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South Korea returns remains of more than 400 Chinese soldiers for burial

South Korea flew the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War back to China on Friday for final burial in their homeland. The small coffins, draped in the Chinese flag, were carried by Chinese soldiers and loaded on a plane at Incheon airport, to be flown…

Former North Korean spy’s memoir details ‘enemization’ training conducted by abducted South Koreans

As well as the obvious classes like bomb-making, Kim Dong-Sik’s intensive spy training in North Korea included memorising hundreds of South Korean pop songs and dance moves. Such strategies for assimilating into South Korean society were considered essential to avoid suspicion, Kim revealed in a recently-published memoir that lifts the…

North and South Korea prepare to negotiate directly after years of mistrust

North and South Korea will sit down to their first talks for years on Sunday, confronting decades of mutual distrust in an apparent search for some positive end to months of soaring military tensions. The working-level discussions in the border truce village of Panmunjom are intended to pave the way…

Evacuation warnings, missile fears stoke North Korea crisis

Foreign diplomats in Pyongyang huddled on Saturday to discuss a North Korean evacuation advisory as concerns grew that the isolated state was preparing a missile launch at a time of soaring nuclear tensions. The heads of all EU missions had agreed to meet to hammer out a common position after…

Dennis Rodman ‘planning a vacation’ with Kim Jong-Un

The odd couple is getting odder: first, Dennis Rodman and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un took in a hoops game side-by-side. Now they’re planning a holiday together. The retired and flamboyant 51-year-old Rodman, who announced the vacation plan Monday, became the most high-profile American to meet Kim, doing so during…

U.S. sees signs that China is tiring of North Korea’s antics

US sees signs that China is tiring of North Korea's antics US officials are taking heart in mounting evidence that China, while still worried about the repercussions of a North Korean collapse, is tiring of protecting its troublesome ally. Though wary of each other on other international issues, the United…

U.S. calls off North Korea aid amid hunger warnings

The United States called off plans to send food aid to North Korea after the impoverished state’s defiant rocket launch, as an aid group feared more than two million children would go hungry. The United States had already suspended the plan to deliver 240,000 metric tons of assistance aimed at…

North Korea rocket launch fails, draws condemnation

North Korea’s heralded long-range rocket test ended in failure on Friday, disintegrating in mid-air soon after blastoff and plunging into the sea in a major embarrassment for the reclusive state. The defiant launch drew condemnation from world leaders who described it as a “provocative” act threatening regional security, despite Pyongyang insisting it…

Japan prepares defenses against N. Korean rocket

Japan on Friday readied its missile defence systems to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens the country, as the UN chief warned that next month’s launch could jeopardise food aid. “I have ordered officials to prepare to deploy the PAC-3 and Aegis warships,” Japan’s Defence Minister Naoki…

China welcomes North Korea nuclear moratorium

BEIJING — North Korea’s key ally China on Thursday welcomed Pyongyang’s announcement that it will suspend its nuclear tests and uranium enrichment programme in return for US food aid. The deal — which came less than three months after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il — follows talks…

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