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N. Korean leader dismisses top officials after standoff with S....
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Aug. 28, a move that suggests the...
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties,...
INSIGHT: Both sides save 'face' in deal to end Korean standoff
Kim Kwan-jin, right, South Korea's presidential adviser on national security, greets Hwang Pyong So, head of the Korean People's Army General Political Bureau, on Aug. 25 after the two sides reached an agreement. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--Pyongyang and Seoul gave their own spins on the agreement reached Aug. 25 to end a military standoff by playing down any suggestions of compromise.
EDITORIAL: Sustained dialogue crucial to both Park, Kim
In this photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin, right, shakes hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea's top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Aug. 25. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)
High-level talks between South Korea and North Korea, held amid tensions raised by a mutual arms buildup, finally concluded in the wee hours of Aug. 25.
N. Korea orders troops on war footing, S. Korean leader visits...
South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from right, presides over a security meeting to check South Korea's military readiness against the North Korea's military attack at the headquarters of Third Army in Yongin, South Korea, on Aug. 21. (Yonhap via AP)
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 after his government issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang...
N. Korea warns of war after exchange of fire with South
South Korean army soldiers walk on the way to returning to their base after a patrol, in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea Aug. 21. (AP Photo)
PYONGYANG--North Korea on Aug. 21 declared its frontline troops in a "a quasi-state of war" and warned of military operations a day after the rival Koreas exchanged fire across ...
Ex-S. Korean 1st lady returns from North without meeting Kim Jong...
Lee Hee-ho, right, the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, receives a bouquet of flowers from a supporter at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul on Aug. 8 upon returning from North Korea. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--The 92-year-old widow of former South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung returned to Seoul on Aug. 8 after a four-day visit to North Korea that ...
Widow of ex-South Korean leader arrives in North Korea
Lee Hee-ho, front center, widow of late South Korean former President Kim Dae-jung, is helped off the plane upon arrival at the Pyongyang International Airport on Aug. 5. (AP Photo)
PYONGYANG--The 92-year-old widow of late South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kim Dae-jung arrived in North Korea on Aug. 5 for a four-day visit.
Seoul claims N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials in ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials since taking power in late 2011 in a "reign of terror" that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator...
Documentary suggests 'executed' North Korean defense chief still...
In this 2012 file photo, Hyon Yong Chol, then vice marshal, applauds during a meeting in Pyongyang. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--The North Korean defense minister reportedly executed with an anti-aircraft gun may still be alive, according to a Tokyo-based organization that monitors the reclusive...
N. Korea executes defense chief with an anti-aircraft gun, S....
A man watches a TV news program reporting that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on May 13. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--North Korea has executed its defense chief on treason charges by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul's National Intelligence Service...
Pyongyang plays up closer ties with Russia despite absence of Kim...
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, welcomes Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly, to Moscow on May 9. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--Although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not attend the ceremonies held in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Germany in World War II, Pyongyang ...
N. Korea says it tested ballistic missile from submarine
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in January 2013. (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--North Korea said Saturday it has successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in what would be the latest display of the country's...
HORRORS OF NORTH KOREA: I sewed by candlelight but earned more...
The Kaesong Industrial Zone as seen from an observation point in South Korea (Provided by Dong-A Ilbo)
Editor’s note: This is the ninth installment of an occasional series of interviews with North Korean defectors. It is designed to complement an earlier series on AJW that ran ...
North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip
In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with president of the Presidium of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Nam at the Olympic reception hosted by the Russian President in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo)
PYONGYANG--North Korea announced May 4 that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader...
Kremlin: North Korean leader will not visit Moscow in May
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in January 2013. (Korea News Service)
MOSCOW--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not attend events in Moscow next week commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, the Kremlin said on...
Pyongyang puts out call for foreign investors in 'international...
South Korean tourists climb Mount Kumgang in North Korea in 2005. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SEOUL--In a desperate bid to jump-start its stagnant economy, North Korea is seeking foreign investment in its “international resort zone” to develop it into a vital source ...
No meeting for Korean leaders at Russia's war anniversary event
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not attend an event in Moscow to mark the end of World War II in Europe and instead send an envoy, an official said on April 13,...
Former ambassador: Early idea to invite Kim to U.S. rejected
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in January 2013. (Korea News Service)
UNITED NATIONS--A former ambassador to South Korea says he once suggested that Kim Jong Un be invited to the United States for an "orientation trip" when Kim's father still led ...
North Korean leader inspects artillery drill
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a photo distributed by the Korean Central News Agency in January 2013. (Korea News Service)
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a live-fire artillery drill by his country's military units near the sea border with the rival South, believed to be timed...