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Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea


SEOUL North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country. | Video

Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders: global index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe.

World, 1:27pm EDT

Good morning, North Korea! Defector preaches dangers of cult worship

SEOUL For an hour each day, Kim Chung-seong, a defector from North Korea and a Christian missionary, takes to the microphone in a small Seoul studio. | Video

World, 11:27am EDT

Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said.

G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis

ISE-SHIMA, Japan The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. | Video

World, Russia, May 27 2016

Europe steps up North Korea sanctions with oil, finance bans

BRUSSELS The European Union stepped up its sanctions on North Korea on Friday with near-blanket trade and travel bans after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test and rocket launch, a move going beyond new U.N. Security Council sanctions.

World, May 27 2016

North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots

SEOUL North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

South Korea says more North Korean restaurant workers defect from third country

SEOUL Several more North Korean workers have fled their jobs in an overseas restaurant run by the isolated North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday after a media report said three people had escaped from China and were claiming asylum.

World, South Korea, May 24 2016

North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

GENEVA U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday.

South Korea rejects North Korea talks proposal as 'bogus'

SEOUL South Korea dismissed on Monday a North Korean proposal for military talks as "a bogus peace offensive" and said it was formally rejecting the overture because it lacked a plan to end the North's nuclear program.

World, South Korea, May 23 2016