Pyongyang said on Saturday it would indefinitely postpone reunions for families split apart by the Korean War, canceling a landmark event due in days and leaving relatives separated for six decades bitterly disappointed.
North Korea on Saturday ordered the indefinite postponement of a scheduled series of reunions for families divided since the 1950-53 Korean War, dealing a setback to months of efforts to improve relations between the neighbors.
A Chinese cruise liner was allowed to leave a South Korean island on Monday, three days after it was impounded there over a commercial dispute that left hundreds of passengers stranded, state media said.
A U.N.-mandated investigator on Tuesday spotlighted “unspeakable atrocities” inflicted on political camp prisoners in North Korea, citing testimony from survivors who saw babies drowned or had to survive by eating lizards.
South Korean troops fired “hundreds” of rounds at a man who was killed while trying to swim across the border to North Korea, a top army officer said Tuesday.
Hundreds of South Korean factory owners and supervisors crossed into North Korea on Monday to restart production lines at a joint industrial park closed five months ago by threats of war.
South Korean soldiers on Monday shot and killed a man they believed was trying to cross into North Korea at the heavily armed border, officials said.
The teenage daughter of a senior North Korean security official has escaped to the South in a rare defection by a member of the privileged elite, a Seoul activist said Monday.
North Korea's reported restart of a plutonium reactor would be “a misstep” and a “very serious matter”, the U.S. point man on the isolated state said Thursday. And U.S. envoy Glyn Davies dismissed suggestions that Pyongyang could set any agenda for six-party talks other than scrapping its nuclear program.
A son of ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan said Tuesday his family will pay back the money his father amassed for a huge slush fund during his corrupt 1980s rule in South Korea.