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North Korea gives Korean-American 10 years' hard labour: Xinhua

Seoul - North Korea on Friday sentenced a detained Korean-American, Kim Dong-Chul, to 10 years' hard labour on charges of subversion and espionage, China's official Xinhua news agency said.

Two North Korea missile tests fail: South

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday made two failed bids to test fire a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, in a thwarted display of military strength ahead of a landmark ruling party congress.

North Korea video appeal by family of 'kidnapped' daughter

Seoul - North Korea has released a video appeal by the parents of one of 12 waitresses that Pyongyang insists were kidnapped by South Korean agents from the restaurant where they were working in China.

N. Korea builds replica of South 'Blue House' for target practice

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to blow apart a replica of South Korea's presidential Blue House on an artillery range outside Pyongyang, in an apparent propaganda exercise, the South's military said Wednesday.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

Sogongdong - "It's a dying business," Gong In-Young said Wednesday as he watched US activists clear out the cages of the South Korean dog meat farm he has been running for the past decade.

North Korea sets party congress date amid nuclear test fears

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday formally set May 6 for the opening of a landmark ruling party congress -- the first in nearly four decades and an event many fear will be preceded by a fifth nuclear test.

S. Korea's Park says North ready for nuclear test

Seoul - North Korea is ready to carry out a fifth nuclear test and could press the button at any time, South Korea's president said Tuesday, amid reports Pyongyang has readied a powerful, new mid-range missile for an imminent flight test.

N. Korea's Kim hails 'successful' submarine missile test

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said Sunday, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.

N. Korea tests submarine-launched missile: South

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defence ministry said.

N. Korea offers to send 'abducted' defectors' parents to South

Seoul - North Korea said Thursday it wanted to set up a meeting -- in Seoul if necessary -- between a dozen recent defectors and their parents to prove Pyongyang's claim that the former were abducted by South Korea.

N. Korea hails electoral 'death sentence' on South's president

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday crowed over the recent shock electoral defeat of the South's ruling party, calling it a political "death sentence" handed down on President Park Geun-Hye.

Spotting food poisoning bugs using laser scanning

Seoul - Korean researchers have developed a novel way to scan for potential food poisoning bacteria. The technology takes the form of a laser scanner and it works within a few seconds.

South Korea, Japan, U.S. warn Pyongyang over possible nuclear test

Seoul - South Korea, Japan and the United States on Tuesday warned North Korea of harsher sanctions and deeper isolation if it went ahead with a fifth nuclear test or other provocations.

'Limited' activity at N. Korea nuclear test site: U.S. think-tank

Seoul - Recent satellite images show only "limited" activity at North Korea's nuclear test site, despite reports that Pyongyang is on the verge of conducting a fifth underground test, a US think-tank said Tuesday.

Preparations in 'final stages' for N. Korea nuclear test: Report

Seoul - A surge in activity at North Korea's atomic test site suggests preparations for a fifth nuclear test are in their final stages, possibly before a key political event in early May, South Korean media reported Sunday.

Two years after S. Korea ferry tragedy, relatives await salvage

Seoul - Grieving relatives Saturday threw white chrysanthemums into the sea at the spot where the Sewol ferry sank, as South Korea marked the second anniversary of the disaster which killed 304.

N. Korea missile launch fails on founder's birthday

Seoul - North Korea tried and failed to test-fire what appeared to be a medium-range Musudan missile on the birthday of founding leader Kim Il-Sung Friday, a high-profile misstep after Pyongyang claimed a series of breakthroughs in its nuclear weapons program...

S. Korea ruling party loses parliamentary majority

Seoul - South Korea's conservative ruling party said it had "disappointed" voters after it suffered a serious setback in Wednesday's general election, losing its 16 years of parliamentary majority.

Economic woes, threats from North shadow S. Korea vote

Seoul - South Koreans vote Wednesday in legislative elections clouded by North Korean nuclear threats and the multiple challenges facing Asia's fourth largest economy, as President Park Geun-Hye enters the final stretch of her term in office.

Electile dysfunction: S. Korea probes sex pills-for-votes claim

Seoul - Elderly men in South Korea have allegedly been given erectile dysfunction drugs to buy their votes in legislative elections, prosecutors said Tuesday, announcing an investigation into the suspected breach.
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