Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday that while his country will not defend whoever is responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, it is not ready to accept South Korea's investigations that blame North Korea for the incident, officials said.
A North Korean official has questioned South Korea's credibility for its rhetoric and actions over the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, state-run media in North Korea reported Saturday.
North Korea reacted to a South Korean anti-submarine exercise early Thursday by saying it would meet "confrontation with confrontation" and war with "all-out war," according to North Korean state-run media.
The rising tension over the sinking of a South Korean warship is particularly dangerous because the intentions and actions of North Korea's leadership appear more mysterious than ever, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
CNN's John Vause looks at the possible fallout after a report alleges North Korea was behind the sinking of a warship.
Mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula reached a new level Tuesday as a North Korean agency announced that the communist nation is severing all ties with its neighbor to the south and will "abrogate the agreement on non-aggression."
European and Asian shares dived Tuesday amid ongoing debt worries and concerns about tensions between North and South Korea.
The United States hopes cool, careful language will keep the North Korean crisis from boiling over.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday directed military commanders to work with South Korean troops "to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression" from North Korea.
The U.S. military will conduct joint exercises with the South Korean military in response to that country's announcement that North Korea was behind the recent sinking of one of its warships, the Pentagon said Monday.
U.S. Secy. State Hillary Clinton warns N. Korea must faces consequences over the alleged sinking of a S. Korean warship.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday his country is suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North's ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture after the sinking of a South Korean warship.
On June 8, 2009, nearly one year ago, I stood before a judge in North Korea's Supreme Court and was sentenced to 12 years in one of the country's notoriously brutal labor camps, also known as death camps.
Laura and Lisa Ling will discuss Laura's imprisonment in North Korea with CNN's Larry King tonight.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Friday that North Korea must faces consequences over the alleged sinking of a South Korean warship which has stoked tensions in the divided peninsular.
U.S. troops based in South Korea have not been put on a heightened state of alert in the wake of that country's announcement that North Korea was behind the sinking of one of its warships in March, the Pentagon said Thursday.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has vowed "resolute" measures against North Korea for its alleged attack on a South Korean warship, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.
The president of South Korea has vowed "resolute" measures against North Korea for its alleged attack on a South Korean warship, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday.
As South Korea awaits the release of an official report into the sinking of a warship Thursday, a range of leaks and unofficial statements is pointing the finger firmly at North Korea.
As South Korea awaits the results of a probe into the sinking of a warship, expected to be made public Thursday, debate is already underway over the policy options open to Seoul if the investigation holds North Korea responsible.
The South Korean Navy fired warning shots Saturday night after two North Korean patrol boats crossed into South Korean waters, state media said.
South Korea is asking some companies to stop signing trade deals with North Korea, as tensions over the sinking of a South Korean warship continue, South Korean media reported Thursday.
Leader Kim Jong Il said North Korea remains committed to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula after meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao, state media reported Friday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is expected to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Thursday in a move that some hope will trigger the return of six-party denuclearization talks, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.
The mood was somber in South Korea Thursday as the nation officially honored the sailors who were lost when their warship went down near disputed waters off North Korea last month.
The South Korean navy honors 46 sailors killed or left missing when a ship sank in waters near North Korea.
North Korea announced Friday that it plans to seize five South Korean-owned properties at a mountain resort as tensions mount between the two nations.
An emotional President Lee Myung-bak vowed Monday to find out why a South Korean naval ship sank and to "deal resolutely" with whatever or whomever caused the sinking, the country's Yonhap news agency reported.
A South Korean investigator said Friday that an "external explosion" was the most likely cause of the mysterious sinking of a naval ship in which 46 South Korean sailors were lost in tense waters off the North Korean coast.
An American man has been sentenced to eight years hard labor for illegally entering North Korea, the reclusive country's official press agency said in a release monitored in Seoul Wednesday.
North Korea's highest-ranking defector said "ideological warfare," not military action, would help topple the regime of Kim Jong Il.
