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Stories with place: North Korea
  • 2 Koreas agree to hold high-level talks next month 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level talks next month to discuss ways to improve ties, Seoul officials said Friday, a sign that the rivals are following through with promised reconciliation efforts after a military standoff in August.

  • UN chief will try to visit North Korea as soon as possible 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:54 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will try to visit North Korea "at the earliest possible date" in an effort to promote peace on the Korean peninsula.

  • Seoul: North Korean leader Kim demotes top official 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday.

  • Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.

  • Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 7:44 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - North Korea and the United Nations both confirmed Tuesday that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to the reclusive north Asian country by a U.N. human rights chief.

  • NKorean diplomat: UN chief should improve relations 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 1:48 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A senior North Korean diplomat says he knows nothing about reported plans for a visit to Pyongyang by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but that if the U.N. chief does come he should help improve relations between the two Koreas and between the North and the United Nations.

  • Report: UN chief to visit North Korea this week 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 5:31 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report said.

  • SKorea leader open to NKorea talks if nuclear progress made 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 8:55 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president said Friday that she is open to talking directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if the North makes progress in abandoning its nuclear bomb ambitions.

  • Remains of Korean War soldier returned to Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 3:19 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Korean War soldier whose remains were recently identified has been returned home to Pennsylvania 65 years after he was reported missing in action.

  • New book chronicles remarkable Korean War friendship story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 2:09 pm

    CONCORD, Massachusetts - Retired U.S. Navy pilot Thomas Hudner is 91 now, but he's never been able to shake the promise he made to a trusted Korean War wingman 65 years ago: "Don't worry, we'll be back for you."

  • Kenneth Bae, detained 2 years in North Korea, releasing book 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 5:45 pm

    SEATTLE - Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen who was detained in North Korea for two years before his release last November, plans to tell his story in a book.

  • North Korea says bold action by US could open path to treaty story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:05 am

    LONDON - North Korea says the United States needs to end its "nuclear-based threats and blackmail" and respond to the North's recent diplomatic overture to formally end the decades-old Korean conflict. Fighting ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, leaving North and South Korea still technically at war.

  • Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 2:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

  • US, SKorea express "grave concern" at NKorean threats 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 7:57 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. and South Korea expressed "grave concern" Monday over North Korea's stated plan to conduct a missile or nuclear test, but they announced no specific new steps toward giving South Korea control of its own forces in the event of a North Korean attack.

  • Long, complicated history behind S. Korea-Japan relations story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 6:42 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of years of deeply complicated history bubbled beneath the surface images of handshakes and flashing cameras Monday at the first formal meeting of Japanese and South Korean leaders in 3½ years.

  • N. Korea to hold biggest party congress in decades 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 12:24 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's ruling party said Friday it will hold its biggest convention in decades next May.