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north korea tension sidelines south's unification ministry


seoul, south korea — every day, south korea's unification ministry sends officials to the border village of panmunjom to call north korea at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more than 18 months, the north hasn't picked up.as north korea steps up its nuclear weapons tests and threats, the unification ministry faces an almost existential crisis.it wasn't too long ago that the ministry was one of seoul's most powerful departments. it had central roles in engineering two historic summits between the leaders of the two koreas and launching joint economic projects in the 2000s. that is mostly gone after nearly a decade of hard-line conservative rule in the south, and a rapid expansion of missile and nuclear weapons development in the north.






north korea could mark military birthday with nuke, missile test


south korea's unification ministry said there has been no unusual movement in north korea as pyongyang is set to mark the 85th anniversary of its military on tuesday.        






seoul says it wants to reopen communication with north | south korea news


south korea says it wants to re-establish lines of communication with north korea, as new president moon jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with its reclusive neighbour to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes.the two countries are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. the north has ignored calls to curb its weapons programmes, defending them as necessary to counter us hostility.n korea missile launch tests seoul's new mission for dialogueits latest ballistic missile launch, in defiance of un security council resolutions, was on sunday which it said was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead"."our most basic stance is that communication lines between south and north kor






the latest: s. koreans worry missile test will boost tension


seoul, south korea — the latest on north korea's missile launch (all times local):8 p.m.south koreans expressed concern over increased tensions on the korean peninsula as they watched news of north korea's announcement that it successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile.company employee park choul, watching the news tuesday at seoul's train station, said he worried the relationship between south and north korea will become even more strained.retiree kwak tae-young criticized north korea for developing nuclear weapons for possible use against fellow koreans, and urged north korean leader kim jong un to halt the program. he said he hoped for the peaceful unification of the korean peninsula.a professor of north korean studies at dongguk university, koh yu-hwan, said nor






north korean ice hockey team permitted to compete in south


seoul, south korea — south korea says it has approved the north korean women's ice hockey team to compete in an international event in south korea next month.seoul's unification ministry on wednesday said the north korean team would be permitted to stay from april 1-9 to participate in the group rounds of the ice hockey women's world championship.north korean athletes haven't competed in south korea since the 2014 asian games at incheon. the women's world championship is one of the many sports events south korea plans to host at olympic facilities to prepare for next year's winter games in pyeongchang.relations between the rival koreas have significantly worsened over the past year after a series of rocket launches by north korea.






south korea on heightened alert for north's celebration | south korea news


south korea said on friday it was on heightened alert in advance of another important anniversary in north korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by pyongyang.north korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its korean people's army on tuesday - an important anniversary that comes at the end of major military drills, south korea's unification ministry spokesman lee duk-haeng said.the south and the united states have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the north routinely criticises as a prelude to invasion."it is a situation where a lot of exercise equipment is amassed in north korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the korean peninsula because of






s. korea oks civilian contact with north korea over malaria


seoul, south korea — south korea will allow a civic group to contact north korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since north korea's fourth nuclear test in january 2016, officials said friday.the announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new president moon jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival north. moon's conservative predecessor, park geun-hye, hadn't endorsed any civilian contacts since the north's fourth nuclear test.seoul's unification ministry said the seoul-based korean sharing movement would be allowed to communicate with north korea to discuss how to deal with malaria in north korea."while the new government maintains a






south korea on heightened alert for north's celebration | south korea news


south korea said on friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in north korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by pyongyang.north korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its korean people's army on tuesday - an important anniversary that comes at the end of major military drills, south korea's unification ministry spokesman lee duk-haeng said.the south and the united states have also been conducting annual joint military exercises, which the north routinely criticises as a prelude to invasion."it is a situation where a lot of exercise equipment is amassed in north korea and also a lot of strategic assets are situated on the korean peninsula because of the s






s. korea oks civilian contact with north korea over malaria


seoul, south korea — south korea will allow a civic group to contact north korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since north korea's fourth nuclear test in january 2016, officials said friday.the announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new president moon jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with the rival north. moon's conservative predecessor, park geun-hye, hadn't endorsed any civilian contacts since the north's fourth nuclear test.seoul's unification ministry said the seoul-based korean sharing movement would be allowed to communicate with north korea to discuss how to deal with malaria in north korea."while the new government maintains a






north korea nuclear threats don’t stop aid from south


seoul—south korea’s government said it would send $8 million in new humanitarian aid to north korea, despite the nuclear standoff on the peninsula.the left-leaning administration approved the new aid tranche thursday, after a meeting of government officials chaired by unification minister cho myoung-gyon.since taking office in may, president moon jae-in has emphasized a two-track approach toward north korea, supporting...






