Aug 22, 2016

Koreans reluctant to get married, have children

South Koreans are likely to have fewer weddings and babies this year than ever before, part of a demographic shift that risks hobbling the nation’s economy. The number of marriages and births recorded during the first five months of 2016 hit the lowest levels ...

Seoul warns of possible North Korean assassination squads

Aug 21, 2016

Seoul warns of possible North Korean assassination squads

South Korea warned Sunday of possible North Korean assassinations and kidnappings in revenge for recent high-profile defections to the South. With tensions also high before a large-scale South Korea-U.S. military exercise starting Monday, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said Pyongyang was bent on provocation. ...

Seoul, Washington slam North Korea's plutonium claims

Aug 18, 2016

Seoul, Washington slam North Korea's plutonium claims

North Korea’s claim that it has restarted production of plutonium was met with indignation from South Korea and a rebuke from Washington. “If North Korea has produced plutonium as reported, it is violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that bans all nuclear-related activities,” ...

Aug 17, 2016

North Korea confirms restart of plutonium processing

North Korea confirmed Wednesday it has resumed plutonium production and said it has no plans to stop nuclear tests as long as perceived threats from the United States continue. “We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor,” the Atomic Energy ...