PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the […]
Women’s group gets North Korea support to walk across DMZ
By Cara Anna Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has decided to support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem, and organizers say they hope South Korea will give its approval as well. Co-organizer Christine Ahn told The Associated Press that North Korea […]
S. Korea rescues North Koreans drifting off coast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has rescued three North Koreans who were drifting off the east coast of South Korea on May 31.
S Korea families let down by aborted reunions
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in more than six decades. But the anticipation of what he called the wish of a lifetime was […]
Koreas agree to family talks
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions.
Koreas hope to reopen joint factory
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean delegates agreed on a desire to restart a stalled jointly run factory park after overnight talks that ended July 8, but they couldn’t immediately reach an accord to reopen the complex that had been a symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement.
South Koreans hope to return to Kaesong factories
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean entrepreneurs who invested up to 10 years and millions of dollars in the Kaesong industrial complex, a symbol of economic collaboration between the Koreas that is now shuttered by the North, have little more than hope to cling to as assembly […]
North Korea to issue special pardons for convicts around Lunar New Year
By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will issue special pardons for convicts to commemorate milestone birthdays of its two late leaders, state media said, in the first such dispensations in more than six years.
Koreas meet to discuss family reunions
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