south koreans feel overlooked by u.s. in north korea debate


seoul—like many in this gleaming south korean capital, kim hyun-soo says he feels like a helpless bystander in the nuclear standoff between the u.s. and north korea, even though his fate hangs in the balance.south koreans are watching from the sidelines as u.s. president donald trump threatens north korea with “fire and fury” and north korea’s leader kim jong un vows to reduce the u.s. to “huge heaps of ashes.” it’s an unnerving...






skorea oks civilian contact with nkorea in goodwill gesture


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea will allow a civic group to contact north korea over aid programs, the first such approval since north korea’s fourth nuclear test in january 2016, seoul officials said friday.the announcement is a sign that the liberal government led by new president moon jae-in is trying to restart stalled civilian aid and exchange programs as a way to improve strained ties with rival north korea. moon’s conservative predecessor, park geun-hye, hadn’t endorsed any civilian contacts since the north’s fourth nuclear test.seoul’s unification ministry said the seoul-based korean sharing movement would be allowed to communicate with north korea to discuss how to deal with malaria in north korea.“while the new government maintains a stance of firmly responding to north kor






in the north korea standoff, south koreans say what about us?


seoul—like many in this gleaming south korean capital, kim hyun-soo says he feels like a helpless bystander in the nuclear standoff between the u.s. and north korea, even though his fate hangs in the balance.south koreans are watching from the sidelines as u.s. president donald trump threatens north korea with “fire and fury” and north korea’s leader kim jong un vows to reduce the u.s. to “huge heaps of ashes.” it’s an unnerving...






in the north korea standoff, south koreans say, ‘what about us?’


seoul—like many in this gleaming south korean capital, kim hyun-soo says he feels like a helpless bystander in the nuclear standoff between the u.s. and north korea, even though his fate hangs in the balance.south koreans are watching from the sidelines as u.s. president donald trump threatens north korea with “fire and fury” and north korea’s leader kim jong un vows to reduce the u.s. to “huge heaps of ashes.” it’s an unnerving...






n korea missile launch fails, says south korea


image copyrightreutersimage caption the failed launch comes a day after north korea paraded dozens of missiles in pyongyang north korea has attempted to launch a missile on its east coast which is believed to have failed, south korea's military says. it comes a day after the state warned the us that it was "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks" amid mounting tension in the region.on saturday, a military parade was held in pyongyang as a show of force.north korea has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches."north korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from [its eastern port of] sinpo," the ministry said, adding that the suspected launch on sunday had "failed". the ministry said that it was investigating for further details.north korea marked






seoul to resume aid to n. korea but doesn’t set date


seoul, south korea (ap) — south korea on thursday decided to resume humanitarian aid to north korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn’t determine when to provide the $8 million worth of assistance amid tensions created by pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests.the decision is still likely to trigger heated debates as many south korean politicians have expressed concerns that the aid resumption would distract from efforts to step up sanctions and pressure against the north over its rapidly expanding nuclear weapons program.south korea suspended humanitarian aid to north korea after the country conducted its fourth nuclear test in january 2016. the country’s new liberal president moon jae-in, who took office in may, has maintained that the issue of providing humanitarian aid to no






n. korea threatens s. korean reporters over book review


seoul, south korea — north korea on thursday vowed to execute reporters from two south korean newspapers, saying they insulted the country's dignity while reviewing and interviewing the british authors of a book about life in the isolated country.pyongyang's official korean central news agency carried a state court statement expressing anger over the descriptions of north korean lives as increasingly capitalist. it also objected to the translated title of the south korean edition as "capitalist people's republic of korea" and the book's cover that replaced the red star in north korea's official seal with the u.s. dollar mark.north korea's central court also "sentenced to death" the presidents of the newspapers and said the north will "track down to the end and cut off the dirty windpipes"






north korea accuses us, south korea of assassination attempt


seoul, south korea — north korea has accused the u.s. and south korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader kim jong un involving bio-chemical weapons.north korea's ministry of state security said friday in a statement carried on state media that it will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy" the "terrorists" in the cia and south korean intelligence agency for targeting its supreme leadership.north korea frequently lambasts the united states and south korea, but its accusation friday was unusual in its details.the ministry said the spy agencies "ideologically corrupted and bribed" a north korean citizen who had been working in russia to carry out the alleged assassination attempt involving a "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substance.officials at south korea's na






north korea 'arrests us citizen' at pyongyang airport | north korea news


north korea has arrested a us citizen, officials say, in the latest case of an american being held in the country.the swedish embassy in pyongyang said it was aware of a korean-american citizen being detained on friday, but could not comment further.the embassy looks after consular affairs for the us in north korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. read more: north korea warns of 'full-out' war with nuclear weapons south korea's yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a korean-american man was arrested on friday at pyongyang's international airport while trying to leave north korea.it said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, kim, has been involved in aid and relief programmes to north korea and was a former professor at the ya






