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North Korea cannot win nuke state status: Seoul official

North Korea's hope to win recognition as a nuclear state will never be realized as Pyongyang is the most "blatant" case of nuclear proliferation, a ranking Seoul diplomat said Wednesday.The remarks by South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul came as North Korea seeks to advance its n...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:57

Russia’s influence on North Korea will be limited: experts

Russia’s influence over North Korea and inter-Korean issues is likely to remain limited despite its efforts to strengthen its economic cooperation with the North and strategic partnership with the South, analysts have said.Speculation has been growing that Moscow will become influential o...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:10

Seoul urges N.K. to address rights problems

South Korea on Tuesday urged the North to take action to improve its human rights situation, lambasting its ongoing attempt to undermine a landmark U.N. study in the wake of a defector’s changes in h...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:10

Tourists to arrive in N. Korea next week after lifting Ebola travel ban

A group of foreign tourists is scheduled to arrive in North Korea next week as the reclusive North reopened its doors to visitors after nearly five months due to fears over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour company said Wednesday. The months-long travel restriction...

Updated : 2015.03.04 18:04

China rejects imports of some N. Korean anthracite coal: report

China has rejected imports of some North Korean anthracite coal because the coal failed to meet domestic standards for mercury emissions, a local newspaper reported Wednesday, in what appeared to be China's first rejection of North Korean minerals over environmental concerns. The shipment ...

Updated : 2015.03.04 14:36

N. Korea steps up criticism of S. Korea-U.S. drills

North Korea ratcheted up its criticism of the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States Wednesday, calling them "an anti-unification sin" and threatening "merciless punishment."Seoul and Washington kicked off their annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military ex...

Updated : 2015.03.04 14:31

Israel PM cites N. Korea as example of failed denuclearization efforts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday cited North Korea as an example of failed denuclearization efforts, stressing that Iran could also end up possessing nuclear bombs like the communist nation.Speaking before a joint session of U.S. Congress, Netanyahu emphatically implore...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:44

N. Korea hates U.S., but likes 'our money': Clapper

North Korea does not like the United States, but the communist nation likes "our money," the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday, recalling Pyongyang charging him for a meal when he visited the country last year.Director of National Intelligence James Clapper visited Pyongyang in November...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:42

N.Korea warns has power to conduct 'strike' on US

North Korea's foreign minister warned Tuesday Pyongyang had the power to conduct a "pre-emptive strike" on the United States, following joint US-South Korea military drills earlier this week.Speaking before the UN Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Ri Su-yong said the military exercises tha...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:25

N.K. lost 14 airmen in 2009 rocket launch: KCNA

North Korea revealed Tuesday it lost 14 airmen while launching a long-range rocket in 2009, in a report on an inspection by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, of a related military unit Monday.Kim looked around a monument to honor the “stalwart fighters, who displayed the suicidal-attack...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:21

N. Korea says no more chances for inter-Korean dialogue

North Korea said Tuesday that South Korea has blown any chance for bilateral dialogue by pressing ahead with joint military drills with the United States.The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea warned that the South will face "miserable consequences." "Now that the puppet war...

Updated : 2015.03.03 16:41

N. Korea ready to fire medium-range Nodong missiles: military source

North Korea appears prepared to fire medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles amid heightened inter-Korean tensions over the ongoing South Korea-U.S. military exercises, a source here said Tuesday.On Monday, Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest ag...

Updated : 2015.03.03 15:06

N. Korean leader inspects air force unit on tree-planting day

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a major air force unit credited with supporting the 2009 launch of a long-range rocket, according to Pyongyang's media Tuesday.A day earlier, Kim looked around a monument to honor "14 stalwart fighters, who displayed the suicidal-attack spirit" at ...

Updated : 2015.03.03 13:26

N. Korea ends Ebola travel restrictions

North Korea has lifted its strict travel restrictions on people entering the isolated country, which was a frantic measure to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from spreading into its territory, a company specializing in tours to the North said Tuesday. Although no cases of Ebola have been re...

Updated : 2015.03.03 11:29

N. Korea lost 14 airmen in 2009 rocket launch: Pyongyang media

North Korea was found Tuesday to have lost 14 airmen while launching a long-range rocket in 2009, as the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, inspected a related military unit a day earlier.Kim looked around a monument to honor the "stalwart fighters, who displayed the suicidal-attack spirit" at...

Updated : 2015.03.03 10:06