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1994 deal slowed N.K. nuke projects: ex-U.S. negotiator

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― North Korea could have moved its nuclear capabilities more significantly forward to a point where it could produce dozens of nuclear bombs a year had Pyongyang not been stopped by a 1994 nuclear freeze deal, the then-U.S. negotiator said Monday.Robert Gallucci, who n...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:51

Park’s opaque N.K. policy under fire

In the wake of cross-border military talks Wednesday, disputes broke out over the background to the discussions and the proposal for a restart of high-level dialogue. The plan for the talks came to light that morning, thanks to a news report that a military meeting may take place “as earl...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:51

Restart of high-level talks key to inter-Korean ties: minister

South Korea's point man on North Korea emphasized the importance of another round of high-level contact between the two sides on Tuesday, saying it could put inter-Korean relations into a fresh phase."If the South and the North hold talks, almost all issues can be resolved," Unification Mi...

Updated : 2014.10.21 16:55

S. Korean entrepreneurs to visit Kaesong this week

A group of 37 South Korean business leaders working abroad will visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex this week to sound out the feasibility of potential businesses there, the unification ministry said Tuesday.They belong to the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, which campa...

Updated : 2014.10.21 15:03

N. Korea's ceremonial head of state in Beijing ahead of foreign trips

North Korea's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, en route to rare foreign trips to some nations in Africa and the Middle East in the latest sign of active diplomacy by the ed North.The 86-year-old Kim, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's A...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:03

N. Korea urges U.S. to end 'hostile' policy

North Korea called on the United States Tuesday to terminate its "hostile policy" toward the communist country, saying it is the root cause of the failed talks on ending Pyongyang's controversial nuclear weapons program.Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994 signing of a landmark b...

Updated : 2014.10.21 12:13

N. Korean defectors to testify at U.N. on gulags

Two North Korean defectors said Tuesday they will visit the United Nations next week to join a forum on political prison camps in the communist nation.The forum to be hosted by the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) comes as the U.N. General Assembly is sched...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:19

Samsung Engineering enters U.S. LNG plant market with design contract

Samsung Engineering Co., one of South Korea's leading builders, has made its first foray into the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by securing a US$5 million design contract for a plant in Texas, industry sources said Tuesday.The basic front-end engineering design (FEED) contract, t...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:13

N. Korean nuclear capabilities would be much greater without 1994

North Korea could have moved its nuclear capabilities more significantly forward to a point where it could produce dozens of nuclear bombs a year had Pyongyang not been stopped by a 1994 nuclear freeze deal, the then-U.S. negotiator said Monday.Robert Gallucci, who negotiated the Agreed Fr...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:12

Assembly speaker seeks China's help to resolve NK nuke issue

South Korea's National Assembly speaker asked a former top Chinese diplomat Monday to help resolve the ongoing diplomatic standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying it is a key issue for regional peace.Chung Ui-hwa made the request to former Chinese State Councilor Tang Ji...

Updated : 2014.10.21 10:03

N. Korea vows to bolster nuclear capabilities, citing Panetta's memoir

North Korea said Monday it would bolster its nuclear capabilities "both in quality and quantity" to counter the newly-disclosed nuclear war plan of the United States.North Koreans realize how wise their communist regime has been in beefing up nuclear deterrence against Washington's growing...

Updated : 2014.10.20 15:38

N. Korea hails labor force to woo Chinese firms

In an apparent bid to lure Chinese investors, North Korea has publicized somewhat detailed information about its workforce during an annual trade with China, boasting of a well-educated pool of labor. The North's National Economic Development General Bureau released a booklet to show off ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 15:19

U.S. urges N. Korea to cease provocative actions after border shootout

The United States urged North Korea on Sunday to halt any actions increasing the risk of conflict after the two Koreas exchanged fire across their heavily armed border earlier in the day.The shootout happened as a group of about 10 North Korean soldiers approached the tense border, known a...

Updated : 2014.10.20 10:00

Koreas exchange fire near heavily fortified border

South and North Korea exchanged fire across the heavily fortified border on Sunday in the latest clash on the divided Korean Peninsula amid concerns that tensions could scuttle high-level talks between the two sides.There were no reports of casualties or property damage in South Korea, tho...

Updated : 2014.10.19 20:20

N.K. leader inspects air force drill, encourages athletes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a drill by fighter pilots, state-run media said Sunday, in his first military-related appearance after a long absence from the public eye.Kim also met the country's gold medalists in the Incheon Asian Games and the World Championships, both held re...

Updated : 2014.10.19 10:32