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South Korea said on Friday that North Korea's leader has apologized for the killing of a South Korean official.

North Korea apologizes for killing of a South Korean official

South Korea said on Friday that North Korea's leader has apologized for the killing of a South Korean official.
A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.

South Korea confirms missing official killed by North Korea – report

A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.
A couple take photos along a sea wall of the waves brought by Typhoon Haishen in the eastern port city of Sokcho on September 7, 2020.

Typhoon Haishen lashes South Korea, takes aim at North Korea

A powerful typhoon was barreling up the already soaked Korean Peninsula Monday, toppling trees, causing small landslides and knocking out power to thousands of South Koreans before taking aim at flood-prone North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured coastal areas hit by a typhoon, and ordered 12,000 core party members to join in the recovery effort on Saturday, while dismissing a provincial party chief, state media reported on Sunday.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un tours typhoon-hit area as ‘casualties’ reported

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured coastal areas hit by a typhoon, and ordered 12,000 core party members to join in the recovery effort on Saturday, while dismissing a provincial party chief, state media reported on Sunday.
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Japan to continue seeking peace treaty with Russia – premier

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that the government will continue pursuing efforts to strike a peace treaty with Russia even after his resignation, he told a press conference in Tokyo Friday, adding that he regrets not resolving this issue.
Kim Jong Un arrives in Pyongyang and waves to a crowd as he disembarked from his train [KCNA via Reuters]

North Korean leader calls for readiness against coronavirus

In a rare display of urgency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held his third high-level political conference in as many weeks, where he raised alarm about the nation’s coronavirus response and a typhoon forecast to hit the country early Thursday.
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Zimbabwe president discusses exhuming victims of 1980s massacre

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa held talks with civil society leaders on Saturday about exhuming the victims of a notorious massacre by government troops which claimed some 20 000 lives in the 1980s.
Chinese fishing boats seen leaving the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea on 29 May 2009 following a threat of military action by North Korea BYUN YEONG-WOOK-AFP via Getty Images

Chinese vessels fishing illegally in North Korea waters – study

A huge fleet of Chinese fishing boats has been operating illegally in North Korean waters catching hundreds of millions of dollars worth of squid, a study showed Wednesday.
Seoul Central District prosecutors received a criminal complaint against Kim Yo Jong from a Seoul-based lawyer and had started an investigation, a spokeswoman told AFP.

South Korean prosecutors begin probe into Kim Jong Un’s sister

Seoul prosecutors have opened an unprecedented probe into North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister over Pyongyang’s blowing up of a liaison office last month, officials said Thursday.
North Korea on Saturday denounced UK for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps.

North Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

North Korea on Saturday denounced UK for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps.
United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.

US envoy plays down expectations for North Korea meet, but ready to talk

United States Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks.

Kim Jong-un signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

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President Moon: South Korea not seeking another war with the North

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae In assured North Korea his country wasn’t looking for another war.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is “more than ignorant” to argue that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated U.N. resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

South Korea: John Bolton’s memoir on Trump-Kim summit distorted

Accounts by former U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, of discussions between leaders of the United States and the two Koreas, in his upcoming book, are inaccurate and distorted, South Korea said on Monday.
The meeting came hours after Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, slammed South Korea as the enemy and said Seoul would soon witness the collapse of a useless liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.

North Korea plans to send 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea

North Korea is preparing to send about 12 million propaganda leaflets to South Korea using 3,000 balloons, state media reported on Monday.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.

South Korea’s unification minister visits estuary to renew commitment to inter-Korean cooperation

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.

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