SEOUL—North Korea reopened direct communication lines with South Korea, raising the prospect that the Kim Jong Un regime could be ready for engagement after a protracted period of diplomatic silence. The cross-border phone line was activated at 10 a.m. Tuesday local time,
How far was the four-time reigning women’s CrossFit Games champion willing to go to stay in tiptop shape and defend her title? From Tennessee to South Korea to train with the Australian women’s bobsled team. Tia-Clair Toomey’s home gym in Nashville closed
An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to lead South Korea to a gold medal in the Olympic debut of archery’s mixed team event at the Tokyo Games. On a sizzling Saturday at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, they held
South Korea’s Olympic committee said Saturday it removed banners at the Olympic athletes’ village in Tokyo that referred to a 16th-century war between Korea and Japan after the International Olympic Committee ruled they were provocative. In agreeing to take down the banners,
The leaders of North Korea and China traded messages vowing to strengthen cooperation on the anniversary of their treaty of friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported on Sunday. In a message to China’s
Israel will send about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech’s shots to South Korea, in what is set to be the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received just 20% of the 192 million doses it preordered, will send an identical
SEOUL—Kim Jong Un said North Korea’s Covid-19 situation has become grave and admonished senior officials for lapses in the fight against the disease. Mr. Kim, speaking at a Politburo meeting, didn’t specify what had gone wrong. North Korea has reported zero Covid-19
SEOUL—In nuclear diplomacy with the U.S., North Korea is playing hard to get, for now. The Kim Jong Un regime this year has rebuked the Biden administration’s outreach for engagement, without detailing what might woo them back to talks beyond vague demands.
SEOUL— Kim Jong Un said his country’s food situation is getting tense, an acknowledgment of the continuing challenges inside North Korea following a year of major flood damage, pandemic shutdowns and ongoing sanctions. Kicking off a plenary session of North Korea’s ruling
The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog is warning Monday that North Korea’s nuclear activities remain “a cause for serious concern” as there are signs it might be reprocessing spent reactor fuel to extract plutonium – an ingredient that could be used for weapons.