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Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

North Korea blows up joint liaison office in Kaesong

North Korea blows up joint liaison office in Kaesong

SEOUL: North Korea blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday, sharply escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula after near-daily threats to punish Seoul over anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets. The surprise explosion sparked concern that the communist nation could put other threats against the South into action, including taking […]

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

Seoul: North Korea’s official newspaper said Friday that any attempt to infringe upon the communist state’s dignity and survival should be met by an “immediate and powerful” strike, calling for all-out efforts to build up its national defense capability. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened at a key party meeting in late December that the […]

North Korea passes ball into U.S. court, leaves room for both dialogue, provocation: experts

North Korea passes ball into U.S. court, leaves room for both dialogue, provocation: experts

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to have passed the ball into the United States’ court with a New Year’s message that warned of “shocking actual action” and a “new strategic weapon” but still stopped short of abandoning negotiations altogether, experts said. Convening a four-day ruling party session through Tuesday, Kim said he sees […]

North Korea could announce end to nuke talks later this month: think tank

North Korea could announce end to nuke talks later this month: think tank

  Seoul: North Korea could announce an end to denuclearization talks with the United States when it convenes a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party later this month, a state-run think tank said Friday. The North said last week it will convene a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the WPK later this month […]

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

North Korea blasts Trump’s warning, says it has nothing more to lose

Seoul: North Korea has nothing more to lose, a senior Pyongyang official said Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that the communist nation could lose everything if it engages in hostile acts. Kim Yong-chol, a former North Korean nuclear negotiator, made the remarks in a statement carried by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, […]

Trump warns North Korea not to interfere with his reelection bid

Trump warns North Korea not to interfere with his reelection bid

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he doesn’t think North Korea will engage in hostile acts and interfere with the upcoming U.S. presidential election, an apparent warning that the communist nation shouldn’t undertake provocations that could hurt his reelection chances. “I’d be surprised if North Korea acted hostilely,” Trump was quoted as telling reporters […]

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Seoul: North Korea has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for hinting at the use of force against the communist state, saying it too will take “prompt” measures if necessary. “One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only,” Pak […]

Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Trump hints U.S. may use military force against North Korea if necessary

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday that the United States may use military force against North Korea if necessary, after Pyongyang warned that an end-of-year deadline for the two countries’ denuclearization negotiations is drawing near. Trump revived the threat of military action as negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled over how to match […]

North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

Seoul: North Korea sent an ultimatum to South Korea earlier this week that it will unilaterally remove the South-built facilities from its Mount Kumgang resort unless Seoul tears them down on its own, Pyongyang’s official news agency reported Friday. The North’s tough stance suggests little room for inter-Korean negotiations that South Korea has sought in […]

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