North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, seen as the hard-line regime's political regent, has apparently been purged and two associates executed, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday nearly two years after the young supremo came to power.
As autumn descended on a Korean countryside devastated by three years of intense war, a group of anti-communist guerrillas presented U.S. serviceman Merrill Edward Newman with a gold ring. It was September 1953.
North Korea confirmed Saturday that an American veteran of the Korean War has been detained for “hostile acts” against the communist country and said he had released an apology confessing to his alleged crimes.
A U.S. research institute said Friday it has detected a new construction at a North Korean missile launch site which the institute says is being upgraded to handle larger rockets.
North Korea said on Saturday it had arrested U.S. citizen Merrill E. Newman for "hostile acts" against the state and accused him of being "a criminal" who was involved in the killing of civilians during the 1950-53 Korean War.
The U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday it had seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be seeking to restart a reactor that experts say would be capable of making plutonium for atomic bombs.
A “safety-related action” automatically shut down one of South Korea's 23 nuclear reactors on Thursday, the country's nuclear operator said, bringing the tally of those closed to six and hiking the chances of power blackouts this winter.
Kang Sun-bong once considered this tiny island a “hell on earth,” a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions. But three years ago, old, sick and broke, Kang returned to the place he'd been banished to with his mother decades ago.
The wife of an 85-year-old veteran detained in North Korea implored authorities to let her husband return to his anxious family and end what she called a “dreadful misunderstanding.”
South Korea will buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealth fighter jets, the country's military chiefs decided on Friday, with the first delivery expected in 2018, settling a drawn-out process to beef up the country's defenses.