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. The Yeonan-ho and its crew were handed over to a South Korean patrol boat waiting at the sea border Saturday evening, Yonhap reported, citing South Korean maritime police. North Korean officials captured the vessel and its crew July 30 after the boat strayed deep into North Korean territorial waters, North’s Korean Central News Agency reported at the time
The International Atomic Energy Agency said its inspectors left North Korea on Thursday after being ordered out by the reclusive nation. “IAEA inspectors at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Yongbyong nuclear facilities, on 15 April, removed all IAEA seals and switched off surveillance cameras,” a statement from the agency said
By all accounts, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, ignoring international warnings against doing so.
A day after North Korea shut its borders at the start of U.S.-South Korea military exercises, hundreds of South Koreans who had been in the north were allowed to cross the border Tuesday after spending a day in limbo, an official in Seoul said. When North Korea took the action, 573 South Koreans were staying at the Kaesong industrial complex, north of the demilitarized zone
Hundreds of South Koreas were left in limbo after North Korea shut its borders Monday at the start of joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. When Pyongyang took the action, 573 South Koreans were staying at the Kaesong industrial complex, north of the demilitarized zone, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
India made a renewed plea Tuesday for the safe evacuation of civilians caught in Sri Lanka’s war zone in fighting between government forces and Tamil rebels. “Full-scale preparations are underway at a satellite launch site,'” a North Korean space committee spokesman said through the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The Kwangmyongsong-2 satellite would launch on the Eunha-2 rocket, he said