The South Korean military suspended its search for missing sailors Wednesday because of high winds spawned by stormy weather, the Yonhap News Agency reported.
An experienced diver and master sergeant in the South Korean navy died Tuesday while conducting rescue efforts for 46 seamen who were aboard a patrol ship when it sank, a military official said.
South Korean rescuers were searching for missing sailors Saturday after a navy ship sank in tense Yellow Sea waters off the coast of North Korea.
A South Korean navy ship sank in the Yellow Sea near North Korea late Friday, and the navy shot at an unidentified ship toward the north, according to reports quoting South Korean government officials.
North Korea said Sunday it would no longer move forward with nuclear disarmament in response to a planned U.S.-South Korean joint military exercise.
North Korea vowed Friday not to dismantle its nuclear program -- not even in exchange for economic aid -- as long as the United States continues a "hostile policy."
North Korea celebrated the 68th birthday of Kim Jong Il on Tuesday with performances and festivals lauding the "Dear Leader," the country's state news agency reported.
North Korea resumed firing near its sea border with South Korea on Thursday, South Korean media said, citing Seoul officials.
North and South Korean forces exchange fire near their maritime border. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
The United States made no deal with North Korea for the release of American Robert Park, a State Department spokesman said Friday.
Thai officials will deport and not press charges against the five-member crew of a cargo plane intercepted in the Asian nation last year, carrying tons of weapons from North Korea.
North Korea is in no rush to resume stalled talks aimed at persuading the country to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal, the U.N. envoy to the country said Friday.
North Korea said Friday it was releasing an American detained in North Korea after reportedly illegally entering the country in December, state-run media reported.
An American was detained in North Korea for trespassing on the country's border with China, the state-run news agency reported Thursday.
The North Korean government informed the State Department on Friday that it is holding a second American citizen who the North Koreans say entered the country from China, a State Department spokesman said.
An American was detained in North Korea for trespassing on the country's border with China, state-run KCNA reported Thursday.
North Korea will consider any pre-emptive strike that the South takes against its nuclear facilities as a declaration of war, its state media said Sunday.
North Korea says artillery shells it fired Wednesday in waters near South Korea were part of an annual training drill.
North Korea on Monday proposed replacing the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War with a formal peace treaty, a step it said would pave the way for breaking the international impasse over its nuclear program.
North Korea stated its commitment to lasting peace and a nuclear-free Korean peninsula in an editorial published on New Year's Day, state-run media reported.
The family of a Korean-American missionary believed held in North Korea said Tuesday they are working with U.S. officials to get him returned home.
The family of an American missionary speaks out on his possible detainment in North Korea. KFMB reports.
Washington has dispatched a special envoy to North Korea. CNN's Sohn Jie-ae reports
The U.S. point person on North Korea said Wednesday that nation's uranium enrichment program must be dealt with once dormant six-party talks on its nuclear program resume.
U.S. special envoy to North Korea Stephen Bosworth discusses his trip to the Korean penninsula and the trip's message.
President Obama wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il that a U.S. envoy delivered, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
The crew of a cargo plane seized in Bangkok with tons of weapons from North Korea will be held in Thailand for 12 days for investigations, authorities said Monday.
Thai authorities seized a cargo aircraft carrying tons of weapons from North Korea during a refueling stop in Bangkok, a government official said.
The Obama administration's first high-level direct talks with North Korea yielded no promise by Pyongyang to return to six-party negotiations aimed at ending its nuclear program, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday nonetheless called the meeting "quite positive."
The highest-level talks between the United States and North Korea since President Barack Obama took office unfolded Wednesday in Pyongyang, with a virtual lock-down on information.
The top U.S. envoy for North Korea was headed for Pyongyang on Tuesday for the highest-level talks between the two countries since President Barack Obama took office.
As President Obama arrives in South Korea, CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the struggles faced by North Korean refugees.
U.S. President Barack Obama, meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul on Thursday, said he will send envoy Stephen Bosworth to North Korea next month for bilateral talks on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear program.
