South Korea should reduce its reliance on nuclear power in view of public discontent with corruption in the industry and Japan's difficulty tackling the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, a group studying the problem said on Sunday.
North Korea on Saturday issued a fresh warning of an “all-out war,” urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as “nuclear blackmail.”
North Korea has dangled the prospect of suspending nuclear and long-range missile tests if aid-for-disarmament negotiations get back on track. But it's not ready to declare a moratorium on space launches — the very act that derailed its last attempt to negotiate with Washington.
The mother of Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea, was allowed to meet with her ailing son Friday and said he “did not look that bad,” according to a report.
South Korean and Indonesian businesses inked more than US$4 billion in trade deals Friday as Korean President Park Geun-hye lobbied to fast track a free-trade agreement with Southeast Asia's top economy.
North Korea has replaced its hard-line military chief just a few months after his appointment, the latest in an ongoing reshuffle of top personnel that analysts say is meant to solidify ruler Kim Jong Un's grip on power.
South Korea has indicted 100 people, including a top former state utility official, of corruption in a scandal over fake safety certifications for parts in its nuclear reactors, authorities said on Thursday.
South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor at its main nuclear facility, according to two parliamentary members who attended the closed-door briefing session.
Japan has asked the World Trade Organization to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.
North Korea's top military body launched a blistering personal attack Friday on South Korean President Park Geun-hye and vowed to push ahead with the country's nuclear weapons program.