n.korea detains us citizen; at least 3rd american being held


pyongyang, north korea — north korea recently detained a u.s. citizen, officials said sunday, in the latest case of an american being held in the country.the swedish embassy in pyongyang said it was aware of a korean-american citizen being detained recently, but could not comment further. the embassy looks after consular affairs for the united states in north korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations.south korea's yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a korean-american man was arrested friday at pyongyang's international airport while trying to leave north korea. it said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, kim, has been involved in aid and relief programs to north korea and was a former professor at the yanbian university of sc






north korea 'arrests us citizen' at pyongyang airport | north korea news


north korea has arrested a us citizen, officials say, in the latest case of an american being held in the country.the swedish embassy in pyongyang said it was aware of a korean-american citizen being detained on friday, but could not comment further.the embassy looks after consular affairs for the united states in north korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. read more: north korea warns of 'full-out' war with nuclear weapons south korea's yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a korean-american man was arrested on friday at pyongyang's international airport while trying to leave north korea.it said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, kim, has been involved in aid and relief programmes to north korea and was a former professo






north korea claims cia plot to kill kim jong un


north korea has threatened “anti-terrorist action” against the united states and south korea after it accused them of plotting to assassinate its leader, kim jong un. north korea’s ministry of state security claimed that the cia and south korea’s national intelligence service attempted to stage an attack against kim jong un using a “biochemical substance,” according…






n.korea detains us citizen; at least 3rd american being held


pyongyang, north korea (ap) — north korea recently detained a u.s. citizen, officials said sunday, in the latest case of an american being held in the country.the swedish embassy in pyongyang said it was aware of a korean-american citizen being detained recently, but could not comment further. the embassy looks after consular affairs for the united states in north korea because the two countries do not have diplomatic relations.south korea’s yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, reported that a korean-american man was arrested friday at pyongyang’s international airport while trying to leave north korea. it said the man, in his late 50s and identified by his surname, kim, has been involved in aid and relief programs to north korea and was a former professor at the yanbian university






north korea vows to respond to 'reckless' us moves | north korea news


north korea has sharply criticised the us after the us pacific command moved a set of warships to the korean peninsula over the weekend.the north's foreign ministry, in a statement carried by its kcna news agency on tuesday, said the us navy strike group's deployment showed america's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase"."we never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves," a spokesman for the country's foreign affairs ministry said.opinion: what's on kim jong-un's mind?"the dprk is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the us," the spokesman said on monday, using an alternative abbreviation for north korea.on saturday, the us w






seoul says north korea has fired its security chief


seoul, south korea — north korea fired its state security minister last month, presumably over corruption, abuse of power and torture committed by his agency, according to rival south korea's government on friday.jeong joon hee, spokesman for the unification ministry, said the sacking of kim won hong, who had been seen as close to leader kim jong un, might cause instability in the country's leadership by causing more fear into the ruling elite. north korea has not said anything about kim wong hong, and jeong did not say how the south's government obtained the information.there's a possibility that kim won hong will face stronger punishment as the investigation into his actions is ongoing, said jeong.south korea has a spotty record of tracking developments in north korea as information abou






north korea vows to respond to 'reckless' us moves | north korea news


north korea has sharply criticised the us after the us pacific command moved a set of warships to the korean peninsula over the weekend.the north's foreign ministry, in a statement carried by its kcna news agency on tuesday, said the us navy strike group's deployment showed america's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase"."we never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves," a spokesman for the country's foreign affairs ministry said. read more: us strike group heads towards korean peninsula "the dprk is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the us," the spokesman said on monday, using an alternative abbreviation for north korea.






n. korea fires ballistic missile: seoul defense ministry


north korea fired a ballistic missile on sunday, south korea’s defence ministry said, the first since donald trump became us president.the missile, launched around 7:55 am (22:55 gmt saturday) from banghyon air base in the western province of north pyongan province, flew east towards the sea of japan, it said.“the concrete type of the ballistic missile has yet to be identified”, a defence ministry spokesman told afp.but yonhap news agency said the south korean military suspected the north might have been testing a intermediate-range musudan missile.north korea in october last year tested musudan missiles twice that were fired from the same airbase.






