S.Korea Sends Gift of Tangerines to Kim Jong-un

S.Korea Sends Gift of Tangerines to Kim Jong-un

South Korea-US military drills violate agreements: North Korean

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea's resumption of small-scale military drills with the United States violated a recent agreement aimed at lowering tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday (Nov 12).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

South Korea ships tangerines to North, which sent mushrooms

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea has airlifted thousands of boxes of tangerines to North Korea in return for the North’s large shipments of pine mushrooms in September, Seoul officials said Monday.South Korea says it will send 200 tons of tangerines to North Korea by Monday afternoon. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says military planes flew to Pyongyang twice on Sunday to deliver the

Seoul approves visit by seven N. Korean officials this week

The South Korean government has approved a visit by seven North Korean officials to the South later this week to attend an international peace forum, the Ministry of Unification said Monday.Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun said his ministry has given the green light to the South Korea visits by Ri Jong-hyok, vice chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, Kim Song-hye, director of the United Front Departmen...

Running on Empty? Kim Jong Un’s struggle to fuel his economy

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North Korea's breakdown of communication

Both the momentum for talks and the opportunity to engage with Pyongyang may be slipping away.

N Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S Korean court ruling

The newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party carried an editorial Sunday supporting a recent South Korean court ruling ordering a Japanese company to pay compensation for wartime forced labor. The editorial in the Rodong Sinmum lambasted objections to the ruling by Japanese government officials as "barefaced impudence." It is…

N. Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S. Korea court ruling N. Korean paper raps Japan's reaction to S. Korea court ruling

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- The newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party carried an editorial Sunday supporting a recent South Korean court ruling orde

Koreas disarm 22 guard posts at DMZ

The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across the world's most fortified border, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

In September, the Koreas made an agreement to eventually remove all guard posts from both sides of the border.

North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts, East Asia

SEOUL (AFP) - The two Koreas began destroying 20 guard posts along their heavily-fortified frontier on Sunday (Nov 11) under a plan to reduce tensions on the border.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

South Korea's rush to North Korea

A new type of “gold rush” of sorts is unfolding, as the latest detente with North Korea grabs the imagination of enterprising South Koreans eyeing fresh opportunities in the North.The South Korean government, for one, is looking for the right moment to revive old business ties and form new ones with its communist neighbor rich in untapped natural resources.  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, and South Korean ...

South Korean military transport aircraft began a tangerine airlift to North Korea on Sunday, the first of a gift of 200 tonnes of the fruit from the southern island of Jeju, South Korea's presidential Blue House said.

Life after Kim: inside the schools catering to North Korean defectors

Young people who escape North Korea face a second struggle when they arrive in the South: how to cope in an alien education system Schools like Haankkum help them adjust to a new way of life