North Korea

South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionage


SEOUL - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its citizens being held in North Korea on accusations spying. | Video

The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea

SEOUL - A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government's efforts to keep its people isolated - a symbol of change in one of the world's most repressed societies. | Video

World, Tech 27 Mar 2015

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean spies

SEOUL - North Korea said late on Thursday it had arrested two South Koreans based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, accusing them of spying for South Korea.

World, South Korea, 26 Mar 2015

North Korea's neighbors push to resume six-party talks

SEOUL/BEIJING - Russia and China discussed resuming six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program this week, while a South Korean diplomat said five of the participants had agreed on conditions to present to Pyongyang for restarting the negotiations.

World, China, Russia, South Korea, 26 Mar 2015

North Korea says can fire nuclear missile at 'any time'

LONDON - North Korea has the ability to fire a nuclear weapon and would use a nuclear missile in retaliation if it is attacked, the country's ambassador to Britain told Sky News on Friday.

World, 20 Mar 2015

China appoints new ambassador to North Korea

BEIJING - The Chinese government has appointed a new ambassador to North Korea, an important and sensitive diplomatic post at the center of efforts to get the reclusive country to end its nuclear weapons ambitions.

World, 18 Mar 2015

U.S. eyes Iran, North Korea missile threats, boosts testing tempo

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, citing growing missile threats from North Korea and Iran, said on Wednesday the United States was carrying out increasingly realistic tests of missile defenses while beefing up cyber security.

Politics, 18 Mar 2015

South Korea business officials visit factory park to protest North's wage rises

PAJU, South Korea - A group of South Korean businessmen on Wednesday visited an industrial park Seoul runs jointly with Pyongyang to protest North Korea's decision to increase wages paid to workers there, the latest in a series of spats over the zone.

World, South Korea, 18 Mar 2015

South Korea blames North Korea for December hack on nuclear operator

SEOUL - South Korea on Tuesday blamed North Korea for cyberattacks against the country's nuclear reactor operator last December, based upon investigations into Internet addresses used in the hacking, but Pyongyang denied any involvement.

World, Tech, South Korea, 17 Mar 2015

Between U.S. and China, South Korea in bind over missile defense

SEOUL - The potential deployment of a sophisticated U.S. air defense system in South Korea to counter the North's missile threat is proving a headache for Seoul as it tries to walk a fine line between its closest security ally Washington and its biggest trade partner China.

World, Russia, South Korea, 17 Mar 2015