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SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:21PM UTC Comments Off SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies....

SKorean group cancels plans for border tree

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:12AM UTC Comments Off SKorean group cancels plans for border tree

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean church group has canceled plans to erect a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea after locals complained that it could provoke Pyongyang. A spokesman from the Seoul-based Christian Council of Korea said Thursday that the group faced strong resistance from residents in the border...

SKorean leader’s aides, brother summoned over scandal

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:33PM UTC Comments Off South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye is facing a political crisis over allegations a former chief adviser pulled strings behind the scenes on key state affairs....

US man illegally in NKorea says not detained

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 9:41AM UTC Comments Off

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has presented to the media an American who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been held in custody. He also says he will seek asylum in Venezuela. Arturo Pierre Martinez, of El Paso, Texas, told reporters in Pyongyang on Sunday he entered North Korea...

US warns NKorean officials over prison camps

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:05AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has a tough message to officials running North Korea’s notorious network of prison and labor camps: We know who you are, and we know what you are doing. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski made the remarks Wednesday, as he shared a stage with two young North Korean defectors...

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