May 3, 2016

North Korea says waitresses tricked into going to South

North Korea stepped up its calls Tuesday for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China. Seoul says the waitresses willingly defected to the South. North Korean authorities on Tuesday presented the colleagues and parents of ...

May 3, 2016

North Korea's political logic

The North Korean regime uses provocations to survive, and the upcoming party congress will applaud the leadership for being so "shrewd."

May 2, 2016

South Korea warns of potential abductions by North

South Korea warned Monday there is a risk of its citizens being abducted by Pyongyang in retaliation for the defection of a dozen North Korean staff at a restaurant in China. Twelve women working at the restaurant in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo ...

North Korea tightens security ahead of party congress

Apr 30, 2016

North Korea tightens security ahead of party congress

North Korea has tightened security ahead of its ruling party’s congress, South Korea said Friday, with authorities keen to avoid any “mishap” at the gathering, at which advances in the drive for nuclear weapons will likely be hailed. Thousands of delegates are expected in ...