The North Korean leader showed openness to talk to Seoul in his New Year's address.
The technicians were rescued by passing boats and brought to a hospital.
In the weeks ahead of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, a group of New South Wales riot squad police officers were trained and armed with M4 rifles.
The seizing of the ship is part of ongoing efforts to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
The scientist was reportedly detained in China along with other nine defectors and sent back to North Korea last month.
The test was unusual in that it was conducted in the dead of night.
South Korean authorities believed the vessel made a ship-to-ship transfer of 600 tons of oil products to a North Korean tanker.
Kim’s public appearances are regularly recorded in a special section of the ruling party's newspaper, titled Supreme Leader’s Activities.
The drills come as the two allies clash over the controversial “comfort women” deal.
Under South Korean law, North Korean defectors can receive support from Seoul’s government to resettle in the country.
Seoul’s unification ministry conducted check-ups on 30 North Koreans who left before January 2016.
The discovery raises concerns over North Korea’s biological weapons production.
The 32-year-old faces charges of drug trafficking under the country’s strict drug laws.
The man's mother tells Newsweek about her shock when her son knocked on her door in the middle of the night.
A number of possible explanations range from logistical issues to perceived threats to Kim’s life.
More than 400 marines have been doing training activities together, including shirtless wrestling in the snow.
News of Park’s alleged execution follows reports that North Korea’s second most powerful official after leader Kim Jong Un has been punished.
The pontiff blew out one birthday candle from a 13-foot-long pizza on Sunday morning.
Christian Beasley shaved his head but was identified nonetheless.
China said it was conducting routine exercises.
A restaurant in Gaza is offering a discount to North Koreans to thank them for their country's support against the U.S.'s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A ministerial-level meeting of the U.N. Security Council takes place on Friday to discuss North Korea, with one of Pyongyang's diplomats in attendance.