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North Korea on Thursday vowed to continue its push to develop nuclear weapons as well as ease chronic food and energy shortages during a rare parliamentary session that was closely watched by observers.
 

A South Korean activist said Wednesday he had launched thousands of copies of Hollywood film "The Interview" into North Korea by balloon, ignoring dire threats of reprisals from Pyongyang.
 

South Korea said Wednesday it would cost US$110 million to raise the Sewol ferry, as pressure to salvage the vessel grows before the first anniversary of its sinking.
 

Kim Nan-hee, a 58-year-old housewife, sometimes secretly wishes she hadn't supported her son's wedding four years ago. She and her husband, a retiree in his late 60s, spent almost 200 million won (US$182,000) for his wedding and housing.
 

Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometer (28-miles) marathon march on Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.
Parents of S. Korean ferry victims complete marathon protest march

 

North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea for a second consecutive day Friday in an apparent protest against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, South Korean officials said.
 

North Korea has decided to support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem, and organizers say they hope South Korea will give its approval as well.
 

Seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned Canada, authorities said Thursday.
 

A new smartphone app developed in Seoul aims to help North Korean refugees overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adjusting to life in South Korea -- speaking Korean.
App helps N. Korea refugees 'speak Southern'

 

South Korea's top mobile messenger operator launched a new web-based cab-hailing service Tuesday to compete with California-based Uber, whose service has been subjected to crackdowns from state regulators.
 

South Korea's two retail giants Lotte and Shinsegae are duking it out to attract the growing number of rich Chinese shoppers visiting the country.
 

South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.
Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

 

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticized North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a U.N. investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.
 

North Korea on Thursday denied involvement in cyberattacks on South Korea's nuclear power plant operator, accusing Seoul of fabricating a story to shift the blame for high cross-border tensions.
 
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