Wonsan: Tourism meets tanks
How North Korean ships can undermine sanctions
Nuclear North Korea
'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans
Dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire
The U.N. Command releases video of a North Korean soldier's dash across the DMZ in an effort to defect to the South, under fire by his fellow countrymen. No reporter narration.
Commentary: What a nuclear deal with North Korea might look like
For much of the last few decades, powerful speakers on the South Korean border have blasted propaganda to nearby North Koreans, everything from Korean pop songs to news about the number of cars in the affluent South. On Monday, they stopped – the latest step in a high-stakes diplomatic dance.
North Korea's Kim to be served Swiss rösti at inter-Korean summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served Swiss rösti with a Korean twist at a summit on Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the South's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.
Japan's Abe says upcoming North Korea summits could mend ties between North, Japan
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said success at upcoming summits North Korea has planned with South Korea and the United States could also mean North Korea and Japan could normalize ties, the South's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday.
North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus crash
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express "deep sympathy" over a bus accident that killed 32 Chinese tourists and critically injured two, the North's state media said on Tuesday.
South Korea switches off propaganda broadcasts, Moon upbeat on North Korea nuclear halt
South Korea on Monday halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the U.S. president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved.
Mattis says he is optimistic North Korea talk will be 'fruitful'
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that he was optimistic that talks with North Korea would be "fruitful," days after Pyongyang said it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site.
North Korea agrees to let South Korean media broadcast part of summit live
North Korea has agreed to a live broadcast by South Korean media of part of Friday's summit, as well as summit coverage by the South's reporters in the North's part of the Joint Security Area at the border, Seoul's presidential Blue House said on Monday.
China says 32 nationals killed when bus falls off bridge in North Korea
Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died when a bus crashed off a bridge in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese nationals in critical condition.
With test freeze, North Korea settles for imperfect nuclear threat
In declaring a unilateral freeze in missile testing, North Korea appears ready to settle for now with an imperfect nuclear arms capability, one good enough to stoke fear in the United States but which can't promise to strike U.S. targets reliably, experts say.
South Korean protesters denounce U.S. anti-missile system ahead of North-South summit
Construction trucks moved into a South Korean base housing a U.S. anti-missile system on Monday, infuriating villagers opposed to its deployment, two days after North Korea vowed to suspend nuclear tests and ahead of a North-South summit.
Commentary: What critics of North Korea summit get wrong
Donald Trump has unexpectedly agreed to become the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a leader of North Korea. The reaction has ranged from cautious optimism to warnings about the inexperience of the Trump administration to flat-out criticism. The criticisms are easily dispelled.
Commentary: Winter Olympics thaw won’t warm young South Koreans to unity
The woman from North Korea was following the standard party line. “All Koreans all over the world dream of and are working towards unification,” she told me as we chatted in Pyongyang three years ago. “Actually, I hate to tell you this,” I cautiously replied, “but I’ve spent some time in the Village Down There,” borrowing a euphemism Northerners use for South Korea. “Young people have largely lost interest in unification. They see the Koreas as two separate countries and don’t think it’s necessary to rejoin.”
Commentary: At Olympics, U.S. and Korean leaders revive familiar roles
Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s Olympic diplomacy simply an effort to divide South Korea from its American ally, as many commentators have suggested? Was Vice President Mike Pence upstaged in Pyeongchang by Kim’s sister, the enigmatic and photogenic Kim Yo-jong? Above all, what will this effort at North-South rapprochement ultimately produce?
Commentary: South Korea's Olympic gambit traps both Kim and Trump
North Korea’s Olympic athletes will not be bringing home any medals, but their participation may have earned the peninsula something more substantial.
Commentary: Why Kim Jong Un wanted the Korea talks
Last year Kim Jong Un shocked the world with the unexpected speed of his nuclear missile development, his brutal crackdown on apparent rivals and suspicions that he ordered the assassination of his half-brother with a chemical nerve agent. This year, the North Korean leader is opening January with a diplomatic offensive – but that doesn’t mean a change of strategy.