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N. Korea unready for 'serious' nuke talks: U.S. envoy

North Korea may not be ready to hold "serious and productive" discussions with countries involved in the long-stalled talks on its nuclear programs, a top U.S. diplomat said Friday. Ambassador Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, met with his Chinese counterpar...

Updated : 2015.01.30 16:21

S. Korea slams N. Korea over its past demand for aid for summit

A senior South Korean presidential official lashed out at North Korea Friday over its reported demand for huge economic aid in return for a summit with then South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.Lee, who served as president from 2008 to 2013, said then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the l...

Updated : 2015.01.30 15:55

No new proposal made in N.K.-U.S. contact in Singapore: S. Korean official

No new proposal was made when top North Korean nuclear negotiators held rare meetings in Singapore with former American negotiators and scholars earlier this month, a senior South Korean official said Thursday.Pyongyang's chief nuclear envoy, Ri Yong-ho, his deputy, Choe Son-hui, and other...

Updated : 2015.01.30 09:16

Seoul to offer joint marine resources study with N.K.

South Korea’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry said Thursday it would propose a joint research with North Korea to develop marine resources and ocean tourism.“There needs to be an excavation of North Korea’s marine resources, and development of ecotourism content and infrastructu...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:25

N. Korea may be restarting nuke plant: U.S. institute

North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North’s neighb...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:25

[Newsmaker] N.K. demanded cash for summit: Lee memoir

Former President Lee Myung-bak has revealed a series of sensitive foreign policy dealings, including the failed negotiations over an inter-Korean summit, during his term in his memoir obtained by the ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 22:24

S. Korea, U.S. hold security talks on N. Korea

South Korea and the United States held talks in Seoul Thursday on North Korea's growing threat online and arms control, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday."The two sides discussed such issues as North Korea's hacking attack on Sony Pictures and possible measures to respond to Pyongyang...

Updated : 2015.01.29 16:52

U.S. envoy: Russia firm on N.K. denuclearization despite Kim's possible trip

A top U.S. diplomat handling North Korea said Thursday that Russia remained committed to denuclearizing the reclusive state, despite a possible visit by the North's leader Kim Jong-un to Russia in May. Ambassador Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, made the re...

Updated : 2015.01.29 15:36

U.S. prioritizing N.K. denuclearization: diplomat

The United States is making denuclearization the top priority on its North Korea policy, a ranking U.S. diplomat said Thursday, amid the long-stalled six-party talks on ending the communist country's nuclear program.Wendy Sherman, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, also sa...

Updated : 2015.01.29 13:34

N. Korea appears to be trying to restart nuclear reactor: U.S. think tank

North Korea appears to be trying to restart its main nuclear reactor after idling the facility for about five months, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday, citing steam and other indications.Commercial satellite imagery taken from Dec. 24 through Jan. 11 indicates new activity at the five-mega...

Updated : 2015.01.29 11:12

China sold no crude oil to N. Korea in 2014

China did not export a single drop of crude oil to North Korea for all of 2014, data showed Thursday, despite no clear indication that Beijing was using oil to curb Pyongyang's unruly behavior.In previous years, China's official shipments of crude oil to North Korea had been absent for sev...

Updated : 2015.01.29 10:53

Obama says North Korea is bound to collapse

U.S. President Barack Obama has said North Korea is bound to collapse and the Internet will find its way into the isolated nation and spread information that will undercut the authoritarian regime, inviting a harsh condemnation from the country.Obama made the remark in an interview on YouT...

Updated : 2015.01.29 10:25

S. Korea, U.S. discuss N. Korea nuclear program

Vice foreign ministers of South Korea and the United States held talks in Seoul on Thursday to discuss North Korea's nuclear program and other bilateral issues, officials said.The meeting between South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong and Wendy Sherman, U.S. undersecretary of stat...

Updated : 2015.01.29 09:32

U.S. says Russia shares goal of N.K. denuclearization

The United States and Russia are working closely on a shared goal of ending North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, the State Department said Wednesday amid reports North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to visit Moscow to attend World War II victory celebrations."We closely coordinate ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 09:21

N. Korean leader to attend World War II event: Kremlin

The Russian presidential office said Wednesday that North Korea’s leader will attend a war anniversary event in Moscow in May.The heads of state from about 20 nations confirmed their plans to join the ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War...

Updated : 2015.01.28 22:34