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A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) be dropped.
 

A South Korean soldier was sentenced to 45 years in military prison on Thursday for beating a conscript to death in a highly publicized case of barrack-room bullying.
 

The second and final day of talks was underway Wednesday between North Korean and Japanese officials assessing progress into an investigation of the fates of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and '80s.
 

South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world.
 

Prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April, branding him an unrepentant liar who abandoned the more than 300 people who died in the disaster.
Death penalty sought for S. Korea ferry disaster captain

 

Foreign carmakers, having enjoyed success in the South Korean market in recent years, are now pouring more resources into image building.
 

Out of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meager or non-existent pensions.
 

Police intervened in a tense confrontation between residents of a South Korean border town and activists attempting to send propaganda leaflets into the North Saturday, preventing the launch that had prompted threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
 

The United States on Thursday agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015.
US, S. Korea agree to delay wartime control transfer

 

"A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday.
 
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