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North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South

The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday as part of an official delegation, triggering a media frenzy …


IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that “much more exciting initiatives” promoting …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of …


Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible.


Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation …


Digital currencies dip as South Korea considers trading ban

Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

After Olympic deal, S. Korea floats summit with NKorea’s Kim

South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and …


Koreas will meet for talks next week in small breakthrough

The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Seoul says both Koreas have agreed to hold talks on Tuesday

The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South …


South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic cooperation

South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal following a rare …


Prosecutors demand 12-year prison term for Samsung heir Lee

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung’s jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and …


South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects

South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. …


South Korea mulling ways to curb craze for bitcoins

South Korea is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

U.S. Team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the U.S. team’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was an open question. The USOC …


N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

U.S. flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday in part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North …


Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in U.S., South Korean drills

Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched a massive combined air force exercise. The war games come a …


Surgeons remove worms, parasites from North Korean soldier

Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

U.S., South Korea start drills in show of force against North Korea

The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Trump issues warning to North Korea: Do not ‘try us’

President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today, telling him the weapons he’s acquiring “are not making you safer. They are putting your …


South Korean demonstrations mark conflicting concerns about Trump, North Korea

Just days ahead of President Trump’s visit, hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday in protest.


White House: Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip

The White House says President Donald Trump will not visit the Demilitarized Zone during his upcoming trip to Asia – a break from many previous administrations.


North Korea hacks South Korean warship blueprints, report says

North Korea stole blueprints of missile-equipped ships and unspecified submarines in a heist last year of classified documents from the world’s biggest shipbuilder, Dong-A Ilbo newspaper reported, citing opposition party …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in ‘outlaw’ behavior

The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

N. Korea sends back S. Korean fishing boat, crew

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea sent back a South Korean fishing boat and its crew who Pyongyang says were detained for crossing the eastern sea border between the rivals. …


Questions loom as Mattis visits South Korea: Can diplomacy work?

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the Korean Peninsula at a momentous juncture in the faltering effort to persuade Pyongyang to halt and dismantle its nuclear weapons program. Ominous …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

In Asia, Trump to warn North Korea but not likely visit DMZ

President Donald Trump is not planning to visit the border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone when he visits Asia next month.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Report: South Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

A South Korean lawmaker said Tuesday that North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North, according to …


South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

U.S. allies divided over Trump’s threat against North Korea

Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …