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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.
 

North Korea Sunday described U.S. President Barack Obama as a “loser” over his criticism on its regime, accusing him of being obsessed with hostility toward Pyongyang.
 

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday appointed a new prime minister in an apparent bid to bolster her sagging approval ratings, hit by a scandal involving her aides.
 

North Korea on Friday said South Korea should lift five-year old sanctions on Pyongyang if it wants to discuss reunions for families on the divided peninsula, as Seoul pushed again for a high-level dialogue.
 

North Korea on Thursday urged the U.N. Human Rights Council to discuss CIA torture revelations and set up an independent investigation.
 

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a prison sentence for a former lawmaker accused of encouraging an armed rebellion in the South should war with North Korea break out.
 

The head of the U.N. commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang's claim that doubts about the credibility of a prominent witness made the panel's findings “invalid.”
 

South Korean activists threatened on Tuesday to sneak copies of the Hollywood comedy “The Interview” into North Korea if Pyongyang rejects Seoul's offer of dialogue.
Activists threaten to send movie 'The Interview' to North Korea

 

North Korea have a reputation for boorish behavior at sports events but at the Asian Cup, outbursts and protests were replaced by gracious praise as they proved the perfect guests.
 

The former Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts pleaded not guilty Monday to violating aviation safety law and three other charges.
 

A North Korean gulag survivor whose torture and daring escape was detailed in a best-selling book has admitted that parts of his story are untrue, and said Sunday he may end his campaign against human rights abuses.
 

U.S. academics and former senior officials met with North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator in Singapore on Sunday to get a feel for each other's positions amid a years-long standoff over the North's nuclear weapons buildup.
 

When Suh Hyun-Woong showed his mother his first tattoo, she burst into tears.
South Korea's outlaw tattoo artists

 

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned Thursday the trial of two South Korean journalists charged with defaming President Park Geun-hye's brother as another example of increasing restrictions on free speech in the country.
 
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