SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Red Cross officials from the two Koreas tried to narrow differences on Friday, Sept. 25. They discussed how they can restart a stalled program
Miss. boy returns from visit to North Korea
BEIJING (AP) — A 13-year-old Mississippi boy who made a rare visit to Pyongyang says officials there welcomed his idea for a “children’s peace forest”
Ex-N. Korean spy who blew up jetliner visits Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A former North Korean spy who blew up a South Korean jetliner more than 20 years ago arrived in Japan on Tuesday to meet the families of the Japanese
American sees changes in his North Korean hometown
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Daniel Chun peers out of the window of the Air Koryo turboprop from China as it touches down outside Pyongyang, his former home. It has taken him less than two hours to go back nearly 60 years.
Ex-S. Korean President Kim Dae-jung dead at 85
SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dae-jung — who survived assassination attempts and a death sentence during his years as a dissident to become president of South Korea, and whose unflagging efforts to reconcile with communist North Korea earned him the Nobel Peace Prize — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, hospital officials said. He was 85.
North Korea: 2 U.S. journalists pardoned
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a “special pardon” freeing two jailed American journalists after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korea’s official news agency announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe
TOKYO (AP) — Across the globe, people in city squares and living rooms, ballrooms and villages cheered the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, raising hopes that America’s first Black commander in chief would herald a less confrontational America.
North Korean leader appears in public
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s state news agency reported a public appearance by reclusive leader Kim Jong Il for the first time in nearly two months, an absence that prompted speculation he was seriously ill.