After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.
The extended absence of Kim Jong Un from North Korean state television stoked fears on Sunday that his health was rapidly deteriorating and endangering the communist state's political stability.
The top management of Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea's top shipbuilder, on Sunday asked all of its executives except for the chairmen and CEO to file for resignation.
North Korea's state media said Saturday high-level talks with Seoul were now all but scrapped over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South, which triggered an exchange of fire across the tense border.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apparently missed a key political event Friday, extending a month-long absence that has fuelled rampant speculation about his physical and political health, although South Korea believes he remains in full control.
The European Union and Japan are asking the United Nations to press for war crimes prosecutions in North Korea following a report that laid bare Pyongyang's brutality, according to a draft resolution circulating Thursday.
The two Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border Friday, as “missing” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to attend a key political event, fuelling further speculation about his physical health and political future.
A South Korea coastguardsman on Friday fatally shot the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel who resisted the inspection of his ship for suspected illegal fishing, officials said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un apparently missed a key political event Friday, extending a month-long absence that has fuelled rampant speculation about his physical and political health, although South Korea believes he remains in full control.
The captain in charge of the Sewol ferry when it sank told a South Korean court Wednesday that he “deserved the death penalty” but denied sacrificing passenger's lives to save his own.