Updated Wednesday, February 18, 2015 0:00 am TWN
North Korea says it will respond "very strongly" to a conference in Washington on Tuesday about its widespread human rights abuses and says the United States ignored Pyongyang's offer to attend and defend itself.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislature on Monday approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minister following fierce political wrangling over whether he's fit for the country's No. 2 job.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former Korean Air executive to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her in-flight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
A South Korean court on Wednesday sentenced a former coast guard officer to four years in prison for negligence while rescuing of passengers during last year's ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people.
Monday, February 9, 2015
North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea on Sunday in its second such weapons test this year, a South Korean defense official said, amid dimming prospects for the resumption of high-level talks between the rival countries.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
North Korea, long accused by the U.S. and others of engaging in counterfeiting, drug trafficking and even online gambling scams, is trying to repair its international image by courting a little-known but influential body that fights money laundering and terrorist financing.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
North Korea on Wednesday ruled out resuming dialogue with the "gangster-like" United States, and vowed to respond to any U.S. aggression with nuclear strikes and cyber warfare.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Pyongyang would not sit idly by "with rabid dogs barking" about toppling its socialist system, in apparent reaction to comments by U.S. President Barack Obama that the regime was doomed, state media reported Saturday.
Friday, January 30, 2015
North Korea demanded an "absurd" US$10 billion payoff and close to a million tonnes in food aid in 2009 in return for a hoped-for summit with Seoul, then-South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak said in a soon-to-be-published memoir.
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