S. Korea, U.S. hold security talks on N. Korea

South Korea and the United States held talks in Seoul Thursday on North Korea's growing threat online and arms control, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday."The two sides discussed such issues as North Korea's hacking attack on...

Ex-Navy chief arrested over alleged graft

A former head of the Navy was arrested Thursday over allegations that he took bribes from a shipbuilding conglomerate when he was in office seven years ago.Retired Adm. Jung Ok-geun allegedly took bribes from STX Group, a now fina...

U.S. envoy: Russia firm on N.K. denuclearization despite Kim's possible trip

A top U.S. diplomat handling North Korea said Thursday that Russia remained committed to denuclearizing the reclusive state, despite a possible visit by the North's leader Kim Jong-un to Russia in May. Ambassador Sung Kim, the U.S...

Ruling party lawmaker gets 5 years for bribery

A ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker was sentenced to five years in jail Thursday for taking bribes from a railway parts supplier in exchange for business favors.Rep. Cho Hyun-ryong was indicted on charges of taking 160 million won (US...