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N. Korea seems prepared for nuke test at any time: FM

North Korea appears technically ready to conduct its fourth nuclear test any time once a political decision is made, South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday.Concerns have been growing since Pyongyang threatened to conduct a "new form" of nuclear test late last month. South Korean offi...

Updated : 2014.04.24 15:43

N. Korea nuclear threats to top agenda for Park's talks with Obama

Nuclear threats from North Korea, including the possibility of an additional nuclear test, will be a key topic when President Park Geun-hye holds talks with U.S. President Barack Obama later this week, an official said Thursday.Obama is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Friday for a two-day ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 10:16

Park asks Xi to prevent N.K. nuclear test

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to persuade North Korea not to conduct a nuclear test amid growing concerns that Pyongyang may push ahead with a fourth atomic t...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:21

Einhorn urges China role in N.K. sanctions

Despite the increasingly powerful international sanctions against North Korea, China should play a greater role in boosting their effectiveness and curbing the Kim Jong-un regime’s nuclear ambitions,...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:13

Park asks China to help dissuade N. Korea from nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun-hye asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help persuade North Korea not to carry out a nuclear test, her office said Wednesday, a day after Seoul reported increased activity at the North's nuclear test site.Park made the request when she spoke by phone with...

Updated : 2014.04.23 15:47

U.S. notes possibility of N. Korean nuke test any time

While South Korea's military made public some sensitive intelligence on North Korea's activity at its nuclear test site, the U.S. government maintained a cautious approach, at least outwardly.Speaking formally to reporters, U.S. officials did not rule out the possibility of another nuclear...

Updated : 2014.04.23 09:36

S. Korea's railway chief apparently in N. Korea

The head of South Korea's railway company apparently arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a conference meant to boost international cooperation between railway operators.Choi Yeon-hye, president and CEO of the Korea Railroad Corp., is included in an international delegation of rail offici...

Updated : 2014.04.23 09:25

N.K. nuke test site shows more signs of activity

North Korea has stepped up activity at its nuclear site, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, in a fresh sign that the communist country may push ahead with a fourth atomic test in breach of intern...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:23

[Ferry Disaster] [Photo News] Rest in peace

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:00

N. Korea bashes South's lawmaker over ferry disaster remarks

North Korea lambasted the South's ruling party lawmaker Tuesday for his attempt to capitalize on last week's deadly sinking of a passenger ferry to create anti-Pyongyang moods. Rep. Han Ki-ho of the ruling Saenuri Party has come under fire for his divisive Facebook post on Sunday at a time...

Updated : 2014.04.22 15:38

N.K. leader guides flight training against Seoul-Washington air drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has guided a flight training of its air force unit, the North's state media reported Tuesday, seen in response to the ongoing Seoul-Washington air exercises. During his visit to the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 188 on Monday, the leader g...

Updated : 2014.04.22 11:25

White House: NK nuke test threat shows it's not serious on dialogue

White House officials said Monday North Korea's threat of another nuclear test will do little to change Washington's approach toward the communist regime, as it only demonstrates lack of its willingness for meaningful talks.They said North Korea should discontinue a pattern of provocative ...

Updated : 2014.04.22 10:54

KORAIL chief in Beijing on way to North Korea

BEIJING (Yonhap) ― The chief of South Korea’s state-run railway company arrived in Beijing on Monday en route to North Korea, saying she was considering taking a train to Pyongyang from the Chinese capital. Choi Yeon-hye, president and CEO of the Korea Railroad Corp., and four other offi...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:40

N.K. nuclear site shows increased activities

North Korea has increased activities at its underground nuclear site, military sources said Monday, in what could be preparations for another atomic test ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming Asia trip.“The Punggye-ri nuclear test site has shown increased movement of vehicles a...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:38

Pyongyang denounces Obama’s upcoming trip

North Korea lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday for planning to visit South Korea this week, calling it a dangerous trip.North Korea’s Foreign Ministry claimed the two-day trip that will begin on Friday has been planned to “escalate confrontation and bring dark clouds of ...

Updated : 2014.04.21 21:38