A South Korean delegation is visiting the mountain resort as a possible venue for a joint training of North and South Korean Olympic athletes.
The Ministry of Unification could not confirm the report or nature of the crime as the investigation into the defector is still ongoing.
Hyon Song Wol's visit was viewed as the latest attempt to capitalize on the appeal of North Korean performers.
The president told the South Korean leader he wanted people to know he was responsible.
North Korea believes reunification can only happen "By Our Nation Itself."
North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to have athletes march under a “unified Korea” flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics, marking the first time the countries have teamed up in a decade.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently promoted Hyon, the subject of execution rumors in 2013, to the party's central committee.
"It’s not going to be like toppling Hussein,” the retired general said.
Kim Jong Un's lack of response to Trump's "nuclear button" tweet may mean North Korea is serious about peace talks. But is the U.S.?
South Korea's plan to ban cryptocurrency trading has rattled markets and sent bitcoin prices plummeting.
The U.S. has yet to fully support the landmark talks between rivals North Korea and South Korea, saying Kim Jong Un must first abandon nuclear weapons.
North Korea's cheerleaders are very popular in the South.
A computer security company warned that further threats to the Winter Olympics could follow.
Search and rescue efforts were hampered by toxic fumes fueled by the burning cargo.
South Korea had a record-low level of North Korean refugees arriving in the country.
While Pyongyang has its own propaganda ambitions in mind, Seoul will have to balance its neighbor with its major ally, the U.S.
China asked, "If South Korea can enhance ties with North Korea, why can't the U.S. and other countries?"
For starters, the president needs to stop tweeting about "nuclear buttons."
General Vincent Brooks emphasized the importance of keeping the U.S.-South Korea relations an "iron-clad and razor sharp" alliance.
What the neighbors had to say to each other may disappoint those who expect the calls to be a turning point in the history of the peninsula.
South Korea has revealed two vessel seizures within the last few days.
The seizing of the ship is part of ongoing efforts to implement U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
Both President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un garnered global criticism for their infamous tempers.
South Korean authorities believed the vessel made a ship-to-ship transfer of 600 tons of oil products to a North Korean tanker.