Updated Sunday, August 16, 2015 0:00 am TWN
North Korea now has its own time zone.
Bells were rung in Pyongyang and celebrations held at midnight as the nation's clocks were set back 30 minutes to mark the Aug. 15, 1945 anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation from colonial rule at the end of World War II.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-hye handed down a full pardon Thursday to the head of the country's third-largest conglomerate who was serving his second jail term for multi-million dollar fraud.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
North Korea's Vice Premier Choe Yong Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, citing an anonymous source.
An 80-year-old South Korean man was unconscious and experiencing breathing difficulties after setting himself on fire during an anti-Japan protest in Seoul on Wednesday, hospital officials said.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Vowing strong retaliation, South Korea said Monday that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the heavily fortified border, maiming two South Korean soldiers.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially -- they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it's also a trip that brings back bitter memories of war and puts them on the defensive again.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
The 92-year-old widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung returned to Seoul on Saturday after a four-day visit to North Korea that ended without a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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