north korea preparing for us missile strikes


north korea’s army is preparing for possible cruise missile strikes following the united states’ attack on syria last month. related: north korea war a ‘high possibility,’ south korea’s new president says since that attack, and amid rising tension with the u.s., north korea has been rebuilding walls to protect gallery positions from air raids, according to…






n korea missile launch fails day after military parade


image copyrightreutersimage caption the failed launch comes a day after north korea paraded dozens of missiles in pyongyang north korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, south korean and us military officials say, a day after pyongyang warned the us amid rising tension in the region.the us said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch.hours earlier, north korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles at a major military display.it has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in contravention of un resolutions.the latest development comes as us vice-president mike pence heads to the south korean capital, seoul, where he is expected to discuss the best way to deal with north korea's missile and nuclear programmes






n korea missile launch fails day after military parade


image copyrightreutersimage caption the failed launch comes a day after north korea paraded dozens of missiles in pyongyang north korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, south korean and us military officials say, a day after pyongyang warned the us amid rising tension in the region.the us said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch.hours earlier, north korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles at a major military display.it has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in contravention of un resolutions.the latest development comes as us vice-president mike pence heads to the south korean capital, seoul, where he is expected to discuss the best way to deal with north korea's missile and nuclear programmes






u.s. antimissile system goes live in south korea


seoul – a u.s. missile-defense system deployed to counter growing threats from north korea has gone into operation in south korea, officials said on tuesday.the installation of the terminal high altitude area defense battery has roiled the south korean presidential campaign, partly over questions of who will pay for it, and drawn objections from china, which said the deployment undermined its own ­missile defense abilities.the united states and south korea began installing the radar and other important components of the system, known as thaad, last week at an abandoned golf course in seongju, 135 miles southeast of seoul, after reaching an agreement to deploy it last july.the system "is operational and has the ability to intercept north korean missiles" and defend south korea, said col. ro






the latest: russia watching korea tension with great concern


pyongyang, north korea — the latest on tensions on the korean peninsula (all times local):6:30 p.m.the kremlin says it's watching the developments around north korea with "great concern."president vladimir putin's spokesman dmitry peskov said friday that russia is calling on all parties to show restraint and refrain from any provocative action. he emphasized that the crisis could only be settled by political and diplomatic means.russia's deputy foreign minister sergei ryabkov warned the u.s. that attempts to rely on force to pressure north korea will not help.tensions in the region have risen with the dispatch of a u.s. aircraft carrier to the area and the deployment of thousands of u.s. and south korean troops, tanks and other weaponry for their biggest joint military exercises. pyongyang






n korea missile launch fails day after military parade


image copyrightreutersimage caption the failed launch comes a day after north korea paraded dozens of missiles in pyongyang north korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, south korean and us military officials say, a day after pyongyang warned the us amid rising tension in the region.the us said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch.hours earlier, north korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles at a major military display.it has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in contravention of un resolutions.the latest development comes as us vice-president mike pence heads to the south korean capital, seoul, where he is expected to discuss the best way to deal with north korea's missile and nuclear programmes






n korea missile launch fails day after military parade


image copyrightreutersimage caption the failed launch comes a day after north korea paraded dozens of missiles in pyongyang north korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, south korean and us military officials say, a day after pyongyang warned the us amid rising tension in the region.the us said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch.hours earlier, north korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles at a major military display.it has already conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in contravention of un resolutions.the latest development comes as us vice-president mike pence heads to the south korean capital, seoul, where he is expected to discuss the best way to deal with north korea's missile and nuclear programmes






north korea accuses us, south korea of assassination attempt


seoul, south korea — north korea on friday accused the u.s. and south korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader kim jong un involving bio-chemical weapons.in a statement carried on state media, north korea's ministry of state security said it will "ferret out and mercilessly destroy" the "terrorists" in the cia and south korean intelligence agency for targeting its supreme leadership.north korea frequently lambasts the united states and south korea, but its accusation friday was unusual in its detail.the ministry said the spy agencies in june 2014 "ideologically corrupted and bribed" a north korean citizen who had been working in russia to carry out the alleged assassination on kim after returning home.it said south korean agents gave money and satellite commun






north korea accuses u.s., south korea of assassination attempt – the denver post


seoul, south korea — north korea on friday accused the u.s. and south korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader kim jong un involving bio-chemical weapons.in a statement carried on state media, north korea’s ministry of state security said it will “ferret out and mercilessly destroy” the “terrorists” in the cia and south korean intelligence agency for targeting its supreme leadership.north korea frequently lambasts the united states and south korea, but its accusation friday was unusual in its detail.the ministry said the spy agencies in june 2014 “ideologically corrupted and bribed” a north korean citizen who had been working in russia to carry out the alleged assassination on kim after returning home.it said south korean agents gave money and satellite commun






trump on yellen's fed, in his own words: a lot of sour notes


washington — since the early months of his presidential campaign, donald trump has occasionally expressed bluntly critical remarks about the federal reserve's performance under chair janet yellen.yellen was too "political," trump charged. too willing to keep interest rates ultra-low for too long. too inclined to favor overly strict regulation of banks.at one point, trump suggested that the fed chair should be "ashamed of herself."with yellen set to provide her semiannual testimony to congress beginning tuesday, here is a look at some of trump's observations:___sept. 12, 2016, interview on cnbctrump: interest rates are "staying at zero because (yellen is) obviously political and doing what obama wants her to do. ... the people that were hurt the worst are people that saved their money all t