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North And South Korea's Propaganda War May Have Erupted On New Front: Karaoke

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

SEOUL, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Weeks after South Korea began blasting K-pop and anti-Pyongyang broadcasts from loudspeakers along the border with the recl...

Syria Names A Park After Kim Jong Un's Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

North Koreans gathered Monday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where authorities held a ceremony dedicating a park to the Hermit Kingdom's late fou...

Floods Hit North Korea, Killing Dozens And Stranding Thousands

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused "massive" damage on the ...

North And South Korea Take Steps To De-Escalate Tensions

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

SEOUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) - North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had...

North, South Korea Hold High-Level Talks To Defuse Fears Of War

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea stretched into the early hours of Sund...

4 Things You Need To Know About The Current Conflict Between North And South Korea

HuffPost Korea | Wan Heo | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

Tensions between North Korea and South Korea escalated this week as the countries exchanged fire across the border on Thursday. North Korea blame...

South Korea Confirms NYU Student Is Detained In North Korea

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea confirmed on Sunday that North Korea detained a South Korean student of New York University, but said it was s...

North Korea Says Detained 2 South Korean 'Spies'

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

By James Pearson and Jack Kim SEOUL, March 27 (Reuters) - South Korea demanded the immediate release on Friday of two of its...

The Unbelievable Story Of A Woman Who Taught North Korea's Elite Undercover

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke and Milos Balac | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

With a dictatorial regime, a powerful security apparatus and ruthless crackdown on dissent, what goes on in North Korea has long remained a secret for...

Nuclear Safety Cooperation Can Bridge Asian Geopolitical Rifts

H.E. Yun Byung-se | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
H.E. Yun Byung-se

If one asked, "where do most daunting challenges to global peace and security come from?" most would venture the Middle East and the Eurasian regions. Unfortunately, Northeast Asia is now adding its name on this list of conflict zones. The tectonic plates there are shifting under our feet.

Warships From South Korea, North Korea Exchange Warning Shots

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Warships from the rival Koreas exchanged warning shots Tuesday after a North Korean sh...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Buddhist Monk Has Devoted His Life To Ending Suffering In North Korea | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The traditional goal of Buddhism is to reach a state of enlightenment, which can be achieved by a lifetime of meditation and quiet contemplation. But ...

North Korea To Send Cheering Squad To South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes pla...

The Stark Difference Between North And South Korea In 10 Stunning Photos

Posted 05.29.2014 | World

Today, it is hard to believe that North and South Korea were ever a united land. The repressive northern state and its wealthy southern neighbor l...

North, South Korea Exchange Fire In Disputed Waters

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's artillery shelling near a South Korean warship patrolling disputed waters was likely a warning, not an attac...

Report: North Korea Exiles Over 100 To Remote Mountains

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

Watching a video filmed in a foreign country can get you banished in North Korea, as over a hundred people in the nation's capital have reportedly fou...

North Korea Holds Live-Fire Artillery Drills, South Says

AP | JUNG-YOON CHOI | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills near its disputed western sea boundary Tuesday, South Korean officials sa...

NKorea Calls South's President 'Despicable Prostitute' With Obama As Pimp

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has expressed outrage over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government that ...

North Korea Fires Missiles

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired four suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters Thursday, South Korean defense officials sai...

Why North Korea Today Is Not East Germany 1989

John Feffer | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
John Feffer

Just as the seemingly impregnable Honecker regime rapidly disintegrated along with the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the Kim dynasty in North Korea has been expected to collapse at any minute. This minute, of course, has lasted for more than two decades.

Cheorwan: Tranquility on the DMZ

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

The train -- which was bombed by American forces -- is enclosed by a fence adorned with messages of hope. As I took a walk around the site, I became teary-eyed by some of them obviously written by children. "Let's play together when we are united," one of them read.

NKorea Arrests Alleged SKorean Spy

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's security agency said Thursday it arrested a South Korean spy in Pyongyang who ...

NKorea Threatens To Bury U.S. Aircraft Carrier In the Sea

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

North Korea on Friday threatened to "bury in the sea" a US aircraft carrier, as it slammed a three-nation naval drill involving US, South Korean and J...

NKorea Puts Off Deal To Reunite War-Torn Families

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

By Jane Chung SEOUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday ordered the indefinite postponement of a scheduled series of reunions...

North And South Korea Reach MAJOR Agreement

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul officials say North and South Korea have agreed to allow reunions next month of families separated by the 1950-53 Kor...