Kim Jong Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.
North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it wrestled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday.
South Korea and Australia signed a free trade deal Tuesday which will scrap almost all tariffs within a decade while immediately lifting levies on some key exports, including South Korean cars and Australian wine.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called Monday for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong Un warned of a “very grave situation” on the peninsula.
Key economic indicators seem to point toward Korea making a solid recovery.
North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being “hell-bent on regime change” and warned that any maneuvers with that intention will be viewed as a “red line” that will result in countermeasures.
South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions were crude and decidedly low-tech — equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars — but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.
South Korea said Friday it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-tonne payload to any part of North Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's claim that reunification with North Korea could trigger an economic “bonanza” has been greeted with widespread skepticism — though not necessarily within the legal profession.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire and Pyongyang threaten a new nuclear test.