| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:57 AM
SEOUL -- North Korea on Sunday accepted South Korea’s proposal to hold discussions this week on the emotional issue of family reunions and also suggested discussions on restarting the Mt. Kumgang resort that had been closed since 2008.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:42 PM
SEOUL -- North and South Korea on Wednesday agreed to reopen the joint Kaesong industrial complex after a four-month shutdown, raising hopes of easing tensions on the peninsula.
On the eve of the anniversary of Korean independence from Japanese colonial...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action.
They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday.
State prosecutor Javier...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:44 AM
SEOUL — The North Korean regime Sunday suggested a high-level meeting with the United States "to ease the tension on the Korean peninsula," less than a week after its scheduled working-level talks with Seoul were called off.
In the National...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
SEOUL -- Talks between North and South Korea scheduled to be held this week were abruptly canceled Tuesday, with Pyongyang dissatisfied over the makeup of the South's delegation.
South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles North Korean issues,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink
Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea — After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Rider Publishing, a Random House imprint, acquired world rights to "Crossing the Border," the memoirs of former North Korean State Poet Laureate Jang Jin-sung, the Guardian reports. In 2004, unable to reconcile his privileged position with the suffering...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Satellite imagery of North Korea's nuclear test site shows "lots of activity" in preparation for another underground bomb test, analysts who have studied the aerial surveillance of the prohibited weapons site said Friday....
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:40 PM
North Korea early Friday launched a rocket suspected by South Korea and the West to be a cover for testing its ballistic missile technology. It was the fourth such launch by North Korea, and South Korea and Western officials are concerned that, if history...