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N. Korea urges Seoul to block leaflet spread

North Korea on Saturday reiterated its call for Seoul to stop a planned cross-border launch of propaganda leaflets by South Korean activists, citing a possible breakdown in inter-Korean ties.The Rodong Sinmun, the North's main newspaper, said the scattering of leaflets that deride the comm...

Updated : 2014.10.25 14:36

N. Korea slams Seoul's hosting of regional peace forum

North Korea lambasted South Korea Friday for hosting a forum on peace promotion in Northeast Asia, signaling it may not attend the forum despite Seoul's invitation.South Korea plans to hold the Northeast Asia Peace Cooperation Initiative forum next week to discuss ways to better facilitate...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:44

N. Korea calls leaflet spread 'declaration of war'

North Korea claimed Friday the scattering of anti-Pyongyang leaflets is tantamount to a "declaration of war," as South Korean conservative activists planned to send 100,000 leaflets across the border this weekend.It also represents a grave breach of international law, the North said in a w...

Updated : 2014.10.24 12:02

N. Korean leader inspects major military training

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a large-scale military exercise of the country's flagship combined forces, its media reported Friday, as the defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States held their annual talks in Washington.Kim "guided" the drill by the Korean People's Arm...

Updated : 2014.10.24 10:13

N. Korea redoubles anti-Ebola efforts, to ban foreign tourists

North Korea will ban foreign tourists from entering the communist country later this week, two China-based tour operators said Thursday, a move in line with the North's stepped-up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the nation.   Young Pioneer Tours, the Xian-based travel agency s...

Updated : 2014.10.23 21:41

NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.    Although North Korea released Fowle, getting Matthew Miller and ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:39

China voices opposition to sending N. Korea to int'l crime court

China on Thursday expressed its opposition to referring North Korea to the International Crime Court over the North's human rights record, undermining the prospects for Pyongyang to face more international pressure over its allegedly dismal human rights situation.   China's foreign minis...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:19

N. Korea redoubles anti-Ebola efforts

North Korea's health authorities are stepping up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the nation, its state media reported Thursday.The North is toughening quarantine measures at ports, airports and border areas, the Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station quoted a health ministry off...

Updated : 2014.10.23 16:42

Global forum on N. Korea studies to open next week

More than 150 South Korean and foreign scholars who study North Korea will gather here next week for an unprecedented international forum on academic approaches toward the communist nation, the organizing committee said Thursday.The inaugural World Conference on North Korean Studies is sch...

Updated : 2014.10.23 16:35

Aviation law cannot stop leaflet campaign: official

The South Korean government has concluded that it can't stop the scattering of anti-North Korea leaflets with the Aviation Act, an official said Thursday.Those opposed to the spread of leaflets via balloons have argued that the legislation may provide a legal ground to tackle the civilian ...

Updated : 2014.10.23 12:02

Seoul invites N. Korea to forum on peace in Northeast Asia

South Korea has sent an invitation to North Korea for its October forum aimed at implementing President Park Geun-hye's policy for promoting peace in Northeast Asia, government officials said Thursday.Seoul plans to hold a meeting of government and private experts to exchange views on such...

Updated : 2014.10.23 09:55

Kim released U.S. citizen at Obama's 'repeated requests': N. Korea

North Korea's release of a detained American citizen came as its leader, Kim Jong-un, accepted the "repeated requests" of U.S. President Barack Obama, the communist country's state media claimed Wednesday.Jeffrey Edward Fowle, one of three American citizens detained in the North, was relea...

Updated : 2014.10.22 21:26

S. Korea urges N. Korea to free its citizen

South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to set free a South Korean Baptist missionary, in a repeated demand that follows Pyongyang's release of an American man.Kim Jung-wook, 50, was arrested by the North's authorities in October last year while traveling there. He was sentenced by Nort...

Updated : 2014.10.22 12:22

N. Korea to review U.S. policy if human rights pressure persists: official

North Korea will completely review its policy toward the United States if Washington keeps pressuring Pyongyang on human rights, a senior North Korean diplomat said Wednesday.In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), Jang Il-hun, North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador in New York, sai...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:16

Seoul hails N. Korea's release of detained American

South Korea on Wednesday welcomed North Korea's release of one of three American citizens detained in the communist country, calling for Pyongyang to set free other detainees from a humanitarian perspective.North Korea has released Jeffrey Edward Fowle, who had been detained in the North s...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:15