An official from the S...

Updated : 2017.05.27 13:31

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North ...

Updated : 2017.05.27 11:18

Trump’s NK policy calls for utmost pressure until talks: lawmakers

Washington has recently finalized a four-point policy plan on North Korea that calls for applying “all available sanctions and pressure” to incite the country to change its course and ultimately re...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:28

South Korea OKs first aid to North Korea since Moon took office

The Moon Jae-in government on Friday gave its first approval to a civic group’s proposal to reach out to North Korea for malaria control, heralding a turnaround in Seoul’s approach to humanitarian ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:09

NK found to have used S. Korean cars in Kaesong complex without permit

North Korea was found to have used South Korean vehicles left in the closed inter-Korean industrial park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong without permission, a US broadcaster reported Frida...

Updated : 2017.05.26 11:54

Korea OKs first civilian inter-Korean contact since Moon took office

South Korea's unification ministry on Friday approved a plan by a nongovernmental organization for contact with North Korea in a sign of Seoul's move to gradually resume inter-Korean exchanges. The ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 10:36

NK's grain imports from China soar last month

North Korea's grain imports from China showed a more than fivefold surge last month from a year ago, a US broadcaster said Friday. The North brought in 4,100 tons of grain from China in April, 5.4 t...

Updated : 2017.05.26 10:35

Top US commander calls THAAD unprecedented opportunity for defense

The top US commander in South Korea on Thursday stressed that the US advanced anti-missile system deployed here will bring a critically important and unprecedented opportunity to boost area defense c...

Updated : 2017.05.25 15:59

NK claims S. Korea fired shots at birds, not balloon carrying leaflets

North Korea claimed Thursday that a flying object at which the South Korean military fired shots earlier this week was a group of birds, rejecting Seoul's announcement that it was apparently a balloo...

Updated : 2017.05.25 14:20

NK world-highest in air-pollution mortality

North Korea's mortality due to air pollution is the world's highest, with 238 per 100,000 population dying because of poor air quality, a US broadcaster said Thursday. The North's rate is 2.6 times ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 10:30

Putin says willing to send emissary to N. Korea for mediation: Moon's envoy

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a South Korean presidential envoy that he is willing to mediate between South and North Korea by dispatching his emissary to Pyongyang in a bid to ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 10:20

NK vows to bolster nuke force, rejects Washington's conciliatory gesture

North Korea said Thursday that no one can deter Pyongyang from bolstering its nuclear force, claiming that the United States' talk of its intent not to seek a regime change in the North is a sheer de...

Updated : 2017.05.25 09:06

China's skepticism may open up new chance to denuclearize North: scholar

China is increasingly suspicious of North Korea trying to get in the way of China's ascent as a global power and the resulting decay in China-North Korea relations may open unprecedented opportunitie...

Updated : 2017.05.24 16:14

Border-crossing objects found to be propaganda balloons

Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday the flying vehicles that prompted warning shots after crossing the border a day ago were found to be “balloon-shaped” gadgets apparently carrying propaganda...

Updated : 2017.05.24 16:10