North Korea–South Korea relations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32280/all en China expresses 'firm opposition' to N. Korea blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China on Tuesday expressed "firm opposition" to North Korea's nuclear test, saying it had gone ahead with the blast "despite widespread opposition from the international community".</p> <p>"We strongly urge the DPRK (North Korea) to honour its commitment to denuclearisation, and not to take any actions which might worsen the situation," the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website, using the North's official name.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-expresses-firm-opposition-n-korea-blast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:47:21 +0000 5753485 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany mulls fresh EU sanctions on N.Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/germany-mulls-fresh-eu-sanctions-nkorea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's foreign minister said on Friday he wanted his EU counterparts to consider further measures against North Korea beyond UN sanctions.</p> <p>"We will also have to discuss in Brussels on Monday whether we have to take further European measures against North Korea beyond the United Nations sanctions," Guido Westerwelle told reporters.</p> <p>"We will discuss how we Europeans make our contribution to allowing the pressure on the regime not to abate," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/germany-mulls-fresh-eu-sanctions-nkorea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Iran North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Politics AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:46:11 +0000 5777158 at http://www.globalpost.com Sanctions against N. Korea not 'fundamental': China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/sanctions-against-n-korea-not-fundamental-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme are not "the fundamental way" to resolve the crisis, China's foreign minister said Saturday, days after the UN tightened measures against Pyongyang.</p> <p>China is the North's sole major ally and by far its biggest trading partner, including being its primary energy supplier.</p> <p>It voted Thursday for the UN resolution that stiffened restrictions on North Korea's financial dealings, notably its suspect "bulk cash" transfers, and blocked imports of some luxury goods, following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/sanctions-against-n-korea-not-fundamental-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:15:21 +0000 5777840 at http://www.globalpost.com unification minister-N Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/unification-minister-n-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea seeks dialogue with the North despite rising tensions following the communist country's third nuclear test and repeated war threats, Seoul's new unification minister said Monday.</p> <p>In an inaugural address, Ryoo Kihl-jae stressed inter-Korean talks are needed down the line even if current developments are very grave.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/unification-minister-n-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Member states of the United Nations North Korea–South Korea relations Technology War Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:13:46 +0000 5781409 at http://www.globalpost.com Koreas-psychological warfare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/koreas-psychological-warfare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will face psychological warfare by South Korea if the communist country continues with provocations, President Park Geun-hye's defense minister nominee said Thursday.</p> <p>In written answers presented to the National Assembly ahead of his confirmation hearing, Kim Byung-kwan, a retired four-star general, said the South Korean military will "sternly punish the North by employing all means available," including psychological warfare.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/koreas-psychological-warfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Nuclear weapons Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:14:42 +0000 5781421 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Editorial) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/yonhap-editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- The U.N. Security Council's unanimous adoption on Thursday of tougher sanctions on North Korea, backed by its ally China, demonstrates the extent of the international community's concerns about the isolated country's nuclear programs and other provocations. The new resolution calls for the curtailing of the North's nuclear and missile programs by making it more difficult for the country to move money around the world. It also explicitly bans the sale of items coveted by its elite and increases scrutiny of North Korea's diplomats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/yonhap-editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues War Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:15:34 +0000 5781434 at http://www.globalpost.com Park-N Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-n-korea-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye vowed Friday to deal strongly with North Korean provocations as tensions on the divided peninsula have risen sharply with the communist nation making harsh war threats day after day.</p> <p>"Our current security situation is very grave. North Korea pressed ahead with a nuclear test and long-range missile development, and is threatening to nullify the Armistice Agreement," Park said during a joint commissioning ceremony for graduating military cadets at the Gyeryongdae military headquarters in central South Korea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-n-korea-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Political geography Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:50 +0000 5781517 at http://www.globalpost.com Park defamation-indictment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defamation-indictment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- A self-proclaimed pastor has been indicted on charges of defaming President Park Geun-hye by falsely accusing her of bribing late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a 2002 visit to Pyongyang, prosecutors said Tuesday.</p> <p>In two video clips posted on the Internet last month, Cho Woong, whose real name is Cho Byeong-kyu, claimed that Park had handed over 50 billion won (US$45.6 million) to Kim during the visit in violation of the National Security Law banning giving any monetary support to the communist country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/park-defamation-indictment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea–South Korea relations Technology Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:53 +0000 5781519 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Friday that it will sever its emergency hot line with Seoul and nullify non-aggression agreements between the two countries, amid escalating tensions over the North's nuclear test last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Political geography Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:24:45 +0000 5781604 at http://www.globalpost.com (News Focus) N Korea-war threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/news-focus-n-korea-war-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Joon-sung</p> <p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yoinhap) -- North Korea on Friday upped the ante and caused alarm bells to go off on and around the Korean Peninsula by threatening war as the United Nations passed a resolution condemning last month's nuclear test and agreed to impose wide-ranging sanctions against the communist country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/news-focus-n-korea-war-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Politics Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:25:51 +0000 5781621 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-war threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-war-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- Continuing weeks of threats to strike back against its enemies, North Korea said Tuesday that South Korea and the United States will be held accountable for the "catastrophic consequences" of their ongoing joint military drills.</p> <p>"The U.S. and south Korean puppet forces are wholly to blame for all the ensuing catastrophic consequences from this moment," the North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-war-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Korea North Korea–South Korea relations North Korea–United States relations War Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:26:33 +0000 5781631 at http://www.globalpost.com gov't-security meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/govt-security-meeting-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will hold a meeting of senior security officials Friday to discuss rising tensions with North Korea amid war threats from the communist nation, a presidential official said.</p> <p>Senior presidential security secretary Ju Chul-ki will preside over the meeting with vice minister-level officials of the defense ministry, the foreign ministry, the unification ministry and the National Intelligence Service, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said.</p> <p>The session will be the first of its kind since the inauguration of the new government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/govt-security-meeting-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Politics War Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:26:42 +0000 5781634 at http://www.globalpost.com NK-threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea will sever its hot-line with Seoul and nullify non-aggression agreements between the countries, the state-run news agency said Friday amid escalating tensions over the North's nuclear test last month.</p> <p>"The DPRK abrogates all agreements on nonaggressions reached between the North and the South,"</p> <p>the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a propaganda organ against the South, said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/nk-threat-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies North Korea–South Korea relations Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:03 +0000 5781660 at http://www.globalpost.com N Korea-hotline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-hotline-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea severed the inter-Korean communication hotline that runs through the truce village of Panmunjom following its threat to do so last week, South Korea's unification ministry said Monday.</p> <p>The ministry said the North seems to have disconnected the emergency link set up to ensure prompt two-way communication to deal with any sudden developments along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas. It said attempts to contact the North by telephone at 9 a.m. failed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130312/n-korea-hotline-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions North Korea–South Korea relations Political geography Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:28:05 +0000 5781661 at http://www.globalpost.com China-NK policy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/china-nk-policy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 14 (Yonhap) -- Expectations of a significant change in China's approach toward North Korea are growing among U.S. officials and experts, especially with the election of Beijing's new president, Xi Jinping.</p> <p>U.S. President Barack Obama openly said China is "recalculating" its policy on the troublesome communist neighbor.</p> <p>"You're starting to see them recalculate and say, 'You know what? this is starting to get out of hand," Obama said in an interview with ABC News earlier this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130314/china-nk-policy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations North Korea–South Korea relations Nuclear program of North Korea Yonhap News Agency Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:46:39 +0000 5783795 at http://www.globalpost.com