Sep 16, 2014

South Korean fisherman finds suspected North drone

A South Korean fisherman Monday found a suspected North Korean drone in his net near an island south of the rivals’ disputed sea border, military officials said. The wreckage, without a wing, engine or camera, was recovered when it got caught in his net ...

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

Sep 14, 2014

North hands U.S. detainee six years of hard labor

by Eric Talmadge

North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years’ hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington. Miller, from Bakersfield, California, becomes the second American serving a ...

North Korean athletes arrive for Asian Games in South

Sep 11, 2014

North Korean athletes arrive for Asian Games in South

A first batch of North Korean athletes arrived in South Korea on Thursday for this month’s Asian Games after taking a rare flight across the sensitive maritime border. Security was tight as an Air Koryo plane carrying 94 athletes and officials from Pyongyang landed ...

Sep 7, 2014

Group linked to late LDP heavyweight Kanemaru visits Pyongyang

A group related to the late Shin Kanemaru arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday ahead of the 100th anniversary of the influential politician’s birthday on Sept. 17. “Our trip is mainly sightseeing, and we have no political intention,” his son Yasunobu Kanemaru said at a ...

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

Sep 6, 2014

North Korea again fires short-range projectiles, Seoul says

North Korea on Saturday continued its string of firing rockets and missiles, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas, a South Korean defense official said. The projectiles flew about 210 kilometers ...

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

Sep 5, 2014

Families fear hundreds left out of abductee debate

by Reiji Yoshida

Feb. 7, 1976, should have been just another Saturday for Susumu Fujita. The 19-year-old college student was leaving his house in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, for a part-time job as a security guard in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. When his father asked if there was any ...