N Korea tests missiles amid S Korea-US exercises – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korea has fired four short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean defence ministry officials say, in a move widely seen as a response to South Korea’s military exercises…

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles, Disrupts Easing Tensions – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korea launched four short-range missiles, the first such action in more than nine months, disrupting a period of easing tensions with the South. The missiles were fired into the…

North Korea releases video of missionary from South accused of spying – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean missionary held in North Korea said he had committed crimes against the state in a bid to establish an underground church, according to video…

South Korean Missionary ‘Confesses’ to Spying – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA South Korean Christian missionary confessed Thursday to trying to overthrow the North Korean government at the behest of Seoul. Kim Jung Wook is at least the third…

16th-Century Korean Paintings Found in Honolulu – ABC News

16th-Century Korean Paintings Found in HonoluluABC NewsThe Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that’s been called an “earth-shattering” find.…

North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry…

Football fans enjoy community Super Bowl party – DVIDS

Football fans enjoy community Super Bowl partyDVIDSYONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea – R&R Bar and Grill opened up in the early morning hours to help service members, civilians and family…

North Korea ‘violates’ sea border with South amid drills – BBC News

BBC NewsA North Korean patrol boat violated a sea border with the South several times late on Monday, officials in Seoul say. The ship spent a few hours south of…

US-South Korean war games loom over emotional family reunions of war … – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL, South Korea – A year ago, North Korea vowed nuclear attacks to retaliate for U.S.-South Korean war games. But the start Monday of this year’s joint military drills…

After Sochi, what’s next for Winter Olympics? – Washington Post

Washington PostFILE – In this July 7, 2011 file photo, Alpensia resort, one of the venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics, is pictured in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The people of…

Russia stuns with Olympic gold in women’s figure skating, US shut out – CBS News

CBS NewsRussia stuns with Olympic gold in women’s figure skating, U.S. shut out … When she won the free skate Thursday at the Sochi Games, she denied South Korea’s Yuna…

Korean families prepare for reunions across borders – BBC News

BBC NewsAbout 170 estranged relatives from North and South Korea are preparing to meet each other on Thursday for the first time in more than six decades. They are members…

North Korea Arrests Christian Missionary From Australia – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — North Korea has arrested a Christian missionary from Australia, his family said on Wednesday, taking him into captivity even as it continues to face pressure…

Can China Teach North Korea to Play Nice? – Bloomberg

BloombergThe United Nations’ report on human rights in North Korea is a sickening document. It should give China’s leaders pause. Supporting the despicable regime of Kim Jong Un is not…

NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,…

China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held…

Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry…

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSEOUL, South Korea — An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was “treated like an animal” in one of the country’s…

Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time…

SKorean roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleGYEONGJU, South Korea (AP) — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the…

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human…

North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the…

UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News…

North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on…

World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the…

UN Urges Probe Into ‘Atrocious’ N. Korean Crimes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSEOUL — A new United Nations report accuses North Korea of “unspeakable atrocities,” many of which amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human…

Roof collapses in South Korea; 8 students dead – Las Vegas Sun

Roof collapses in South Korea; 8 students deadLas Vegas SunRescue workers search for survivors from a collapsed resort building in Gyeongju, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. South Korean police…

UN Report: North Korea Committing Crimes Against Humanity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA U.N. human rights inquiry has concluded North Korea is committing “unspeakable atrocities” against its people. The U.N.-mandated report says the North Korean government, with policies set at…

S Korea building collapse: Dozens of students trapped – BBC News

BBC NewsDozens of university students in South Korea are reported to be trapped in a building collapse in Gyeongju in the southeast. At least three people have been killed, an…

UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of…

Kerry Burnishes His Green Badge in Asia Ahead of Keystone Call – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight the impact of global warming on Asian nations in a speech today in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants,…

China to Further Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he received firm commitments from Chinese leaders to take additional steps to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. Mr.…

China to Toughen Stance on North Korea, Kerry Says – New York Times

New York TimesBEIJING — After a day of meetings with senior Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry asserted on Friday that China was prepared to step up the pressure…

Two Koreas to Go Ahead With Reunions of Families Split by War – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Friday to honor its earlier agreement to allow hundreds of elderly people separated by the Korean War six decades ago to…

Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but…