North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearization talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since one day of talks… Read More North Korea test-launches two suspected missiles

Hackers steal information of almost 1000 North Korean defectors

The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors had been stolen through… Read More Hackers steal information of almost 1000 North Korean defectors

North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, but there were no unusual movements by North Korea’s military in response. The North Korean soldier was spotted moving toward South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff… Read More North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

North and South Korea, UN to remove firearms, guard posts at border

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul’s defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship. The three sides held their second round of talks at Panmunjom to discuss ways to demilitarize the border… Read More North and South Korea, UN to remove firearms, guard posts at border

North Korea, South Korea to hold inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

North and South Korea agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in September, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Monday. North and South Korean officials held high-level negotiations at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Monday to discuss the summit. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met… Read More North Korea, South Korea to hold inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

North Korea releases South Korean man detained for illegally crossing border

​North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after illegally entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean officials have pressed for the return of six… Read More North Korea releases South Korean man detained for illegally crossing border

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks