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North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

Apr 19 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down. | Video

RPT-"Gangnam style" sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s flashiest district

Apr 14 2019

* Scandals ensnare K-pop stars, top clubs, and police officials

'Gangnam style' sex crime: K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul's flashiest district

Apr 13 2019

SEOUL On a recent weekend night, the dance floor at one of the hottest clubs in Seoul's swanky Gangnam district held only a few dozen people surrounded by mostly empty tables.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un gives U.S. to year-end to become more flexible

Apr 13 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude, state media KCNA said on Saturday. | Video

Kim Jong Un consolidates power as North Korea shuffles leadership

Apr 12 2019

SEOUL In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported on Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim's grip on power.

South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

Apr 11 2019

SEOUL South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law unconstitutionally curbs women's rights. | Video

North Korea's Kim says must deliver 'blow' to those imposing sanctions: KCNA

Apr 11 2019

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a "telling blow" to those imposing sanctions by ensuring its economy is more self-reliant, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday. | Video

North Korea's ruling party to meet amid 'tense situation': state media

Apr 10 2019

SEOUL North Korea will hold a plenary session of its ruling party's central committee on Wednesday, a day after leader Kim Jong Un chaired a politburo meeting to discuss ways to make progress under the "prevailing tense situation", state media reported. | Video

South Korea's unification minister nominee says North Korea can't have nukes, prosperity

Mar 26 2019

SEOUL South Korea's nominee for unification minister said on Tuesday that North Korea cannot expect to achieve a prosperous economy and keep its weapons programs, as nuclear talks have stalled since the collapse of a U.S.-North Korea summit last month.

North Korean officials return to liaison office after pullout

Mar 25 2019

SEOUL North Korea reversed a decision to pull out of an inter-Korean liaison office by sending some officials back to work on Monday, South Korea said, a turnaround that came after U.S. President Donald Trump opted not to impose extra sanctions on Pyongyang.

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