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Momentum grows for N.K. rights bill

A parliamentary panel proposed two bills aimed at enhancing the human rights situation in North Korea on Monday as fresh momentum is picking up in the wake of the adoption of a watershed U.N. resolution last week. The ruling and opposition parties have agreed to skip a typical 20-day cooli...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:39

Isolated N.K. boosts Russia ties

North Korea and Russia appear to be joining forces to ease their international isolation as the former strives to strengthen the bilateral relationship in a frantic search for outside economic assista...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:33

NK leader's envoy back in Pyongyang after Russia trip

Choe Ryong-hae, a top North Korean official, returned to Pyongyang Monday after a visit to Russia as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-un, the North's state media reported.   Choe's weeklong trip to Moscow, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok was highlighted by his meetings with President Vlad...

Updated : 2014.11.24 18:15

N. Korea slams Seoul for backing U.N. rights resolution

North Korea again lambasted South Korea Monday for its support of a recent United Nations resolution calling for the referral of the North to the International Criminal Court over its dire human rights situation.   The criticism came a day after the North's powerful National Defense Com...

Updated : 2014.11.24 15:48

N. Korean leader guides joint military drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided a joint military drill to highlight improved combat readiness, the country's official news agency said Sunday, amid the North's repeated threats of retaliation against a recent United Nations resolution on its human rights situation.   Kim guided t...

Updated : 2014.11.24 09:12

S. Korea vows stern action on future N. Korean attacks on anniversary of deadly shelling

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won pledged strong retaliation against any North Korean attacks as Seoul on Sunday commemorated the fourth anniversary of the deadly shelling of a front-line South Korean island."The government and the military will preemptively block the possibility...

Updated : 2014.11.23 14:45

Seoul offers FM meeting with N. Korea, China

South Korea has proposed to hold a foreign ministers' meeting among the two Koreas and China to enhance cooperation among the neighboring countries, a ranking foreign ministry official said Sunday.South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se proposed the three-way meeting to his Chinese coun...

Updated : 2014.11.23 14:42

N. Korea again vows retaliation against U.N. resolution

North Korea on Sunday again protested last week's United Nations resolution on North Korea's human rights conditions, threatening merciless retaliation against the U.S. and its allies that Pyongyang says were behind the vote at the international body.The latest statement came from the Nort...

Updated : 2014.11.23 14:40

N. Korean leader guides joint military drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided a joint military drill to highlight improved combat readiness, the country's official news agency said Sunday, amid the North's repeated threats of retaliation against a recent United Nations resolution on its human rights situation.Kim guided the com...

Updated : 2014.11.23 10:41

N. Korea again vows to bolster war deterrence over U.N. resolution

North Korea denounced the United States Saturday for getting the United Nations to adopt a resolution that calls for the referral of its top leaders to international justice over its dire human rights records, vowing to bolster its war deterrence against "hostile powers."Earlier this week,...

Updated : 2014.11.23 09:45

N. Korea again vows to bolster war deterrence over U.N. resolution

North Korea bashed the United States for its alleged role in adopting the United Nations' resolution condemning the North's dire human rights situation, vowing to bolster war deterrence to counter "hostile powers."   Earlier this week, the U.N. passed a highly symbolic resolution calling...

Updated : 2014.11.22 15:15

Ex-U.S. detainee says he traveled to N. Korea to get arrested

WASHINGTON-- Matthew Todd Miller, one of two Americans released from North Korea earlier this month, said he traveled to the communist nation with the purpose of getting arrested so that he could interact more with ordinary people in the North. That's why he damaged his tourist visa durin...

Updated : 2014.11.22 11:24

N. Korea conducts ejection launcher test for submarine missile: report

 WASHINGTON-- North Korea has conducted a test of an ejection launcher that helps fire missiles from submarines in a sign that the communist nation is making progress in its efforts to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile, a news report said Friday.   The land-based test simulate...

Updated : 2014.11.22 10:53

‘Putin ready for summit with Kim’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after holding talks with Kim’s special envoy.Russia confirmed that it is ready for contact with North Korea at various levels, includin...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:33

S. Korea warns N. Korea against provocations

South Korea warned North Korea to stop provocations against Seoul, saying they would eventually lead to the communist country's self-destruction.The warning by the defense ministry came hours after Pyongyang said that South Korea "should never forget the lesson from the bitter defeat" in t...

Updated : 2014.11.21 13:52