South Korea's president pressed North Korea on Tuesday to change its pattern of provocations and take responsibility for two deadly attacks last year, saying that could lead to a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
The recent bloody riots in Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria are only the beginning of a wave of instability — not only in Arab lands but across the whole so-called "developing" world.
South Korea said Thursday it accepted a North Korean proposal to hold high-level defense talks a day after the leaders of the U.S. and China called for better communication between the two Koreas.
The document dump of classified U.S. diplomatic cables is starting to jeopardize the positions of American ambassadors who sent the State Department candid reports on sensitive subjects, as foreign governments complain about the leaks and nervous officials in Washington try to deal with the fallout.
South Korea's president vowed relentless retaliation against North Korea if provoked again, saying Monday he is not afraid of war with the communist North.
North Korea could fire missiles at South Korea next year, analysts predicted Monday, as the isolated North's hostility toward the outside world deepens while it undergoes a hereditary transfer of power.
North Korean soldiers on Friday boasted on state television they bombarded a front-line South Korean island with artillery last month as immediate retaliation after the South fired first.
SEOUL | North Korean soldiers boasted on state-run television they bombarded a front-line South Korean island with artillery last month as immediate retaliation after the South fired first.
North Korea could be planning another nuclear test for next year, a South Korean think tank warned Friday, as Pyongyang celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim Jong-il's elevation to military chief, calling him "an invincible and iron-willed commander."