U.S. officials will soon meet unilaterally with North Korean representatives to facilitate the resumption of talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Tuesday.
North and South Korea said their naval forces clashed Tuesday in disputed waters, and each blamed the other for what is the first such violent incident in seven years.
Navies of North and South Korea exchange fire. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
North Korea has completed reprocessing thousands of spent fuel rods, producing plutonium which could be used in nuclear weapons, state-run media reported Tuesday.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout gets a tour of the largest private real estate venture, South Korea's Songdo City.
As the chairwoman of South Korea's Hyundai group, Hyun Jeong-eun, faces business challenges few other executives can imagine.
North Korea pressed for direct talks with the United States on Monday, saying the two need to settle their differences before meaningful multilateral nuclear discussions could proceed, state media reported.
CNN's John Vause reports on China's warming relations with North Korea and the impact on UN sanctions.
Rising Chinese demand helped drive South Korea's economy to its fastest growth in seven years in the third quarter, underscoring how Asia is leading the global economy and trade out of the worldwide downturn.
North Korea's apology for a flooding incident that killed six people in the South shows a "willingness on the part of North Korea to improve relations," a South Korean presidential spokesman said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has again indicated willingness to participate in bilateral talks with the United States and return to six-party talks over its nuclear program, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Can Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao persuade North Korea to return to the six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program?
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit North Korea for two days next month, government officials and state-run media reported Monday.
CNN's Sohn Jie Ae reports on the reunion of some Korean families separated by the war.
Some families long separated by the Korean War saw their loved ones Saturday for the first time in years near the border between North and South Korea.
James Kim, an American businessman turned educator, once sat in the very last place that anyone in the world would wish to be: a cold, dank prison cell in Pyongyang, the godforsaken capital of North Korea.
In a dramatic policy shift, the Obama administration Friday said it is willing to engage directly with North Korea as a way to bring the reclusive regime back to six-nation talks aimed at ending its nuclear ambitions.
North Korea's state-run news agency said Thursday that the country has sent a letter to the United Nations announcing that "reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized."
Behind-the-scenes look at Christiane Amanpour's rare tour inside North Korea's secretive Yongbyon nuclear facility.
The Obama administration's point man on North Korea was due to arrive in Beijing on Thursday to start a tour of Asia -- the latest attempt to restart stalled nuclear negotiations with the reclusive state.
Cross-border traffic between North and South Korea returned to normal Tuesday, ending eight months of restrictions imposed by the North, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
A South Korean fishing boat and its four crew members were heading home Saturday after being held for a month in North Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
North and South Korea reached an agreement Friday on reunions for families separated for decades by the Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
North and South Korea will hold three days of talks on reunions for families torn apart by the Korean War and divisions between the two countries, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Tuesday.
South Korea bade farewell to former President Kim Dae-Jung Sunday in a ceremony attended by thousands of citizens, dignitaries and politicians.
Former South Korean President and Nobel Laureate Kim Dae-jung laid to rest.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Sunday met with a visiting North Korean delegation, and received a message from the North's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il, according South Korea's state media.
A North Korean delegation arrived in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday to mourn former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung, best remembered for trying to foster better relations between the two neighbors, the South's media reported.
A look back on the life of former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
South Korea responded positively, but cautiously, to a joint agreement announced Monday between North Korea and the South's Hyundai Group to resume cross-border tourism, ease border controls and facilitate cross-border family reunions.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee are pardoned after Bill Clinton visits the country and headed to Los Angeles to see their families
Two U.S. journalists who had been detained by North Korea were traveling back to the United States with former President Clinton hours after being pardoned, a Clinton spokesman said.
Former President Clinton's trip to North Korea was the culmination of weeks of quiet diplomacy with Pyongyang and subtle public statements aimed at freeing American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton landed in North Korea early Tuesday on a mission to negotiate the release of two American journalists imprisoned there since March, according to the country's state news agency and a CNN source.
Below is a chronology of the development of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
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