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Police to intensify readiness against N. Korea's possible provocations

Police said Friday they have strengthened security measures as tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's recent nuclear and long-range rocket tests.Kang Sin-myeong, the National Police Agency (NPA) Commissioner-General, has ordered local police agencies and stations to ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 20:06

Lawmaker calls for removal of N. Korean leader

A South Korea's ruling party lawmaker called Friday for the removal of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a sign that underscores growing impatience in dealing with the dictator pursuing missile and nuclear programs."Everybody will be happy if Kim Jong-un is removed," Ha Tae-keung of the rul...

Updated : 2016.02.12 17:20

Inter-Korean ties frozen with all channels cut

The relationship between the two Koreas is plunging towards rock bottom as their joint industrial complex -- the last bastion of their reconciliation -- has turned into a military zone with all its c...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:41

Pyongyang to seek measures for Gaesong workers: experts

North Korea is apparently in a bind over what to do with tens of thousands of workers suddenly out of work due to the shutdown of the factory zone, analysts here said Friday.North Korea expelled all South Korean nationals on Thursday from the Gaesong Industrial Complex in the North's borde...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:35

Korea to help firms troubled by Gaeseong zone woes

South Korea on Friday unveiled a set of measures to help minimize any losses incurred by South Korean firms from the closure of a joint factory park in North Korea.North Korea expelled all South Korea...

Updated : 2016.02.12 14:10

Korean firms call for full support after factory shutdown

South Korean companies at a jointly run factory park in a North Korean border city urged Seoul Friday to roll out full support measures as their losses from the park's shutdown are unimaginable.On Thursday, North Korea expelled South Korean workers from the Gaesong Industrial Complex and f...

Updated : 2016.02.12 13:44

Korea tensions raise specter of Cold War

North Korea's fourth nuclear test has drastically raised tensions in East Asia, with regional powers responding to the growing security threat along Cold War lines.South Korea, the United States and Japan have forged a united front in the face of North Korea's nuclear and missile developme...

Updated : 2016.02.12 11:38

U.S. reiterates support for Seoul's decision to shut down Gaesong complex

The United States on Thursday reiterated its support for President Park Geun-hye's decision to shut down an inter-Korean industrial complex in North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests."We support President Park's approach toward North Korea and respect her resolve i...

Updated : 2016.02.12 10:21

South Korea, China still apart over Pyongyang

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se urged China to play a "responsible" role in the push for a "terminating" U.N. resolution against North Korea.In a 40-minute talk with his Chinese counterpart that Wang Yi held on the sidelines of a security meeting in Munich Thursday (local time),...

Updated : 2016.02.12 10:14

Royce welcomes Seoul's decision to shut down Gaesong complex

The chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thusday welcomed South Korea's decision to shut down a joint industrial complex in North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.South Korea announced earlier this week that it will suspend the operation of the ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 09:58

Seoul cuts off electric power transmission to Gaesong complex

South Korea cut off electric power transmission to the Gaesong industrial complex in North Korea, officials said Thursday.Power transmission was halted at 11:53 p.m., unification ministry officials said, adding that the measure will automatically lead to a halt of water supplies to the com...

Updated : 2016.02.12 09:52

[Graphic News] Gaeseong complex closes after 12 years

The Gaeseong industrial park had been in operation for 12 years as a relatively sturdy institution among otherwise volatile inter-Korean relations until the Feb. 7 decision to shutter the joint projec...

Updated : 2016.02.11 18:35

North Korea freezes Gaeseong assets, expels South Korean workers

Pyongyang on Thursday froze South Korean assets in the inter-Korean industrial complex in its border city of Gaeseong, closed the factory park and declared it as a military off-limit zone in an angry ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 18:25

South Korean lawmaker seeks cooperation from regional powers over North Korea

The chairwoman of South Korea's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs sent letters to her counterparts in the United States, China, Japan and Russia Thursday seeking cooperation in sanctions against North Korea due to its recent nuclear and long-range missile tests.In the letters, Rep...

Updated : 2016.02.11 17:51

North Korea to expel South Koreans from joint industrial park

North Korea said Thursday it will expel all South Korean nationals from a joint industrial park in the North and freeze all assets of South Korean firms operating there in retaliation for Seoul's suspension of the complex.The North has ordered all South Koreans to immediately leave the Kae...

Updated : 2016.02.11 17:38