South Korea kicked off its annual joint military exercises with the United States on Monday, despite vocal opposition from North Korea that will test a recent upswing in cross-border ties.
A second group of South Koreans met North Korean relatives Sunday at a reunion for families divided for decades, a day before South Korean-U.S. military exercises that threaten to sour relations.
For North Korean skiers, Sochi was a distant dream. The country didn't send a single athlete to the Winter Olympics and has never won a downhill medal. But as the rest of the world watches this year's Olympic pageant wrap up in Russia, North Koreans are flocking to the slopes of a lavish new ski resort all their own — and many have a gold medal in mind four years from now, when the winter games will be held in South Korea.
South Korea and Australia signed Sunday a currency swap deal worth US$4.5 billion, Seoul's central bank said, in a move to boost trades and help curb currency swings.
The joy of being reunited for the first time in decades turned to grief for North and South Korean families Saturday as a rare cross-border visit ended, with participants unlikely to ever see their relatives again.
South Korea have demanded a review of the controversial Olympic Games women's figure skating competition which saw national heroine Kim Yu-na beaten to gold by Russia's Adelina Sotnikova.
North Korea on Friday “categorically” rejected a U.N. report on its human rights record, accusing it of being a “sheer fabrication” invented by the United States and its allies.
An Australian missionary was arrested in North Korea after he left a pamphlet promoting Christianity in a Buddhist temple, his Chinese travel companion has recounted, as his wife says his fate rests with God.
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
A 75-year-old Australian missionary has been detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious material, a report said on Wednesday citing his wife.