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N. Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into cyber-attack on Sony Pictures

North Korea on Saturday denied playing any role in the crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures and proposed a joint investigation with the United States into the allegation."We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case," an identified spokesman for the North's Foreign Mi...

Updated : 2014.12.21 09:26

North Korea threatens to bolster nuclear capability

North Korea vowed Saturday to boost its nuclear capability and take all necessary steps to defend itself to counter a United Nations resolution calling for the referral of its leaders to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.The resolution, adopted by the Gener...

Updated : 2014.12.21 09:24

Putin invites N. Korean leader to Moscow next year

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year, news report said Friday, in what would be the first overseas trip by Kim."It is true that such an invitation has been sent," Russian state news agency TASS said, citing Russian presidential sp...

Updated : 2014.12.20 11:30

Obama vows to 'respond proportionally' to Sony hack blamed on N. Korea

 U.S. President Brack Obama vowed Friday to "respond proportionally" to North Korea's alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures as the FBI officially accused Pyongyang of the hack that led to the cancell...

Updated : 2014.12.20 11:14

U.S. formally accuses N. Korea of involvement in Sony hack

The United States has determined that North Korea is responsible for the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that scared the moviemaker into cancelling the planned release of a comedy film, the FBI announced Friday."As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with ...

Updated : 2014.12.20 10:45

U.N. adopts resolution on N. Korea human rights

NEW YORK (Yonhap) ― The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday formally adopted a landmark resolution calling for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations.The adoption has been widely expected since the resolution passed through the General Assembly...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:42

N. Korea invites aides of ex-S. Korean president to joint factory park

North Korea's point man on South Korea invited aides of the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung to a joint inter-Korean factory park in the North next week, South Korea said Friday.The surprise move by Kim Yang-gon came three days after the aides visited the factory park in the North'...

Updated : 2014.12.19 19:56

Seoul urges Pyongyang to follow Cuba's path in external ties

South Korea called on North Korea Friday to follow Cuba's footsteps in improving ties with the U.S. and other nations.   The U.S. and Cuba announced their decision earlier this week to end five decades of Cold War hostility and revive diplomatic ties.It has effectively made North Korea ...

Updated : 2014.12.19 15:08

U.N. General Assembly formally adopts landmark resolution on N.K. human rights

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday formally adopted a landmark resolution calling for referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations.   The adoption has been widely expected since the resolution passed through the General Assembly's Third Commit...

Updated : 2014.12.19 09:29

N. Korea replaces deputy chief of mission to U.N. following human rights resolution

North Korea has recently replaced the deputy chief of its mission to the United Nations in New York, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, a personnel change that followed the recent U.N. passage of a unusually strong human rights resolution against the communist country.   "Around two wee...

Updated : 2014.12.18 13:35

China's No. 5 leader pays tribute to Kim Jong-il

A top Chinese official visited the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday to pay his respects to the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on the third anniversary of his death, China's foreign ministry said.  Kim, whose iron-fisted rule and pursuit of nuclear weapons stoked regiona...

Updated : 2014.12.17 15:09

N. Koreans mark Kim Jong-il's 3rd death anniversary

North Korea marked the third anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il, father of the current leader, in the "solemnest" mood on Wednesday, Pyongyang's state media said.   Sirens sounded across the communist country at noon, with vehicles and ships honking all at once, according to the Ko...

Updated : 2014.12.17 15:08

N. Koreans pledge loyalty to leader Kim Jong-un

North Koreans pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong-un Wednesday as the isolated nation commemorated the third anniversary of the death of his father Kim Jong-il.   Pyongyang's state media churned out reports lauding the former leader, referred to as "Dear Leader" or the "Sun" of Kor...

Updated : 2014.12.17 12:22

North Korea gears for death anniversary of former leader

With the death anniversary of Pyongyang’s late leader Kim Jong-il just one day away, North Korea on Tuesday revved up efforts to honor him as a “trailblazer” of Korean unification.Wednesday will mark the third death anniversary of Kim, whose iron-fisted rule and nuclear weapons program ...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:27

Opposition lawmaker visits North Korea

A South Korean lawmaker visited North Korea on Tuesday to deliver a wreath of flowers commemorating the third anniversary of the death of the communist country’s late leader Kim Jong-il, the father of current leader Kim Jong-un.Rep. Park Jie-won of the main opposition New Politics Allianc...

Updated : 2014.12.16 21:26