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South Korea cuts growth outlook, holds interest rate at record low
‘Prepare for war’, Kim Jong-un tells North Korea's army
Propaganda leaflets balloon-launched into North Korea from South, but no 'Interview'
No sign of North Korea nuclear test preparations: US think tank
North Korea slams UN human rights vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity
North Korea issues fresh warning of retaliatory strikes against South

North Korea on Saturday warned of retaliatory strikes days after South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol near the border.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

North Korea on Saturday warned of retaliatory strikes days after South Korea fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol near the border.

North Korea issues fresh warning of retaliatory strikes against South
South Korea activists launch 1 million balloons carrying anti-North leaflets on border

South Korean activists say they have launched more than one million anti-North Korea leaflets across the border on Friday, a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang, which has demanded Seoul ban such exercises.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

South Korean activists say they have launched more than one million anti-North Korea leaflets across the border on Friday, a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang, which has demanded Seoul ban such exercises.

South Korea activists launch 1 million balloons carrying anti-North leaflets on border
North, South Korean troops exchange border fire across DMZ
Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics

The former head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service handed a suspended jail sentence on Thursday following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The former head of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service handed a suspended jail sentence on Thursday following his trial on charges of meddling in the 2012 election.

Former South Korea spy chief handed suspended jail term for meddling in politics
North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'

North Korean bank official linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million

29 Aug 2014 - 11:22PM

North Korean bank official linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million

North Korean bank official 'linked to state slush funds seeks asylum and flees with US$5 million'
North Korea producing weapons grade plutonium and uranium: US think tank
N Korea issues new bank notes to flush out hoarded cash
‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician yesterday as she received visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician yesterday as she received visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

‘Comfort women’ issue raised in rare talks between Park Geun-hye and Tokyo governor
Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

Lawsuit seeking compensation from ferry company owners and South Korean government launched by the mother of one of the student victims from Danwon High School

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Lawsuit seeking compensation from ferry company owners and South Korean government launched by the mother of one of the student victims from Danwon High School

Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster
Kim Jong-un blasts North Korea weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts

North Korean leader censures his country’s weather service for “incorrect” forecasts in a rare public dressing down of a government body in the reclusive nation, which suffers regular natural disasters.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

North Korean leader censures his country’s weather service for “incorrect” forecasts in a rare public dressing down of a government body in the reclusive nation, which suffers regular natural disasters.

Kim Jong-un blasts North Korea weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts
South Korea investigating another crashed drone, says official
Divers retrieve more bodies in South Korea ferry disaster bringing death toll to 275
North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response

North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

North Korea held a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, with Seoul vowing a “strong” response if any shells fall on its side of the disputed boundary.

North Korea holds live-fire drill on maritime border as Seoul vows ‘strong’ response
South Korean navy fires warning shots at North’s ships crossing Yellow Sea border
North Korea hits out at UN meeting over its human rights abuses
Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank
North Korea denounces US ‘double-standards’ over South’s missile tests
South Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill amid border tensions with the North

South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint air drill on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint air drill on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea.

South Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill amid border tensions with the North
Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

Kim Jong-un was yesterday "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the regime following the execution of his once-powerful uncle.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Kim Jong-un was yesterday "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the regime following the execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader
South Korea calls the North’s missile tests a ‘calculated provocative act’
North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strike against South
US ‘pivot’ to Asia cannot be derailed, Biden says
North Korea resumes missile site construction: US institute
Putin in Seoul to push new ‘Silk Road’ via North Korea
Hyundai Motor posts Q3 profit on Brazil, China sales