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N. Korea executed at least 17 citizens in 2013: report

North Korea executed at least 17 of its citizens in 2013 and six in the first half of this year, mostly for political motives and nonviolent crimes, a civic group said Monday, pointing to rampant breaches of human rights in the communist country. In an annual report on the death penalty, t...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:19

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

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

Koreas set to resume ancient palace project

Dozens of South Korean historians will visit North Korea in the coming weeks, as the two Koreas are restarting a joint excavation of an ancient royal palace site in the communist nation, officials here said Monday.Seoul's unification ministry plans to provide 276 million won (US$268,000) i...

Updated : 2014.07.21 15:43

N. Korea's top diplomat to attend ASEAN forum: source

North Korea's new top diplomat is likely to attend a major regional conference scheduled for early August in Myanmar, a diplomatic source in Seoul said Sunday, raising speculation of possible inter-Korean contact. Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong, who assumed his post in April, is fine-tuning t...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:04

North Korea denounces Security Council move to discuss its missile launches

North Korea on Saturday denounced a move by the U.N. Security Council to discuss its recent launch of short-range missiles, calling it a U.S.-led provocation.In a statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, the North Korean foreign ministry accused the U.N. Securi...

Updated : 2014.07.20 09:51

N.K. nuclear reactor experiencing problems: U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- North Korea temporarily shut down its 5-megawatt nuclear reactor, a key facility in its production of plutonium, or operated it at reduced levels following problems with a dam providing cooling water, a U.S. think tank said Friday.The website 38 North, run by the U.S...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:07

U.S. brushes aside N. Korean protest over movie about leader

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) -- A U.S. official on Friday brushed aside North Korea's protest against an American comedy film about a plot to assassinate its leader, Kim Jong-un, saying filmmakers are free to make whatever movie they want."We are of course aware of press reports about North Korean ...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:06

N.K. threatens to ‘reconsider’ joining Asian Games

Pyongyang on Friday threatened to reconsider its plans to take part in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon after inter-Korean talks fell apart with both sides shifting the blame onto each other. The working-level meeting in the truce village of Panmunjeom ended Thursday without any accord ...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:51

N. Korea braces for 'serious floods' this summer: aid group

North Korea has begun full-scale preparations for "serious floods" expected this summer, a global humanitarian group said Friday.The country's meteorological department has shared its predictions of serious floods with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (I...

Updated : 2014.07.18 14:49

N. Korea blames 'absurd' South for Asiad talks failure

North Korea on Friday blamed South Korean duplicity for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon and threatened to pull out of the event.The North's official KCNA news agency said the talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursd...

Updated : 2014.07.18 13:24

Two Koreas discuss North’s participation in Asian Games

The two Koreas held a meeting Thursday to discuss the envisioned participation by North Korean athletes and cheerleaders in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon. A three-member delegation from each sid...

Updated : 2014.07.17 21:05

N.K. lodges protest with White House over movie

North Korea has filed a complaint with the White House about a forthcoming Hollywood movie on a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un, a U.S. news report said Thursday.Pyongyang recently sent a letter to the office of President Barack Obama to protest against the film, according to the Vo...

Updated : 2014.07.17 21:02