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N. Korea’s ceremonial leader to attend Moscow ceremony

North Korea’s ceremonial head of state will travel to Russia this week to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, state media said Monday, days after Moscow unveiled the revocation of an anticipated trip by leader Kim Jong-un.Kim Yong-nam, president of t...

Updated : 2015.05.04 19:31

Seoul urges N.K. to free NYU student

South Korea urged North Korea on Monday to release a South Korean college student with a U.S. green card who has been detained for illegal entry.North Korea announced over the weekend that it has detained a 21-year-old man studying at New York University. He was arrested on April 22 for il...

Updated : 2015.05.04 19:29

'Schedule' prompts Kim Jong-un to cancel Moscow visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has canceled his planned visit to Moscow this week in accordance with his own "schedule," Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping said Monday.The Kremlin said last week that Kim will not come to Moscow to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of...

Updated : 2015.05.04 17:15

S. Korea OKs civilian meeting with N. Korea on joint events

The South Korean government Monday approved a plan by civic groups to meet North Koreans this week to discuss joint events.The five-member delegation from a related coalition plans to hold two-day talks from Tuesday with North Korean representatives in the Chinese city of Shenyang. The mee...

Updated : 2015.05.04 17:10

S. Korea urges N. Korea to free NYU student

South Korea urged North Korea Monday to release a South Korean college student with a U.S. green card detained in the North for illegal entry.North Korea announced over the weekend that it has detained a 21-year-old man studying at New York University. The North said it arrested him on Apr...

Updated : 2015.05.04 13:32

N. Korea's ceremonial leader to visit Moscow for war event

North Korea's ceremonial head of state will travel to Russia later this week to attend a World War II anniversary ceremony on behalf of leader Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang's media said Monday."Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, will pay a visit...

Updated : 2015.05.04 10:05

2 S. Korean detainees in N. Korea confess to spying: CNN

Two South Koreans detained in North Korea told CNN on Sunday that they spied for South Korea.South Korea has flatly rejected the accusations and urged Pyongyang to release them.The interviews came after North Korea announced on Saturday that it arrested a South Korean student studying in t...

Updated : 2015.05.04 09:53

Kim nixed Russia trip after failed missile buy: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s recent revocation of his anticipated visit to Russia may have resulted from Moscow’s lukewarm response to Pyongyang’s plans to purchase its air defense missile sys...

Updated : 2015.05.03 20:04

N. Korea to hold int'l women's grand march in May

North Korea will hold an international grand march festival later this month, the country's state media reported, in an apparent move to support a group of women peacemakers attempting to cross the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas."The 2015 international women's grand march for Ko...

Updated : 2015.05.03 19:53

Student detained in N. Korea is S. Korean: official

A college student detained in North Korea for illegal entry has been confirmed to be South Korean, a foreign ministry official said Sunday.On Saturday, the North's Korean Central News Agency reported that a 21-year-old South Korean student of New York University was caught while crossing t...

Updated : 2015.05.03 15:38

Local govt's gear up to resume aid to N. Korea

South Korea's provincial governments Sunday unveiled plans to resume long-suspended aid to and exchange projects with North Korea under a new inter-Korean reconciliation policy by the Park Geun-hye government.Last week, the Ministry of Unification announced plans to promote inter-Korean ex...

Updated : 2015.05.03 13:38

N. Korea reveals new satellite control center

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a newly built satellite control and command center, saying his country will continue developing space technology despite international sanctions.North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported it Sunday without saying when Kim visited ...

Updated : 2015.05.03 10:35

N. Korea detains Korean student based in U.S.: KCNA

North Korea said Saturday it has detained a South Korean college student studying in the United States for illegally entering the country.The 21-year-old student of New York University was caught on April 22 while crossing the Amrok River from Dandung, a Chinese border city, the North's Ko...

Updated : 2015.05.03 09:45

N. Korean diplomats storm out of U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.S.-organized event on North Korea's human rights briefly turned into chaos at the U.N. on Thursday as North Korean diplomats insisted on reading a statement of protest, amid ...

Updated : 2015.05.02 15:11

Seoul to boost inter-Korean civilian exchanges

South Korea said Friday it will help spur civilian exchanges with North Korea to mark the 70th anniversary of their liberation from Japan's colonial rule.The Ministry of Unification said it will encourage civilian groups to boost inter-Korean exchanges in such areas as culture, sports and ...

Updated : 2015.05.01 15:09