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…

LG to offer its first smartwatch this year – Washington Post

Washington PostSEOUL, South Korea — LG Electronics Inc. says it will launch a computerized wristwatch later this year, entering a nascent market where Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp. and smaller…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Koreas ease animosity, will hold family reunions – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL, South Korea – North and South Korea agreed in a rare high-level meeting Friday to stop insulting each other and to go ahead with planned reunions of Korean…

US Bomber Training Run Imperils Family Reunions in Korea – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday threatened to cancel reunions of families separated by the Korean War, accusing the United States of flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers…

Samsung, Google Sign Long-Term Patent License Deal – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. have signed a long-term cross-licensing deal on technology patents that cover a broad range of areas, the South Korean company said Monday…

Samsung Profit Growth Slows Sharply – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalTrade show attendees take in a display of Samsung curved UHD TVs at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. Associated Press. SEOUL—…

North Korea warns South and US over ‘provocative’ drills – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has demanded South Korea and the United States halt their annual military drills due in February and March, saying they were a direct provocation to…

Rodman heads for North Korean leader’s pet ski resort project – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman headed for a North Korean ski resort on Thursday after staging a match in Pyongyang for dictator Kim Jong Un’s birthday…

Kim Refers to Executed Uncle in Speech – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un used his second New Year address Wednesday to speak out against South Korea and the U.S. He also made reference to the…

Kim Jong-un’s Aunt Appears to Survive Husband’s Purge – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — Kim Kyong-hee, the only aunt of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, appeared to have survived the purge and execution of her husband, Jang…

S. Korea voices deep concerns about Jang Song-Thaek’s execution – Xinhua

XinhuaSEOUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — South Korea expressed deep concerns about a series of occurrences in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, uncle-…

Execution Adds to Power Mystery in Seoul – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — As he was confessing to crimes that would lead to his execution, the doomed uncle of North Korea’s leader suggested that he hoped the…

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle executed – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed for…

North Korea’s “reign of terror” worries South’s leader – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is engaged in a purge amounting to a “reign of terror” that has claimed the scalp of the country’s second most powerful man and risks…

North Korea purges Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday it had sacked leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, long considered the country’s No. 2 power, saying corruption, drug use, gambling,…

North Korea deports US tourist and Korean War vet – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday deported an elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman’s return to the North six decades after he…