N. Korea slams U.S.-led condemnation of its missile launches

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N. Korea slams U.S.-led condemnation of its missile launches

North Korea criticized the United States on Tuesday for leading the international condemnation of its missile launches, saying it will never be daunted by such denunciation.Last week, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement denouncing the communist nation's launch of short-r...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:59

Meeting of Koreas' top diplomats at ARF undecided: official

South Korea's foreign minister may encounter his North Korean counterpart during next month's Asia security forum, but it is unclear whether they will hold a formal meeting, a government official said Tuesday.This year's ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) will be held in Myanmar's capital of Naypy...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:56

Ex-lawmaker named new S. Korean ambassador to Japan

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has tapped a former four-term lawmaker with close ties to Japan as her new top envoy to Tokyo, officials said Tuesday.Yoo Heung-soo, the head of the Korea-Japan Friendship Association, was chosen for his wide network of personal relationships with membe...

Updated : 2014.07.22 17:55

N. Korea denounces global calls to end human rights abuse

North Korea denounced Tuesday the international community's accusations of human rights violations in the country, calling them an attempt to topple its regime. The reaction from the North came amid heightening international calls on the North Korean regime to improve its human rights cond...

Updated : 2014.07.22 16:00

Inter-Korean factory park pushing to win ISO certifications

An inter-Korean factory park is seeking to obtain global certifications for its infrastructure as part of efforts to guarantee stable service and lure more foreign investors, the unification ministry said Tuesday.The management committee of the Kaesong Industrial Complex is pushing to win ...

Updated : 2014.07.22 11:19

N. Korea executes at least 17 people last year: report

North Korea carried out at least 17 executions last year and several others in the first half of 2014, a global human rights group against death penalty said.In its latest report, Hands Off Cain, headquartered in Italy, said all the known executions in North Korea in 2013 were conducted by...

Updated : 2014.07.22 11:18

Gov't ordered to disclose records on Seoul-Tokyo military intel pact

A local court ordered the government Tuesday to disclose the whole process of negotiations on a botched military information-sharing deal between South Korea and Japan.In 2012, the two nations initialed a pact on sharing military intelligence to spur the exchange of information on North Ko...

Updated : 2014.07.22 11:16

Body of Sewol's fugitive owner found: police

Police said Tuesday that the body found last month has been confirmed to be that of the fugitive owner of the sunken ferry Sewol. The body, discovered on June 12 in a plum field in the southern city o...

Updated : 2014.07.22 10:11

Kerry didn't mean to downplay N.K. provocations: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is clearly concerned about North Korea's provocative actions and did not mean to downplay the seriousness of the issue when he said Pyongyang is "quieter" than before, a government official said Monday. "The secretary and we all have been very clear in c...

Updated : 2014.07.22 08:11

U.S. bans commercial flights over N. Korean airspace

The United States on Monday restricted its commercial aircraft from flying over North Korea and adjacent waters, citing the risk that the communist nation could launch ballistic missiles without warning.North Korea was one of six countries that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration desi...

Updated : 2014.07.22 08:09

Police confirm Sewol owner Yoo Byung-eun’s death

The police confirmed Tuesday that a dead body, found by a farmer in a city in South Jeolla Province on June 12, is that of Yoo Byung-eun, owner of the capsized ferry Sewol.Investigators identified the...

Updated : 2014.07.22 04:15

Korea, Portugal to boost business ties

The leaders of South Korea and Portugal agreed Monday to forge strategic partnerships and seek ways together to enter markets in Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America and Africa.Presidents Pa...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:37

[Graphic News] Korea’s productive population on the decline

South Korea’s working-age population is likely to decline in the future, putting more pressure on the young to support senior citizens who are not in the labor force.According to a report released by...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:33

Assembly restarts ferry bill task force

An extraordinary parliamentary session started Monday but rival political parties failed to work out their differences over a special bill aimed at identifying the causes of April’s ferry disaster.Th...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:31

Parties clash over asset reports by opposition candidate

The controversy surrounding former police officer Kwon Eun-hee is growing into a full-blown row between the ruling and opposition parties. Kwon, who is running for Gwangju’s Gwangsan-B constituency in the July 30 by-elections, has been linked to a string of wrongdoings ranging from plagia...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:31