November 10, 2009 |
A North Korean naval ship suffered heavy damage Tuesday during an exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas along a disputed sea border off their western coasts, officials said. There were no reports of casualties, but the North Korean vessel reportedly turned and headed for port after the clash. The North Korean vessel crossed a demarcation line into southern waters about 10:30 a.m., prompting a South Korean warship to fire several warning shots, according to a news release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.
July 17, 1994
Re Kim Jong Il ("N. Korean Heir Apparent Is a Bizarre Enigma," July 10): Oh oh! Seems like Caligula has nuclear capability. LELAND P. HAMMERSCHMITT Ojai
August 23, 2009 |
A clandestine network that helps North Koreans escape through China has gone deeper underground because of fears over what authorities in both countries have learned from the capture of two U.S. journalists who were released by Pyongyang this month, a missionary said today. When they were arrested in March, Laura Ling and Euna Lee were reporting on an underground railroad that has helped thousands of people escape from North Korea. "Their arrest reverberated through the aid network," said Tim Peters, a missionary in Seoul who oversees aid work in northeast China.
March 8, 2010 |
As a former South Korean intelligence agent, Kim Young-kwang knows all about subterfuge, secret documents and international intrigue. But that's just soulless spy craft compared with what he considers the most engaging case of his life. It's a 100-year-old riddle that involves heroes from two nations, a Chinese prison, a Buddhist monk, a dose of Seoul politics -- and a voice from the grave. For more than two decades, Kim has traveled across the region to sift through yellowing archives, interview witnesses and amass a vault of evidence, all in hopes of answering a nagging question: Where are the remains of Ahn Jung-geun?
December 25, 1986 |
The Justice Ministry said Wednesday that it freed 952 prisoners, including seven dissidents it did not identify, under a special Christmas parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1986
As a Vietnam veteran, I want to respond to Hearn regarding the Korean veteran as the forgotten veteran. There is no doubt that the Korean vets never got their due. The United States was a different society in the '50s. The Korean vets never organized, never forced our society to know, to remember, the price of participating in a non-war. Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) recognizes and remembers the Korean vet. VVA has endorsed a memorial for the Korean veterans. A lone Vietnam vet, Jan Scruggs, was the force that eventually brought the Vietnam Memorial into being.