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North Korean patrol boat violates western sea border

A North Korean patrol boat briefly violated the tensely guarded western maritime border on Friday, but it retreated after the South Korean Navy fired warning shots, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The boat crossed the Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea at around 12:10 p.m., but it retur...

Updated : 2014.09.19 21:07

Activists plan to send anti-N.Korea leaflets across border despite warnings

A South Korean activists' group said Friday it plans to fly anti-North Korea leaflets across the border this weekend, defying Pyongyang's recent warning against such an act.In an unusual letter sent to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae last week, North Korea's National Defense Commissi...

Updated : 2014.09.19 16:35

Seoul approves humanitarian aid to N. Korea

The government approved two local charity groups' plans to send humanitarian aid to North Korea, the unification minister said Friday.The approval allows the aid groups including the Association of People Sharing Love to ship food or medical goods to underprivileged people in the North. In...

Updated : 2014.09.19 11:26

S. Korea green-lights N. Korea aid worth $13 mln

A South Korean government panel on Thursday approved the unification ministry's plan to provide North Korea with US$13.3 million in humanitarian aid via international organizations.Under the decision, the South will contribute $6.3 million to the World Health Organization's projects to hel...

Updated : 2014.09.18 19:59

‘U.S. offers to send envoy to free N.K. captives’

The U.S. has proposed consultations with North Korea over its plans to send a special envoy to secure the release of three Americans locked up in the reclusive country, a news report said Wednesday. T...

Updated : 2014.09.17 21:05

Korea, U.S. to hold talks on nuke energy

South Korea and the United States will have another round of talks on renewing a bilateral nuclear energy pact in Vienna this weekend, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday.The delegates from South Korea and the U.S. plan to hold the 11th round of negotiations in Austria on Sunday on th...

Updated : 2014.09.17 21:04

U.S. man caught trying to swim to N.K.

A U.S. citizen was caught trying to cross a river border between South and North Korea, government sources said Wednesday.The man, who appeared to be in early his 30s, was taken into custody by South ...

Updated : 2014.09.17 10:33

N. Korea sends protest letter over propaganda leaflets

North Korea sent a protest letter to South Korea‘s presidential office demanding measures to stop the cross-border spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets by civic groups in the South, the Unification Ministry said Tuesday.The North’s National Defense Commission, chaired by the country’s top ...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:32

N. Korea sends protest letter over propaganda leaflets

North Korea sent a protest letter to South Korea's presidential office demanding measures to stop the cross-border spread of anti-Pyongyang leaflets by civic groups in the South, the Unification Ministry said Tuesday.The North's National Defense Commission (NDC), chaired by the country's t...

Updated : 2014.09.16 17:34

N. Korea rejects talks on Kaesong, citing propaganda leaflets

North Korea has turned down South Korea's offer of talks on their joint venture in Kaesong, again taking issue with propaganda leaflets sent from the South, an official here said Tuesday.In a fax message, the North demanded a halt to the scattering of anti-communist leaflets across the bor...

Updated : 2014.09.16 11:47

Wreckage of suspected N.K. drone found near border island: military

Wreckage of suspected N.K. drone found near border island: militaryThe wreckage of a suspected North Korean drone was found on Monday near a sensitive inter-Korean maritime border in the Yellow Sea, the military said.The wreckage was collected by a fisherman at around 2:20 p.m.while he was...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:01

N. Korea sets preconditions for talks with S. Korea

North Korea demanded Monday that South Korea lift a set of economic sanctions and stop other "hostile" acts against Pyongyang as a precondition for high-level talks that Seoul has proposed.In August, Seoul made an offer for a second round of high-level talks on the reunion of separated fam...

Updated : 2014.09.15 13:46

Allies push for U.N. meeting on N.K. rights

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― South Korea and the United States are working with the United Nations to set up a meeting of foreign ministers attending the U.N. General Assembly in an effort to rally support for a U.N. resolution on North Korea’s human rights situation, sources said Friday.South ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:48

N.K. calls on Seoul to stop propaganda leaflets

North Korea on Saturday denounced South Korea’s recent proposal to hold high-level talks, saying that Seoul should first stop all anti-Pyongyang hostile activities, including floating propaganda leaflets into its territory, before making such a “deceptive” offer.On Aug. 11, South Korea ...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:39

N.K. sentences American to 6 years in labor camp

North Korea said Sunday it had sentenced detained American Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor for “hostile” acts against Pyongyang.“He committed acts hostile to the (North) while entering the territory of the (North) under the guise of a tourist last April,” the state-run Korean...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:39