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US has not sought meeting with North Korea: envoy

Seoul - US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill.

North Korea's Kim ordered to pay damages to Seoul POWs

Seoul - A South Korean court ordered Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un to compensate two former prisoners of war who spent decades as forced labourers in the North, in a move that could set a far-reaching legal precedent on the divided peninsula.

Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the "hasty" relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.

US N.Korea envoy doubts new Trump-Kim summit

Washington - The US pointman on North Korea voiced doubt Monday that President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un would meet again before US elections, although he held out hope for progress in nuclear negotiations.

North and South mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - North and South Korea on Thursday separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict that killed millions of people and has technically yet to end.

South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Korean War still weighs on lives in South

Seoul - From a nurse who fought to the descendant of a war refugee, the Korean War still weighs heavy on lives on the peninsula, 70 years after it began.

S. Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

Seoul - South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending "the hard-fought peace" on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

Chinese veterans of Korean War urge peace as tensions with US mount

Shanghai - Chinese army veteran Yu Jihua faced the United States on the battlefield in the Korean War and the 87-year-old has no wish to see a repeat as tensions rise again between the nuclear-armed superpowers.

South Korean soldiers' remains repatriated decades after war

Seoul - The remains of nearly 150 South Korean soldiers killed in the Korean War were sent back to their homeland on Wednesday, Seoul's defence ministry said, a day before the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.

North Korea's Kim suspends military plans against South: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday, in an apparent sudden dialling down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office.

Holiday homes and battlefields: Legacies of the Korean War along DMZ

Goseong - From North Korean party headquarters to holiday homes to cemeteries, 70 years after the Korean War began its legacies line the Demilitarized Zone that marks where the fighting came to a standstill.

One conflict, two museums: how the Korean War still divides the peninsula

Seoul - In the capitals of the two Koreas, flagship museums offer radically different accounts of the same conflict -- the war launched to unify the peninsula but that now defines its division.

North Korea's Kim suspends military plans against South: KCNA

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday in an apparent sudden dialling-down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office.

Korean War echoes through the South's generations

Seoul - From a veteran wounded in combat to a conscripted grandson, three generations of a South Korean family illustrate changing views of the North and the Korean War, 70 years after it began.

The Korean War: carnage, stalemate and ceasefire

Seoul - As well as pitting North against South, the Korean War embroiled each side's communist and Western allies -- with the Soviet Union and China backing Pyongyang, and a US-led coalition under a United Nations banner supporting Seoul.

North Korea ready to send millions of leaflets to South

Seoul - North Korea has millions of propaganda leaflets ready to send to the South by an aerial armada of balloons, it said Monday, heightening its rhetoric against Seoul after blowing up a liaison office.

N. Korea says millions of leaflets readied against South

Seoul - North Korea said on Monday it has readied thousands of balloons and millions of leaflets in preparation for "retaliatory punishment" against South Korea.

North Korea preparing anti-South leaflet campaign: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea is preparing to launch an anti-Seoul leaflet campaign, state media said Saturday, prompting sharp criticism from South Korea with tensions high on the peninsula.

Seoul's unification minister resigns over North Korea tensions

Seoul - South Korea's Unification Minister, its point man for relations with the North, stepped down on Friday over heightened tensions on the peninsula, days after Pyongyang blew up its liaison office with the South.

North Korea an 'extraordinary threat': US

Washington - North Korea remains an acute threat to the Indo-Pacific region, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday after Pyongyang blew up its liaison office with South Korea.

North Korea threatens to beef up military presence around DMZ

Seoul - North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarized Zone, a day after blowing up its liaison office with the South, prompting sharp criticism from Seoul.

North Korea vows to step up border military activities

Seoul - North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence at now-shuttered inter-Korean project sites and rebuild guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone, a day after it blew up its liaison office with Seoul, sharply raising tensions on the penin...

Kim Yo Jong: North Korean leader's increasingly powerful sister

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister warned at the weekend that a Korean liaison office would soon be seen "completely collapsed". On Tuesday, Pyongyang reduced it to rubble.

Office politics: Symbol of inter-Korean liaison reduced to rubble

Seoul - The inter-Korean liaison office that Pyongyang blew up on Tuesday was opened in September 2018 as part of an agreement the North's leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in signed at their first summit five months earlier.

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border with South

Seoul - North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, after days of increasingly virulent rhetoric from Pyongyang.

North Korean army 'fully ready' for action against Seoul: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea's army is "fully ready" to take action against the South, state media said Tuesday in the latest verbal sabre-rattling from Pyongyang, days after its leader's sister threatened military moves against Seoul.

Kim's sister says N. Korea will take 'action' against South: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea will take "action" against the South and entrust its military to carry it out, Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un, threatened Saturday in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency.

North Korea denounces US two years after Singapore summit

Seoul - North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un.

Seoul warns of 'thorough crackdown' on anti-North Korea leaflets

Seoul - South Korea's presidential Blue House on Thursday warned of a "thorough crackdown" against activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border, after Human Rights Watch denounced it as "shameful" for seeking to block such activities.
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