- 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 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 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 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 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 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.