The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is preparing for possible contact with its North Korean
counterpart amid a mood of detente on the Korean Peninsula, sources said Tuesday.
Summary: Seoul [South Korea], Feb 13 (ANI): North Korean
leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday pledged efforts to continue the reconciliation with its arch-rival South Korea, as relations between the countries have warmed rapidly over the last few days.
South Korean President Moon and Defense Minister Song review the troops during a commemoration ceremony marking South Korea's Armed Forces Day - REUTERS SEOUL - 10 February 2018: South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam, the highest-ranking North Korean
official to visit South Korea and the head of a 22-member North Korean
delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics.
Han Seo-hee, who defected to South Korea in 2006, after being a part of the North Korean
cheerleading troupe under the rule of former North Korean
leader Kim Jong Il, said it was unlikely that any of the North Korean
athletes will try to defect to their neighboring country this year.
NNA - South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean
soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals' shared border, officials said.
It is also now on vivid display in a South Korean hospital, where doctors are working to save a wounded and malnourished North Korean
soldier who defected last week from Kim Jong-un's slave state.
A senior North Korean
diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest-level officials to do so, South Korea said.
The vice minister-level dialogue, held in the Kaesong joint industrial zone on the North Korean
side of the border, was the fruit of crisis talks in August to ease sky-high military tensions on the divided peninsula.
Qatar's Construction Development Company (CDC) has reportedly fired up to 108 North Korean
workers for repeatedly flouting the company's rules, and due to the "inhumane treatment" of workers by their North Korean
supervisors, international media reports claim.
For the last few years the country's thriving black market, which grew up during a famine in the 1990s, has enabled millions of North Korean
citizens to purchase small video players known as "notels"--a mashup of "notebook" and "television"--that play video discs as well as various other forms of digital media.
South Korea is trying to bring 18 North Korean
defectors from Laos to South Korea, a Seoul daily reported Friday.
The official Xinhua News Agency, in its first report of the incident late Sunday, said diplomats in the North Korean
capital had received a request for help from Yu as early as May 10, and that they had demanded at the time that North Korea release the boat.