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Recent articles by Hyung-jin:

Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body

South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible → Read More

North Korea fired at a South Korean government official, burned his body: Seoul

North Korea didn't immediately respond to the South Korean announcement. → Read More

Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body

South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible → Read More

Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea

South Korea's Defense Ministry says a South Korean official who disappeared off a ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea → Read More

Seoul: North Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, a top South Korean military official said Wednesday, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States. → Read More

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

In recent years, North Korea has been pushing hard to acquire the ability to launch missiles from submarines in what experts say is a worrying development because such weapons are difficult to detect before launch. → Read More

Seoul: N. Korea may conduct underwater-launched missile test

A South Korean military official says North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year amid long-stalled nuclear talks with the United States → Read More

North-South Korean couples try to bridge 75-year division

Tens of thousands of North Koreans, mostly women, have fled to South Korea over the past two decades → Read More

North-South Korean couples try to bridge 75-year division

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On their second date last year, feeling a little drunk at a seaside restaurant, Kim Seo-yun let slip a revelation to her South Korean love interest: She had fled North Korea a decade ago, something that sometimes made her feel ashamed in a country where North Korean defectors can face discrimination. Her companion, Lee Jeong-sup, jokingly asked if she was a spy but then… → Read More

Seeking unity, NKorea's Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recovery efforts → Read More

Seeking unity, NKorea’s Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recovery efforts → Read More

Seeking unity, NKorea's Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and promised to send 12,000 workers from Pyongyang for recovery efforts → Read More

Kim visits North Korea flood zone, orders shelter, food aid

Leader Kim Jong Un has visited parts of southern North Korea where days of torrential rains have flooded hundreds of houses and vast areas of agricultural land → Read More

N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

North Korea says it is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a city locked down over coronavirus concerns → Read More

N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. → Read More

South Korean tries washing money over virus fears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes in a washing machine to remove possible traces of the coronavirus. Officials say the loss was considerable. The person living in Ansan city, near Seoul, placed an unspecified amount of 50,000-won ($42) bills in a washing machine earlier this year. → Read More

South Korea to have solid fuel rockets in major deal with US

South Korea said Tuesday it has won U.S. consent to use solid fuel for space launch vehicles, a move that experts say would enable Seoul to launch its first surveillance satellites and accumulate technology to build more powerful missiles → Read More

N Korea's Kim boasts of his nukes amid stalled talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country's hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a 'reliable, → Read More

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea’s nuclear weapons amid stalled talks with U.S.

North Korea has previously ratcheted up fiery rhetoric or conducted weapons tests to wrest outside concessions. → Read More

N Korea’s Kim boasts of his nukes amid stalled talks with US

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s hard-won nuclear weapons were a solid security guarantee and a “reliable, effective” deterrent that could prevent a second Korean War. → Read More