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North and South Korea agreed in principle Thursday to hold their first official talks for several years next week, signaling a thaw in frosty cross-border relations after months of high-strung diplomatic tensions and military exercises on both sides of the divided peninsula.
South Korea marked the Monday birthday anniversary of Kim Il-sung — the man who founded North Korea and the communist dynasty that still rules the country three generations later — by calling on Mr. Kim's grandson, the current ruler Kim Jong-un, to reform and free his people.
China is pulling its weight when it comes to enforcing U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea after the crumbling and hermetic Communist dictatorship carried out its third nuclear test, according to South Korean officials.
U.S. and South Korean troops upped their alert status Wednesday, as officials in Seoul and Washington warned that “multiple” missile test launches could occur “any time from now."
North Korea moved an intermediate-range missile to a launch site on its east coast, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, as reports said the isolated and crumbling Communist state might be preparing a missile launch, either as a test or a strike again U.S. or allied forces.
The Obama administration appeared eager on Thursday to downplay the North Korean military's latest threat that it has the final authority to carry out "cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified" nuclear strikes on the United States.
American diplomats in Seoul, South Korea, sent another not-so-subtle reminder to North Korea's tubby tyrant Kim Jong-un that American strike fighters are lurking across the border - just in case his hot rhetoric morphs into hostile action.
South Korea's Ministry of National Defense said Monday it will boost its own cyberwar forces and work and train more closely with U.S. forces on cyber issues, following the massive cyberattacks on major broadcasters and banks in Seoul on March 20.
Some of the malicious software that paralyzed computer networks at major South Korean banks and TV broadcasters last week originated in the United States and three European countries, authorities in Seoul said Monday.
In an embarrassing twist to a coordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source.
A Chinese Internet address was the source of the cyberattacks that hit South Korean banks and broadcasters Wednesday, wiping the memories of as many as 32,000 computers and shutting down ATMs and online banking, authorities in Seoul said Thursday.
North Korea conducted air raid drills, ordering its population to bomb shelters and its military to arms, as it threatened to bomb U.S. military bases in Guam and Okinawa on Thursday.
South Korean police Monday summonsed two U.S. soldiers about a weekend incident where a BB gun was fired into a crowd by the occupants of a car which then led police on a high speed chase through the streets of Seoul.
The liberal son of North Korean refugees faces the conservative daughter of a late dictator in South Korea's presidential election Wednesday. For all their differences, they've made remarkably similar campaign promises.