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Delegates arrive in Pyongyang for party congress: DPRK


North Korea has started welcoming delegates from around the country to its first ruling party congress in 36 years, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the event.

U.S., S.Korea to hold high-level defense talks in Washington next week: Seoul


South Korea and the United States will hold a high-level defense dialogue next week in Washington to discuss a joint response to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear and missile threats, Seoul's defense ministry said Wednesday.

North Korea party congress to establish 'era' of Kim Jong Un: 5 things to note


North Korea's ruling Workers' Party will on Friday (May 6) open its biggest meeting in more than three decades, with the focus on the course Kim Jong Un will chart for the isolated nation.

S. Korea's military buildup to focus on countering DPRK's nuke, missile threats: Seoul


South Korean Defense Minister Han Min- koo said on Wednesday that his country's military buildup will be focused on countering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear devices and ballistic missiles.

S. Korean president says securing cooperation with Iran for denuclearized peninsula


South Korean President Park Geun-hye said her landmark visit to Iran was an opportunity to secure a room for cooperation with the Persian country in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, local media reported on Wednesday.

Colleagues, families of 13 reported "defectors" urge Seoul to return DPRK nationals


Families and colleagues of the 13 nationals of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) who were reported to have defected to Seoul said here Tuesday that the alleged "group defection" was in fact "kidnapping."

S.Korea warns of DPRK's nuke test, missile launch ahead of party convention


South Korea's military on Tuesday warned of possible nuclear test and missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ahead of the country' s historic ruling party convention set to kick off on Friday.

S.Korea expects DPRK's nuke test around party convention


South Korea's military on Monday expected the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to conduct another nuclear test in and around the country's ruling party convention scheduled for Friday.

S. Korea denounces DPRK's missile test, defends military drills with U.S.


South Korea on Sunday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), while defending the ongoing annual military drills with the United States.

S.Korea rejects DPRK's call for face-to-face contact between "defectors" and families


​South Korea on Friday rejected the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s call for a face-to- face contact in Seoul between 13 DPRK workers who South Korea claimed voluntarily had defected to Seoul and their family members from the DPRK.