North Korea

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,...
Park to attend China's war victory parade
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye will attend a massive military parade in Beijing on Sept. 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia.
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.
Rival Koreas find a way to avoid disaster, reach deal
South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin speaks during a news conference at the presidential house in Seoul on Aug. 25. South Korea has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts at noon after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Aug. 25 pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and avert the bloodshed...
South Korea talks tough amid heightened tensions with North
South Korean army soldiers ride on a truck in Paju, South Korea, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, on Aug. 24. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye demanded on Aug. 24 that North Korea apologize over recent landmine blasts, even as the bitter rivals held marathon talks to defuse...
North, South Korea on alert as talks resume in effort to end tense ...
In this photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, left, and National Security Director Kim Kwan-jin second from left, meet with Kim Yang Gon, right, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, and Hwang Pyong So, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Aug. 22. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)
SEOUL--Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea resumed talks on Aug. 23 after negotiating through the night in a bid to ease tensions involving an exchange of...
Officials of two Koreas to meet at DMZ in bid to ease tension
South Korean soldiers adjust barricades set up on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Aug. 22. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea will meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Aug. 22, both sides said, raising hopes for an end...
Private group says N. Korean official claims new probe into...
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga holds a news conference at the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo on Aug. 20. (Shinichi Iizuka)
As frustration rises over delays in North Korea's probe into the fate of Japanese abductees, a private group is reporting that Pyongyang is claiming the year-long...
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 ...
S. Korea fires rounds at North in response to suspected projectile
In this Aug. 11 file photo, members of South Korean conservative group shout slogans after burning an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean flags during a rally denouncing the North Korea at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--South Korea fired tens of artillery rounds towards North Korea on Aug. 20 after the North fired a suspected projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been...
Seoul: N. Korea resumes loudspeaker broadcasts amid tension
South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally demanding the halt of joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Aug. 17. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--North Korean loudspeakers began blaring propaganda messages on Aug. 17 across the heavily fortified border with South Korea in response to the South's recent restart of...
North Korea denies laying land mines in DMZ that wounded South...
SEOUL--North Korea rejected on Aug. 14 accusations by South Korea that it was responsible for land mine explosions last week inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that wounded...
Seoul restarts propaganda broadcasts to N. Korea over mine blasts
South Korean Army Brig. Gen. and head of Joint Investigation Ahn Young-ho shows pictures of North Korean "wooden box" land mines during a news conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on Aug. 10. (Yonhap via AP)
SEOUL--South Korea restarted propaganda broadcasts across the border with rival North Korea on Aug. 10 for the first time in 11 years in retaliation for the North allegedly...
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 ...
Anthem about Korean unification to be sung in unison in 3 nations
Ahn Byung-won, who composed "Our Wish is Unification," conducts a chorus at a concert in Kyoto on New Year's Day in 2001. (Atsushi Takanami)
A popular song about the unification of the Korean Peninsula will be sung simultaneously in Japan, South Korea and the United States on Aug. 15 as a tribute to its composer,...
North Korea to set up new time zone as a snub to Japan
In this Sept. 1, 2014, photo, a clock hangs on the wall as North Koreans leave an underground train station in Pyongyang. North Korea said Aug. 7 that it will establish its own time zone next week. (AP Photo)
SEOUL--North Korea has no time for Japan. Not anymore, at least.
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.
Pyongyang reiterates no interest in similar deal struck by Iran
Under the portraits of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il, North Korean Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong speaks at a press conference held at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on July 28. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--The North Korean ambassador to China said on July 28 that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear...