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North Korea's leadership should be held criminally responsible for egregious human rights abuses, a U.N. envoy said Friday.

South Korea's president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying Friday that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test.
S. Korea says time to consider nuclear talks without North


A North Korean woman who defected 16 years ago has returned to the country, state media has reported, shedding tears in a video and ripping up pages from her memoir in an apparent act of recantation.

A South Korean academic accused of writing a book that defamed wartime sex slaves denied the charge in court on Wednesday, insisting her work was in the public interest.

North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media.

South Korea's faction-riven opposition was in total disarray Tuesday after leader Moon Jae-In said he was resigning ahead of a predicted rout in April parliamentary elections.

South Korea brought a new "anti-nut rage" law into effect on Tuesday, prompted by an angry outburst by the daughter of Korean Air's boss over a bag of macadamias.

North Korea has launched an estimated 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension between the rivals following the North's recent nuclear test, Seoul officials said Monday.
N. Korea has sent 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into S. Korea: Seoul


North Korea on Thursday protested its "unjustifiable" exclusion from the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, calling it a "sinister act" of compliance with Pyongyang's political enemies.

South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.

North Korea said Tuesday its nuclear test was not intended to be a provocation or threat, as it laid out plans for a weapons system capable of obliterating the entire United States.

North Korea's nuclear test has provoked global outrage, a push for sanctions, even fear. But Kim Jong Un's decision to conduct it has also handed a gift of sorts to his rival in the South.
Kim's nuke test proves gift of sorts for S. Korea leader


A 60-year-old Canadian pastor, jailed for life with hard labor in North Korea, spends eight hours a day, six days a week digging holes in an orchard in a prison camp where he is the sole inmate.
Canadian pastor jailed by N. Korea struggles with hard labor


The U.S. sent a heavy bomber over South Korea on Sunday in a show of force as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un insisted his country's latest nuclear test was carried out in self-defense.
US bomber flies over S. Korea as show of force against North

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