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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

Seoul officials reveal Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:56PM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency says it has an explanation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's mysterious 6-week-long public absence....

N. Korea, UN investigator meet on possible visit

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 2:12PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean officials say they have met for the first time with a U.N. special investigator on human rights and "envisage" him visiting their country....

UN investigator: Refer North Korea to ICC

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:05AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator for North Korea is "strongly" urging that the U.N. Security Council refer the country to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record — and that member countries should arrest perpetrators of crimes against humanity who come into their jurisdiction....

Japanese in North Korea for talks on abductions

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 5:56PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese government delegation has arrived in Pyongyang to discuss North Korea's investigation into the fates of Japanese citizens who were abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and 1980s....

Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 7:21AM UTC Comments Off Jeffrey Fowle is to return to Ohio following almost 6 months in North Korea. Pic: AP.

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub has attended Sunday services in his home church in southwest Ohio....

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