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©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji N. Korea slams South's missile test 'farce' North Korea has slammed the South's recent ballistic missile test, calling it a "farce" aimed at showing off Seoul's military strength in the face of threats from Pyongyang.
06 апреля 2014
2 dead as cargo boat with N. Korea crew sinks off S. Korea South Korean coastguard units searched Friday for survivors of a cargo ship with 16 North Korean crew that sank with the loss of at least two lives off the South's southern coast.
04 апреля 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. ©Reuters/Jason Lee Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un A new photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un disembarking from a plane suggests he doesn't share his father Kim Jong-Il's near-obsessive fear of flying.
02 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Edgar Su North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test.
31 марта 2014
N. Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.
26 марта 2014
Japan, N. Korea move to restart formal talks Japan and North Korea are moving to restart formal government-level talks, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after a shift over the contentious issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese citizens.
20 марта 2014
S. Korea urges North to stop 'provocative' rocket tests South Korea called Monday for the North to stop its "provocative" rocket tests, after the launch of dozens of rockets in recent weeks -- most recently Sunday -- that Seoul says threaten regional security.
17 марта 2014
©Reuters Libya intercepts tanker loaded with rebel oil Libyan authorities said they intercepted a North Korean-flagged tanker which had loaded crude from a rebel-held eastern port, as the conflict over the country's key petroleum revenues escalated.
11 марта 2014
N. Korean leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win North Korea's state media confirmed Monday what was never in doubt -- a 100 percent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.
10 марта 2014
N.Korea fires Scud missiles as US-S.Korea hold drills North Korea fired short-range Scud missiles off its east coast for the second time in a week, drawing condemnation from Washington and Seoul as the allies held joint military exercises.
04 марта 2014
N. Korea fires short-range missiles, South says 'provocative' North Korea fired short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast for the second time in a week Monday, prompting a warning from South Korea of "reckless provocation."
03 марта 2014
©Reuters/Bobby Yip Military drills to test inter-Korean detente South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea which will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.
24 февраля 2014
Reunited Korean families hold tearful final farewell The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.
23 февраля 2014
N. Korea rejects UN rights report as 'fabrication' North Korea on Friday "categorically" rejected a UN report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a "sheer fabrication" invented by the United States and its allies.
22 февраля 2014
S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, left for the North Korean border Thursday to attend the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the Korean War.
20 февраля 2014
Brainwashing, surveillance, fear: daily fare in N.Korea Brainwashed from birth, under constant surveillance, cowed by the all-embracing state and facing the spectre of disappearing forever in its vast network of camps if they step out of line.
18 февраля 2014
Japan PM as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un: S. Korea poll With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb for years, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
12 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Jacky Chen N. Korea scraps US envoy's invite as tensions mount Tensions tightened on the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea cancelled a US envoy's visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang.
10 февраля 2014
North, South Korea meet for talks on family reunions North and South Korea were set to hold talks Wednesday on resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War -- an emotive issue that Pyongyang has been accused of exploiting as a bargaining chip.
05 февраля 2014
N. Korea calls Japanese PM Abe 'Asian Hitler' North Korea on Tuesday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.
05 февраля 2014

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