Veteran NK diplomat likely to visit Europe this week: sources

(AP)Kang Sok-ju, a seasoned North Korean diplomat, is likely to make a rare trip to Europe this week, government sources said Tuesday, in a move seen as the North's efforts to break from its international isolation.Kang, secretary...

Three Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

Three American citizens detained in North Korea have called for Washington's help in ending their ordeals as they were allowed to hold interviews with the U.S. cable news channel CNN.The interviews, held in Pyongyang on Monday, we...

Gov't likely to set rice import tariffs at more than 500 pct: official

South Korea will likely set its tariffs on rice imports at more than 500 percent, a senior government official said Tuesday."The government plans to set the import tariff rate at the highest possible level to protect the country's...

Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and -- watched by officials as they spoke -- called for Washington t...