North Korea sentences American to 10 years' hard labor

Apr 29, 2016

North Korea sentences American to 10 years' hard labor

North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion ...

UNSC preparing response to latest North Korea missile test attempts

Apr 29, 2016

UNSC preparing response to latest North Korea missile test attempts

U.N. Security Council diplomats Thursday warned North Korea to expect a response after Pyongyang’s repeated failed attempts to test-fire a powerful ballistic missile, the latest defiance of U.N. resolutions. At the request of the United States, the council held urgent closed-door consultations after North ...

Apr 28, 2016

South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. Mosquito-repellent chemicals were added to the outfits, which all include long pants, long-sleeved shirts ...

Apr 25, 2016

Japan, China, South Korea to hold Arctic talks

Talks on Arctic issues between representatives from Japan, South Korea and China are slated for Thursday in Seoul, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announced Monday. The meeting, to be held at the Foreign Ministry building, will be attended by Kazuko Shiraishi, Japan’s ambassador in charge ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...