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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.